Editorials 28.9.2018 09:40 am

Mining must uplift communities, not just benefit corporations

The new Mining Charter will be worth nothing if it does not secure a long-term future for communities like Xolobeni.

One of the most cynical ploys politicians around the world use to railroad through development and mining projects – which benefit huge multinational corporations – is to proclaim that “the poor will benefit”.

Mining must uplift communities, not just benefit corporations
Mining must uplift communities, not just benefit corporations

Mining must uplift communities, not just benefit corporations

The new Mining Charter will be worth nothing if it does not secure a long-term future for communities like Xolobeni.

Tackle ailing health sector before starting new NHI
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Tackle ailing health sector before starting new NHI

If the minister is incapable of promoting good health for his own workers, what chance do the rest of us have?
UN’s Caster stand represents full circle for SA
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UN’s Caster stand represents full circle for SA

In the apartheid era, when SA sports grabbed the attention of the UN, there were most likely to be condemnations rather than commendations.
‘Teflon Minister’ Gigaba’s rash visa rule was costly for SA
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‘Teflon Minister’ Gigaba’s rash visa rule was costly for SA

Why was it necessary to introduce the potentially problematic regulations in the first place, back in 2014?
Remarkable Tiger is far from done
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Remarkable Tiger is far from done

Just a year ago he could barely walk, and very few thought he would put his game back together.
Disunity now marks Heritage Day
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Disunity now marks Heritage Day

Today, something like Heritage Day, when it is recognised by South Africans, emphasises our differences, rather than smoothing them out.
Cyril has to walk his own walk
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Cyril has to walk his own walk

The world is soon going to start paying serious attention, not only to what Ramaphosa says, but what he does back at home.
Athletes and sport deserve better
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Athletes and sport deserve better

How can a line in the sand be drawn if the culprits guilty of systematic doping and cover-ups in Russian sport have not been brought to book?
It’s Ramaphosa’s time for action
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It’s Ramaphosa’s time for action

The stimulus plan announced yesterday by President Cyril Ramaphosa – which will cost R50 billion – has to work.
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It’s time eSwatini joins the 21st century

When culture is cited as the reason that it remains a royal dictatorship languishing in the Middle Ages, then culture becomes a tool of oppression.
Dagga could pull SA out of the mire
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Dagga could pull SA out of the mire

Properly regulated, cannabis farming could produce billions of rands annually for poorer communities and for the government, through taxes.
Stipulations in ConCourt’s dagga ruling make perfect sense
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Stipulations in ConCourt’s dagga ruling make perfect sense

South Africa is a developing nation and policing a drug like dagga should not be high on her list of priorities.
Losi has to overhaul and rebuild Cosatu
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Losi has to overhaul and rebuild Cosatu

The bottom line: if she doesn’t, she could be the first, and last, woman president of Cosatu.
Now’s the time for strong, decisive leadership
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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.

 

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