Editorials 11.9.2018 08:50 am

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.

It is interesting that two of the all-time greats of tennis – Billie-Jean King and John McEnroe – both came to the defence of superstar Serena Williams after her outburst at the US Open tournament over the weekend.

Tennis must address double standards
Tennis must address double standards

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.
Hold politicians accountable for fatal incidents
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Hold politicians accountable for fatal incidents

Poor working conditions do not occur by accident, they are created by the poor and incompetent actions of management and political leaders.
There is a way to stop bribery of metro cops
Columns

There is a way to stop bribery of metro cops

Why can’t the authorities pay traffic officers commission on their fines?
Weekend results no laughing matter
Columns

Weekend results no laughing matter

The joke is not funny for local sports fans.
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.
Trump and Co want to erase the idea of Palestinian refugees
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Trump and Co want to erase the idea of Palestinian refugees

What really matters is power, as Netanyahu helpfully pointed out, and he and Trump believe they hold all the cards.
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.
Jaundiced Eye: Poor Moyane must be so disappointed in Massone
Columns

Jaundiced Eye: Poor Moyane must be so disappointed in Massone

He must have been dismayed by the performance last week of Bain & Company’s managing partner in South Africa.
Orchids and Onions – Nando’s not chicken in deflating egos
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Orchids and Onions – Nando’s not chicken in deflating egos

A huge fail for your billboard outside the Wanderers featuring the name ‘Rabada’, Web Africa. Speed over to collect your Onion.
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.
Brazil and Lula’s road to hell, paved with good intentions
Columns

Brazil and Lula’s road to hell, paved with good intentions

Rouseff’s Operation Car Wash, which targets both corrupt politicians and businesspeople who buy them up, has brought hope but destroyed Lula.
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.
Ramaphosa is playing the long game
Columns

Ramaphosa is playing the long game

We should not blame him for keeping certain Zuma adherents in his Cabinet. He knows their time is coming – in 2019 when he starts his own term of office.
The rise in human trafficking must be curbed
Columns

The rise in human trafficking must be curbed

Government will launch task forces for everything under the sun, so when are they going to do something to combat the rise of traffickers?
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.
Let’s all be active citizens and build this country
Columns

Let’s all be active citizens and build this country

Each community, including those which may appear dysfunctional, has that ability to make things better.
There’s no place like home
Columns

There’s no place like home

What’s left to come home to? A friendly response from passport officers at our airports, a beaming tour bus operator, neighbours and our pups.
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.
Fact is, old rockers never die
Columns

Fact is, old rockers never die

I was thinking about Granma Spice, Geriatric Spice, Zombie Spice, Dried Spice and Push-up Spice. And I mean that with the utmost admiration.
Sometimes, DA, just shut up
Columns

Sometimes, DA, just shut up

In the hours after a little boy’s body was found decomposing in a ditch, the DA should have resisted their almost automatic urge by now to just blame the ANC.

 

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