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Root out the culture of blatant ANC nepotism
The deployment of ANC cadres – based on loyalty or family connections – is the reason so many incompetent people litter the civil service.
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The opposition parties are sleeping on the job
Not even the always trigger-ready Red Berets are capitalising on the dire state of affairs to position themselves as a government in waiting.
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Relax, rats, the cats are focused on the dog
Even though Charles is an adorable, cuddly 50kg puppy, the cats still terrorise him at times because, well, they can.
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Poverty is a crime that seems to give licence to commit other crimes
It was heartbreaking to realise that several school pupils we were trying to help apparently couldn’t resist stealing from us.
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A future when Van der Merwe is a Rwandan minister
Retired Rwanda President Paul Kagame, now white-haired but still sharp, looked down from the patio of his residence overlooking the capital of his country.
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What more proof do you need that our government is sick?
The state of the health department’s headquarters tell a very obvious, and absurdly ironic, story.
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A Test series of nasty encounters

Editorials A Test series of nasty encounters

England are undoubtedly a good team, but SA has made them seem like superstars.

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Listen up, all you grandmas

Columns Listen up, all you grandmas

I have deaf relatives, so I know the drill when it comes to using hearing aids properly.

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Orchids and Onions: Now it’s Hyundai’s turn

Columns Orchids and Onions: Now it’s Hyundai’s turn

It’s Orchids all the way for Hyundai and Grid, for their spot-on, attention-grabbing series on the Atos small car.

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Mbalula’s road deaths ‘success’ is a national tragedy

Columns Mbalula’s road deaths ‘success’ is a national tragedy

Whatever the ‘success’ the transport minister noted in the festive season traffic report, 53 people a day die on SA roads.

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ANC’s land plan points to a frightening future

Editorials ANC’s land plan points to a frightening future

The reality is that the ANC wants to ram through EWC and the courts would be an inconvenient stumbling block, because of their irritating tendency to stick to legality.

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Forget Hlophe’s transgressions; look at the JSC

Columns Forget Hlophe’s transgressions; look at the JSC

The Western Cape Judge President’s behaviour has often been reprehensible. But the JSC has so far done everything possible to duck its responsibilities.

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New Bok coach is in synergy with Rassie Erasmus

Columns New Bok coach is in synergy with Rassie Erasmus

It’s simple: Nienaber’s appointment allows SA Rugby to gain the most out of Erasmus, who’s now merely its director of rugby.

Columns Did you hear the one about the Ethiopian? Maybe not so funny any more

One of these days, Ethiopians might be the ones standing around telling jokes about us starving South Africans.

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Politics and a capable state

Columns Politics and a capable state

A capable state cannot be constructed without, first and foremost, an ethical political leadership that understands and is committed to the national interest.

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Just another example of milking taxpayers

Editorials Just another example of milking taxpayers

A trip for two to attend a ‘Christian-based’ conference in Accra cost taxpayers R80,000 … and a further R363,000 in legal fees for disciplinary hearings.

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Embassy protesters are blind to the world around them

Editorials Embassy protesters are blind to the world around them

The SACP – and many in the ANC – are still living in the past of the Cold War when their patron, the Soviet Union, loomed large.

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Mpianzi drowning’s aftermath brings hope to foreigners

Columns Mpianzi drowning’s aftermath brings hope to foreigners

The fact that the Mpianzi family’s status as refugees is not the main focus brings with it hope for the future for foreign nationals – that they are human first.

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Our thoughts are with you, Mboweni

Columns Our thoughts are with you, Mboweni

Tito has a lot of credibility abroad, but I’m afraid SA doesn’t. What is he going to tell investors at Davos?

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Topless at Turn ‘n Tender

Columns Topless at Turn ‘n Tender

‘You’re not going to believe what happened,’ I said into the phone. ‘I’m topless in the parking lot.’




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