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EDITORIAL: Industrialists can’t simply be created

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Black industrialists need the same as others: electricity, fewer strikes, and customers with cash in their pockets

Opinion & Analysis

It is time for a true education experience for all

Removing the statue of Cecil John Rhodes at the University of Cape Town, which has been the cause of recent protests on campus, could be low-hanging fruit for vice-chancellor Max Price. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/LIZA VAN DEVENTER

University must become more intentional in its structured support for student leaders, those who are not native English speakers, writes Matshepiso Finca

Opinion & Analysis

Forgiveness is the answer, not tearing down statues

The statue of Cecil John Rhodes  covered with plastic at the UCT main campus in Cape Town. Picture: ADRIAN DE KOCK

Mandela said that if there are dreams about a beautiful SA, there are two roads that lead to their achievement and they are goodness and forgiveness, writes Davina Siwela

Columnists

Highs and lows in hindsight

After 12 years of Street Dogs, the same remains true: Finding good companies and holding those positions tenaciously can yield multiples, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Presidency tries to give chopper rumours chop

President Jacob Zuma addresses ANC supporters on Saturday at the Cape Town Stadium for the ruling party’s 103rd anniversary celebrations.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Before you know it old JZ will be accused of using a government canoe for family outings at the Nkandla swimming pool

Columnists

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Top Gear affair more about elite’s need to impose itself

When Jeremy Clarkson lost his cool at the end of a long day my instinct is to condemn in the strongest terms his awful behaviour, but to sympathise with the exhaustion and frustration, writes Alexander Parker

Growth Engines

PAVLO’S PERSPECTIVE: FibreCo is a technology solution that delivers

‘Build it and they will come’ businesses are market makers, the creators of value where none existed before, writes Pavlo Phitidis

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Relax, folks, the sky is not about to fall on our heads

Khadija Magardie-Bradlow: Have we settled into the politics of complaint, unable to accept we are a normal country with normal problems

SA needs a visionary engineer-businessman hybrid to forge a black industrialist class, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

SA must be driven by an industrialist mastermind

Trudi Makhaya examines how society prefers its business leaders to act a bit like beauty queens

Society expects CEOs to be circumspect

Editorials

EDITORIAL: SA scores an own goal

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

SA is only just starting to count the cost in terms of lost tourist visits under new visa regulations

Columnists

Selection controversy is occupational hazard for Proteas captain

AB de Villiers. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/JOHAN RYNNERS

Most captains make no effort to keep contentious selection a secret, writes Neil Manthorp

Opinion & Analysis

Rhodes protester repeats faults he reviles

The statue of Cecil John Rhodes  covered with plastic at the UCT main campus in Cape Town. Picture: ADRIAN DE KOCK

One task facing UCT and SA is how to give credible content to the oft-repeated word ‘transformation’, writes Tim Trengove Jones

Opinion & Analysis

Africa can lead the way in mobile

A vendor holds cellphones and airtime cards at a stall operated by MTN in Kigali, Rwanda. The industry is growing in leaps and bounds across the continent. File picture: BLOOMBERG

Africans are now more used to paying by phone than Americans, writes Sarah-Anne Arnold

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Pathetic fallacies abound

Don’t be swayed by sentiment or anthropomorphisms — especially when it comes to the market, writes Michel Pireu

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Monopolist’s quest for martyrdom

Rhodes sought immortality in ways that are hard to ignore, writes Prince Mashele

Opinion & Analysis

Police minister Nhleko gets on the wrong side of international law

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE

It seems remarkable that the president did not announce the global investment policy shift after saying at Davos SA is open for business, write Peter Leon and Ben Winks

Columnists

STRAIGHT TALK: Europe fails on teamwork

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Our infrastructure decay is at once a backlog and an opportunity to create jobs, writes Mark Barnes

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: The perils of information overload

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Inflicting the vast amount of data onto consumers as a legislated requirement is likely to damage social outcomes, writes Stuart Theobald

Opinion & Analysis

Burundi president must do the right thing

Pierre Nkurunziza. Picture: REUTERS/JEAN PIERRE AIME HARERIMANA

Political competition to gain and hold power is intense amid reports of rising corruption and claims that Nkurunziza and his clique are becoming autocratic, writes John Stremlau

Opinion & Analysis

Singapore has a lot to teach SA about SOE governance

Singapore’s central business district is home to the headquarters of Temasek Holdings. The investment corporation enjoys extensive operational autonomy, though key decisions are made in consultation with its owner, the government.  File pictures: BLOOMBERG

Temasek is wholly owned by the city-state, but has been a huge commercial success, writes Mills Soko

Columnists

SA Super Rugby teams’ lack of consistency raises questions

Lions player Julian Redelinghuys (bottom centre) reacts at the bottom of a driving maul during the Super 15 rugby match between Queensland Reds and South Africa's Lions at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on March 27. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PATRICK HAMILTON

The Lions have won the hearts of many because they refuse to surrender, writes Mark Keohane

Opinion & Analysis

Newspapers are more than mere commodities

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille hosts a talk show on Power FM in Johannesburg last year. Her request to departments in her administration not to renew their subscriptions to the Cape Times has sparked debate about state intervention in the media. File picture: SUNDAY WORLD

The Western Cape cabinet is, in fact, imposing a boycott on the Cape Times by all the departments, writes Raymond Louw

Columnists

UNEMBARGOED: Let’s not selectively preserve memory

Discussion about UCT Rhodes statue has great potential to expand to other memorials and monuments black South Africans find offensive, writes Songezo Zibi

Columnists

LETTER FROM LONDON: Pulling down statues doesn’t help build the future

I doubt whether a statue of Cecil John Rhodes at a university represents a clear and present danger to the future of the republic, writes Marvin Meintjies

Opinion & Analysis

Relax, folks, the sky is not about to fall on our heads

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Khadija Magardie-Bradlow: Have we settled into the politics of complaint, unable to accept we are a normal country with normal problems

Columnists

SA must be driven by an industrialist mastermind

SA needs a visionary engineer-businessman hybrid to forge a black industrialist class, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Columnists

Society expects CEOs to be circumspect

Trudi Makhaya examines how society prefers its business leaders to act a bit like beauty queens

Columnists

SA works, but that is not enough to attract investors anymore

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Dianna Games: Political complacency and stagnating growth have serves to highlight what competitors north of the border are offering

Columnists

Dreams of an energy bonanza may be stillborn

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Gavin Keeton: We don’t know if there is gas or oil to develop. Exploration must first be undertaken to establish whether resources even exist

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Eskom fails to convince

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We are facing a never-ending drip feed of steep electricity tariff increases that is becoming ever more burdensome, albeit ever more essential to ensure Eskom remains a going concern

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Foreigners are not the problem, Sire

King Goodwill Zwelithini. Picture: SUPPLIED

Foreigners working in SA increase the demand for labour rather than taking our jobs, writes Neels Blom

Opinion & Analysis

Firms need social media policy for staff

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Negative or potentially damaging posts on social media about an employer will not always justify disciplinary action, writes Rosalind Davey

Columnists

ON WORK: Your rudeness in reception could be used against you

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How people arrive at and leave an office building provides rewarding insights for companies, writes Lucy Kellaway

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Letters

LETTER: China could save SA’s sinking ship

A portrait of Mao Zedong is displayed at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.  Picture: THINKSTOCK

Chinese may bode well for SA because they will do away with labour unions and violent protests

LETTER: Lee a hero at home

LETTER: Pilots’ little friend

LETTER: Method in madness

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The Third Umpire

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, for opting not to duck and dive in revealing the extent of the fraud that has beset the social grant system, as well as how difficult it is proving to recover the money.

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National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete, who maintains that broadcasting disruptions in Parliament on television will only encourage misbehaviour. What’s next, a ban on reporting corruption in case that too is encouraged?

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Aussie cricket captain Michael Clarke. As much as it sticks in the craw to admit it, with the Proteas out of the picture there was only one team that was going to win the World Cup this year, and it wasn’t New Zealand.

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