Editorials 6.9.2018 08:40 am

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.

It’s worse that even the most pessimistic may have thought: the corruption, state capture and incompetence of the Zuma years have cost the country R1 trillion in gross domestic product.

Ramaphosa is facing his biggest test
Ramaphosa is facing his biggest test

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.
No accountability from ministers fuels public fury
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No accountability from ministers fuels public fury

If only South African ministers could take a leaf out of Bulgaria’s book.
SA athletes carry the torch internationally
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SA athletes carry the torch internationally

It’s refreshing to see South African athletes Caster Semenya and Luvo Manyonga shining on the world stage while other codes are struggling.
The ANC is not fixing what was broken in North West
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The ANC is not fixing what was broken in North West

While they engage in power struggles, state coffer looting and concealment of criminal cadres we will never move forward.
Protect SA water from mining deal
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Protect SA water from mining deal

The case is critically important for the environmental future of SA, as it pits the supposed job-creating mining industry against nature.
Themba Maseko is truly one of the good guys
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Themba Maseko is truly one of the good guys

He has reminded us that there are government employees who still believe they are there to help give ordinary South Africans a better life.
Cyril’s Trump rant smacks of Mugabe
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Cyril’s Trump rant smacks of Mugabe

What is even more worrying is the possibility that Ramaphosa may, in reality, be much more like Mugabe than we would like to believe.
There’s no keeping Pravin Gordhan down
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There’s no keeping Pravin Gordhan down

He knows he has a tough job to do and needs to get on with it.
Treat the moms suffering after baby swap better
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Treat the moms suffering after baby swap better

People, no matter their social status, do not deserve to be treated like this.
Jozi workers rise to water challenge
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Jozi workers rise to water challenge

Some of the people on site worked for more than 24 hours without sleeping, turning around a project that should have taken 72 hours in just 30 hours.
Black farmers’ empowerment needs government support
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Black farmers’ empowerment needs government support

Government has failed to back black farmers, even when they have viable businesses and solid business plans.
Msimanga saga must be out in open
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Msimanga saga must be out in open

Thursday’s no-confidence motion in Msimanga is welcomed, because all accusations and counter-accusations need to be out in the open.
When the ANC learns from Zanu-PF, be very afraid
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When the ANC learns from Zanu-PF, be very afraid

You don’t steal an election on polling day, a lesson our northern neighbours have probably aptly demonstrated.
The evil of the Guptas’ state capture
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The evil of the Guptas’ state capture

Theft and corruption were taken to the level of what one former Gupta employee described to us as a ‘Mafia operation’.
Inquiry exposes deeper Sars rot
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Inquiry exposes deeper Sars rot

SA needs every single cent of tax it can get to keep vital services in this country running and Sars must be fixed – quickly.
Confront the reality that racism is far from dead and buried
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Confront the reality that racism is far from dead and buried

Someone like Catzavelos would never have grown into the public racist he has were it not for the ‘enablers’ around him in his community.
Health minister must take blame for babies dying
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Health minister must take blame for babies dying

Disgruntled staff warned months ago about the intolerable conditions in various wards there.
Mr President, how about taking the lead on the land issue?
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Mr President, how about taking the lead on the land issue?

The fact that banks have tried to inject a note of realism into the land expropriation debate is a damning indictment of the government.
Sex education has become a necessity
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Sex education has become a necessity

It is a difficult problem in South Africa and there is no easy solution.
State capture evidence may not lead to justice
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State capture evidence may not lead to justice

Judge Raymond Zondo has already lamented the lack of witnesses, or people coming forward with evidence of events related to state capture.
Contemptuous Mosola must be fired forthwith
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Contemptuous Mosola must be fired forthwith

Apart from his obvious contempt for our judicial system, it is also pointless, in our view, telling him to do his job properly because he clearly cannot do so.

 

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