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Greta, there’s more to it than that
by Sara Gon — last modified Sep 25, 2019 11:27 PM
sara@irr.org.za
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Sep 26, 2019

According to Wikipedia, Greta Thunberg first heard about climate change when she was 8 years old, and couldn’t understand why so little was being done about it.

The Mob Rules!
by Stephan Kersop — last modified Sep 25, 2019 04:47 AM
Stephan Kersop
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Sep 25, 2019

High levels of unemployment, crime and corruption have pushed many South Africans over the edge, as the government time and time again fails to meet the public’s expectations.

Job Reservation à la 2019
by Sara Gon — last modified Sep 23, 2019 10:27 PM
sara@irr.org.za
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Sep 24, 2019

An application for a job has just been published. The position being advertised is for a researcher in marketing. The contract being offered is fixed term. The position being offered is in Cape Town. The requirements are ‘Employment Equity Only’. But there's a sting in the tail for the employer.

Prescribed assets: fraudulent excuses for legalised theft
by John Kane-Berman — last modified Sep 22, 2019 10:14 PM
John Kane-Berman
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Sep 23, 2019

In a country where the bulk of business habitually acquiesces in economically destructive policies, it is gratifying to see the forthright opposition to the ruling party's plans to compel pension funds to invest some of their assets with the government.

Not all human rights are equal
by David Bullard — last modified Sep 22, 2019 06:26 PM
David Bullard
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Sep 22, 2019

“The Human Rights Commission is the national institution established to support constitutional democracy. It is committed to promote respect for, observance of and protection of human rights for everyone without fear or favour”. (from the SAHRC website)

Climate Hysteria
by Andrew Kenny — last modified Sep 22, 2019 01:57 AM
Andrew Kenny
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Sep 22, 2019

The greatest folly of our age is the belief that mankind is changing the climate in a dangerous way. It has no basis in science, as I shall show below.

SABC’s failures a microcosm of SA
by Marius Roodt — last modified Sep 20, 2019 08:15 PM
Marius Roodt
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Sep 21, 2019

It’s time the government began correcting its own failures instead of expecting the rest of us to carry the cost.

A more than native tongue
by Michael Morris — last modified Sep 18, 2019 08:07 AM
michael@irr.org.za
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Sep 18, 2019

As Heritage Day approaches and we cast around for tokens of South African essences, the youngest of Africa’s indigenous languages – despite the recent remarks by Panyaza Lesufi about Afrikaans – recommends itself for celebration.

Freedom means letting people choose
by Sara Gon — last modified Sep 16, 2019 06:57 PM
Sara Gon
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Sep 17, 2019

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi should not hold a job in government if he regards the choice to speak Afrikaans and the creation of a private Afrikaans-medium university as ‘racist’.


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