About last Satur­day

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

Rod­ney Maz­in­ter, how can there be peace when Is­rael is con­tin­u­ally steal­ing Pales­tinian land while be­ing armed and sup­ported by Amer­ica against the hap­less Pales­tini­ans? – Faried Val­lie, Bel­har

I’m all for Pales­tine, and it’s a great story about the con­stant bat­tle against fear. But chil­dren like the 11-yearold jour­nal­ist do not be­long in politics. They are in­no­cent and not fully de­vel­oped and need pro­tec­tion, not adult atroc­i­ties. Mil­i­tants don’t give a damn about them.

Hair we go! Par­ents, find a school to ac­com­mo­date your child’s hairstyle if that is the im­por­tant fac­tor for you. Don’t blame the school; you chose it. – M Leahy, Monte Vista

Get­ting front page pub­lic­ity for non­sense such as schoolkids’ hair­styles seems to have become part of “cul­ture”. Time to grow up, par­ents. – Wil­liam Bowler, Hout Bay

The coun­try and city reel un­der vi­o­lent crime, cor­rup­tion and drought. Head­lines in Week­end Ar­gus: a squab­ble about a school­boy’s hair­cut.

Kindly re­turn the puz­zles on Satur­day to what they were. Thank you in an­tic­i­pa­tion. (This is un­der con­sid­er­a­tion – The Edi­tor)

What hap­pened to "Scene in the City?" (There were space con­straints – The Edi­tor)

Safety

Thirty or­di­nary mem­bers of so­ci­ety die daily on our roads. Not an eye is bat­ted. One MP dies (RIP) and an in­ves­ti­ga­tion has to be launched on their safety. Liv­ing on our tax­pay­ers’ money, yet they are priv­i­leged. – Eti­enne Schut, Bel­lville

Politics

Lynne Brown should be fired be­cause she is re­spon­si­ble for Eskom, which wasted tax­pay­ers’ money, and now con­sumers must pay high elec­tric­ity prices. – Frans For­tuin, Bel­har

Other

Cape Town Part­ner­ship is in se­ri­ous trou­ble but the chief ex­ec­u­tive sees noth­ing wrong with go­ing off to Spain on hol­i­day. This was gross dere­lic­tion of duty. – Wil­liam Bowler, Hout Bay

A new ver­sion of the abom­inable apartheid has emerged, this time in­sti­tuted by, of all places, UCT, aimed at el­derly, poor and pre­vi­ously dis­ad­van­taged peo­ple. If you want to en­rol at UCT Sum­mer School, you HAVE to do so via e-mail, with NO al­ter­na­tive method. I, hav­ing at­tended this fa­cil­ity for count­less years, have im­me­di­ately can­celled any be­quests made in my will to UCT. – E Heath, Green Point

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