26.11.2020 05:35 am
The chickens of lawlessness unleashed repeatedly over the years by the government are now coming home to roost.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula is not, as we have often said, our favourite minister… apart from his entertainment value, that is. However, to blame him – as some citizens and commentators are doing – for the war of terror being waged against trucks and their drivers on our highways would be wrong.
Mistakes made in the process now will haunt generations to come.
The shambles at licensing offices around the country means that, even when people buy cars, they are struggling to get them registered.
There are 2 979 people working there. Doing a crude calculation, the average worker salary is R791 000 per year, or about R66 000 a month.
Like Zondo said after Zuma’s dramatic exit, this is ‘a serious matter’ – and Zuma was expected to take the witness stand, not walk away.
Let’s hope we can now finally move forward and concentrate on what gives us all joy – watching our cricketing heroes excelling on the field.
The wasted nine years is clearly there for all to see. Yet, here we are, still waiting for those involved in state capture to be held accountable.
The 29-year-old Semenya is taking her battle to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, hoping to overturn the hormone drug rule.
Outa is considering legal action to challenge the rules which allow parliament to decide not to take action on matters like state capture.
The tremor felt in Cape Town came on the same day the Red Cross released a report in which it warned that climate change was a bigger threat than Covid-19.
News of a vaccine could not come at a better time.
Zuma is a master at delaying tactics. Despite insisting he wants his day in court, he’s done exactly the opposite for years.
Not too much can be read into the crime statistics because of the hard lockdown. Crime in the first quarter during the lockdown was always going to be down considerably, but there has been a marked spike in crime since the levels of lockdown have been eased.
We’ve got news for Bushiri – you don’t get to make demands. You are a fugitive, having broken pretty much all your bail conditions. Bushiri must be extradited. The sooner, the better.
Just when you thought Cricket South Africa (CSA) was on the road to recovery following a turbulent few years, the authorities have stepped on their own wickets again.