Instead of pictures of student protests which look more like some summer-of-love rave party, perhaps a more poignant image would be the cleaning staff with buckets, mops and (hopefully) protective face-masks, having to slop up the students' morning bowel movements from the floors of the university sports hall. Just in time for them to do it again the next day. – Gareth Austin, Pinelands.
Please don’t refer to these lowest of cowards as protesters. Why don’t they pick on their own size and gender – look at how they spray two women with fire extinguishers. – Bill Findlay
The students who started this destruction from the Rhodes statue fall should be isolated and banned or made to continue their studies at Robben Island. Perhaps Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom could set their destructive mindsets free.
I have noticed the only students in the world who would use human faeces as a form of protest are South African students. Sies man. – Mohammad Abrahams, Sea Point
How is it that a small percentage of students can hold the whole country to ransom? The majority of students want to complete their year of hard work and sacrifice at enormous expense to them and their families. These protesting students have no regard for the economy and the country’s labour force who are awaiting these graduates, not to mention matrics who may not be admitted next year due to “no space”? This just does not make sense. Surely government must stop their silence and step in. They can use the army to protect those who want to write their exams. – P Rood, Sea Point
The government’s social services budget is spent on the evils of alcohol. The abuse is far greater than the benefits derived from the alcohol industry without counting the damage to communities, families and lifelong personal injuries it is responsible for. So how some one can even be in favour of alcohol consumption beggars belief. – Yusuf It’s easy for some people who do not have the scourge of alcohol abuse leading to FAS (foetal alcohol syndrome ) prevalent in their communities or shebeens which stay open till late at night and weekends leading to social evils to comment on these issues. Come live in a township for a week and experience what it does, then I might have more respect for your opinions. – Sedick
Clearly Zuma is very afraid of Thuli Madonsela and has something to hide. He has refused to answer her questions about state capture.
South Africans are paralysed by a seemingly insoluble difficulty – they know what their problem is but they lack the know-how to fix it. Cosatu is just a joke. Cosatu, nobody takes you seriously.
All Blacks to smash the Boks 55-17. I hope the coach gets the message and resigns, taking Strauss, De Jong, Steyn and Habana with him. Time for new faces and ideas.