Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - COMMENT -

Meyer can spin as much as he likes, but he must go. He has failed as a coach and stuck in his Blue Bulls ap­proach to how the game must be played. We need a coach who can think out­side the box. I don’t care whether he is white, black or coloured. – Benjamin, Dur­banville

It’s grand that the Spring­bok rugby play­ers put their bod­ies on the line, but is that not what the sex work­ers do? Why re­vere some phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and de­plore oth­ers? Mens sana in cor­pore sano (sound mind in a sound body). – Fran­cis As­sisi, Non­goma

Well done, Heyneke Meyer. If the Spring­boks won the cup would Meyer still be ridiculed? So-called SA sup­port­ers are re­ally sore losers. Well done, Bokke. – Pe­ter Ern­stzen, Hazen­dal

Mat­field made a mis­take com­ing out of retirement in­jured in­stead of be­ing re­mem­bered as one of our best locks.

#Mey­erMustFall. We need a coach in touch with mod­ern rugby. Akker­mann looks like a lo­cal coach that be­lieves in 15-man rugby. Why not give him a chance?

Why is it okay to lose with a ma­jor­ity white team but it’s a sin to in­clude play­ers of colour? It’s not about quo­tas or play­ing a black team against a white team. They need to se­lect a player if he’s good enough to wear the Bok jer­sey. This out­dated think­ing needs to stop. – JD Adams, Crawford

There are elec­tric­ity, wa­ter, ed­u­ca­tion and agri­cul­ture crises. There’s ris­ing debt, a crime pan­demic and paras­tatal mis­man­age­ment. But let’s worry our­selves sick about the colour of the Spring­boks. – Tom Han­cock

Was Faf du Plessis pay­ing at­ten­tion when Im­ran Tahir took those last two wick­ets? To shoul­der his bat for a ball fall­ing in the same spot is so ir­re­spon­si­ble. He should have his match fee docked.

First the In­di­ans pre­pare a sub­stan­dard pitch and then they col­lec­tively ap­peal every­thing. Leaves a bad taste and not cricket at all.

Now that rugby will be trans­formed, I hope soc­cer will too. – KC, Mil­ner­ton

Mbalula, it’s time you zoomed in on soc­cer. Where is trans­for­ma­tion there? Please get your act to­gether. – Vir­ginia Gan­fort, Bel­har


The ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem has be­come one big sausage ma­chine and one must won­der how many of the stu­dents in­volved in vi­o­lence would pass ex­ams any­way – drop-outs in the mak­ing.

Ex­ams must fall, pass one pass all, Grade 4s for pres­i­dents and drop-outs for di­rec­tors.


The thou­sands of abalone con­fis­cated re­cently points to one thing, namely com­mer­cials div­ing from boats and tak­ing many times their quota be­cause of zero su­per­vi­sion by dys­func­tional DAFF.

#GuyFawkesMustFall. Our dogs are trau­ma­tised for an event in his­tory which has no South African

sig­nif­i­cance. – LV Pa­trick, Ta­ble View

“Save pity for the unemployed.” I am puz­zled by your re­sponse to “Sup­port pours in for R100 UCT cleaner.” The ini­tia­tive was taken to fur­ther as­sist this sit­u­a­tion. What change can you ini­ti­ate in the lives of the fam­ily of seven? You too, can make a dif­fer­ence in some­one’s life. – Ner­ima Badroo­d­ien, Ry­lands

For heaven’s sake DStv, why show all the World Cup Rugby matches over and over again? The com­pe­ti­tion is done, or are you not aware of that. It’s be­com­ing so b****y bor­ing. I guess its the usual story: use all the old stock so as not to spend money. – G Robert­son, Paarl

Is the SA Post Of­fice still func­tion­ing? It was my birth­day in Septem­ber and I have not re­ceived one of the seven cards sent to me from the UK. It is now Novem­ber 6. Even worse, to­day I re­ceived a form from the UK pen­sion peo­ple which has to be com­pleted and re­turned within eight weeks or I will lose out. – Iris Wal­ters, Bothasig

David Biggs, I miss your piece in the pa­per ev­ery day. My best wishes for a speedy re­cov­ery. – Marita de Vil­liers, Ver­mont

Cape Town is a ma­jor tourist des­ti­na­tion. Why is the fly­over near the Con­ven­tion Cen­tre not com­pleted? – Anne Willems, a tourist from Hol­land

Dear Richard, if we had de­cent polic­ing we would cut the road deaths by half. I am on the high­ways ev­ery day and if I had a ticket book I would fill it in a week. The num­ber of un­road­wor­thy ve­hi­cles is a joke, the pedes­tri­ans run across the high­ways, trucks tail­gate for miles. The cops sit and chat in their pa­trol cars… a waste of gov­ern­ment money. Speed kills when you don’t know how to drive and un­for­tu­nately we just have too many of those on our roads to­day. – Joe, Som­er­set West

Anne Olver, Os­car could not have known whether the per­ceived in­truder was armed or not. You can­not use that amount of force just be­cause you heard a noise of some kind. Even if there was an in­truder you are way out of line fir­ing four shots. If he ever was a hero, as you say, he cer­tainly ain’t one no more. – Nick Cloete, Bel­lville South

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