Editorials 13.11.2018 09:40 am

Give us undoctored feedback on Russia, Mabuza

Does the deputy president have some sort of mentor in Russia? Is someone pulling his strings?

It was the hallmark of many a “Banana Republic” African dictator in post-colonial times: a sudden flight to mentors in the Soviet Union or China for “treatment” for some undisclosed ailment.

Give us undoctored feedback on Russia, Mabuza
Give us undoctored feedback on Russia, Mabuza

Give us undoctored feedback on Russia, Mabuza

Does the deputy president have some sort of mentor in Russia? Is someone pulling his strings?

Talking to strangers isn’t always bad
Columns

Talking to strangers isn’t always bad

I was somewhat disappointed to pay and leave, bringing a premature end to the show. Next time an old lady offers me candy, I’m taking it.
Protect the public from this public protector
Columns

Protect the public from this public protector

The biggest challenge facing Mkhwebane is how to stay in office, having clearly demonstrated her understanding of the law and her powers is very limited.
Zuma’s legal bind is a signal to others
Editorials

Zuma’s legal bind is a signal to others

A full bench of the High Court in Pretoria rejected Zuma’s application for leave to appeal against its decision that he personally pay his legal costs.
To Larry, and my lost youth
Columns

To Larry, and my lost youth

When the guns fall silent, the soldiers may be able to share the same contempt for politicians on either side.
Zuma and his clique are traitors
Editorials

Zuma and his clique are traitors

Attacks on the people are attacks on the very fabric of society – and on the state itself. This is more than mere theft. It is tantamount to treason.
ANC government faces e-tolls dilemma
Columns

ANC government faces e-tolls dilemma

The irony is that the ANC’s Gauteng organisation and their mortal political enemy, the Democratic Alliance, are both saying that e-tolls must go.
Jaundiced Eye – Trump shrugs off ineffectual ‘blue wave’
Columns

Jaundiced Eye – Trump shrugs off ineffectual ‘blue wave’

Trump comes out of the midterms marginally stronger. His rallies clearly gave Republican candidates an edge in key battlegrounds.
Timid, politically correct Baggy Greens are plain sad to watch
Columns

Timid, politically correct Baggy Greens are plain sad to watch

To change the essence of a country’s sporting culture to such an extent that it denies what makes it great is worse than losing a moral compass.
Be grateful for life’s little surprises
Columns

Be grateful for life’s little surprises

Quite often life surprises you with suppositories. But, every now and then, it shows you its tender side…
Orchids and Onions – An Orchid for a sparkling ad
Columns

Orchids and Onions – An Orchid for a sparkling ad

And an Onion to a PR man for his ‘shotgun’ press release that greatly annoyed the receiver.
Failed SOEs equal a failed state
Editorials

Failed SOEs equal a failed state

Many SOEs have increased their debt burdens extensively in the past 10 years and, because of that, their long-term financial viability is now in question.
Endangered rhinos should not be diplomatic gifts
Editorials

Endangered rhinos should not be diplomatic gifts

These animals – especially black rhinos – need to be seen as a precious natural resource and not a diplomatic gift.
Put Malusi Gigaba in the trash, where he belongs
Columns

Put Malusi Gigaba in the trash, where he belongs

One could argue that the leaking of his ‘self-help video’ played right into his hands, by making us forget about his more serious screw-ups.
MPs, show the president and citizens some respect
Editorials

MPs, show the president and citizens some respect

The National Assembly is no place for schoolboy-type behaviour, be it smutty comments or gestures, or punch-ups of the sort that should happen behind the bicycle shed.
Prasa’s problems are no laughing matter
Editorials

Prasa’s problems are no laughing matter

How is it possible that in an efficiently run organisation it takes more than a year to do something to make a major purchase effective?
The Western Areas’ forgotten people …
Columns

The Western Areas’ forgotten people …

Prior to the Westbury uprising, the coloureds seemed to have been swept off the slate of infrastructure development by government.
The woes of scorned widows
Columns

The woes of scorned widows

We have failed dismally to hold to account in-laws who treat our mothers, sisters and daughters as dispensable commodities.
A Cyril, a Tito and a Pravin walk into a bar
Columns

A Cyril, a Tito and a Pravin walk into a bar

Had a dream. Clear as day. It was after the Tito budget speech. A coincidence? Or a portent of things to come?
Ramaphosa and his family must be beyond reproach
Editorials

Ramaphosa and his family must be beyond reproach

The problem with the ANC is that nepotism and corruption are just the way it rolls.
In elections, what counts is the people’s voice, not clever pollsters
Columns

In elections, what counts is the people’s voice, not clever pollsters

Election fever 2019 is bound to heat up today when the IEC announces a deadline for voters to register.
Rea Vaya bus lane left open for gross abuse
Editorials

Rea Vaya bus lane left open for gross abuse

Ever since they built the Rea Vaya bus lane, it has been organised chaos on the best of days.
SA in need of in-depth research on dagga use
Editorials

SA in need of in-depth research on dagga use

Dagga has, up to the court judgment, been considered an illegal substance, but more research must be done about ‘safe’ levels in the blood.
Don’t risk having stoned staff
Opinion

Don’t risk having stoned staff

We dare not assume that just because something is common sense to us, it will be common sense to those we would like to apply it to.
HHP proves depression is not a ‘white disease’
Columns

HHP proves depression is not a ‘white disease’

The rapper received criticism when he opened up about his battle with depression and several failed suicide attempts.
Gift me, purrrrty please
Opinion

Gift me, purrrrty please

Forget the Black Friday swag. If you have cats, it’s all about the boxes.

 

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