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Lopsided Scales Of Justice

Lopsided Scales Of Justice

The inordinate R500,000 fine imposed by the Equality Court for the use of the k-word and the circumstances in which that heresy was uttered (The Mercury, May 14) calls to mind the lopsided way in which racially derogatory remarks are officially appraised. In the case concerning Mr Ackerman, his accusers waited nearly two years before they approached

Glorifying Cuban Socialism Is Fiction

Glorifying Cuban Socialism Is Fiction

Reading the remarks of Cuba’s Ambassador to South Africa, Enrique Gonzalez, (The Mercury, May 13), one wonders how Gonzalez and his fellow travellers can persist in ignoring the long since expired sell-by date of their failed ideology. In terms of squalid living conditions and the absence of freedom in Cuba, Gonzalez’ presentation of Cuba’s pursuit for

SA’s May 29 Appointment With History

SA’s May 29 Appointment With History

The reported uncertainty of business leaders about economic prospects in the event that a coalition wields power after May 29 obviously hinges on the components of such a coalition (The Mercury, May 10). Coinciding with this uncertainty in business circles are the announcements that the world’s sixth-largest bank, BNP Paribas, is closing its corporate and investment

Flag Advert Clamour Is Baseless And Naive

Flag Advert Clamour Is Baseless And Naive

As an act of desecration and vandalism, burning the national flag is reprehensible. But equally reprehensible is the association of the flag with causes that embrace genocide and terrorism. By its embrace of former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashar, wanted by the International Court of Justice for crimes against humanity and genocide, and its current embrace

Behind The US Campus Protests

Behind The US Campus Protests

Ebrahim Essa is quite right to point out how truth is manipulated and millions are duped by untruths as a result (The Mercury, May 6). The violent pro-Hamas/anti-Israel protests on certain American university campuses provide a glaring, current example of Essa’s observation. The seemingly spontaneous upsurge of this malevolence is the product of two elements: infiltration

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