EN PASSANT

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Jane Trem­bath Tom Mh­langa

WE NOTE with dis­may that the Quiz crossword has van­ished from the puzzle page, and the Tar­get word has been dumbed down. The Quiz crossword brought us en­ter­tain­ment and amuse­ment. Please re­in­state it.

The loss of An­gela Day’s thought­fully themed recipe page means that lu­di­crously in­ap­pro­pri­ate recipes are of­ten printed.

Re­cently a recipe con­fi­dently as­sured us that a par­tic­u­lar es­o­teric in­gre­di­ent was eas­ily avail­able at Waitrose. Ahem. My near­est Waitrose from Benoni is ap­prox­i­mately 9 000km away, in the UK.

The frit­ter recipe reprinted from a Scan­di­na­vian cook­book has cele­riac and pars­ley root as the two main in­gre­di­ents.

Would the Verve edi­tor kindly ad­vise where these can be bought in Joburg? Such ir­rel­e­vant recipes are a waste of space. Yours sin­cerely West­dene, Benoni

It is, how­ever, very fair to note some pol­icy pro­pos­als are pro­gres­sive.

The ex­am­ple can in­clude the rad­i­cal eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion. How­ever, in­creas­ing the child grant age could be a prob­lem. Where is the money go­ing to come from? South Africa is spend­ing a lot on grants as it stands.

Let’s hope that, this time around, things will im­prove and tax­pay­ers’ money will be put to good use. Rhetoric alone won’t help. Braam­fontein

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