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Commission of inquiry into Proteas

2019-06-25 08:53

We need yet another commission. Yes, that is the sad reality after the unsurprising defeat to a Mickey Arthur led Pakistan and CWC elimination.

Easy solution to erase municipal debt to Eskom

2019-06-25 08:34

Basic premise: Eskom needs money in large part because municipal debt to Eskom is very high. At present government bails out Eskom and it bails out failing municipalities. There may be an easy solution.

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy has far reaching implications

2019-06-19 10:53

In an article on 14 June written by Boitumelo Matshaba on W24 entitled "9 Ways Drinking Alcohol Can Affect You As A Woman" the article speaks about the dangers of alcohol during pregnancy and how "Signs of FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) always appear when the child is born".

Young South Africans speak: Why we are leaving the country

2019-04-26 16:14

News24 asked young people to send to us their reasons for leaving and what would have to be different for them to return to South Africa, or not leave at all. The response was overwhelming.

 
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Riding on the bullet train to your dream city

2019-06-25 08:41

I hope, if or when your dream becomes a reality, that the citizens who leave their homes very early in the morning, to catch two or three modes of transport to work will be the prioritised passenger group on your bullet train.

Focus on Grade R, not free higher education

2019-06-21 15:56

How are we going to prepare our young people for the jobs of the future when we are STILL battling with basics? Why are we still here?

The Public Protector and God: Quo vadis?

2019-06-18 16:06

Make no mistake, I fear the Almighty, and respect his works, but I understand why the drafters of our Constitution found it wise to leave God out of the decision-making process of appointing and removing the Public Protector.

HRH Cyril Ramaphosa

2019-06-20 10:51

With the upcoming SONA we will have to see if Ramaphosa will speak to those dissidents within his own party or remain quiet ultimately giving them the power to go rogue.

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Avarice is destroying the moral fibre of our society

2019-06-19 08:36

Cyril Ramaphosa may have the political will but his organisation is so inured to malfeasance to let go. The so-called fight back brigade is just the tip of the ice-berg.

Mosque shootout not linked to violent extremism

2019-06-18 12:19

The robbery and shootout that ensued outside the Hamidia Musjid mosque in Newtown, Johannesburg is not act of violent extremism as is being speculated on social media.

Bar too low if Nthai is allowed to return to his job

2019-06-11 09:13

If Seth Nthai is simply forgiven by the legal fraternity because he owned up, said sorry and promised not to accept bribes again, the (legal) bar is set too low.

Competent officials, active civil society a shining light

2019-06-07 13:17

As a taxpayer, I feel that every effort should be made where possible to coax these highly skilled people with the right attitude back to the fold of serving the people of South Africa with their expertise.

Reaping the benefits of Lesufiism

2019-06-18 13:04

Lesufi was back at education quicker than Des Weekend-special Van Rooyen served as Minister of Finance. The difference is that people have faith in MEC Lesufi.

Responsibility is key, but the state must play its role

2019-06-10 10:27

There are many reasons why a Zodwa born in Site B, Khayelitsha is already disadvantaged compared to a Stacy born in Constantia. Their lives and opportunities are vastly different and though I believe university education can tip the scales, Zodwa still will need to be a provider for 5-10 hungry family members.

Aortic hemorrhage of economy has already happened: Weak president, skills exodus, growing population

2019-06-07 13:08

On the one hand, the economy is contracting and on the other, South Africa is confronted with rapid population growth that will increase not reduce poverty.

SARS should consider a tax return threshold for pensioners

2019-06-04 15:41

Commissioner Edward Kieswetter should consider tax paying pensioners and lighten the burden on them as far as submitting tax returns are concerned.

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