Editorials 23.9.2017 05:45 am

SA needs judges willing to stick their necks out for the cause

On Thursday, a high court judge spoke out against the dire state of rule of law in SA.

It’s not often you hear a judge scathingly question the laws of a country, so when one does, you tend to sit up and take notice.

SA needs judges willing to stick their necks out for the cause
SA needs judges willing to stick their necks out for the cause

SA needs judges willing to stick their necks out for the cause

On Thursday, a high court judge spoke out against the dire state of rule of law in SA.

Markram at long last gets chance
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Markram at long last gets chance

He looks set to make his Test debut against Bangladesh in the first Test in Potchefstroom next week.
Sort out the mess of student monies
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Sort out the mess of student monies

According to the aggrieved students, NSFAS has failed to pay over money for tuition fees, accommodation costs and stipends for food.
Khoza, Dlamini-Zuma take centre stage
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Khoza, Dlamini-Zuma take centre stage

Khoza has sympathy from urban voters while Dlamini-Zuma has been spending her time recently in rural areas, where she has been well received.
New Proteas coach faces tough task
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New Proteas coach faces tough task

Having represented Border, Griquas and Gauteng in his playing days, Gibson is no stranger to South African cricket.
Uncontested top six is another Zuma ploy to dodge the bullet
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Uncontested top six is another Zuma ploy to dodge the bullet

Any form of compromise will avoid the tackling of the elephant-in-the-room issue, which is the president himself.
#DataMustFall, government must step in
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#DataMustFall, government must step in

Expensive data stifles economic growth and that is a fact.
Women finally get meaningful voice
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Women finally get meaningful voice

Whatever happens at the ANC national conference in December, women are at last going to get a serious voice in matters of government.
Taxi war: Makhura must take charge
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Taxi war: Makhura must take charge

According to the premier, there are 2 909 metered taxis on the records of the transport department, only 500 of whom comply with permit requirements.
ANC MP whipping Booi is not too sharp, is he?
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ANC MP whipping Booi is not too sharp, is he?

This member of parliamentary watchdog body Scopa appears impervious to irony.
Being drunk is not an excuse
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Being drunk is not an excuse

We are almost at a loss for words following the horrific incident when a drunken man urinated over a homeless man in a street in Pretoria.
Get out of bed with crooks now
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Get out of bed with crooks now

What happened to KPMG should serve as a chilling warning to all those other firms in bed with crooks.
Bafana are just not good enough
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Bafana are just not good enough

Whether you agree with Fifa’s decision to replay the Senegal match or not, Bafana were simply not good enough to face Cape Verde.
Tough challenge for Boks, but we’re positive
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Tough challenge for Boks, but we’re positive

The team is still a work in progress and things get better all the time.
Manana wasn’t fooling anyone
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Manana wasn’t fooling anyone

The impeccably dressed former deputy minister was in confident form after pleading guilty to the assault charges.
Tolls there to milk consumers, yes?
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Tolls there to milk consumers, yes?

The most unfair aspect of the whole system is that motorists continue to pay escalating annual toll fees every year.
KZN spat shows ANC is no monolith
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KZN spat shows ANC is no monolith

Should the illegally elected leadership attempt to run the nomination process in the lead-up to the party’s national conference in December, there will be legal challenges.
The joke’s never on you, Trevor Noah
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The joke’s never on you, Trevor Noah

You remind us we can laugh at each other and at ourselves and that defining yourself by your colour is the real joke.
Road users won’t miss you, Nazir Alli
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Road users won’t miss you, Nazir Alli

He was abusive and dictatorial in forcing through the concept of e-tolls and was dismissive of all critics.
Anderson doesn’t need to be ‘gutted’
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Anderson doesn’t need to be ‘gutted’

It was his first Grand Slam final, surpassing his previous best finish of reaching the quarterfinals of the US Open two years ago.
Zuma’s anti-Cyril plan is dangerous
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Zuma’s anti-Cyril plan is dangerous

The president may be able to avoid prosecution for good once Dlamini-Zuma is in charge in the Union Buildings.
Knives are out for Zuma dissidents
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Knives are out for Zuma dissidents

The power play for Dlamini-Zuma’s rise to power is well and truly under way.
Buoyant Boks out to buck trend
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Buoyant Boks out to buck trend

If they are to beat the Wallabies Down Under for the first time since 2013, they’ll have to be on top of their game.
Bafana Bafana go from bad to worse
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Bafana Bafana go from bad to worse

The Ghanaian referee who awarded a nonexistent penalty to Bafana in the November 2016 qualifier in Polokwane, which Bafana won 2-1 has been banned for life.
Kevin Anderson is tennis’ new superhero
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Kevin Anderson is tennis’ new superhero

The 31-year-old has over the last 10 days at Flushing Meadows shown his 2015 US Open quarterfinal appearance was no fluke.
Cancelling 18-month-old traffic fines a good move
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Cancelling 18-month-old traffic fines a good move

The move has sent a clear message to municipal authorities that they need to get their act together when it comes to traffic law enforcement.

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