Editorials 20.10.2018 09:45 am

State needs to act urgently to save Gauteng health

Gauteng’s hospitals are having to deal with a huge influx of ‘extra’ patients – those coming here from elsewhere in the country and from outside SA’s borders.

It is ironic that the Presidential Health Summit, opened by President Cyril Ramaphosa in Boksburg yesterday, was convened in a province where government health services are collapsing at an alarming rate.

State needs to act urgently to save Gauteng health
State needs to act urgently to save Gauteng health

State needs to act urgently to save Gauteng health

Gauteng’s hospitals are having to deal with a huge influx of ‘extra’ patients – those coming here from elsewhere in the country and from outside SA’s borders.

Despite all, long live the Currie Cup
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Despite all, long live the Currie Cup

Despite some average crowd attendances, the organisers have got it right with the country’s top-four teams making the playoffs.
Cyril has shown Mbeki how he could have saved us from Zuma
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Cyril has shown Mbeki how he could have saved us from Zuma

Sars will soon be cleaned up, courtesy of retired Judge Robert Nugent. Similarly, the Public Investment Corporation and the NPA.
Overstepping the mark…
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Overstepping the mark…

If you ignore cricketers that have only played a few Tests, not bowling a no-ball in Test cricket makes you part of an elite club.
Orchids and Onions: A Loud, and Crunchy, Orchid to KFC
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Orchids and Onions: A Loud, and Crunchy, Orchid to KFC

How many of you reading this have not had to bite your tongues as you were rudely, or inefficiently, dealt with by a government employee?
Euphoria over Cyril Ramaphosa turns to anxiety
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Euphoria over Cyril Ramaphosa turns to anxiety

Diplomats and foreign investors widely see the president as the last hope of salvaging Africa’s most industrialised country.
Draft Firearms Control Bill is aiming at the wrong target
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Draft Firearms Control Bill is aiming at the wrong target

Wouldn’t improving security at government armouries and punishing those who lose, steal or sell official firearms be much more effective?
Protect us from inept cadre deployees
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Protect us from inept cadre deployees

The phrase ‘protect’ was used repeatedly this week by a senior Sars IT officer in one of the most inept public performances by a civil servant in recent memory.
Don’t let your dreams become a burden
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Don’t let your dreams become a burden

It’s all good to dream but young people need to learn about the importance of trusting the process of growth and believing in our journeys.
A salute to those public servants who give a damn
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A salute to those public servants who give a damn

These are the people who stand between a captured South Africa and a South Africa which is well on its way to repair.
Crime pays more than honesty in SA
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Crime pays more than honesty in SA

South Africans have a more than one in 10 chance of being a victim of crime every year – and this excludes bribes and business-related crime.
C-section decision belongs to moms
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C-section decision belongs to moms

C-sections as a ‘money-making’ concept is an argument the government could well use in its push for a National Health Insurance scheme.
Bafana Bafana make an easy task difficult
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Bafana Bafana make an easy task difficult

Dropping two points against the Seychelles means they will feel plenty of pressure in their remaining fixtures.
The ANC’s ‘eye of the needle’ looks quite big
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The ANC’s ‘eye of the needle’ looks quite big

The party’s own leadership policy document must be gathering dust somewhere if the sheer scale of corruption is anything to go by.
SA has lost its moral compass and we need to redirect ourselves
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SA has lost its moral compass and we need to redirect ourselves

We are living in times of moral decay which should leave us very afraid of the times in which our children are growing up.
Did Pik Botha hurt or help in Namibia’s fight for independence?
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Did Pik Botha hurt or help in Namibia’s fight for independence?

The late apartheid-era foreign minister’s involvement in Namibia’s battle for independence shows him to be a man of contradictions.
Get a grip on the visa shambles, Gigaba
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Get a grip on the visa shambles, Gigaba

People have gone elsewhere and, even if the regulations are eased, they will be difficult to entice back.
Let more people see the state capture probe proceedings
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Let more people see the state capture probe proceedings

As the story unfolds at the commission, more South Africans will begin to understand how much we have all been cheated by ANC looting.
Safa owes Bafana fans an explanation
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Safa owes Bafana fans an explanation

The SA Football Association has not yet commented on why it refused the SABC access to last Saturday’s Bafana Bafana match against the Seychelles.
Weaving baskets would have been easier
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Weaving baskets would have been easier

My apologies for calling politicians basket cases, as I’ve become one overnight.
SA investors are in deep denial, should invest 80% offshore
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SA investors are in deep denial, should invest 80% offshore

South Africans are daydreaming their way to a poorer future by keeping too great a portion of their investments in SA.
It’s time for Cyril to act decisively
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It’s time for Cyril to act decisively

Those members of the ANC involved in the VBS Bank looting must be seen to.
President gets it right with filling NPA job
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President gets it right with filling NPA job

Ramaphosa’s move has brought civil society back into one of the most important decision-making processes in the country.
The EFF is fighting to save its image
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The EFF is fighting to save its image

The EFF cannot afford to have its political capital demolished by links to alleged corrupt practices. Flimsy defences will not fly.
Not having stamps is the least of the Post Office’s pains
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Not having stamps is the least of the Post Office’s pains

Imagine my shock when the young gentleman behind the counter explained that they had run out of stamps.
The truth hurts, Bongani, but what about Manto?
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The truth hurts, Bongani, but what about Manto?

It may be time for the Sunday Times to also return the awards its reporters won for their piece of innuendo, rumour and gossip about the former health minister.

 

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