Editorials 20.2.2018 05:00 am

Opposition’s eyes on Ramaphosa

Yesterday opposition parties quickly reminded the new South African president that talk is cheap and they would hold him accountable for his actions.

While Friday was all about exchanging pleasantries after Cyril Ramaphosa’s maiden State of the Nation address, yesterday opposition parties quickly reminded the new South African president that talk is cheap and they would hold him accountable for his actions.

Opposition’s eyes on Ramaphosa
Opposition’s eyes on Ramaphosa

Opposition’s eyes on Ramaphosa

Yesterday opposition parties quickly reminded the new South African president that talk is cheap and they would hold him accountable for his actions.

A story of pigs and troughs
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A story of pigs and troughs

The Gupta family and its stooges and propaganda arms were arrogantly peddling the narrative of white monopoly capital.
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Proteas give fans reason to worry

With just over 15 months to go until the next World Cup in the United Kingdom, the depth of South African cricket is looking rather thin.
Teachers are this country’s future
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Teachers are this country’s future

We salute Marj Brown and all our other wonderful teachers.
Get the Super Rugby ball rolling
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Get the Super Rugby ball rolling

The Lions team looks slightly different to the team that lost their second successive Super Rugby final last year.
Cyril channels spirit of Madiba
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Cyril channels spirit of Madiba

Ramaphosa will have to undo the serious damage of the Jacob Zuma years.
It’s a new dawn, but never, ever again a Zuma
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It’s a new dawn, but never, ever again a Zuma

Our new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, stands at the dawn of what could turn out to be a brand new day, metaphorically speaking, in the life of South Africa.
Dismal Proteas must man up
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Dismal Proteas must man up

To add insult to a series loss, the Indians have now wrenched away South Africa’s title as best one-day cricket team in the world.
Zuma leaves a legacy of infamy
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Zuma leaves a legacy of infamy

Yesterday’s public refusal, on SABC TV, to step down was a situation unprecedented in the ANC’s history, either as a liberation movement or governing political party.
Zuma, at least leave with dignity
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Zuma, at least leave with dignity

The ANC announced yesterday it had decided to ‘recall’ Zuma from the highest office in the land, just as it did with Thabo Mbeki in 2008.
Army’s sad track record continues
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Army’s sad track record continues

Indeed, this country reportedly has one of the worst records of indiscipline in this area.
Axe protector if she can’t explain ‘investigative case’ into Guptas
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Axe protector if she can’t explain ‘investigative case’ into Guptas

At least some of that money was round-tripped back to South Africa to pay for the lavish Gupta wedding at Sun City in 2013.
ANC’s dithering on Zuma an insult
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ANC’s dithering on Zuma an insult

The reality is that Zuma and his network deprived hundreds of thousands of poor and deserving citizens of money which could have made a difference to their lives.
Farm workers in the firing line
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Farm workers in the firing line

Unrest over the failure of service delivery can only be exacerbated if the taps run dry and thirst becomes an increasingly pressing problem for the poor.
De Lille ready to fight with Mpofu
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De Lille ready to fight with Mpofu

De Lille is facing corruption charges after the Democratic Alliance had earlier indicated that it wants her removed as mayor.
Beware repeat of Esidimeni tragedy
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Beware repeat of Esidimeni tragedy

The victims were among those unable to fully comprehend or adequately protect themselves from the vicissitudes of an already harsh existence in a climate unprepared to protect or nurture them.
AB maybe the man to turn the tide
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AB maybe the man to turn the tide

After winning the first two Tests against India to claim the three-match series, South Africa lost the final match on a tricky Wanderers pitch.
Brace for budget that will hurt
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Brace for budget that will hurt

There are few options open to the authorities. Increasing Value Added Tax (VAT) by just one percent would bring in immediately an extra R22 billion.
Cyril must get on with ousting Zuma
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Cyril must get on with ousting Zuma

In the legal context, the ANC has no power to grant Zuma immunity from prosecution.
Stacking the odds against yourself
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Stacking the odds against yourself

But you’ll know about it instantly when you don’t have it and disaster comes calling.
What exactly is Zuma’s game plan?
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What exactly is Zuma’s game plan?

The Russians wore down the Germans with a dogged defence of the city, block by block, street by street and house by house.
Green energy the solution, Eskom
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Green energy the solution, Eskom

One of the areas where that argument has been used ad nauseum is that of renewable energy.
Charge attacker of JZ supporter
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Charge attacker of JZ supporter

Yesterday, we could see that the winds of change are swirling around Luthuli House.
Think-tank can solve water woes
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Think-tank can solve water woes

Let’s put our heads together and find a safe, workable option to help solve the water crisis in the Western Cape.
Dark weekend for SA sport
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Dark weekend for SA sport

The only consolation was the Blitzboks, who stretched their lead to eight points after four legs of the Sevens Series.
Students must get taxpayers’ money
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Students must get taxpayers’ money

These young people are the future of our country and they deserve to be given the best start possible in life.

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