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I’m over the pro­test­ers and their sense of en­ti­tle­ment.

Stu­dents in prison, if you want de­stroy what isn’t yours, you can rot. Good luck try­ing to get a job with a crim­i­nal record. That’s great – it serves the hooli­gans right

Protest­ing stu­dents in court ask­ing for pub­lic as­sis­tance in the pay­ment of their bail money? This af­ter their de­struc­tion of pub­lic prop­erty. What a cheek. Why doesn’t the ANCYL come to their as­sis­tance? – Robert Gille­spie, Plum­stead

Why are the op­po­si­tion po­lit­i­cal par­ties not sup­port­ing the gov­ern­ment in con­demn­ing the stu­dent vi­o­lence? Put the coun­try’s in­ter­ests be­fore your own pol­i­tics.

No mat­ter the dev­as­tat­ing ac­tions and con­se­quences of the stu­dent protests, they are ul­ti­mately sac­ri­fic­ing un­der the ills caused by apartheid still stran­gling peo­ple’s lives to­day. – Hilda Wil­son

School sub­jects, mas­ter­ing maths, ge­om­e­try and science does more than just teach you those sub­jects, it al­lows your brain to work out com­plex is­sues in life too.

Ge­om­e­try is part of maths so why change it? Ed­u­ca­tion has been ru­ined enough.

Af­ter three weeks of san­ity in Europe and the UK, I ar­rived back in SA to find the re­spected fi­nance min­is­ter fac­ing a flimsy fraud charge, the Gup­tas still hang­ing around and mak­ing a lot of noise, ram­pag­ing mobs out to de­stroy our uni­ver­si­ties and a pres­i­dent who as usual is silent and ab­sent. On top of this, a morn­ing ra­dio show de­bates the ar­chaic prac­tice of polygamy, a “cul­tural” prac­tice en­thu­si­as­ti­cally adopted by the silent and ab­sent one. Am I ex­ag­ger­at­ing when I think I’ve been pitched into the mid­dle of a lu­natic asy­lum? – Wil­liam Bowler, Hout Bay

Michael Ma­sutha

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