Editorials 18.6.2018 09:11 am

The EFF’s voice matters, even if we don’t like it

The party represents those who are frustrated and angry about the lack of change in their lives since 1994.

South African politics – as we have said many times before – is not about serving the people or making the country a better place.

The EFF’s voice matters, even if we don’t like it
The EFF’s voice matters, even if we don’t like it

The EFF’s voice matters, even if we don’t like it

The party represents those who are frustrated and angry about the lack of change in their lives since 1994.

God wants our leaders to live large
Columns

God wants our leaders to live large

‘We all know comfort only comes with quality and the finest designer brands. Can’t people get that?’
It’s hard to see the truth about Eskom in all this darkness
Editorials

It’s hard to see the truth about Eskom in all this darkness

The power utility has turned off what we were starting to hope was light at the end of the tunnel.
BREAKING: Little racist man says racist things again
Columns

BREAKING: Little racist man says racist things again

Now that Malema has lost the Zuma piñata to destroy, he’s had to fall back on baser appeals to voters.
Please clean up the State Security Agency, for the nation’s sake
Editorials

Please clean up the State Security Agency, for the nation’s sake

The lack of effective crime intelligence is evident in rampant criminality so we wonder what the SSA will have neglected during the Zuma years.
Don’t forget the lessons of 1976
Editorials

Don’t forget the lessons of 1976

People are rising up against the oppression of failed service delivery and corruption, and it’s a people’s revolt not driven by any political party.
Thank you, Busisiwe, we must applaud your latest bungle
Columns

Thank you, Busisiwe, we must applaud your latest bungle

She has stumbled from one inept and legally controversial finding to another, but has now surely given enough cause to get rid of her.
It’s good to have humble Brits back
Columns

It’s good to have humble Brits back

Talking the ever-smiling front rower out of a deserved retirement at the age of 37 could well turn out to be a masterstroke by coach Rassie Erasmus.
If you can understand this sentence you’re probably not an SA teacher
Columns

If you can understand this sentence you’re probably not an SA teacher

My wish for this June 16 is that we all rise up against ignorance and stupidity being the primary medium of instruction.
South Africa’s investment appeal continues to be sabotaged
Business

South Africa’s investment appeal continues to be sabotaged

There is a lack of understanding of the obstacles that an incoherent government policy creates.
Governments and entrepreneurship
Business

Governments and entrepreneurship

The Holy Grail of purpose that should apply to all business – that of serving its market or customers – must equally apply to government.
Our law and order enforcers need more law and order
Editorials

Our law and order enforcers need more law and order

The police in Eersterust were firing directly at people with rubber bullets, which is either a deliberate violation of procedure or lack of training.
Hlaudi must never be allowed near any public broadcasting entity again
Editorials

Hlaudi must never be allowed near any public broadcasting entity again

Motsoeneng often came across in public as clownlike, but underneath he plotted to become South Africa’s Dr Goebbels.
The ‘zero-sum’ games Kim and Trump play
Columns

The ‘zero-sum’ games Kim and Trump play

What is really happening here is the gradual acceptance by the US that North Korea is irreversibly a nuclear weapons power, although a small one.
Treasure excellent dads, as they are rare gems
Columns

Treasure excellent dads, as they are rare gems

If you have great dads in your life, spoil them on Sunday. But keep a special place in your heart for single moms – the finest fathers many of our children can ever hope for.
Cash guards can’t be equally armed to robbers
Editorials

Cash guards can’t be equally armed to robbers

This might escalate the situation to the point where we have shoot-outs in our streets with machine guns. And we don’t want that …
Jail civil servants if it creates civility
Editorials

Jail civil servants if it creates civility

Many of those running our country treat ordinary people as second class citizens and if we have to lock up people to make that change, then so be it.
Respect community newspapers. They’re gateways to the people
Columns

Respect community newspapers. They’re gateways to the people

They’re not just full of advertisements of lawnmowers and corn flakes specials, but a direct source of information for the common citizen.
Our bodies are not your crime scene, men
Columns

Our bodies are not your crime scene, men

What turns a relationship once filled with laughter and sweet nothings into a battle of strengths and violence?
Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s smoke mirrors her inability
Editorials

Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s smoke mirrors her inability

The Zille probe looks like cynical opportunism by Mkhwebane, aimed at deflecting criticism from the way she has handled her office.
Please don’t re-racialise the great Comrades race
Columns

Please don’t re-racialise the great Comrades race

Know-it-alls interpret the experience of others to suit their prejudices. Social media provide examples.
Shakespeare would’ve had a field day with SA politicians
Columns

Shakespeare would’ve had a field day with SA politicians

Their lives off stage are ideal plots for romantic drama with a touch of eroticism thrown in. Their antics in parliament will provide brilliant entertainment.
Not quite a new dawn yet
Business

Not quite a new dawn yet

Disappointing first quarter GDP, but scope for some optimism.
Get back on track by serving SA selflessly
Editorials

Get back on track by serving SA selflessly

The ‘old ANC’ was made up of people who fought for an ideal – freedom, democracy and equality – and they stood shoulder to shoulder, regardless of race.
Don’t dare get sick in South Africa
Columns

Don’t dare get sick in South Africa

The health minister’s enthusiasm for National Health Insurance is matched, in the main, by horror stories in hospitals countrywide.
Nukes or no nukes, we still have a planet to save
Editorials

Nukes or no nukes, we still have a planet to save

We need to realise that we are all neighbours on this fragile planet and the real war we should be fighting is to save our environment.

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