Editorials 20.10.2017 05:45 am

Don’t forget the web’s dark side

Many of us still have the naïve belief that the internet is a wondrous place – and some places definitely are.

It is frightening that as many as 50 million South Africans could have had their personal information exposed in a massive data leak.

Don’t forget the web’s dark side
Don’t forget the web’s dark side

Don’t forget the web’s dark side

Many of us still have the naïve belief that the internet is a wondrous place – and some places definitely are.

SA evade Guptas, UK, US will not
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SA evade Guptas, UK, US will not

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is reportedly investigating two Gupta family members who have American citizenship.
Mbalula’s police lose gang battle war
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Mbalula’s police lose gang battle war

Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula is patently incapable of doing his job.
Politicians are facing a major crisis
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Politicians are facing a major crisis

Worldwide, the trend of rogue politicians seems to be escalating. Donald Trump from the US and our own Jacob Zuma spring to mind.
AfriForum shows its true colours
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AfriForum shows its true colours

For those who criticise AfriForum for its allegedly racist political agenda, the Dube family case is a stunning riposte.
Confining SACP to the scrapheap
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Confining SACP to the scrapheap

Outside the tripartite alliance, the SACP is a tiny, although vocal, force.
SA’s data breach cause for concern
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SA’s data breach cause for concern

One would hope that since the data breach has now come to light, the hacked entity will do the right thing and confirm the leak and inform everyone affected.
Someone is hurting women, and it’s not Casper, the Friendly Ghost!
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Someone is hurting women, and it’s not Casper, the Friendly Ghost!

The appropriation of responsibility allows for us to diagnose the problem, probably medicate and help it to heal.
Those found guilty of sexually assaulting pupils should be locked up for a long time
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Those found guilty of sexually assaulting pupils should be locked up for a long time

We must improve security at schools and the vetting of those people who work with children.
All that counts to Zuma is his agenda
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All that counts to Zuma is his agenda

He has been impervious to all threats which have confronted him.
Don’t Somali lives matter?
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Don’t Somali lives matter?

We all know that if more than 300 people are killed in explosions in Paris, London, New York, or any First World city, there will be wall-to-wall coverage. Why is that?
Bad things do come in threes
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Bad things do come in threes

I became a believer of this when three nasty incidents hit me in one morning.
Africa must unite against terrorism
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Africa must unite against terrorism

Terrorist groups like al-Shabaab want to impose their extremist view of the world by acts of extreme violence.
‘Business as usual’ has no future in SA
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‘Business as usual’ has no future in SA

Business as usual for Dlamini-Zuma’s ex-husband and his cronies would, apparently, be to continue the state capture project.
Fikile Mbalula’s ego won’t stop crime
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Fikile Mbalula’s ego won’t stop crime

He has been too busy on Twitter to notice that he is presiding over a police force that is very thin on leadership.
Killing SAA could change the course of a nation
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Killing SAA could change the course of a nation

What the money could have been used for is a far greater sin.
Heads must roll in Esidimeni scandal
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Heads must roll in Esidimeni scandal

The incompetence of officials in the Gauteng department of health cannot be condoned – and nor can it be covered up.
Shaik is ready to take on Zuma
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Shaik is ready to take on Zuma

The convicted corrupter says, without a trace of irony, that he will be ‘guided by my conscience’ in giving evidence.
Let’s all donate blood
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Let’s all donate blood

It’s easy, you’ll be an instant hero, plus you get a free biscuit.
Tall tale of Twitter’s king
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Tall tale of Twitter’s king

“What do you mean they’re copying me in Africa? And second of all, where is Africa? Next to Nambia?’
An Onion for Dove for not realising its ad touching on race would spark a furore
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An Onion for Dove for not realising its ad touching on race would spark a furore

I can’t understand how Dove didn’t put this through a confidential process of vetting, which may have turned up the eventual objection.
MTN8 final just too close to call
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MTN8 final just too close to call

The clash between Cape Town City and SuperSport United is a repeat of the 2017 Telkom Knockout Final, when City stunned Matsatsantsa 2-1 to lift the trophy.
Jury is still out on four-day cricket Tests
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Jury is still out on four-day cricket Tests

Attendance at Test cricket has dipped since the start of T20s, but it still remains the flagship of the sport.
When giants KPMG, McKinsey slip and fall…
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When giants KPMG, McKinsey slip and fall…

When once in a blue moon one of these giants is brought to its knees, there is a certain schadenfreude.
Timol vindicated at long last
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Timol vindicated at long last

He gave his life so that this country would be a better place.
Army on streets is copping out
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Army on streets is copping out

Any country which has to deploy its military to secure internal peace is clearly a country where law and order is disintegrating.

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