Editorials 31.8.2018 08:50 am

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.

It is bizarre that SA’s department of environmental affairs is supporting a big, foreign mining company, which wants to put an environmentally damaging coal mining operation in an area that has not only been officially declared a protected area, but is also one of the country’s most important water resources zones.

Protect SA water from mining deal
Protect SA water from mining deal

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.

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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.
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The high seas need to get fishy again

Closing the high seas to commercial fishing would create a ‘fish bank’, producing more fish – many of which then migrate closer to the coast and boost the catch there by 18%.
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Get experts to do any job properly

We need government for the people by the people. Not government for the party by politicians.
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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.
We should all salute the courageous Vytjie Mentor
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We should all salute the courageous Vytjie Mentor

We have failed to admire her courage to speak out against very powerful people: Zuma, the Guptas and some cronies who hold levers of state power.
Get off your knees and work to solve problems
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Get off your knees and work to solve problems

Why would someone blindly believe the answer to their problems lies in a solution sold on a church’s Facebook page?
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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.
Cyril’s lies of the land trump the truth
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Cyril’s lies of the land trump the truth

The president’s contradictory statements ultimately appease neither populists nor investors.
Tuning in to a noisy Welsh trio
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Tuning in to a noisy Welsh trio

Normally, I’d switch off when these pesky users sprout forth in public. But this time, having nothing else to occupy my holiday mood mind, I concentrate.
Women need to work together to achieve equality
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Women need to work together to achieve equality

Every woman should challenge themselves to help another in the best way they are equipped to.
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At inquiries, the devil’s in the detail

It might seem the camel’s back has already been broken regarding state capture, but giving up now would be like stopping cancer treatment at the first sign of remission.
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.
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Three little words I dread

Trust me, nothing good can ever follow once those words are uttered.
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.
Oh, what one could do with an Mcebisi Jonas-sized bribe
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Oh, what one could do with an Mcebisi Jonas-sized bribe

The former deputy finance minister is a stronger-willed character than most, clearly.
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Commitment with a capital C isn’t dead. It’s just rare

We live in a time when it’s almost too easy to walk away. Which makes it all the more remarkable when that doesn’t happen.
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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.
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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’.
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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.
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Jaundiced Eye – Pain for Bain at Sars inquiry

Look out for the Bain team on television when they testify next week. They’ll be the guys in sharp suits and designer balaclavas.
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Oom Wes, the Olympian and the surgeon

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Someone like Catzavelos would never have grown into the public racist he has were it not for the ‘enablers’ around him in his community.
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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.

 

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