15.1.2020 06:27 am
Unless something is done, SA will inevitably become a failed state.
One of the harsh measures President Cyril Ramaphosa promised to implement to stave off an economic catastrophe was to reduce the size of the public service.
Let’s not even think about the cost of accommodating and feeding this lot – which, again, fell to the hapless taxpayer.
Another American woman, Wallis Simpson, came between a king and the royal family, making Edward VIII choose love or duty. He chose the former.
Emergency measures – including the freezing of Eskom salaries and a judicial review of all contracts – are a good start to turning it around.
Hopefully, after the dignitaries have guzzled all the birthday cake, there may be a few candles left to help us through the load shedding.
Yesterday’s stoic defence, then the sudden tail-end collapse of the Proteas, were more than just aspects of sport. They were cameos of human nature.
We suggest that concrete steps be taken to include gender-based violence awareness for all legal trainees, never mind magistrates.
Whether actors are bleating about climate change or African orphans, it sometimes seems like nothing but a big act.
The real matric results lie in the tragic reality that those who pass matric represent less than 40% of all the pupils who began Grade 1 education.
No matter which side you sympathise with, this latest Middle East crisis threatens to have serious global repercussions.
What the parastatal disaster shows, beyond all doubt, is that state-owned enterprises are being preyed upon without shame.
In the future, as social media’s fake news explodes, real journalism is going to become more and more important across the globe.
This is a situation which requires some serious intervention from the authorities.
This sort of hysteria does nothing to advance the argument that climate change is real, serious and that humanity needs to change its ways.
In some small way, the new leave stipulations will, we hope, help to break down the gender stereotypes which define our society in so many negative ways.