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The house that fell apart

23 November 2014 15:00

The recent behaviour displayed by our parliamentarians is disturbing, with the name-calling, shouting and refusal to obey the rules of the House.

Honour our icons while they’re alive

23 November 2014 15:00

Nelson Mandela, the father of South Africa’s freedom, had to overcome so many barriers; so many prejudices and misconceptions, lies and struggles, before he liberated his country.

Cops have lost control

9 November 2014 15:00

The brutal murder of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa at the hands of merciless gun-toting criminals is an indictment of the current state of policing in South Africa.

Lwandle was a political ploy

4 November 2014 13:00

The article “Lwandle’s poor must have their dignity restored” by Thami Ka Plaatjie (City Press, October 26 2014) once more proved the Lwandle inquiry was little more than a political hit squad.

Why are we a nation of haters?

2 November 2014 15:00

I am appalled at how some people have reacted to the sad news about the passing of Orlando Pirates and Bafana goalkeeper, and the captain of both teams, on social networks in recent days.

Dear struggle elder …

29 October 2014 13:45

Please stop telling me about respect because you only have oppression, corruption and ageism to give in return. Do not hide your incapacity, insecurity and unintelligibility with age – it’s stale and it’s embarrassing.

Jacob Zuma must face his problems

26 October 2014 15:00

There are three things that cannot be hidden for long: the sun, the moon and the truth. These are the words of Buddha. President Jacob Zuma should be made to take responsibility for the allegations of corruption that have been thrown at him.

Word of advice: Dig deeper

19 October 2014 15:00

I was quite astonished to read your article “Arms deal critic wilts under scrutiny” (City Press, October 12 2014), which you immediately contradicted by saying that I stood my ground.

Nkandla hearings

12 October 2014 15:00

Readers responded overwhelmingly that the hearings into the security upgrades at President Zuma’s Nkandla home should be open to the media and it’s in the public interest to know what happened.

Sadtu is mediocre

12 October 2014 15:00

During its national congress at the weekend, teacher union Sadtu rejected progressive and much-needed steps aimed at addressing challenges and shortcomings in our education system.

Defending Jacob Zuma at all costs

5 October 2014 15:00

I have watched the deliberations of the ad hoc committee considering the recommendations contained in the Public Protector’s Nkandla report with amazement, shock and awe.

Bafana Bafana: The pride of the nation

There is nothing as sweet as a hard-earned victory. Ask Bafana Bafana. They should be over the moon at qualifying for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

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