Editorials 19.6.2018 08:40 am

Humble Beast has done SA proud

When he touches the ball in any match in this country, the roar of ‘Beast’ goes up. It happens often overseas, too – testament to his international fame.

Tendai Mtawarira looked anything but the “Beast” of his nickname as he posed for photographs after the end of the second Test against England in Bloemfontein on Saturday night.

Humble Beast has done SA proud
Humble Beast has done SA proud

Humble Beast has done SA proud

When he touches the ball in any match in this country, the roar of ‘Beast’ goes up. It happens often overseas, too – testament to his international fame.

Red flags go up over Liberty data breach
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Red flags go up over Liberty data breach

Most worrying about the hacking, say experts, was the first the company heard about it was a ransom demand from the data ‘kidnappers’.
The EFF’s voice matters, even if we don’t like it
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The EFF’s voice matters, even if we don’t like it

The party represents those who are frustrated and angry about the lack of change in their lives since 1994.
It’s hard to see the truth about Eskom in all this darkness
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It’s hard to see the truth about Eskom in all this darkness

The power utility has turned off what we were starting to hope was light at the end of the tunnel.
Please clean up the State Security Agency, for the nation’s sake
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Please clean up the State Security Agency, for the nation’s sake

The lack of effective crime intelligence is evident in rampant criminality so we wonder what the SSA will have neglected during the Zuma years.
Don’t forget the lessons of 1976
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Don’t forget the lessons of 1976

People are rising up against the oppression of failed service delivery and corruption, and it’s a people’s revolt not driven by any political party.
Our law and order enforcers need more law and order
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Our law and order enforcers need more law and order

The police in Eersterust were firing directly at people with rubber bullets, which is either a deliberate violation of procedure or lack of training.
Hlaudi must never be allowed near any public broadcasting entity again
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Hlaudi must never be allowed near any public broadcasting entity again

Motsoeneng often came across in public as clownlike, but underneath he plotted to become South Africa’s Dr Goebbels.
Cash guards can’t be equally armed to robbers
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Cash guards can’t be equally armed to robbers

This might escalate the situation to the point where we have shoot-outs in our streets with machine guns. And we don’t want that …
Jail civil servants if it creates civility
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Jail civil servants if it creates civility

Many of those running our country treat ordinary people as second class citizens and if we have to lock up people to make that change, then so be it.
Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s smoke mirrors her inability
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Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s smoke mirrors her inability

The Zille probe looks like cynical opportunism by Mkhwebane, aimed at deflecting criticism from the way she has handled her office.
Get back on track by serving SA selflessly
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Get back on track by serving SA selflessly

The ‘old ANC’ was made up of people who fought for an ideal – freedom, democracy and equality – and they stood shoulder to shoulder, regardless of race.
Nukes or no nukes, we still have a planet to save
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Nukes or no nukes, we still have a planet to save

We need to realise that we are all neighbours on this fragile planet and the real war we should be fighting is to save our environment.
Civil servants should be grateful
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Civil servants should be grateful

Government workers will get raises of between 6% and 7% – more than fair in SA’s current economic climate.
A win for SA rugby and the nation’s pride
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A win for SA rugby and the nation’s pride

The real winners on Saturday were South African rugby and South African national pride.
MPs’ cancelled soccer ‘jol’ was indeed suspect
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MPs’ cancelled soccer ‘jol’ was indeed suspect

What good was it going to do sending parliamentarians – most of whom have no experience in the real world, never mind in teaching – to do the survey on our behalf?
Dad’s fate shows the real toll of crime
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Dad’s fate shows the real toll of crime

Someone died, indirectly, because of appallingly high rate of violent crime and because a father carried a gun as he felt he needed it for protection.
The race straw is easy for the EFF to grasp
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The race straw is easy for the EFF to grasp

It’s not quite so easy to present logical, visionary policies to change the country in which we live.
Maimane gets it wrong with e-tolls
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Maimane gets it wrong with e-tolls

Surely the DA and Maimane could have come up with something better this week than blaming the latest fuel price increase on e-tolls.
We must have confidence in Cyril to repair economic confidence
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We must have confidence in Cyril to repair economic confidence

New President Cyril Ramaphosa is changing the country and trying to root out corruption and bad governance. We have to hold tight until his efforts start bearing fruit.
Cop killers should get no-parole life sentences
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Cop killers should get no-parole life sentences

We have to let cop killers know they will not get away with it.
Milking the public has got to stop
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Milking the public has got to stop

Government has come to see the fuel levies as some sort of inexhaustible piggy bank – very little of which actually gets spent on transport or roads funding.
The ‘stinking sellout’ will purge those like you, Madam Mayor
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The ‘stinking sellout’ will purge those like you, Madam Mayor

Dihlabeng mayor Lindiwe Makhalema, a Magashule ally, has been accused of meddling in government projects and is hardly a paragon of virtue.
SA must bite the bullet and ban health sector strikes
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SA must bite the bullet and ban health sector strikes

When you stop a hospital from functioning, you may be complicit in an act of multiple murder.
KPMG saga reminds us that graft can hide everywhere
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KPMG saga reminds us that graft can hide everywhere

Corruption is not solely confined to government offices … and big firms can give a veneer of respectability to all sorts of criminality.
Ramaphosa’s semi apology for Zuma is just the start
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Ramaphosa’s semi apology for Zuma is just the start

The president says the right things but true change is still a long way coming.

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