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Wendy Knowler fights for your rights...

John Scott Masthead
August 20 2013 at 09:21

Now that the minister of police has admitted that 1 448 members of the service have criminal records, I shall |be far more picky in future about which officer I approach when laying a |charge.

The last person I want to complain to about housebreaking is the man who did the job.

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August 13 2013 at 10:50

A wonderful thing, bureaucracy. It can deprive people of their livelihoods at the stroke of a pen.

That’s what it’s done to hundreds of Cape Town tour guides who completed a three-year national diploma in tourism management at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and have been working competently in the industry ever since, only to be informed by the Department of Tourism that their accreditation is now invalid.

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August 1 2013 at 10:09

You could see trouble brewing the moment the mayor personally attacked ANC leader Tony Ehrenreich in her opening address to the Cape Town City Council yesterday morning.

Ehrenreich, declared Patricia de Lille, had flouted all the labour law conventions “in his desire to see his name in the newspaper – in his world, the rights of workers come in distant |second place after his own ego”.

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July 30 2013 at 10:09

One of the two million Zimbabweans “literally running the South African economy”, as President Robert Mugabe has claimed, yesterday heaped praise on his leader for recognising this fact.

George X (let us call him) a waiter, grade A, at a luxury Waterfront hotel, said it was wonderful to be acknowledged at last for the role he was playing.

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July 25 2013 at 09:08

The astrologers are trying to make the best of bad job with the newly-born Prince of Cambridge.

He missed being a Leo by only 30 minutes and had to settle for Cancer.

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