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 This outdated thinking needs to stop.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