Mr Botha does not condone violence. The bus incident was a total surprise.
UWC when peace like a river flows. UWC when peace rains down to dowse the flames. UWC when peace settles like a soft mist. What will you do to appease the flames within your hearts which burn and burn?
In reference to students hiding behind masks while destroying property: it shows that your cause may not be a good one.
So police used UWC hooligans as human shields? – Alec Sassman, Grassy Park
I Read about the students trashing UWC and stealing from the tuckshop. Who is going to pay for the damage?
I do not know why water cannons have not been used for the student riots. It would cool them down and put out the fires. Enough is enough, now they must do some work and I suggest that students responsible for the vandalism take part in the repairs as community service. – Janice Cocks, Pinelands
To the City of Cape Town. Your electronic plans submission system is just not working. The six-month delay in the approval of plans is negatively affecting the building industry and the Western Cape economy. – Concerned architect
I put up with barking dogs 364 days a year, they can put up with my fireworks one night a year. – Dion Krige
I wonder what Colin Arendse and the ANC say about the huge DA successes in this week’s by-elections?
Number 1 reading his message to the German chancellor: just send an e-mail. No jet required. – J Morgan, Hermanus
Why does President Zuma need a bedroom and bathroom on his new, ridiculously expensive jet?
We are sitting with a water crisis, so do we buy a new jet for the president or do we resolve to desalinate seawater? Just asking. – Colin, Edgemead
How about #Zumasjetmustfall? – Kay
Richard Benson, when are you going to take cognisance of the fact that your incessant monotone is falling on deaf ears? Please endeavour to divert your obsession. Besides monotony personified, you have made your point. – C Robarts Betty’s Bay
I admire Richard Benson’s relentless campaign on behalf of road safety. One rule pedestrians and joggers should observe is to walk facing oncoming traffic. As an older citizen we learnt basics in school but today traffic is so much denser. We need a real campaign to educate. However, obedience to rules seems alien to many
people today. – Rose Morris, Diep River
I agree it is absolutely heartless and disgusting that players from 15-man rugby could displace those who have taken the seven-man game to where it is today.
Young white sportsmen and women should pack their bags and head for a country where there is no race card.
I am happy the black cricket players spoke out. It is true just like with soccer and rugby. No one is selected on merit any more.
Given that it has been determined South Africa has now had three consecutive police commissioners who have been found to be inappropriate for the position, one cannot help but ask whether their appointments were not deliberate. Perhaps poorly suited commissioners make it easier for politicians to get
away with corruption?
Parliamentary staff are all already well paid. You can see by their potbellies. The pension packages are terrible though. – From a permanent staff member
Hard-working white and coloured people have been sidelined in the name of black empowerment. Stop blaming the past and accept that the government has lost the plot because of greed and corruption. Nelson Mandela must be turning in his grave.
DEMANDS: Nehawu official Sthembiso Tembe addresses union members in Parliament.