Editorials 19.4.2018 09:45 am

How to reduce the carnage on our roads

There needs to be basic traffic education, beginning in primary school, which will help reduce the huge numbers of pedestrians killed every year.

Another minister, another commitment to reduce the carnage on our roads. This time, it was recently appointed Transport Minister Blade Nzimande – with suitably lugubrious countenance – informing us that 510 people died in vehicle-related incidents over Easter.

How to reduce the carnage on our roads
How to reduce the carnage on our roads

How to reduce the carnage on our roads

There needs to be basic traffic education, beginning in primary school, which will help reduce the huge numbers of pedestrians killed every year.

Ramaphosa in UK for good of SA, not to take orders
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Ramaphosa in UK for good of SA, not to take orders

He is there to tell everybody who will listen that SA is open for business – and that the era of Zuma and state capture has been left behind.
Brian Molefe must face justice for fraud
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Brian Molefe must face justice for fraud

Molefe should face justice for his brazen attempt to defraud taxpayers, who ultimately are the victims here.
Thanks, Martha, for showing us to care
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Thanks, Martha, for showing us to care

This is a reminder to us that we all have a capacity to care for others, to look beyond race and see each other as equals.
A big thank you for selfless service, Retha Meintjes
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A big thank you for selfless service, Retha Meintjes

She has established for herself a reputation as a fierce fighter for the rights, particularly, of abused women and children.
Time might be running out for Supra Mahumapelo
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Time might be running out for Supra Mahumapelo

Mahumapelo has been linked in a number of ways to the Guptas and his political fortunes have been waning since Zuma’s ouster.
Time to speak out against sexual predators
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Time to speak out against sexual predators

The more people speak out and the more they demand justice, the sooner these predators can be stopped in their tracks.
Great send-off did Winnie proud
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Great send-off did Winnie proud

Whatever your views of Winnie or of the politicking around her death, the funeral ceremonies were conducted with respect and dignity.
We owe it to Winnie to make things right
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We owe it to Winnie to make things right

Her spirit ignites the emotions, because it refuses to remain silent about injustice. And injustice still scars this country.
Give people their dignity back
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Give people their dignity back

We cannot help but wonder what level of desperation a person must reach to toss his toddler off a roof to save their home.
DA must handle feisty De Lille with care
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DA must handle feisty De Lille with care

She offers a lot to the party, especially now that its ANC opponents have moved to remove the rot in their own ranks.
Govt departments should be more business-like
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Govt departments should be more business-like

They should settle their suppliers’ bills promptly and also treat us, the taxpayers, as customers.
The teasing ‘what ifs’ about Chris Hani
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The teasing ‘what ifs’ about Chris Hani

But we can use Hani’s example – a belief in all people (black and white); a belief in justice – to help us chart a peaceful way forward.
Kudos to UDM for reining in Bobani
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Kudos to UDM for reining in Bobani

It is encouraging that a party realises that, despite the robust nature of politics, there are lines which should not be crossed.
When the mourning’s over, do something meaningful
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When the mourning’s over, do something meaningful

In allowing the growing gulf between rich and poor and white and black, we are disrespecting Madiba’s memory in spite of vows made upon his death.
Time to move on from Oscar Pistorius
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Time to move on from Oscar Pistorius

It is time for all of us to rather consider violence against women in this country in general and in so doing let Reeva’s spirit serve our nation.
Tshwane leads in war against drugs
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Tshwane leads in war against drugs

The city has budgeted R40 million for 2017- 2018 for a number of different programmes to help reduce the harm done by drugs.
Zuma is playing a dangerous game
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Zuma is playing a dangerous game

What is clear is that Zuma’s motley crew of discontents poses a serious threat to the security and stability of this country.
Can’t rule Lions out of title race
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Can’t rule Lions out of title race

The Lions are on top of the overall standings with 25 points.
DA looking good after congress
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DA looking good after congress

The DA needs to put up a united front after being criticised in recent times.
The Zuma frenzy is here to stay – for long
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The Zuma frenzy is here to stay – for long

One thing emerges crystal-clear from the frenzy around Zuma – this is a discordant refrain due to be played over and over again as the legal wrangles emerge.
Garcia goes amiss in Masters horror show
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Garcia goes amiss in Masters horror show

A year ago, he was on top of the world, donning the Green Jacket after his first Major win. This year, the wheels came off at Augusta.
Things are looking up for the taxman
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Things are looking up for the taxman

There are signs that Sars – which suffered dramatically under the reign of former commissioner Tom Moyane – is getting back on track.
Petrol bomb attackers must pay for their cruelty
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Petrol bomb attackers must pay for their cruelty

This is blatant terrorism, the murder of people who are just trying to put food on their families’ tables.
Don’t just call it sabotage, act on it
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Don’t just call it sabotage, act on it

This sort of thing is happening far too often… mainly because angry citizens see that this form of protest seldom has any consequences.
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