Cyril must be congratulated for appointing a man of character
It is time for us bitterbekke shouting about everything the ANC says and does to keep quiet and congratulate the president on appointing a man of character like Tito Mboweni [as finance minister].
There are many more good, clever people, Mr Ramaphosa, just remove the rubbish currently occupying those seats and take SA forward. Ironically, the ANC will also gain tremendously. Johannes Erasmus, on businesslive
I hear the deafening sounds of cadres in panic ... putting locks and bolts on cupboards hiding skeletons, panic phone calls to travel agents booking one-way tickets to Dubai, mattresses being ripped open to clear out looted money stashes, choking sounds as they gulp down the last of the free Johnnies, Chivas and Bell’s ...
Go get them all, Tito. Let’s see some action and cadres in handcuffs.
Alan Macleod, on businesslive
Nhlanhla Nene made a mistake and paid the price, but he is an asset, not an idiot, and they must use his knowledge and skills elsewhere in the government. It would be a waste to have him leave completely.
Pieter Joubert, on businesslive
I’ll wait and see what comes out of Tito’s closet before I just accept that he is OK and clean.
JusticeAboveAll, on businesslive
Use your vote for a better SA
This is not the nation that showed so much promise 20 years ago. People in government and those in the corridors of power have become voracious and grasping, complicit with each other in prolonging this unjust status quo.
The leaders of the Nelson Mandela era were distinguished men and women who tried fearlessly to realise the goal of a free country with a sovereign people controlling a government subject to their will.
If our rainbow nation is going to remain a beacon of hope and freedom, it must repudiate that which degrades and debases our common morality.
Our aspiring leaders must embrace values that engender the trust of the citizenry. Over the past two decades, some of our leaders have been glaringly exposed as less than noble when presented with power.
We have our last chance to rectify the situation in 2019. Remember, change is in your hands; if you falter along the way, you will get the government you deserve.
Farouk Araie, Johannesburg
Shame on you, Barnes
Mark Barnes, the CEO of the SA Post Office, should hang his head in shame for his failure to curb the corruption (theft) at the Johannesburg International Mail Centre as well as the huge backlog in sorting the mail.
Three months after my daughter’s death, I received a sympathy card from Australia and, as usual, a corner had been opened and then covered with sticky tape. This has been the case with every card and calendar sent from Australia for the past few years.
H Nyenes, Pennington
Seeds for weed
When are nurseries and supermarkets going to commence selling cannabis seedlings? I wish to obtain some to plant in my herb garden.
Clarice Blease, by e-mail