Gwede Mantashe’s take on mining rights stuns

The Xolobeni saga – and the parallel obscene haste to push through the equally contentious N2 highway – smacks of the e-toll scandal.

Looking at South African politics, you can get the feeling you have ended up in the Twilight Zone.

Gwede Mantashe’s take on mining rights stuns
Gwede Mantashe’s take on mining rights stuns

Gwede Mantashe’s take on mining rights stuns

The Xolobeni saga – and the parallel obscene haste to push through the equally contentious N2 highway – smacks of the e-toll scandal.

Mr Clean-Up Khawe didn’t sit well with ANC

Mr Clean-Up Khawe didn’t sit well with ANC

Former Emfuleni mayor Jacob Khawe has been instrumental in handing over a number of cases of corruption and theft to the Hawks
Why SA needs a Thatcher who can hobble the bully unions

Why SA needs a Thatcher who can hobble the bully unions

We can continue with our spineless refusal to face the fact that the unions – whose challenge to apartheid was critical for democracy – are now destroying it.
Boring is sometimes better

Boring is sometimes better

Call me old-fashioned, but an individual serious about following this career path doesn’t weigh up the differences in job security.
Orchids and Onions: A well-timed pit-stop ad hits the mark

Orchids and Onions: A well-timed pit-stop ad hits the mark

Maybe the social media ‘clevers’ and whoever in the Ford food chain signed off on the Ecosport SUV ‘keyless start’ ad can share the Onion.
Why the ANC itself is Ramaphosa’s biggest problem

Why the ANC itself is Ramaphosa’s biggest problem

The reality is that South Africa has a systemic ANC problem, not a Zuma problem.
EFF, BLF turning up the heat over land spells trouble

EFF, BLF turning up the heat over land spells trouble

The problem is that the ANC appears to be allowing the radicals to make the running, especially when it comes to race-baiting.
E-toll law change is set to hurt drivers

E-toll law change is set to hurt drivers

Justice Project SA founder Howard Dembowsky believes the government, via Sanral, is ready to hammer errant e-tollers next year.
Most owners of land don’t want to share

Most owners of land don’t want to share

The argument by the EFF and ANC for making a huge change to the constitution wasn’t for money, or to gain investor confidence. It was to ‘restore dignity’.
The odds are so much better for the bad guys

The odds are so much better for the bad guys

I’m sure each and every reader can tell hair-raising stories about criminal arrogance and police incompetence.
Keep up the graft purge, Ramaphosa

Keep up the graft purge, Ramaphosa

We understand that Ramaphosa has to move carefully to root out the remnants of Jacob Zuma and his clique, as well as other rotten cadres.
Licence fiasco lets taxpayers suffer

Licence fiasco lets taxpayers suffer

Why can those temporary licences not be further extended by emergency regulation?
Be wary of leaders spouting dangerous narrow nationalism

Be wary of leaders spouting dangerous narrow nationalism

Dangerous populist rhetoric seeking to erode Mandela’s legacy of non-racialism and inclusivity should be called out and shunned at all costs.
We need more than 16 days … it should be a way of life

We need more than 16 days … it should be a way of life

The call to ensure the safety of women and children in South Africa should ring out loudly for all and sundry to hear throughout the year.
Government idiocy is sinking tourism

Government idiocy is sinking tourism

Tourism is a renewable source of revenue and jobs, yet we continue to shoot ourselves in the foot.
Uncertainty is certain in 2019 election

Uncertainty is certain in 2019 election

What is sure is the inevitable fact that there will be racist and populist grandstanding ahead, to secure votes.
Why is Andile Mngxitama not jailed, under psychiatric care?

Why is Andile Mngxitama not jailed, under psychiatric care?

Look at our crime statistics, or the mayhem at FNB Stadium last weekend, for a sense of SA law and order. Perhaps this is why reckless firebrands are not prosecuted.
The eternal anomaly called the human race

The eternal anomaly called the human race

I must admit that a perfect world would be utterly boring. And, thankfully, we’re not robots – yet.
Do your bit to help save lives on the road

Do your bit to help save lives on the road

If everyone can tick all these boxes we might just help save lives.
Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in it?

Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in it?

South Africa needs a policy that drives growth and positions for the 21st Century.
Look at France and beware the genie of protests, ANC

Look at France and beware the genie of protests, ANC

Oppose the people when they have a genuine grievance and you could well see them coalesce into a genuine, hard to contain revolt.
Don’t just freeze salaries, slash the bloated Cabinet, Ramaphosa

Don’t just freeze salaries, slash the bloated Cabinet, Ramaphosa

However, in the world of realpolitik, the president must be careful who he removes – because he is far from settled on his throne.
Constructive dialogue is key to SA’s future

Constructive dialogue is key to SA’s future

Like Johann Rupert, Patrice Motsepe is saying: we have got to where we are by talking, and we can only go forward by having more conversations.
Slow down this holiday and enjoy the ride

Slow down this holiday and enjoy the ride

Rather than speeding to your holiday destination, take it easy and sleep over in some of the countless little gems scattered all across the country.
How the mighty SA Navy has fallen

How the mighty SA Navy has fallen

We have no maritime patrol or protection capacity, so foreign fishing vessels plunder our waters in our Exclusive Economic Zone.
Baroka FC prove to be giant-killers

Baroka FC prove to be giant-killers

The team has illustrated again the unpredictability of the Premier Soccer League.

 

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