Columns 1.12.2017 05:53 am

Women abuse: here’s a plan

A first step to deter violence against women would be to establish community courts in every region to mete out justice.

The details of the abduction and murder of 21-year-old Hannah Cornelius and her friend Cheslin Marsh (who survived) in May made headlines on Wednesday.

Women abuse: here’s a plan
Women abuse: here’s a plan

Women abuse: here’s a plan

A first step to deter violence against women would be to establish community courts in every region to mete out justice.

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Captured – and held to ransom

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Moyane must do right thing … quit

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Have happiness Di never had, Harry

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Poo-throwing at Gordhan event smacks of intolerance

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Idiocy at the top rules supreme

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Mid-week Reflections: When you return from taxpayer-funded foreign trips, account!

Maybe there is a link between service delivery and tours abroad by delegates from the multitude of departments, state-owned entities and municipalities.
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Turn off these taps, Nomvula

Fire those people, Minister Mokonyane, before you turn off the taps.
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Have confidence in Mashaba

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Junk status looms large for SA

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Eskom inquiry eye opener
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Eskom inquiry eye opener

If there is a lesson that can be taken from the Zimbabwean coup that was not a coup, it must be that despots and dictators stay in power because they have the support of those around them.
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Demi-Leigh makes South Africa proud

Nel-Peters became the first Miss South Africa to win the title since Margaret Gardiner won in 1978.
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A modern-day Pinocchio

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Spar’s feel-good factor

Online shopping site OLX gets an onion for a search engine that seriously misfires.
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Din in Zim may wake South Africa up

There is no certainty the events of the past 10 days will bring democracy to Zimbabwe. But it is conceivable they will awake South Africans from their own sleepwalk along the path that destroyed Zimbabwe.
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Show meaning of ‘serve the people’, politicians

Undoubtedly, there was a political motivation in this act of kindness by Msimanga.
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Bok coach Coetzee has missed a trick

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee may have tweaked his squad for today’s Test against Italy in Padova, but one still feels he missed a trick by not experimenting more.
Mugabe is now gone, clear his pollution
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Mugabe is now gone, clear his pollution

Zimbabwe needs a truth and reparations commission for Zimbabweans to come to terms with the past under ‘liberation oppression’.
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#BlackFriday: Tough times aside, it’s shopping time

When the going gets tough, so they say, the tough go shopping.
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Let’s care about others again, SA

Sadly, the Esidimeni outrage is merely one symptom of the sickness in our country, and which afflicts many civil servants.
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Yes, Lynne, let justice be served

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What now for Zimbabwe?

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Mugabe, after making a fuss for a few days following the ‘intervention’ of the military, took his things – chief among them his sense of being ‘king for life’ – and left peacefully.
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Benefits of blowing a gasket

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Mid-week Reflections: Gauteng ANC PEC, Esidimeni and ignorantia juris non excusat

The only rationale left is that Mahlangu’s robust objection towards testifying at Life Esidimeni hearings is in order to save ANC Gauteng PEC’s face before the elective conference.

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