Editorials 16.7.2018 09:00 am

The new maths teaching proposal doesn’t add up

The social engineering experiments of the ANC have often had some unintended consequences.

There is merit in the argument that people who obtain their degrees from public universities – though they may pay fees – should acknowledge that assistance in life by putting something back into the community.

The new maths teaching proposal doesn’t add up
The new maths teaching proposal doesn’t add up

The new maths teaching proposal doesn’t add up

The social engineering experiments of the ANC have often had some unintended consequences.

Cyril is waging his war with hands tied
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Cyril is waging his war with hands tied

It’s tempting to believe he’s weak, but the reality is his only choice may be to make careful moves.
We need stricter control over migrants pouring in
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We need stricter control over migrants pouring in

Whether we should set up migrant camps – as suggested by Cope – is debatable. But what is not, is that we need stricter controls.
Let the beautiful game flourish
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Let the beautiful game flourish

When it comes to nations competing, we’ll take a football field over a battlefield any day.
Solly Msimanga’s moral high ground is full of holes
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Solly Msimanga’s moral high ground is full of holes

It is disappointing that a party – and a mayor – that claims to be opposed to ‘cadre deployment’ should find themselves mired in this controversy.
Kevin Anderson serves up a lesson for SA
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Kevin Anderson serves up a lesson for SA

He should be celebrated because, in winning a classic ‘David and Goliath’ match, he reminds South Africans of their potential as a nation.
More of the carrot, less of the stick, please Sars
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More of the carrot, less of the stick, please Sars

The very small proportion of South Africans who actually pay tax are, once again, being subjected to threats and intimidation.
No Bheki Cele, you miss the point on why men shouldn’t beat women
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No Bheki Cele, you miss the point on why men shouldn’t beat women

He speaks like a man blithely unaware of the fact that men are responsible for their own actions.
Miracle cave rescue is a beacon of hope
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Miracle cave rescue is a beacon of hope

It’s a reminder that humans are capable of achieving remarkable things.
Let’s see if tweets can change the world
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Let’s see if tweets can change the world

Since when do you have to be ‘rewarded’ for doing good things for your fellow human beings, and how sincere could you be in doing this?
Exit colonialism, enter feudalism
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Exit colonialism, enter feudalism

For those who get kicked off traditional land for displeasing their chief, expropriation without compensation is nothing new.
Shackling Duduzane sent wrong message at the wrong time
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Shackling Duduzane sent wrong message at the wrong time

Ramaphosa’s critics say he is pursuing a vendetta against Zuma and his family … and the treatment of Duduzane adds weight to those accusations.
World Cup may have a sting in its tail
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World Cup may have a sting in its tail

France are up against Belgium in tomorrow’s first semifinal, while England meet Croatia the following day for a place in the World Cup final.
The Freedom Charter will have the final say
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The Freedom Charter will have the final say

In the coming together of the EFF and traditional leaders on the land issue, the major sticking point might be the charter’s strict interpretation.
The Lions’ top spot is in jeopardy
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The Lions’ top spot is in jeopardy

A win for the Jaguares in Pretoria and a victory over the Sharks in Durban next weekend would mean they would end as the SA Conference winners.
Rica is just an upgrade to our old apartheid nightmares
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Rica is just an upgrade to our old apartheid nightmares

Would you like a 12- or 24-month contract of dodgy government surveillance?
There’s a good chance of a first-time World Cup winner
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There’s a good chance of a first-time World Cup winner

Many fans believe the winner of the Brazil and Belgium quarterfinal will go all the way, but can you discount the other half of the draw?
The PSL is suffering a real premiership headache
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The PSL is suffering a real premiership headache

If it is not known in what division Ajax Cape Town should be playing next season, or Black Leopards, how is it possible to start the season?
Action is needed on killer shack fires
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Action is needed on killer shack fires

Fair points are being raised on the scourge, but is there anyone listening and doing something about it?
What happened in Tunisia is a sad indictment of African rugby
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What happened in Tunisia is a sad indictment of African rugby

If rugby on the continent wants to take itself seriously, you can’t afford to have players sleeping on sidewalks.
Being a student is working for some
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Being a student is working for some

Sibongile Mani, who is up for theft after spending almost R1m last year of R14 million wrongly deposited into her account, is still being funded.
Petrol price hike is fuelling fires of poverty
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Petrol price hike is fuelling fires of poverty

Alternative solutions from government to the constant fuel hikes need to be found, and be found quickly.
A World Cup full of surprises
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A World Cup full of surprises

The big guns may be falling left, right and centre, but it all makes for an interesting finale to what has been an entertaining tournament.
Zuma’s stance may be divisive
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Zuma’s stance may be divisive

The danger in Zuma’s approach and attitude is that it has the potential to fan the flames of ethnicity and tribalism.
DA needs to get its act together
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DA needs to get its act together

We need a strong and principled opposition, and there is still time for the party to recover from its recent PR disasters.
Nepotism casts a long and dark shadow
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Nepotism casts a long and dark shadow

People in top positions, whether in government or academia, must always go out of their way to avoid being tainted by shades of nepotism.

 

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