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READER LETTER | Toeing the line

I was of the view that "toeing the line" means following the majority decision or consensus. Is it not talking along the same lines with your comrades or with the leadership ...

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READER LETTER | Stay kind, UK

Stories of migrants who sink in the Mediterranean, suffocate in lorries or suffer from hyperthermia are becoming as common as daily ...

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OPINION | Everyone shirks responsibility after pupil drowns

The death by drowning almost 10 days ago of Enock Mpianzi while on a Grade 8 orientation camp with his new school, Parktown Boys High, at Nyati Bush ...

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DELORES KOAN: Bumf follows us like bug wee on the ...

Bugs are weeing on us! Every umsinsi or coral tree is dripping  excretia. At first it feels like leftover drops because suddenly it never stops raining. Then EC river scientist, doctor Mandy Uys, tells us the truth. Insect scat! Bit of a bummer, ...
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READER LETTER | Travellers' tips

Australia's consumer agency, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, has examined hotel booking website Trivago and found that it is misleading in that it doesn't always give the lowest prices and what is shown is often misleading.  There ...
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AT THE BEACH | Grommets in the 'hood

“Hey Uncle Nick, we have got some new grommets,” Joel Fowles enthusiastically informed me as I arrived at the Nahoon ...

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BEHIND THE NEWS | Pain of forgotten schoolchildren is felt by journalists too

The past two weeks has seen the Dispatch inundated with calls from parents worried about their children’s future ...

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Former air force pilots revealed as victims of CAA plane crash

The Civil Aviation Authority has named its three staff who were killed when a flight inspection aircraft crashed into a ...

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OPINION | Truth was refreshing now lets get land issue right

Premier Oscar Mabuyane admitted earlier this week that land is lying fallow in almost all the farms that government ...

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Outpouring of support for prisoner after Facebook post

The Facebook post is from an unlikely source but the outpouring of support has been phenomenal. On January 16, ...

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WATCH | Chinese city Wuhan closed as WHO mulls 'global emergency'

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it will decide on Thursday whether to declare a global emergency over the ...

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Three US firefighters killed in Australia water bomber crash

A large water-bombing plane crashed while fighting fires southwest of Sydney on Thursday, killing all three US crew on ...

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READER LETTER | Corruption's victims

Black consciousness struggle icon Stephen Bantu Biko must be rolling in his grave at the current state of South Africa. ...

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READER LETTER | Shadows of the past

The new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a policy to make Africa the “Investment Partner of Choice ...

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OPINION | Taxpayers will be net losers in Eskom debacle

Eskom is going to enormous legal expense to try to get more money out of the wrung-dry citizenry of this country in the ...

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OPINION | Eskom gluttons a far cry from leaders like Mabuza

In this theatre of fools it is not the managers that matter. It is the director and scriptwriter at the top of ...

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LEGAL EAGLE | 'Must I tell on my company?'

If your company distress falls within the financial distress test of the Act, you will have an obligation to notify ...

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OPINION | Ramaphosa wise to keep his focus at home

President Cyril Ramaphosa was wise to give the annual World Economic Forum jamboree in Switzerland a miss and stay home.

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Review: Journalist’s imprisonment paints damning picture of Iranian judicial system

Prison memoirs can be one of two things —  trope-heavy odes to flying in the face of adversity or overly-dramatised ...

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