Editorials 19.9.2018 08:50 am

Now’s the time for strong, decisive leadership

Ramaphosa’s remarks aimed at Magashule indicate he is no longer sitting back and allowing his opponents to seize the political initiative.

We hope that the thinly veiled attack on ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule this week by President Cyril Ramaphosa is a sign that the leader of the ruling party is about to start his own fight-back against malcontents within its ranks, who are trying to reverse the decision of the December 2017 elective conference.

Now’s the time for strong, decisive leadership
Now’s the time for strong, decisive leadership

Now’s the time for strong, decisive leadership

Ramaphosa’s remarks aimed at Magashule indicate he is no longer sitting back and allowing his opponents to seize the political initiative.

Root out health service ineptitude
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Root out health service ineptitude

The incompetence and lacking of caring in the government health service, which have torn families apart, have to be stopped.
There’s a sense of desperation in DA’s premiership plan
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There’s a sense of desperation in DA’s premiership plan

Losing the Western Cape to the ANC has not even been on the radar of the DA – at least in public – so there must be the prospect of a real fight.
Adults, by setting an example, can help fight school violence
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Adults, by setting an example, can help fight school violence

Exposure to violence and brutality within families and in the communities in which pupils live rubs off on young people.
Cheap shot from grandstanding and childish Mbalula
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Cheap shot from grandstanding and childish Mbalula

You are playing cheap, and childish, politics. But coming from you, it doesn’t surprise us.
Admit we all have a racist inside us
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Admit we all have a racist inside us

All of us in this country are, to a greater or lesser degree, racist in our outlook because we consciously or unconsciously favour our race above others.
Zuma’s despotic lecture reveals his true colours
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Zuma’s despotic lecture reveals his true colours

Zuma – or anyone like him – must never be allowed to tear up our constitution.
Ineffectual government puts lives at risk
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Ineffectual government puts lives at risk

It is wrong that government employees should risk their lives just going to work.
Cops must be taught that citizens come first
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Cops must be taught that citizens come first

Too many of those employed by the police are there simply to collect a pay cheque – what is badly needed is a thorough overhaul of the whole ethos of policing.
Blustering Ace does not impress
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Blustering Ace does not impress

President Cyril Ramaphosa, clearly, needs to watch his political back.
Slashing the number of civil servants is crucial
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Slashing the number of civil servants is crucial

Our financial health is dire. The medicine is bitter, but necessary.
Blade brings a knife to the e-toll gunfight
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Blade brings a knife to the e-toll gunfight

You should face facts, sir. E-tolls have failed. People won’t pay them.
Tennis must address double standards
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Tennis must address double standards

The reality is that Williams is a professional who earns her money from tennis – and a professional should stick to the rules.
EFF hurt those they claim to care for
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EFF hurt those they claim to care for

EFF intimidation was the last straw which caused the Catzavelos family to shut up their Smokehouse and Grill shop and retrench all 29 staff.
Ramaphosa, we all want a win-win outcome on land
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Ramaphosa, we all want a win-win outcome on land

South Africans are tired of seeing the rich getting richer, while the poor continue to struggle.
Bafana and Bok fans are demanding victories
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Bafana and Bok fans are demanding victories

Durban and Brisbane are worlds apart. Let’s hope they can provide the setting for South African wins today. Springbok and Bafana fans demand nothing less.
Zondo must be firm with the Guptas
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Zondo must be firm with the Guptas

The public are tired of hearing how different rules are applied to the Guptas. South Africans are restless.
It is the duty of government to keep people safe
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It is the duty of government to keep people safe

There are many other government buildings in a similar, or worse, state all over the country. And yet nothing seems to get done.
Use overseas pros to investigate Steinhoff and its ilk
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Use overseas pros to investigate Steinhoff and its ilk

We should ask foreign governments to loan us people with the expertise to help in the investigations into this sort of white-collar business disaster.
Questions remain over Vincent Smith and Bosasa
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Questions remain over Vincent Smith and Bosasa

Smith definitely has questions to answer about his relationship with Bosasa, a company which does billions of rands of business with the government.
Ramaphosa is facing his biggest test
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Ramaphosa is facing his biggest test

The problems the country faces are deep and serious. Now, he must make unpopular decisions – like cutting the civil service.
The reality about farming in SA is food for thought
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The reality about farming in SA is food for thought

There is a worrying danger that our food producers may quit simply because they can no longer make a living off the land.
Mayors ‘listen’, but voters are watching
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Mayors ‘listen’, but voters are watching

We know that elections are coming and politicians’ sweet words seldom translate into real improvements for voters.
EFF: Mobsters or revolutionaries?
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EFF: Mobsters or revolutionaries?

EFF members, following the example of the leadership, espouse and practise violence when it is needed to get their way.
Women are half of SA’s resources
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Women are half of SA’s resources

We will not progress as a nation if we continue to sideline or ignore half of our population because they are women.
Let’s hope action is taken against Gupta cronies
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Let’s hope action is taken against Gupta cronies

The Guptas’ scandals and claims of their involvement with Zuma and company are nothing new.

 

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