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EDITORIAL: Time for Africa to speed up progress

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Africa has immense potential, not only to benefit from being resource-rich but because its diverse people have so much to offer the world

Columnists

The trader’s mind never sleeps

Watch every show, consult the oracles, read voraciously: but the truth is there’s no knowing what the future has in store, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion & Analysis

Protecting or targeting migrants?

Defence force members keep watch during a crime-prevention exercise in Mayfair, Johannesburg, last month.  Picture: SOWETAN

Operation Fiela has given rise to growing concern, writes Kate Stegeman

Columnists

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: A car to take your mind off load shedding

BMW’s 435i Gran Coupé has a remarkable solution to load shedding’s terrible twin — traffic snarl-ups, writes Alexander Parker

Growth Engines

PAVLO’S PERSPECTIVE: Three actions to embrace the digital on-demand economy for every business

The ability to have what you want, when you want it, how you want it defines on-demand, writes Pavlo Phitidis

Columnists

In the age of Instagram, cricketers have to do more than work on their stats

England’s Kevin Pietersen. Picture: REUTERS

These days, Twitter and Instagram accounts mean the players don’t even need a middle man, writes Neil Manthorp

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Masondo’s ghost roams the corridors of power

Amos Masondo.   Picture: SOWETAN

A documents attached to a notice board at the City of Johannesburg’s offices in Braamfontein still refers to Amos Masondo as the city’s executive mayor

Columnists

More black companies must tap into global markets

Africa is a good start but black-owned companies need to plant flags internationally, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

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Cities need a radical rethink on outdated zoning practices

Our cities have the potential to be game-changing engines of job growth, but only with the right reforms, writes Wilmot James

Black South Africans are buckling under the weight of stereotypes that threaten to be self-fulfilling, writes Trudi Makhaya

Corrosive emphasis on black victimhood

Marvin Meintjies: While the Commonwealth is neither as sexy as Brics nor as important as the AU, membership might yet prove to be a privilege

Brexit could mean SA-Commonwealth renewal

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Beware costly middlemen

SAA. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ALON SKUY

SAA can do a lot more for aspirant black entrepreneurs by boosting business than it can by spending its cash on the enrichment of middlemen

Opinion & Analysis

Nuclear procurement must pass the test of sustainability

Jacob Zuma. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Integrated Resource Plan requires further research into the cost of decommissioning and disposal of nuclear waste, relevant considerations in the procurement of R1-trillion worth of infrastructure, write David Fig and Adrian Pole

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Three movie quotes

Quotes you’ll either love or hate depending on whether you’re making or losing money right now, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion & Analysis

Business gets into gear on climate action

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Businesses at the Business and Climate Summit will have the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to preserving our planet, write Laurent Fabius and Christiana Figueres

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Davies retraction was empowering

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies did well to so swiftly acknowledge the government’s error, now a few more policies need to be repealed

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Code revisions on the right road, but vigilance still vital

In one cautionary tale the only beneficiaries of a BEE scheme were Mercedes-Benz Financial Services SA and the management companies … all of them white, writes Onkgopotse JJ Tabane

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Resistance to e-tolling is not about the money

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa briefs the media on the new e-tolls dispensation on Wednesday.  Picture: GCIS

Resistance is about the obscenely cynical way Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, his boss and the rest of the government feed us ordure and expect us to like it, writes Neels Blom

Columnists

Ruling Nigeria may be a poisoned chalice for new president

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Inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari is expected to bring significant change to this large, complex nation, writes Dianna Games

Opinion & Analysis

Africa has the world at its feet but its problems abound

Climate change is only one of the challenges facing Africa as the sub-Saharan Africa region pursues growth which the International Monetary Fund expects to be 5.7% between 2014-19. File picture: REUTERS/SIEGFRIED MODOLA

Continent suffers more from the effects of climate change and environmental degradation because it is heavily dependent on agriculture and natural resource extraction — but is the least equipped to cope, writes Stephen Onyeiwu

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: Oddities of foreign exchange probe

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The commission is a soft touch and restricted in what fines it can apply, writes Stuart Theobald

Opinion & Analysis

Trade patterns underline Africa’s shifting role

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Though there is a broad realignment, the data suggest we cast aside oversimplified emerging/developed world frameworks, writes Simon Freemantle

Opinion & Analysis

SA hangs on to obsolete power plan as Eskom is left in the cold

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Johan Muller: Who will pay for nuclear energy if more and more industrials and corporate businesses are weaning themselves from public sector-provided power?

Columnists

ON WORK: Brushing up can bring a shine to the daily life of a city banker

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The pay is terrible, but it appears the shoeshine man has a better quality of life than your average bank manager, writes Lucy Kellaway

Columnists

Ten examples of public-funded self-indulgence

African National Congress government has delivered an excellent growth rate for the booming ego economy, writes Gareth van Onselen

Opinion & Analysis

Distrust hurdle to e-toll buy-in by motorists

Transport minister Dipuo Peters, left, and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa brief the media regarding the new e-tolls dispensation on Wednesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

The major hurdle to ‘user pays’ buy-in is the track
record of the administration — if the user pays,
the state must give the user what he has paid for, writes Michael Fridjhon

Opinion & Analysis

Cities need a radical rethink on outdated zoning practices

The Johannesburg CBD.  Picture: THE TIMES

Our cities have the potential to be game-changing engines of job growth, but only with the right reforms, writes Wilmot James

Columnists

Corrosive emphasis on black victimhood

Black South Africans are buckling under the weight of stereotypes that threaten to be self-fulfilling, writes Trudi Makhaya

Columnists

Brexit could mean SA-Commonwealth renewal

Marvin Meintjies: While the Commonwealth is neither as sexy as Brics nor as important as the AU, membership might yet prove to be a privilege

Columnists

UNEMBARGOED: Eskom a symptom of SA’s deeper affliction

When expenditure is mostly on consumption rather than investment, the long-term financial future becomes bleak, writes Songezo Zibi

Columnists

Post office, Telkom, Eskom becoming obsolete

Gavin Keeton

Debate about privatising parts of Eskom may be overtaken by events and the choices of thousands of individual consumers, writes Gavin Keeton

Columnists

STRAIGHT TALK: If state can’t do it, let us help it

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Everyone is up in arms, objecting to privatisation. Well, you’re too late. It’s already happened in education, security…, writes Mark Barnes

African Perspectives

Nigeria’s new leader brings the will to tackle graft

Former British prime minister Tony Blair visits Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on May 13 2015. In his pre-election ‘Covenant with Nigerians’, Buhari pledged a new focus by his administration on corruption, security and jobs. Picture: REUTERS/AFOLABI SOTUNDE

Buhari’s priorities include jobs and fighting corruption, write Dawn Dimowo and Abdulhameed Abubakar

Opinion & Analysis

Pursuit of nuclear energy likely to be more wasted time

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It is likely that SA’s attempts to order nuclear plants will collapse under the weight of the required finance and years will be wasted pursuing an impossible objective, writes Steve Thomas

African Perspectives

Truth commission tackles decades of torture in Tunisia

Tunisians march against extremism. A commission plans to reveal the full range of human rights violations during nearly 60 years of authoritarian rule. Picture: REUTERS

Tunisia is daring to examine its past abuses publicly, writes Carlotta Gall

Columnists

Bismarck’s brilliant display and SA’s poor Super Rugby season is good news

Bismarck du Plessis. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG

Bismarck du Plessis’s performance against the Reds is his best of the year and proof of why the Springboks will always be a World Cup threat, writes Mark Keohane

Opinion & Analysis

Policy rethink must consider SA’s need for skills dividend

Zimbabweans stand in queues at a Department of Home Affairs office in Johannesburg. Refugees are again under strain after the attacks in 2008. 
This is not because of large numbers streaming into SA but rather due to the department’s lack of clear vision over its refugee and immigration policy. File picture: SUNDAY TIMES

South Africa’s migration policy must be considered in the context of the national imperative of growth, employment and skills, writes Ann Bernstein

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Letters

LETTER: E-toll roads do nothing to ease flow

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Please publish one study to support their claims about fuel savings, taking into account the economy rate of modern engines

LETTER: DIY transformation

LETTER: Sanral still in the dark

LETTER: Settle e-tolls with poll

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The Third Umpire

Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha. How embarrassing that SA flouts just about every one of the UN’ s prison policy reform proposals, especially since they have been dubbed the “Mandela Rules”.

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The people of Ireland, for becoming the first ever to support same-sex marriage by popular vote rather than leaving it to executive edict or judicial ruling. That’ s given the Catholic church something to think about.

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Outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, whose parting gift to his successor, Muhammadu Buhari, is chronic fuel shortages — despite the country being one of the world’ s biggest oil producers and exporters.

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