Editorials 21.8.2018 08:50 am

Politics won’t deter journalists from seeking the truth

The ugly realities of the past – including the recent allegations of sexual abuse by National Party leaders of boys on Bird Island – still remain.

Many people – including some supposedly intelligent ones – do not believe it is possible to slander or libel a journalist. That’s because, to these people, journalists are somehow subhuman and not entitled to the same rights or legal protections as anyone else.

Politics won’t deter journalists from seeking the truth
Politics won’t deter journalists from seeking the truth

Politics won’t deter journalists from seeking the truth

The ugly realities of the past – including the recent allegations of sexual abuse by National Party leaders of boys on Bird Island – still remain.

DA gets it right with Msimanga
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DA gets it right with Msimanga

Since he became mayor, Msimanga has supposedly turned a R2 billion debt inherited from the ANC into a R704 million surplus.
A cynical attitude towards cops in SA is often justified
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A cynical attitude towards cops in SA is often justified

The most pointless thing that happens every day in South Africa? Taking fingerprints at crime scenes.
Criminals bank on not getting busted
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Criminals bank on not getting busted

Perpetrators know the authorities won’t, or can’t, catch them.
Give shares to mineworkers
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Give shares to mineworkers

Make sure those who risk their lives and health to provide for their families on a daily basis are rewarded accordingly.
Boks need to make a statement
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Boks need to make a statement

The Bok coach has to quickly find the right combinations against tough opposition if SA are to mount a serious threat to winning their third World Cup title.
NPA just needs a decent boss; there has to be more than one Thuli around
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NPA just needs a decent boss; there has to be more than one Thuli around

Thuli Madonsela has clearly indicated she does not want the job.
Bad attitudes lead to poor policing
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Bad attitudes lead to poor policing

The minister of police says the key stumbling block to fighting crime is getting more people into police uniform.
Mashaba you are doing so much good. Please stop tweeting
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Mashaba you are doing so much good. Please stop tweeting

Ironically, it took a DA mayor to expropriate property without compensation for the public good – but sideshows about Trump are doing him no good.
Fear is festering on uncertainty around land expropriation
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Fear is festering on uncertainty around land expropriation

There has been no concrete move by government to detail how the process will work and what classes of property will be targeted first.
DA leaders must think before tweeting
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DA leaders must think before tweeting

Some of the party’s leaders seem to fire off their pearls of wisdom regardless of the potential harm these can do to the organisation.
SA needs a lion to replace the sheep
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SA needs a lion to replace the sheep

The person who replaces Abrahams must be beyond reproach loyal to the people of South Africa, not to the ANC or the president.
Proteas leaders in short supply
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Proteas leaders in short supply

More players need to put their hands up in the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.
We are still capable of reaching for the stars
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We are still capable of reaching for the stars

A spacecraft launched at the weekend will get closer than any human-made object in history to the centre of our solar system.
Cyril has a fight on his hands over job cuts
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Cyril has a fight on his hands over job cuts

Ramaphosa is in for a fight, but it’s one he will have to take head on if he is serious about ensuring the most efficient allocation of public resources.
Chiefs stars must find mojo quickly
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Chiefs stars must find mojo quickly

The Glamour Boys have gone three years without a major trophy, so patience is wearing thin at Naturena.
Abusers of women should face harsher penalties
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Abusers of women should face harsher penalties

Words mean little to a person who believes he has a right to someone else’s body or their space.
Dictators’ Club threatens Africa
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Dictators’ Club threatens Africa

Constitutions and the rule of law mean nothing to the African Dictators’ Club … or to those who look the other way.
National Health Insurance plan: we will all suffer equally
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National Health Insurance plan: we will all suffer equally

The latest figures show that healthcare in Gauteng should be in intensive care itself and given urgent resuscitation.
Empowering women gives a nation power
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Empowering women gives a nation power

Discrimination against women is not only morally wrong, it also may be depriving society of valuable inputs from its best and brightest members.
Zanu-PF grip still strangles Zim
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Zanu-PF grip still strangles Zim

The police and the army have continued the brutality which characterised the crackdown in Harare last week.
Proteas are doing SA proud
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Proteas are doing SA proud

It’s just less than 10 months to next year’s World Cup in England and Wales. Long may the results continue for the men in green.
For SA fans, their sides dare not lose
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For SA fans, their sides dare not lose

The Lions put together a winning streak of 15 matches and extended their play-off record to 21 wins from 21 matches at home.
Let’s hope there’s no final DA-De Lille divorce
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Let’s hope there’s no final DA-De Lille divorce

Keeping De Lille remain on board is crucial if the party is to convince the rest of the country it is not dominated by a clique of conservative white men.
A sigh of relief for SA soccer lovers
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A sigh of relief for SA soccer lovers

The threat of the Premier Soccer League not going ahead as planned was very much a reality up until a few weeks ago.

 

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