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Editorials 18.5.2017 06:01 am

R7bn resource just leaking away

A study done by the University of Stellenbosch indicates that this country suffers billions in water losses annually.

Of all the resources SA has squandered, ignored or simply sold off to outside influences, the gift of water has been the most rare and precious in a nation unsure when the next drought will render us powerless.

R7bn resource just leaking away
R7bn resource just leaking away

R7bn resource just leaking away

A study done by the University of Stellenbosch indicates that this country suffers billions in water losses annually.

Police mudslinging is taking us nowhere
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Police mudslinging is taking us nowhere

McBride has proved himself a formidable force in the tangled warp and weft of the political tapestry.
May the triumph of Blitzboks continue
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May the triumph of Blitzboks continue

Neil Powell’s team have done unbelievably well.
Mbete’s role with secret vote clear
Editorials

Mbete’s role with secret vote clear

Marumo Moerane, appearing for Mbete, conceded the speaker was obliged to act in accordance to the rules of parliament, which indeed permit a secret ballot.
Cybercrime: Big Brother is indeed watching
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Cybercrime: Big Brother is indeed watching

Last Friday’s attack on networked institutions across the globe is a severe example of how exposed we have become.
Fake passports would be a better focus for intelligence spooks
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Fake passports would be a better focus for intelligence spooks

Instead of worrying about fake ‘plots’ by finance ministers.
Is the ANC starting to become more Cyril’s ANC, and less Zuma’s?
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Is the ANC starting to become more Cyril’s ANC, and less Zuma’s?

The presidential hopeful may be restoring a sense of conscience to the ANC.
Lions’ roar continues
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Lions’ roar continues

The Lions had to put in a gritty performance to beat the 2001 and 2004 Super 12 champions.
Molefe’s tough road to his pension
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Molefe’s tough road to his pension

Molefe heads back to his former job with the power utility next week.
Crime a factor in rugby exports
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Crime a factor in rugby exports

It is not just the favourable exchange rate that is making local rugby players leave in droves.
Clever legal manipulation is not leadership, Zuma
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Clever legal manipulation is not leadership, Zuma

He has learnt a trick or two from the litigious official opposition.
Boks have huge mountain to climb
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Boks have huge mountain to climb

Being drawn with the All Blacks in pool B provides both a challenge and an incentive for the underperforming Springboks.
The dangers of the rich getting richer
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The dangers of the rich getting richer

Squeezing out the middle class removes the glue that cements two sides of society’s monetary equation.
When violence is seen as the only outlet
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When violence is seen as the only outlet

The thread that appears to bind violent protests in the country is anger.
Coligny a microcosm of SA’s unresolved ‘race war’
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Coligny a microcosm of SA’s unresolved ‘race war’

The divides of language, culture and unfulfilled expectations sadly still exist and are fuel to the flames of naked racism.
Cyril wants his voice heard
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Cyril wants his voice heard

He says the party needs to examine allegations of corruption, and he won’t stop talking publicly about the ‘contaminated atmosphere’ in the ANC.
Not the time to overspend, Zille
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Not the time to overspend, Zille

A less expensive public relations campaign might have served the needs of her province equally as well.
President Zuma truly has no clothes
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President Zuma truly has no clothes

The president has been left like the fabled emperor, left standing with no clothes, the tatters of the tripartite alliance giving him no cover.
Nxesi bullish about hosting 2023 Rugby World Cup
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Nxesi bullish about hosting 2023 Rugby World Cup

New Sports Minister Thulas Nxesi had a bullish take on this country bidding to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup during meetings this past week.
Safa joins ranks of unaccountables
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Safa joins ranks of unaccountables

In mid-February, Safa president Danny Jordaan stated he wanted someone in place by the end of that month but since then, Safa have stumbled around like an organisation with absolutely no direction.
Amabhubesi are a welcome addition
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Amabhubesi are a welcome addition

This week Thanda Royal Zulu – Amabhubesi to their loyal fans – made it into the Premiership with three games to spare.
Beginning of the end of war in Mozambique
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Beginning of the end of war in Mozambique

Any move to end war must be seen as a step in the right direction for any country.
There’s a message in ANC’s strike on ANN7
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There’s a message in ANC’s strike on ANN7

The ANC lambasted the station for effectively acting as a ‘mouthpiece of the factional divisions that plague the ANC’.
We await Zuma’s call on the booing
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We await Zuma’s call on the booing

Alliance members agreed that the ’embarrassing collapse’ of the national Workers’ Day event should serve as a final wake-up call that all was not well in the country and something needed to be done about it urgently.
Weekend wins have renewed SA rugby fans’ hope
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Weekend wins have renewed SA rugby fans’ hope

The Lions, by far the country’s most consistent team, fought their way to a gritty 24-15 win over the Force in Perth.
Deep hole for SA miners as they grapple with serious financial setback
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Deep hole for SA miners as they grapple with serious financial setback

There are glaring questions to be asked around pension money belonging to workers at Anglo Platinum invested in the BBF.

lifestyle

Bolshoi tries to quell scandal after halting ‘Nureyev’ premiere

Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre was battling to calm a storm of speculation on Monday after cancelling the world premiere of a ballet about star dancer Rudolf Nureyev just three days before opening night.

Sopranos actor kicks off Nepal fire truck expedition

Sopranos star Michael Imperioli kicked off an expedition Monday that will see a motley crew of celebrities drive 10 fire trucks on Nepal’s hair-raising roads for charity.

Wide open field for this year’s Emmy Awards

Television industry experts are predicting a wide open race for this year’s Emmys when the nominations are announced Thursday, with awards juggernaut “Game of Thrones” out of the running.

JLo back with an ex — Marc Anthony for video

Their marriage didn’t work out, but Jennifer Lopez is back with Marc Anthony, if only for her steamy latest video.

soccer

City and SuperSport keen on Chiefs’ Moleko

Cape Town City and SuperSport United are reportedly interested in signing Kaizer Chiefs defender Kgotso Moleko.

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PSL congratulates new league champs Wits

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has congratulated newly-crowned Absa Premiership champions, Bidvest Wits.

Future stars on show as wide-open U20 World Cup kicks off

The FIFA Under-20 World Cup kicks off in South Korea on Saturday and looks wide open after the 2015 champions Serbia and beaten finalists Brazil both failed to qualify.

sport

Two former Proteas coaches to help pick next national mentor

Gary Kirsten and Eric Simons will have to judge whether Cricket South Africa should keep Russell Domingo or change things.

Don’t you worry about my form, says AB de Villiers

The Proteas one-day skipper hardly set this year’s IPL alight but insists he’s hitting the ball well. Also, where should he bat?

Lotto: Sascoc not at risk yet

The National Lotteries Commission insisted it still recognised the organisation as the nation’s macro sports body.

Omar Fraile gives SA’s Di-Data first Giro stage win

The Spaniard is also now the joint King of the Mountains of the Giro d’Italia.

business

This is not the time to panic, says FNB

Themba Mabizela, FNB’s business head for Gauteng South and Central says there are better things to do than panic at a time like this.

Business incubator hub to be launched in Braamfontein

The digital hub is aimed at assisting startup businesses and to foster entrepreneurship.

Lynne Brown implicated in Gupta-Eskom deal – report

The minister reportedly misled parliament last year about contracts between Eskom and Trillian Capital Partners.

Stuttafords shuts stores as rescue prospects grow dim

Its survival hinges on another amended rescue plan.

world

Ukraine’s presidency says website attacked by Russia

IT specialists and Western governments are rarely able to pin a hacking attack directly on the Kremlin but often accuse groups close to the Russian government.

Thousands demonstrate in Greece in general strike over new cuts

During the Athens protest, hooded youths smashed the windows of a TV van and threw a firebomb at police, who responded with bursts of tear gas.

Putin ‘ready to provide recording’ of Lavrov-Trump exchange

Although Putin used the Russian word for audio recording at the press conference, his foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov said that ‘audio is not made’.

opinion

Girls always at risk from broken men

At the rate things are going, the girl child in South Africa will always be at risk.

Opposition parties need JZ to stick around

For any form of coalition government to have a chance of ousting the ANC in 2019, Zuma needs to remain in the hot seat.

R7bn resource just leaking away

A study done by the University of Stellenbosch indicates that this country suffers billions in water losses annually.

Police mudslinging is taking us nowhere

McBride has proved himself a formidable force in the tangled warp and weft of the political tapestry.