MATRIC PASS RATE IMPROVES
WE must stop fooling ourselves. The pass rate is only up because standards have been lowered again.
THE matric pass rate is too high, not too low. It's the standard that's too low.
WOW, 73.9% matric pass rate. I wonder how many pupils achieved a 40- plus pass. Figures can lie. Well done to those who got a legitimate pass, not 30%.
ZUMA'S CONTROVERSIAL COMMENT ON DOGS
IF I had to choose between Jacob Zuma and a dog, my answer would be a no-brainer. Here's a clue: it would be the one that has a natural coat.
"ZUMA affirms African stereotypes": Unathi Dulwana, apart from the refreshing logic of your message, I must commend you on such a well written letter.
JZ, we know you keep dozens of lapdogs at the Nkandla kennels and feed them from the gravy train!
MAKE THE HERALD A TABLOID
I AM an invalid with minimum use of my hands. The Christmas issue was easier to read for invalids. Please change the size of the daily issues for us.
I AGREE, a smaller paper is much easier! Thank you for a separate crossword page!
COLLEEN, KAMMA PARK, PORT ELIZABETH
NO BAIL AFTER GIRLFRIEND BEATEN
BRENT Cunningham should be released to the hardened criminals at St Albans to get what he deserves! Lock him up and throw the key away.
BRENT should be put behind bars and an example made of him. That charge should not be assault but attempted murder.
HIS dad should have not withdrawn his case.
CUNNINGHAM, you make OJ look stupid. Why is it this time assault, not attempted murder?
THIS aggressive young man should have been behind the bars long time ago. The law of this country is an embarrassment.
BULI JAMES, PORT ELIZABETH
PLEASE spare a thought for the Cunningham family before making nasty remarks!
THE big boys in St Albans are going to laugh their heads off at Brent Cunningham in the showers because we all know what steroids do to your other muscle.
IT'S time to put Brent Cunningham behind bars and this time the judge must not listen to stories by a lawyer.
WHO'LL SUPPORT CUP IF BAFANA DROP OUT?
BAFANA Bafana will fall out in the first round of the Afcon Cup. Will all the stadiums still be full of supporters?
REPLIES TO READERS' COMMENTS
RADIO stations: I agree with C Botha. Give Daron Mann and Wayne Hart the 12 to 3am slot.
RAT, would you have preferred a miniskirt and push-up bra? Caster Semenya is a sportswoman and she means business, hence the suit.
CHRISTIAN Martin, MPL and ANC whip, continues to entertain us with his drivel. The government is not funding schools.
WHAT HAPPENED TO PLAYERS' NAMES?
THE Herald January 3 and 4 cricket scoreboard was short of players. Where were BJ Watling (day one), and Dale Steyn (day two)?
SOUTH Africa declared at the fall of Robin Peterson's wicket so Steyn did not come out to bat and therefore his name was not on the batting scorecard. Watling's omission was an error. – The Herald sports editor Alvin Reeves
HIGH WINDS WREAK HAVOC IN BAY
WOW, a level three hurricane wind in Port Elizabeth – 179km/h.
THE winds caused havoc at a building in Five Ways. The roof sheets were still blowing off on Friday. Residents were in the street from Thursday. Please assist these people.
I HAVE clothes to donate. Where can I take them?
BUILD HOUSES FOR THE PEOPLE
OUR government must build houses for the people. The leaders must stop talking and act.
MBONA, PORT ELIZABETH