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Editorials

EDITORIAL: Overregulating healthcare industry is futile

Medical aid fraud drives up the cost of your contributions by an estimated R2,500 a year. Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Excessive regulation has effect of deterring competition and putting upward pressure on prices in long term

Columnists

Zuma’s plate has piled up while he rested in Russia

1 day(s) ago

While president rested between ‘low-key meetings’, ruling ANC faced more problems with courts and public protector, writes Natasha Marrian

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Ramaphosa has baptism of fire at question time

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

EFF MP Leigh-Ann Mathys follows up her question supplementary one about the allegation that Cyril Ramaphosa had ‘lied’ to the Marikana commission

Columnists

Slow thinking prevents impetuous judgments

Itumeleng Mahabane promo
1 day(s) ago

It is a justifiable expectation that those who lead society should … exercise considered, critical thinking over instinctive reactive leadership, writes Itumeleng Mahabane

Opinion & Analysis

Common ground over wage accord growing

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1 day(s) ago

The growing stresses in our labour market make it clear we need to urgently pursue the vision of a transformed, and more equitable wage structure, writes Neil Coleman

Columnists

TWEET OF THE WEEK: The unethical trinity

2 day(s) ago

Best democratic practice is a reality so distant from Parliament we might as well look to a different dimension altogether, writes Gareth van Onselen

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SA needs social covenant to beat injustice of inequality

The most divisive issue of our age, particularly but not exclusively in developing economies, is the absence of a ‘just economy’, writes Maria Ramos
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Nuclear procurement is unaffordable and irrational, and will be a sad testimony to decay of ANC if it is pushed through, writes Anthony Butler

Zuma just an innocent abroad in Russia

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It isn’t that Cape Town is racist. It might just be snotty. Or it might just be that the rest of us suffer from low self esteem, writes Peter Bruce

Mantashe is right: two capitals are fatal

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Fix municipalities

Municipal workers fix potholes in Zola, Soweto, in this picture taken in February 2013. The Financial and Fiscal Commission says there is lack of investment by local government in the maintenance of roads and sewerage infrastructure.  Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Municipalities haven’t proven to be paragons of good management and governance, as demonstrated by numerous reports of auditor-general

Travel & Food

WINE: The Chenin Challenge

Michael Fridjhon promo
1 day(s) ago

Line-up an indication that panel did a neat job as it is a reflection of credibility of South Africa’s top players, writes Michael Fridjhon

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Think differently on economic growth

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2 day(s) ago

We need to move away from the defensive to the proactive and focus on what needs to be done to remove the constraints and get the economy going

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

‘Radical’ cry far from empty, as mood among elite shifts

Among political and black business elite, ‘radical socioeconomic transformation’ means not just general upliftment of poor but acceleration of black participation in economy as owners and leaders, writes Carol Paton

Opinion & Analysis

Arbitrage wastes the talents of finance’s finest minds

2 day(s) ago

The best response is to find simpler and more robust principles of regulation, writes John Kay

Editorials

EDITORIAL: No winners in Gaza

Palestinians sit on a couch as they return to the remains of their house, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli offensive, after a ceasefire was declared, in the east of Gaza City on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

If the past is anything to go by, the boxers of Hamas and Israel will soon regain their breath and, and unless a referee intervenes, before long the next round will commence

Opinion & Analysis

West needs clear plan on Russia, Islamic State

UNDER SCRUTINY: US President Barack Obama speaks during the  Democratic Issues Conference on Friday, in Cambridge, Maryland. Picture: AFP
2 day(s) ago

Dominique Moisi asks if western leaders are right to assume that challenges in Russia and the Islamic State are distinct

Columnists

Absurdity rules the day in justice as in headlines

2 day(s) ago

Justice is not always apparent in our society and forces us to rethink what constitutes a national crisis, writes Anton Harber

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Executive does not govern legislature

A panoramic view of Parliament, at the swearing-in ceremony of new members of Parliament in the National Assembly on Wednesday.  Picture: GCIS
3 day(s) ago

The legislature is recognised by the constitution as a separate pillar of the state, distinct from the executive and the judiciary

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Zuma’s Russian respite

NEW PLANS: South African President Jacob Zuma (right) shakes hands with Russian President Vladmir Putin before their bilateral meeting at the Brics Summit in Durban on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

There are many unanswered questions regarding President Jacob Zuma’s visit to Russia, and the timing of the trip is mystifying

Columnists

Track sold stocks to learn your real losses

3 day(s) ago

‘You never go broke taking a profit’ is a thoughtless aphorism, warns Michel Pireu

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Perk for North West number-plate makers

Increasingly crowded roads requires more vigilance and patience from drivers.  Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

While the province’s platinum mining business suffers from strikes and lower production, its number-plate manufacturers and embossers could soon be on a roll

Columnists

SA can follow US lead in studying labour dynamics

3 day(s) ago

Understanding labour market dynamics could help our central bank improve the way it implements monetary policy, writes Hilary Joffe

Soccer

A plea to the powers that be to shield Mashaba from the madding crowd

Mninawa Ntloko promo
3 day(s) ago

Mashaba has been Bafana coach for only a month but, astonishingly, he is already under pressure from those who have trouble accepting him as outgoing mentor Gordon Igesund’s successor, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Columnists

Fantasies and the mass production of black millionaires

5 day(s) ago

The government’s latest fantasy is that it will be able to mass-produce black industrialists and black farmers, writes John-Kane Berman

Columnists

JSE’s top 40 companies still a male-dominated kraal

4 day(s) ago

Phakamisa Ndzamela has been wondering what useful thing to say emphasise need for women to intensify their fight in boardrooms

Opinion & Analysis

SA needs social covenant to beat injustice of inequality

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

The most divisive issue of our age, particularly but not exclusively in developing economies, is the absence of a ‘just economy’, writes Maria Ramos

Columnists

Zuma just an innocent abroad in Russia

Anthony Butler promo
1 day(s) ago

Nuclear procurement is unaffordable and irrational, and will be a sad testimony to decay of ANC if it is pushed through, writes Anthony Butler

Columnists

Mantashe is right: two capitals are fatal

Peter Bruce promo
1 day(s) ago

It isn’t that Cape Town is racist. It might just be snotty. Or it might just be that the rest of us suffer from low self esteem, writes Peter Bruce

Opinion & Analysis

Working towards a common goal for arts in SA

A woman walks past a painting on display at the Johannesburg Art Fair at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, in this March 2008 file photo.  Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

We have to constantly ask ourselves how business is doing in terms of opening up opportunities for women, and contributing to gender and economic transformation, writes Nathi Mthethwa

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Zuma sends condolences and congratulations

President Jacob Zuma officially opens the National House of Traditional Leaders at the Old Assembly Chambers in Parliament on Thursday. Picture: GCIS
2 day(s) ago

Presidency’s condolences and congratulations section had a busy day on Monday, issuing two statements of joy and sadness

Opinion & Analysis

BEE codes spell doom for SMEs

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3 day(s) ago

Businesses are already knee deep in red tape, writes Daniel Nel

Columnists

No silver lining for fanatics

2 day(s) ago

The silver bugs were proven wrong when the price of silver barely blinked in response to the end of the 117-year-old London silver fix, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Health

Socks and elbows put end to snoring

Penny Haw promo
3 day(s) ago

Many techniques have been used to end snoring, but best solution has been found on travels through Africa, writes Penny Haw

Opinion & Analysis

Ebola toll shows up crisis of governing in Africa

A Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) member in protective gear. Picture: AFP/CELLOU BINANI
3 day(s) ago

Sierra Leone’s president has admitted on national TV that his country does not have trained nurses and doctors to deal with the outbreaks because its public health system is broken, writes Jeggan Grey-Johnson

Columnists

Soon water will have to be taxed as dangerous

Leon Louw promo
3 day(s) ago

Congratulations! You are alive. According to Wits University health and safety academics and others, everything is unsafe. You should be dead, writes Leon Louw

Columnists

Cracks show as DA comes under pressure

3 day(s) ago

Official opposition needs to confront its problems head-on, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

ANC politics on Nkandla could be good news

3 day(s) ago

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela surely knows that her letter cannot force Jacob Zuma to do anything, writes Steven Friedman

Columnists

Letter to Eskom’s new CEO from a fellow (failed) applicant

3 day(s) ago

Destroy bonus culture, ‘whisper’ to politicians, never fall victim to central-committee approach and have patience, advises Simon Lincoln Reader

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Zuma’s Russian respite

NEW PLANS: South African President Jacob Zuma (right) shakes hands with Russian President Vladmir Putin before their bilateral meeting at the Brics Summit in Durban on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

There are many unanswered questions regarding President Jacob Zuma’s visit to Russia, and the timing of the trip is mystifying

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Letters

LETTER: Minimum wages cause job losses

University of Cape Town professor Nicoli Nattrass. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

I wish to expand on Neil Emerick’s excellent rebuttal of the assertion by Neil Coleman of Cosatu that increasing minimum wages will not harm jobs

LETTER: Bail-out unjustified

LETTER: Hamas’s scorn shows

LETTER: The plain truth

LETTER: Ferguson a step back

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The Third Umpire

Russian President Vladimir Putin, for sending troops across the border into Ukraine even as he sat down with his Ukrainian counterpart, supposedly to negotiate an end to the conflict that is destabilising the region.

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Proteas one-day cricket captain AB de Villiers, whose superb 136 not out — his 18th century in the limited-overs format — helped SA to a seven-wicket victory over number-one-ranked Australia in Harare on Wednesday.

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International Monetary Fund MD Christine Lagarde, who has been placed under formal investigation by a French court for alleged negligence in her role in a state payout to a controversial tycoon when she was finance minister.

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