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EDITORIAL: Nersa’s hard task in uncertain times

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The government needs to stop fiddling while the lights go out and come up with a clear energy mix and infrastructure funding policy

Opinion & Analysis

An ardent capitalist takes aim at CEO salaries

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8 hour(s) ago

I do not like government intervention, but if executives and remuneration committees cannot exercise self-restraint, government intervention is called for, writes Jannie Rossouw

Opinion & Analysis

Pay deal will ruin small businesses

Numsa members strike. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 hour(s) ago

Save jobs by not extending Numsa agreement, urges Herman Mashaba

Travel & Food

WINE: The importance of provenance

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8 hour(s) ago

For punters of ‘authentic wine’ provenance alone accounts for the uniqueness of the end product, writes Michael Fridjhon

Columnists

ANC should engage with, not demonise, opponents

8 hour(s) ago

A string of criticism of dissent by the ANC shows that governing party’s ability to work out opposites is sorely lacking, writes Natasha Marrian

Blogs

BLOG: Make sure your branding is intact by the time your patents expire

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8 hour(s) ago

There is brand value to being first to market, lower cost alone may be insufficient to convert consumers to new generic on market, writes Mark Smith

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Taps and toilets take leaders’ eyes off the bigger picture

There are some worrying signs that our domestic taps and toilets politics may be distracting the minister and her department from strategic water resource issues, writes Mike Muller
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The paralysing politicisation of municipal appointments continues, writes Anthony Butler

Progress at local level hides surge in skills crisis

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Yes, we are an unequal society, but our continuing problems are not caused by white monopoly capital, writes Itumeleng Mahabane

We are redistributing — but not very cleverly

Editorials

EDITORIAL: ANC key to Gordhan’s plans

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu and Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan present municipalities’ audit results in Pretoria on Wednesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 hour(s) ago

Many good officials are frustrated by interfering politicians who just will not allow them to do their work as they should

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Race for the bottom of the socioeconomic pile

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8 hour(s) ago

South Africa has the ‘poorest of the poor’, a phrase much loved by politicians

Markets Blog

BLOG: Singapore set to shine as global precious metals hub

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20 hour(s) ago

Since Asia is largest buyer of gold it makes increasing sense that cities such as Singapore should have more of an influence on price discovery of gold, blogs Dave Levenstein

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ANC needs to be liberated from alliance ties that bind it

Cosatu has become the single most important impediment to the efforts of the ANC to lead a radical transformation of the economy, writes Thabang Motsohi

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Minimum wage a two-edged sword

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1 day(s) ago

If the ANC is to be held to its election promise with regard to a minimum wage, secret strike ballots should be the quid pro quo demanded by employers

Opinion & Analysis

The web giveth and taketh away

A man talks on the phone as he surfs the internet on his laptop at a local coffee shop in downtown Shanghai, China, in this November 28 2013 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Internet provides a bounty but threatens jobs, writes J Bradford DeLong

Opinion & Analysis

Social impact bonds are just what SA needs

An RDP house in the Matthew Goniwe area of Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth. Picture: THE HERALD
1 day(s) ago

Social impact bonds hold special potential for the developing world as there are so many economic and social problems to solve, writes Ryan Short

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Nzimande points varsity students to Wikipedia

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande. Picture: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has given university students a hint about where to get their explanations and definitions

Columnists

Newspapers’ scrutiny of each other can be good

1 day(s) ago

Anton Harber: If our newspapers are aware that their rivals are paying attention to them, maybe they will work harder to meet the criteria for good governance their journalists expect of others

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Sanral’s shaky secrecy bid

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2 day(s) ago

As a state agency with no competitors, Sanral is on shaky ground claiming ‘commercial confidentiality’

Opinion & Analysis

Zuma’s daughter appointment sends wrong signal

Thuthukile Zuma speaks during the Jacob Zuma centenial lecture at Nelson Mandela Banquet Hall in Potchefstroom in this 2012 file picture. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD/VATHISWA RUSELO
2 day(s) ago

The rise of President Jacob Zuma’s daughter is a disincentive, writes Roderick Lim Banda

Life

Sartorial suss is the start of success

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema leads his team, including Floyd Shivambu, left, and Dali Mpofu, right back. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

If Prof Pine’s research is right and we become what we wear, wearing workwear will encourage more work, writes Penny Haw

Gadgets & Gear

TECHNO FILE: Foursquare changes are classic case of fixing what’s not broken

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2 day(s) ago

It’s hard to fathom what the thinking was behind the decision to remove many of the features that made the app popular, writes Kevin O’Grady

Opinion & Analysis

Taps and toilets take leaders’ eyes off the bigger picture

Picture: THE TIMES
8 hour(s) ago

There are some worrying signs that our domestic taps and toilets politics may be distracting the minister and her department from strategic water resource issues, writes Mike Muller

Columnists

Progress at local level hides surge in skills crisis

Anthony Butler promo
8 hour(s) ago

The paralysing politicisation of municipal appointments continues, writes Anthony Butler

Columnists

We are redistributing — but not very cleverly

Itumeleng Mahabane promo
8 hour(s) ago

Yes, we are an unequal society, but our continuing problems are not caused by white monopoly capital, writes Itumeleng Mahabane

Columnists

Don’t forget women in Kenyan resources debate

1 day(s) ago

The social cost of women working in mines and/or supporting ‘their mining men’ has not been a factor in public debate, writes Muthoni Maingi

Columnists

A Clinton in power cannot bring back the good times

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1 day(s) ago

If and when Hillary Clinton bids for the US presidency, her unofficial campaign anthem might as well be Yesterday, writes Gideon Rachman

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Build African institutions

A health worker sprays disinfectant in a house belonging to someone suspected of coming into contact with the Ebola virus in Macenta, Guinea, in March. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

The seemingly unstoppable outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa should prompt governments in the region to ask questions about what needs to be done

Opinion & Analysis

US needs to play more neutral role in Middle East

TALKS: US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iraq’s Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari  (not pictured) in Baghdad on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

The US has for decades kept up the pretence of being an even-handed broker in the Arab-Israeli dispute, writes Edward Luce

Motoring

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Veteran gets up to date

2 day(s) ago

Jeep moves away from wartime roots as basic piece of kit, writes Alexander Parker

Columnists

SA should try reconciliation — for real this time

Steven Friedman
2 day(s) ago

Claiming that reconciliation has failed assumes that a serious attempt has been made to address our racial divides, writes Steven Friedman

Columnists

Youth orchestra a neglected public relations investment

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2 day(s) ago

Young musicians are South Africa’s greatest source of undervalued talent, writes Allister Sparks

Editorials

EDITORIAL: US-Africa summit is the hot ticket

TOP LEVEL: US President Barack Obama (left) and President Jacob Zuma speak at a press briefing at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday. Picture: GCIS
2 day(s) ago

SA’s season of international summitry is truly upon us but the really hot tickets are for Barack Obama’s US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington next week

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Letters

LETTER: Technological ordeal leads to hope

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Prof Friedman’s article and the care of the staff at Times Media Group hark back to the spirit of 1994, with its sense that each of us has a part to play

LETTER: Sports pages score

LETTER: TB vaccine a noble gift

LETTER: Give Malema a post

LETTER: Simplifying matters

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Cartoons

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The Third Umpire

Former Numsa president Cedric Gina. There’s no reason why he should not help form a union to rival Numsa, which is clearly not going to be part of the tripartite alliance for much longer. So why be so coy?

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ANC chief whip Stone Sizani, who has indicated that his party is no longer opposed to transparency in political donations. His call for a new funding model should be seen by civil society as an invitation to negotiate.

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Swimmer Chad le Clos. After his seven-medal haul at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, a double gold in butterfly at the Rio Olympics in 2016 would seem an entirely reasonable goal. Let the records tumble.

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