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Many years ago Clem Sunter said that for us the High Road would be to follow the example set by Brazil - not Europe. But our compass was a bit off, and we're heading for Venezuela.
The issue here is not about freedom of speech, it's about the methods of applying that freedom of speech, particularly in a quasi-instructive approach that mobilises people to react in a particular manner - huge difference!
When the drought set in, all citizens were requested to conserve water. This led to the CoCT not meeting their budgeted target as less water was sold. Next, the same residents were hit with severe water tariff increases to balance the CoCT budget.
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.
The country is on a knife's edge, and the hour is late. Now is the time for you, Mr President, to draw back your shoulders, push out your chest and emerge from the shadows of mediocrity and become the people's champion.
President Cyril Ramaphosa meets Grammy Award Winning Soweto Gospel Choir following they were nominated for Oscars. (Photo: SANDILE NDLOVU)
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2019 has been an interestingly frustrating year in terms of working towards achieving true transformation on campus. Unfortunately, discussions and topics from years ago have resurfaced, with people questioning social issues that have actually been proven through task teams and academic, research articles.
Communicate with your people and demand positive change from all ministers, and local authorities, that will result in turning the tide of doom and gloom and make us all proud South Africans again.
Just when South Africa was preparing to to start a new chapter, a 'new dawn', under the leadership of Ramaphosa, the country finds itself caught up in a 'no-man's land' scenario.
I am not ‘Gogo Dlamini’ but I am an ordinary South African citizen and I can tell you quite clearly that the Office of the Public Protector appears to me to have little or no interest in us.
"You may be able to pursue compensation for your child’s personal injury."
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If Home Affairs has not recorded your surname correctly, first check that you marriage officer correctly entered your name on the register as you requested.
Considering that AB de Villiers' hairdressing requirements are considerably less onerous than a Neymar or Ronaldo, maybe we should consider giving him a break and letting him play again on his own terms.
To tell someone who has very little or no resources to even go and look for a job to remain hopeful is just not good enough.
After a successful sixth IEC election we enter into a new post election era. As we usher in the "new dawn", it is imperative that we inspire the change we want to see implemented amongst our communities and the nation as a whole.
I would have rather not allowed Jacob Zuma to derail the focus of the country and the movement away from mandate of the Zondo commission of inquiry because that is precisely what his outburst is intended to achieve.
When the country sees the very top of the pile getting away with blatant corruption it is little wonder why crime flourishes.
By crafting policies based on people's current financial situation we are able to assist all poor people, most of whom will be black, without excluding anyone and creating more injustice.
It's been a week in which the president and the Public Protector have both been mired in controversy as a result of her controversial reports. Here's what readers had to say.
Zuma claims and clearly remembers that there was a long running plot against him. He claims that several attempts were made on his life since the 1990s. This seems strange as he did not display any fear at ANC rallies or events where he openly sang and danced on stage and with the public.
It is easy forget that black and white were once united in the fight against apartheid. Why are South Africans so divided along skin colour in 2019?
Zuma's accusations that two of his comrades Ngoako Ramatlhodi and Siphiwe Nyanda, among others, were agents of the apartheid regime, hence they want to destroy him, can not be taken lightly.
It may be naive to seek to predict what the outcome of a nation's leader would turn out to be. South Africa's sixth administration is still coming out of the starting blocks.
It is extremely easy, taking a mere split-second to share a video, but pre-sharing it, it is the duty and responsibility of the sharer to ethically deem whether the to-be shared content is an infringement on the basic privacy rights of the subject within the video.
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