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Hunger not the reason for high crime rates

2019-10-11 15:13

We have many squatter camps where people of all races live who are very poor. You do not see all of them going around robbing and murdering people.

Calls on Etzebeth to return prejudicial

2019-10-08 10:36

To suggest that Eben Etzebeth give up a once in a lifetime chance to play out a World Cup that he has spent years preparing for would be to impose what could not subsequently be reversed, making it prejudicial.

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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Stunned by reaction to Etzebeth saga

2019-10-08 10:30

Etzebeth is a professional rugby player at a World Cup. To call for him to return to South Africa to clear his name if he is indeed not guilty borders on idiocy.

Lesufi wrongly equates 'Afrikaans' with 'racist'

2019-09-26 08:58

It is mindboggling that Lesufi deems it appropriate to launch a vitriolic attack against the establishment of a new university that does not require state resources.

South Africa – a nation with a culture of reaction

2019-09-16 15:23

When we happen to have one publicised case of sexual assault or brutal killings, we react with so much noise, calls to be addressed by the president, hashtags and so and so forth. But we do not follow up .

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Banning the Old Flag: What about the Union Jack?

2019-08-28 11:16

More pain, world wide, was however inflicted under the British flag. Everybody apologised after 40-odd years of apartheid. When will the Queen of England apologise for what the British did over hundreds of years all over the world?

The principle of NHI is right, the devil is in the detail

2019-08-19 14:10

What medical aid users now pay for medical aid, will be substituted with a dedicated tax on the same basis as current medical aids, which cross-subsidise older and less healthy clients at the expense of young and fit clients.

Not all states of depression can be lifted

2019-08-13 13:52

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.

We are desperate for a strong SRC in Stellenbosch

2019-08-13 13:58

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.

Open letter to the president: Hold ministers accountable

2019-08-08 14:44

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.

Ramaphosa's greatest hour is before him

2019-08-05 11:21

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.

De Villiers' Boks decision shows poor judgement

2019-09-16 08:43

Peter de Villiers has made a very poor call to announce that he won't support the Boks, and one should expect better from someone who was once the national coach.

South African youth on the move

2019-08-26 10:52

We sure love our country, but we are battling to keep afloat with the lack of resources and opportunities given.

Helen Zille misses the point, again

2019-08-13 13:31

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!

Dear City of Cape Town, with reference to water levels: Reverse the charges

2019-08-08 14:33

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.

Ramaphosa needs to lead. Now more than ever

2019-08-07 08:46

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.

Open letter to the Public Protector regarding sexual predation in schools

2019-08-01 10:26

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.

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