Rewarding drunk drivers is absurd

Common sense tells you, instinctively, that someone who causes a negative outcome because of his or her reckless action should be held accountable.

This country can surprise even the most cynical with the level of absurdity it can produce ... and the Road Accident Benefits Scheme Bill is another good example of that.

Rewarding drunk drivers is absurd
Rewarding drunk drivers is absurd

Rewarding drunk drivers is absurd

Common sense tells you, instinctively, that someone who causes a negative outcome because of his or her reckless action should be held accountable.

Dakar Rally shows SA can be best in world

Dakar Rally shows SA can be best in world

The win by Toyota Gazoo Racing SA is a triumph for local engineering know-how and an example of how private companies can also fly the SA flag high.
Graft enablers must be punished harshly

Graft enablers must be punished harshly

It is companies like Bosasa – and the Gupta family and their acolytes, too – who are the ones which have been the enablers.
Don’t let protests become the norm

Don’t let protests become the norm

People all over the country have seen that the best way to get the ANC to pay attention is to put up roadblocks and burn tyres.
Flying solo in Dakar not for faint-hearted

Flying solo in Dakar not for faint-hearted

Tireless drivers navigating their way across treacherous terrain for weeks on end defying the odds of nature.
Why the ANC eyeing our pensions is so terrifying

Why the ANC eyeing our pensions is so terrifying

There’s a hole in our economy, Dear Liza, Dear Liza.
Don’t play the populist card too often, Cyril

Don’t play the populist card too often, Cyril

We understand that everyone makes big promises come election time, but let’s try to stay this side of reality.
It’s sad to see tennis ace Murray go like this

It’s sad to see tennis ace Murray go like this

It was heart-rending to see Andy Murray fighting off the tears about his enduring physical pain.
Create jobs, don’t exploit workers

Create jobs, don’t exploit workers

People who serve customers at some Mugg & Bean stores are only paid a commission fee on food they serve, not a salary.
A racist cop is not above the law

A racist cop is not above the law

There must be no place for racism of any sort in this country and all offenders should be dealt with equally harshly, no matter who they are.
SA needs to train more artisans

SA needs to train more artisans

Many students who should be getting a technical – and usable – qualification are wasting their youth at university.
Spain’s organ donor policy might be the answer

Spain’s organ donor policy might be the answer

Attention needs to be paid to the legal situation where an organ donor’s family still has the right of veto over that decision.
Prasa heads must roll after latest train crash

Prasa heads must roll after latest train crash

It should be the absolute priority of any rail organisation that signal failures be treated as emergencies and that train movements be instantly halted.
Maybe Africa just doesn’t like us

Maybe Africa just doesn’t like us

Not surprising, given our own xenophobia and arrogance. And that is far more worrying than the loss of a football tournament.
Budding sport stars need real support

Budding sport stars need real support

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi this week got right to the heart of the problem: that if transformation is to be real, then it has to start at grassroots level.
MK: it’s not about personal gain

MK: it’s not about personal gain

Those who formed Umkhonto we Sizwe fought apartheid to make a genuinely better life for all South Africans.
People can’t eat manifestos, ANC

People can’t eat manifestos, ANC

Expect plenty of ANC promises about handing the land back to the people, improving education and health, combatting crime and creating jobs.
Africa is tired of dictators and dynasties

Africa is tired of dictators and dynasties

This was demonstrated by yesterday’s attempted military coup in Gabon, in West Africa.
Kudos to home affairs for serving the people

Kudos to home affairs for serving the people

The department has temporarily extended its office hours from 7am to 7pm every day.
A hard look is needed at our education system

A hard look is needed at our education system

The DA weren’t the only ones concerned with the numbers released by the education minister.
Familiarity seems to be key in signing soccer coaches

Familiarity seems to be key in signing soccer coaches

By no means is Ernst Middendorp of Kaizer Chiefs the newest coach in South Africa’s top flight.
Taxpayers shouldn’t foot the bill of Zuma’s album

Taxpayers shouldn’t foot the bill of Zuma’s album

Recording an album featuring struggle songs used in the fight against apartheid with taxpayers’ money is a slap in the face of every South African.
Here’s to better days for Schumi

Here’s to better days for Schumi

Schumacher, who retired from racing in 2012, showed plenty of courage in winning a record 91 Grands Prix during his career.
Newlands factor could be the key

Newlands factor could be the key

Pakistan know they have to find a way to fight back at Newlands – an unhappy hunting ground for them. They have lost all three Tests there.
Well done to the class of 2018

Well done to the class of 2018

We wish you all the best in the future, regardless of the outcome of the results.
Don’t complain if you do not vote

Don’t complain if you do not vote

A number of challenges await the country, and one way to make a difference is to cast your vote at the polls later this year.

 

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