Editorials 15.10.2018 09:15 am

Government must make policy on land clear

Farmers will tell you that their business is held hostage to many things outside their control.

Farmers sometimes seem like eternal optimists. Their hope that “next year will be better” doesn’t prove their starry-eyed naivety ... it is a realistic indication of their character: they frequently have no option but to continue what they’re doing.

Government must make policy on land clear
Government must make policy on land clear

Government must make policy on land clear

Farmers will tell you that their business is held hostage to many things outside their control.

Lots of positives in Bafana victory
Editorials

Lots of positives in Bafana victory

As the saying goes, ‘one swallow does not a summer make’, so we don’t know what the rest of the rainy season holds.
Mabuza case yet another ANC crack showing
Editorials

Mabuza case yet another ANC crack showing

An unseemly legal fight is another in a series of ANC internal disputes which indicate there is plenty of suspicious conduct even within its own membership.
ARV shortage shows government is playing with lives
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ARV shortage shows government is playing with lives

Yet again, our government lurches from crisis to crisis with ‘firefighting’ management the order of the day.
Jaundiced Eye: Democratic SA is unable to control its pyromania
Columns

Jaundiced Eye: Democratic SA is unable to control its pyromania

We murder people with burning tyre necklaces. We burn down schools, torch clinics and now, the latest fad, we set trains ablaze.
Hoping for the homeboys’ fortunes to change for the better
Columns

Hoping for the homeboys’ fortunes to change for the better

In terms of titles, the country hasn’t exactly been enjoying its best run in the lead-up to ‘Africa’s Major’.
Orchids and Onions: Absa ad is on the money
Columns

Orchids and Onions: Absa ad is on the money

An Onion to the painfully slow SA Post Office for its lightning-fast branded vehicle. I won’t post it because I doubt whether it would get there.
Ramaphosa has the edge over Zuma faction when it comes to economic policy
Opinion

Ramaphosa has the edge over Zuma faction when it comes to economic policy

However, it’s clear that power in the ANC remains finely balanced.
The challenge of remembering Pik Botha
Opinion

The challenge of remembering Pik Botha

While he joined the ANC and was liberal compared to other Nats, many won’t want to remember him as anything other than the symbol of oppression.
SA is being kept in financial chains by looters
Editorials

SA is being kept in financial chains by looters

What the VBS tragedy – for that is what it is – has taught us is that the politicians of South Africa share one motivation … and that is not service to the people.
Taxi drivers are not above the law
Editorials

Taxi drivers are not above the law

The JMPD should concentrate on policing gross moving violations rather than on moneymaking speed trapping.
#MeToo: Outrage is not enough, action is needed
Columns

#MeToo: Outrage is not enough, action is needed

Accusers will continue to be the sacrificial lambs in the fight against gender-based violence until society is as hard on these crimes as they are on those who report them.
Tito can’t play footsie with SA, our economy needs a marriage
Columns

Tito can’t play footsie with SA, our economy needs a marriage

We need growth. We need job creation. And that’s something only a solid long-term marriage between Tito and our glorious country can provide.
We should also believe in our economy… like Britain does
Editorials

We should also believe in our economy… like Britain does

Poverty, unemployment and underdevelopment will have to be tackled. But, it is really good to know that there are others who believe in SA.
Rebuild the dignity of coloured communities
Editorials

Rebuild the dignity of coloured communities

The only way to break the ‘endless cycle’ of despair and poverty is by upgrading communities and by providing work opportunities for residents.
Everybody must come clean about their Gupta dealings
Columns

Everybody must come clean about their Gupta dealings

All Cabinet ministers and former public representatives must own up about the roles they played to enable state capture with the Guptas.
There’s no shame in walking away from unhealthy relationships
Columns

There’s no shame in walking away from unhealthy relationships

While ‘what will the neighbours say?’ remains a huge factor in why many women remain in a marriage, staying alive should trump any opposing reason.
Tito Mboweni lights up Cyril’s new dawn
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Tito Mboweni lights up Cyril’s new dawn

That Mboweni now controls the purse strings could be the early Christmas present SA sorely needs.
Ordinary people hurt by Limpopo water project flop
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Ordinary people hurt by Limpopo water project flop

We hope that this will not be another opportunity lost to improve the lives of ordinary people – workers and rural dwellers – because of incompetence … or worse.
Don’t accept Winnie road renaming without participation
Columns

Don’t accept Winnie road renaming without participation

City policy requires the renaming process to be ‘clear, inclusive and consultative’. Instead, there’s been a muddle. Few have any idea what happened.
My bucket list consists of only two important items
Columns

My bucket list consists of only two important items

My list is mainly about the state of our country – and that of the world at large – and what I’d love to see happen.
What’s really keeping Nene up at night?
Opinion

What’s really keeping Nene up at night?

The minister may well end up losing his job in the wake of his Gupta meetings. But there may be other reasons he’s keen to see the back of government service.
Commuters are the big losers in Prasa saga
Editorials

Commuters are the big losers in Prasa saga

Prasa had to get a high court ruling late on Sunday to avoid its safety permit being pulled, but the matter is back in court on Thursday.
Supra now truly out in the cold
Editorials

Supra now truly out in the cold

Everyone is curious to see what his next step is, as his decision to quit leaves him further isolated from power.
There are no good guys left in ANC
Columns

There are no good guys left in ANC

What did ‘the good guys’ do to fight state capture while it was happening? What did Ramaphosa do to fight?
The strange truths about pangas
Columns

The strange truths about pangas

It seems that the panga is a very popular dispute resolution tool among a large proportion of the population, especially on a Saturday night.

 

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