Tax boycotts aren’t the solution

Mbalula is one of those people inside the ANC glass house.

As the national debate hotted up around Helen Zille championing a tax boycott, it was to be expected the ANC government and its leaders would attack her. But it was ironic that one of those doing the attacking – saying Zille had gone berserk and should be locked up – was the ANC’s head of elections, Fikile Mbalula.

Tax boycotts aren’t the solution
Tax boycotts aren’t the solution

Tax boycotts aren’t the solution

Mbalula is one of those people inside the ANC glass house.

Election research paints a bleak picture

Election research paints a bleak picture

Perhaps the reality is that young people are too busy trying to stay alive, to find a job or support their families to be interested in politics.
The importance of checking facts

The importance of checking facts

The media and public witch-hunt on Elana Barkhuizen shows how fake news can spread with the speed and destructive force of a wildfire.
The honeymoon with Ramaphosa is truly over

The honeymoon with Ramaphosa is truly over

Malema’s threats to disrupt the upcoming State of the Nation Address in parliament early next month is notice of the EFF’s intent.
SA needs answers over citizen’s death in Mozambique

SA needs answers over citizen’s death in Mozambique

The bottom line is that a South African citizen is dead and we need answers.
Don’t get depressed over evidence at Zondo Commission

Don’t get depressed over evidence at Zondo Commission

Rather remember if Jacob Zuma had not been ousted as president 11 months ago, there would never have been such an inquiry in the first place.
Sixty years on, this icon is still on the road

Sixty years on, this icon is still on the road

The Mini is a metaphor for how the world has changed: it’s bigger, faster, slicker, safer … and a lot more complex than it was six decades ago.
SA will just have to bear the Zim consequences

SA will just have to bear the Zim consequences

If democracy and free and fair elections in that nation were supported, SA probably wouldn’t have to deal now with millions of refugees.
Corruption reigns from SA’s head to tail

Corruption reigns from SA’s head to tail

It seems that ANC officials – even at a fairly low level – are not shy in viewing community assets as their own.
Why the Reserve Bank should not be nationalised

Why the Reserve Bank should not be nationalised

The worrying question is: why would the ANC want to take over the institution tasked with setting broader economic policy?
What is the biggest problem at Prasa?

What is the biggest problem at Prasa?

Railway expert Dr Willem Sprong has put forward good ideas to fix the Prasa mess, but there’s a huge locomotive in the room.
ANC is at the heart of all state capture

ANC is at the heart of all state capture

Given the fact that Ramaphosa has not failed to bring to book any of those implicated, and they are still thriving in, one has to wonder.
Lambie’s retirement is food for thought

Lambie’s retirement is food for thought

Lambie’s boyish good looks and seeming innocence, as well as his talent on the rugby field, brought him legions of fans.
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.

 

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