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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

Editorials

EDITORIAL: E-tolls still in dock despite new deal

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Issue now as much a middle-class tax- and ratepayer revolt as a protest over inadequate public consultation and excessive collection costs

Opinion & Analysis

Conservatives should learn from Greece over Brexit

 David Cameron. Picture: AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL

Newly re-elected British Prime Minister David Cameron must fudge to avoid the fate of Syriza, writes Chris Giles

Columnists

Tory victory is one for all right-thinking people

Simon Lincoln Reader: Lib Dems believed the pursuit of greater representation relied upon impeding energy development — and they have paid at the polls for this foolishness

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Hi-tech window dressing from boys in the bushes

Ekurhuleni metro police during a meeting in April to prepare for a strike. Picture: SOWETAN

Metro cops should monitor the roads and ensure compliance with the law before paying IT fundis millions to adjust the window dressing

Columnists

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: More marketing than craft as winemakers get on bandwagon

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Winemakers are keeping up with craft liquor trend to maintain their revenue stream, writes Michael Fridjhon

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

Distrust hurdle to e-toll buy-in by motorists

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
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Peter Bruce: If business establishment wants rid of BEE then it should invent a new, inclusive game all of its own and save its balance sheets

How the JSE can unite business in SA

International sport is, at its worst, much like Hollywood, which suits Fikile Mbalula — SA’s minister of bling, writes Gareth van Onselen

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Mbalula’s thug life

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Warning — rate hikes ahead

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Case for a hike will be much stronger next time if the risks from electricity, the rand and wages materialise

Columnists

HALF-ART: Narcissistic Venice piece lacking in nuance and intellect

Willem Boshoff, Racist in South Africa, 2011 Anodised aluminium panel, engraved and filled with ink. This is Boshoff’s contribution to the South African Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, a work he says speaks for itself. Picture: WILLEM BOSHOFF

When I look to SA’s artists, I expect to see nuanced and not narcissistic responses to our social and political challenges, writes Chris Thurman

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Generally speaking …

In the 21st century, there is a good chance that most humans will lose, they are losing, their military and economic value, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

No Eskom solution without deep reform

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The state faces a big challenge: Anthony Butler asks how it can ensure that recapitalisation goes hand in hand with governance reforms and an end to patronage

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Constituency system is no cure for our voting shortfalls

In SA’s context, the concept of ‘one person one vote’ is deeply ingrained in the struggle for freedom, writes Mosotho Moepya

Editorials

EDITORIAL: SA latest to target currency collusion

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Competition Commission’s probe may be a spin-off of international investigations

Columnists

LETTER FROM WASHINGTON: Facebook’s big media party a sign of the Times

Good content costs and has to be paid for. To pay for it, even pay-walled publishers like the New York Times need to sell ads so they need eyeballs, writes Simon Barber

Opinion & Analysis

We have enough medics, but they’re in the cities

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The challenge with the health workforce in SA is twofold: a skewed distribution of skilled staff and an imbalance of skills, writes Lekan Ayo-Yusuf

Opinion & Analysis

More ruthless approach to referee efficiency required

Picture: THINKSTOCK

It is no surprise that there are only four referees from the southern hemisphere at the Rugby World Cup — they are generally not good enough, writes Jonathan Kaplan

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Sasco backs ANC but will stand on own feet

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South African Students Congress briefing helps explain why the Democratic Alliance Students Organisation rules at Fort Hare University

Columnists

Let stories withstand public scrutiny

It seems there are individuals or groupings in the ANC who are hijacking its media operation to find reasons to revive the bid for media control, writes Anton Harber

Opinion & Analysis

State’s somersault on BEE rules

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies briefs media regarding plans to improve trade ties between South Africa-Japan, on Friday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Unfortunately, the focus on ownership has overshadowed the good news in the new codes, specifically the benefits for small businesses and startups, writes Paul Berkowitz

Editorials

EDITORIAL: ANC needs more than a new mayor

Port Elizabeth. Picture: THINKSTOCK

What Nelson Mandela Bay needs in order to reverse its decline is accountability and transparent governance

Columnists

AT HOME AND ABROAD: Golden DA policy nuggets that the media missed

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With local government elections due in less than a year, the Democratic Alliance’s proposed policies should not be taken lightly, writes Allister Sparks

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

Columnists

How the JSE can unite business in SA

Peter Bruce promo

Peter Bruce: If business establishment wants rid of BEE then it should invent a new, inclusive game all of its own and save its balance sheets

Columnists

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Mbalula’s thug life

International sport is, at its worst, much like Hollywood, which suits Fikile Mbalula — SA’s minister of bling, writes Gareth van Onselen

Opinion & Analysis

UCT can retain quality or play politics

University of Cape Town operates like almost all quality western universities: academic staff are recruited largely on the basis of academic credentials, writes Robert Schrire

Opinion & Analysis

Obama’s Pacific deal will not tame Chinese dragon

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It is too late to prevent China from becoming the core of the Asian economy, writes Gideon Rachman

Columnists

Deflation stalks Europe’s economies

Europe’s central banks have run out options for stimulating their economies and boosting consumption, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Public sector wage deal belated but welcome

Unions march through the streets of Pretoria. Picture: Dominic Skelton

Public sector wage agreement averts a potentially crippling strike by 1.3-million state employees that SA can ill afford

Columnists

Bok fans can expect a ‘brand new’ Fourie du Preez at the World Cup

Not only has Fourie du Preez’s stint at Suntory Goliath taught him a new approach to the game, being immersed in a foreign culture has revitalised him, writes Liz Mcgregor

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Why investing in art is a bad idea

Buying art is gambling in an illiquid realm and the costs and risks are much greater than those in the industry let on, writes Michel Pireu

Gadgets & Gear

Your phone isn’t the only camera you need

Mock-ups of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone are displayed at the company's flagship store in Seoul, South Korea. Picture: BLOOMBERG

Smartphone-makers have been on a campaign to convince us they’ve got the only camera we need, but they’re wrong, writes Geoffrey A Fowler

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Reading the rates decision

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Either way, there is no real case, even in theory, for monetary policy to do anything

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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

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, for eating humble pie in reversing the department’s shock decision to reduce the value attributed to broad-based BEE schemes. A sledgehammer to kill a fly, indeed.

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Oceana CEO Francois Kuttel. The group is on track to become one of the biggest fishing companies in the world after acquiring Louisiana-based Daybrook in a R4.6bn deal that will double revenues earned outside SA.

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Banyana stalwart Portia Modise, SA’s most capped female footballer and most successful player of either gender in terms of goals scored in international matches, who has hung up her boots to start coaching.

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