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Monday, October 19, 2020





Eskom reaches new heights of arrogance and contempt for the public

“Eskom’s application for a 17% electricity tariff increase to compensate it for the millions of rands it lost by imposing the recent power cuts – marked a new level of arrogance...

Middleman still exploiter of consumers

"The processors and traders of food products produced by the agricultural industry have always been the 'middleman' who exploited the consumers," says Fanie Brink, an independent agricultural economist. Brink responded to the...

OPINION: Prof Michael Mouse signs climate petition

TO anyone who may still doubt that the quality of “the mainstream media” has not degraded to the point of being only useful for lining parrot cages, read on, for you...

OPINION: Cheers to a prosperous 2020!

CHRISTMAS had come and gone, New Year had come and gone, so peace and quiet were finally returning to the local pub and grill. The jolly fellowship of convivial conversationalists could...

OPINION: The inexorable rise of bureaucracies everywhere

SOME readers will recall that the first rather timid parliamentary inquiry into Nkandla’s financing concluded that civil servants fouled up. It was they who let contractors run away with taxpayers’ money. That...


Fishing rights: lines are taut

THE delayed FRAP (Fishing Rights Allocation Process) appears to be increasing anxiety levels in the local fishing sector – especially amongst the larger players,...