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Fracking: beware what lies beneath

BIG PLANS: Shell has reserved another $250m for drilling exploration wells in the Karoo. Picture: THE HERALD
9 hour(s) ago

Experience urges us to be cautious about the claims being made for fracking — and not just in South Africa, writes Ann Crotty

Business Times

RANTS AND SENSE: Without ashes, where would our phoenix be?

9 hour(s) ago

SA has now had two decades of growth and development that would have been inconceivable during the apartheid era, writes Bruce Whitfield

Business Times

THE CHATTER: Why not a shorter week in an era of longer life?

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. Picture: REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

Our working week seems normal to us because it is what we have always known and what everyone else does, writes Michael Skapinker

Business Times

Daddy, I want to be in corporate finance

18 hour(s) ago

Rob Rose asks how it is that a time when everyone is threatening to strike, SA’s lawyers and bankers are building ever more opulent palaces

Business Times

The informal sector deserves a legal boost

9 hour(s) ago

The informal sector is a significant, but often forgotten, source of economic activity and employment, writes Caroline Skinner

Opinion & Analysis

Our war premium on energy rises

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2 day(s) ago

Escalation in conflict sure to affect global economy, writes Steen Jakobsen

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BEE deals must be rooted in business principles

Empowerment deals should be treated no differently from any other business deal, writes Johan van Zyl
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Summer holiday lethargy lies thick across developed-world markets, writes Jeremy Thomas

Languid bulls rob markets of excitement

Managed correctly, the technological changes sweeping through healthcare should have a hugely beneficial impact on lives, writes Duncan McLeod

Tiny digital doctors to track your health

Business Times

Big data a winner in the World Cup

8 hour(s) ago

App Match Insights could gather data before and during a match and use it to influence the coach’s tactical decisions while the game is on, writes Arthur Goldstuck

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Salga’s planning capacity

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
2 day(s) ago

SA Local Government Association is rightly concerned that there are too many different facilities that can be accessed by councils for a variety of purposes

Opinion & Analysis

THE INSIDER: Ramphele looks failure square in the face

Mamphela Ramphele. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Anyone who thinks Mamphela Ramphele is in denial after her disastrous performance at this year’s elections should reconsider

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African nations need to learn from one another

Health and agriculture may not always be the sectors that get the most attention, but the evidence shows that they are the drivers of lasting economic and social progress, writes Bill Gates

Editorials

EDITORIAL: SA needs bang for training buck

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3 day(s) ago

There is a critical shortage of the funds required to produce the kind of skilled graduates SA so desperately needs, and much of the expenditure that is taking place is ineffectual

Business Times

BULL'S EYE: Languid bulls rob markets of excitement

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18 hour(s) ago

Summer holiday lethargy lies thick across developed-world markets, writes Jeremy Thomas

Opinion & Analysis

Farewell ‘nutritious and delicious’

ONLINE SHOPPING:  Tesco says it is building its online business to attract more big-spenders. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON
3 day(s) ago

State clamps down on health claims on food labels, writes Natasha Wright

Columnists

LAW MATTERS: Arms deals critics should focus on corruption not rationality

3 day(s) ago

Once you accept that the defence force needed new equipment, then you are pretty much buggered on a rationality argument, writes Franny Rabkin

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Karoo group treasures forthright Malema

BIG PLANS: Shell has reserved another $250m for drilling exploration wells in the Karoo. Picture: THE HERALD
4 day(s) ago

The Treasure the Karoo Action Group won’t be partnering with Julius Malema’s EFF to advance any social cause any time in the near future

Opinion & Analysis

Business can effect change where it counts — in schools

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4 day(s) ago

If SA raised the performance of its public education system to the global average, national income would perhaps be 25% higher. That would wipe out unemployment, writes Bob Head

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Platinum miners at a tipping point

Chris Griffith. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 day(s) ago

The market and industrial relations turmoil of the past few years was destined to reach a tipping point, and it looks like it has arrived

Opinion & Analysis

Useful alliance may bring sanity in scramble for Karoo

Hydraulic fracturing drilling in Colorado, US. Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

A novel but functional alliance has arisen between AfriForum and the Treasure the Karoo Action Group, writes Paul Hoffman

Opinion & Analysis

US families get back on feet faster

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5 day(s) ago

Bankruptcy laws aid economy better than in eurozone, writes Daniel Gros

Columnists

Not much mystery in SA’s high misery score

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5 day(s) ago

SA is the world’s eighth-most miserable country, according to the Hanke human misery index, which measures misery in 90 countries

Motoring

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Hybrid does it for me

5 day(s) ago

Lexus ES300h’s space, specs and comfort win one over, and the meagre consumption clinches the deal, writes Alexander Parker

Business Times

Tiny digital doctors to track your health

9 hour(s) ago

Managed correctly, the technological changes sweeping through healthcare should have a hugely beneficial impact on people’s lives, writes Duncan McLeod

Columnists

Unemployed won’t buy notion of wage restraint

3 day(s) ago

The unemployed want wages to grow as much as they want pensions and child grants to grow, writes Jonny Steinberg

Travel & Food

WINE: Geared for visitors

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3 day(s) ago

I dropped into the tasting room at Villiera recently, on a quiet day in the dead of winter, writes Michael Fridjhon

Opinion & Analysis

Murdoch the deal maker overshadows the innovator

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch.  Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Cable companies face new online and digital competition. This is difficult for them but good for consumers, and cannot be solved by mergers, writes John Gapper

Opinion & Analysis

Time to liberate ourselves from a misleading statistic

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3 day(s) ago

Lorenzo Fioramonti: Is gross domestic product really helping us measure the state of our economy?

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Unnecessary and immature display

Julius Malema and other Economic Freedom Fighters MPs line up in the National Assembly to be sworn in. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Continuing disagreement between EFF and Gauteng legislature is threatening to become a crisis of sorts

Opinion & Analysis

BEE deals must be rooted in business principles

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3 day(s) ago

Empowerment deals should be treated no differently from any other business deal, writes Johan van Zyl

Columnists

A sartorial revolution to colour our politics

Anthony Butler promo
3 day(s) ago

The idea of decorum has provided a pretext for an insidious campaign against parliamentary free expression, writes Anthony Butler

Columnists

SABC plan is antithesis of open journalism

4 day(s) ago

Open journalism is about accepting a radically changing relationship between journalists and their audience, writes Anton Harber

Columnists

Foreigners happy to buy SA dollar bonds — for now

5 day(s) ago

The inflows remain for now but they could stop or reverse quickly as the US starts normalising its monetary policy, writes Hilary Joffe

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Strike shows up lack of trust

Numsa members strike. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 day(s) ago

Employers and the union need to consider starting a process to build a more trusting relationship. That will give wage negotiations a better chance in future

Opinion & Analysis

Condemn war in Gaza in terms of global law

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4 day(s) ago

Many consider the military attacks on Gaza to be in violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, writes Mia Swart

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Trade deal worth the wait

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 day(s) ago

It took more than a decade to finalise, but the economic partnership agreement between the EU and six Southern African states seems to have been worth the wait

Columnists

Time to throw off bonds of liberal economics

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5 day(s) ago

Research indicates concern that the liberalisation of the economy does not, in the short term, address the poverty gripping SA, writes Thami Mazwai

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Letters

LETTER: Unions are a school for socialism

Members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions at the ANC's Mangaung conference in December 2012. Picture: SOWETAN

Workers who are organised in a trade union are a very real threat to bosses as it upsets the divide-and-rule strategy

LETTER: Who is wrong in Gaza?

LETTER: Editorial is misleading

LETTER: Nuclear is best option

LETTER: US in no position to point a finger

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Cartoons

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The Third Umpire

Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti, who is playing with fire by forging ahead with land reform without knowing where the money will come from. Uncertainty is not just a problem for farmers; it could backfire politically too.

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The road to hell is paved with good intentions, something Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi may want to bear in mind as he implements earlier HIV/AIDS treatment despite some provinces being in a state of collapse.

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Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. If “media houses” have launched “cyber attacks” that have crippled Sanral’s billing system, they should be brought to book. So why the vague generalisations without a shred of proof?

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