Don’t scare farm­ers, whites away

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the politi­cians who serve as min­is­ters, MECs, HODs, MPs and MPLs do not at­tend public schools.

Is that a sign that the public school sys­tem is not good enough for their fam­i­lies, but fine for the gen­eral public?

Clean up the sys­tem, get rid of pro­gressed pupils and let them progress based on their own abil­ity to ab­sorb, learn and re­gur­gi­tate. If they don’t make it, they don’t get pushed through.

Bring back cor­po­ral pun­ish­ment, put power back in the hands of the teacher and in­sti­tute mea­sures that deal with er­rant pupils who abuse and as­sault teachers. CLINT LEVERTON

Dur­ban I, AS A PROUD South African, strongly ob­ject to the amend­ment of Sec­tion 25 of the Con­sti­tu­tion, be­cause it pro­tects me and gives me the right to own land and have a ti­tle deed, like mil­lions of other South Africans.

If South Africa wants a thriv­ing govern­ment, with an in­vi­ta­tion to in­vestors to in­vest more and cre­ate more jobs here, then re­think and walk away from the amend­ment of Sec­tion 25.

We need our farm­ers and we need our whites; don’t scare them away.

Apartheid was wrong, but we ex­pe­ri­enced the Truth and Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion process and we need to work to­gether, unite and take this coun­try for­ward.

We tend to for­get that the whites are re­spon­si­ble for build­ing com­pa­nies within South Africa, con­tribut­ing vastly to­wards our econ­omy. They have cre­ated mil­lions of jobs and are still in busi­ness with more blacks em­ployed than whites to­day.

Our govern­ment must con­cen­trate more on unit­ing us South Africans, es­ca­late the RDP hous­ing is­sue, cre­ate more jobs, bring down crime, fo­cus on more in­ter­na­tional in­vestors and have more cit­i­zens ed­u­cated. KEITH THURLEY


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