Opinion

Opinion

Actions speak louder than words, Mr President

President Cyril Ramaphosa presented yet another hopeful Opening of Parliament speech on Thursday. As he has done since 2018, he promised many things.

The shocking state of Nelson Mandela Bay’s post offices is a stark reminder of the devastating ...

Minister Siviwe Gwarube’s basic education budget vote speech for the 2024/5 fiscal year was ...

Possible ample global grains and grapeseed harvest in 2024/25 season

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While we are still at the start of the 2024/25 global grains and oilseed production season, with the southern ...

We should all do our bit for Mandela Day

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It is that time of year again when individuals, organisations and corporates around the world are gearing up to do good ...

Presidential hopeful Trump is the biggest danger the US faces

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In a speech to his fellow republicans last year, former US president Donald Trump made jokes about Paul Pelosi, the ...

Politicians’ promises need to be backed up with deeds

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A new broom sweeps clean, so the saying goes. With the elections over and a new cabinet recently sworn in, we can ...

Let’s fight together for a safer city

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Four young lives callously taken in little more than just 24 hours in Gqeberha last week. Four. Let that sink in. Four ...

Wimbledon investigation continues,Tennis SA’s silence and brazen complicity

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One year later, a 72-year-old former black SA tennis champion, Hoosen Bobat, still awaits justice from Wimbledon and ...

Success stokes old ambition as Eskom begins to dream again

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Caution is in order though, as it is precisely because the utility has run out of grid that private sector renewable ...

Schools caught between a rock and a hard place

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An absolute disgrace. That is the only way to describe the situation at some Nelson Mandela Bay schools where the ...

Storms highlight inequality as rain-soaked pupils sit shivering in class

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On Tuesday as my car snaked through the pounding rain at 6.30am to the school where I work in the mornings, I saw the ...

MBDA playing its part in creating safer CBDs

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In May 2023, the MBDA board approved an aggressive three-prong, five-year strategic plan to refocus the MBDA, and ...

Punish electricity thieves, not people who pay

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It is clear that the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality’s electricity department is battling to keep up with demand from ...

Age takes its toll, even on the highest achievers

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Last Friday evening, I sat at a bar in the Hannover city centre in Germany. There, in the company of drunk and loud ...

Displaced flood victims deserve better treatment

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The plight of Lapland residents, displaced by the June floods in Nelson Mandela Bay, has reached a crisis point.