Letters

CXPRESS readers love airing their views and the most enjoyable part of our job is receiving and sharing them. Sometimes friendly, sometimes fierce, always fiery and sincere – every single opinion counts towards building an informed, involved and participating CXPRESS community.

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  • 24 May 2017
    Abandoned Choo-Tjoe track could still become our own Munda Biddi

    From your cover story in CXPRESS of May 17 [read it on page 5 of that edition at www.cxpress.co.za], I gather that minister Alan Winde is now a keen follower of cross-country cycle routes. This makes a refreshing change from his years of flying the flag for the Choo-Tjoe.
    It’s a pity that he...

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  • 17 May 2017
    Puppy abuse at Coney Beach does nothing to prompt mother’s intervention

    To the mother who sat on the rocks at Coney Beach, passively watching her daughters wilfully abusing two Jack Russell puppies, I want to say: Shame on you.
    What I saw on Sunday April 30, filled me with much disgust on so many levels. The two girls, aged six and nine years approximately, each had...

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  • 17 May 2017
    Tsitsikamma Toll Road users held ransom

    I have always been intrigued by what exactly the Public Protector does. Aren’t the police there to (very loosely) serve and protect? So, presumably the Public Protector has mandate where the police don’t.
    With this in mind I wrote to Thuli Madonsela about the Tsitsikamma Toll Road, which had...

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  • 10 May 2017
    Saving four lives, sans fanfare, reiterates Clifford’s unsung-hero status

    On Saturday April 29, during the peak of this long weekend, a family on holiday got into trouble off Nature’s Valley beach. The two young kids were playing in a blow-up toy boat in the seemingly-innocuous froth between the beach and the backline.
    Luckily Clifford Toop, an old-time Nature’s...

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  • 19 Apr 2017
    Unleashing to be considered only once safety from dog attacks can be guaranteed

    With reference to the letter ‘Robberg Beach is big enough for all of us’ [turn to page 19 of the April 5 edition for the letter, and also the article regarding the beach-leash issue on page 5 of the April 12 edition at www.cxpress.co.za].
    As a dog owner and lover myself, I fully understand...

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