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I am prepared to die to save SA from thieves - Gordhan

It's now become clear that the Hawks' investigation into Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's allegedly unlawful behaviour while at SA Revenue Services is part of an internal war being waged within the ANC. Gordhan last week refused to attend a meeting with the Hawks, apparently on the advice of his lawyers who told him the investigation has no basis in law. Gordhan is fighting back, saying over the weekend that he would die to save SA from thieves. Just who the thieves are, Gordhan is not saying - for now.

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A vote for Hillary is a vote for war - Paul Craig Roberts

The mainstream media has thrown its weight behind Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party nominee in the upcoming US presidential election. The "prestitutes" as Paul Craig Roberts calls them are willing to overlook her history of warmongering in Syria and Libya, her crooked dealings in the White House, and her willingness to rent American foreign policy to the highest bidder. How else would the once broke Clintons end up with a personal fortune of $120bn? Instead, the media rail against Donald Trump, the Republican nominee who, whatever faults he has, is determined to pull the world back from the brink of nuclear war. 

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Colleges have become lunatic asylums

US academic Walter Williams tells us what is happening on college campuses, and it isn't pretty: safe spaces for every perceived victim, segregation according to race and gender identity in the name of "diversity", and the leeching of political prejudice into biology, physics and history. With this, of course, comes a shut down in free debate and the death of academic discourse. God help the employers who have to deal with this wounded lot when and if they finally graduate. 

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The biggest power grab by bureaucracy yet

You give a piece of legislation a name like the Financial Services Regulation Bill and you know people will yawn and turn the page. Yet buried in this proposed law are some whoppers. We are going to get not one, but two, giant bureaucracies that will cost between R4bn and R6bn a year, paid for of course by the consumer. We are adding layer upon layer of regulation in a fruitless attempt to prevent future financial crises. Nobel laureate George Stigler investigated the economic costs of regulation and came to the conclusion that bureaucracies often end up performing no discernible public good, or what he called regulatory capture.

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