Best of opinions: A compromise is the only way to save the ANC

2017-06-26 15:54
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

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The possibility that the ANC might lose power in the 2019 elections is increasingly bearing on members of the party as they struggle to take positions on the leadership that need to be elected in the forthcoming elective conference of the party to be held in December.

When it comes to the possibility that the party will further shed support in 2019, the only thing remaining for the ANC is to adopt an effective damage control plan to minimise an impending loss.

In a situation like this, Ramaphosa and Dlamini-Zuma would have to be brought to compromise and agree to some form of a list of top leadership comprising of individuals from both camps, writes Ralph Mathekga.

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Preventing the next big taxi strike

Johannesburg road users were stuck in a queue of great frustration last week when Joburg taxi drivers decided to close down all major highways in the city and bring the Johannesburg economy to a standstill.

The greatest frustration of the South African taxi industry, however, is not the temporary inconvenience to middle class and well-off South Africans during a one day strike. The greatest frustration is to those who have to make use of the taxi industry on a daily basis.

The big question here is how do we best remedy the frustration of taxi owners, taxi drivers and taxi commuters?

So what now? How can the taxi industry find relief? The answer is not so far-fetched. State funding and subsidising, writes Oliver Dickson.

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Dissecting bodies is not in my job description

Some employees are quick to point out when something they are asked to do is not in their job description. But if you have been moaning about extra admin or coffee-making chores coming your way, spare a thought for the mortuary staff at the Gauteng Health Department: in between driving and cleaning duties, they have been dissecting bodies without being supervised, writes Susan Erasmus.

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