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Columnists

Marcus’s successor faces same string dilemma

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 hour(s) ago

Gill Marcus has been extremely successful in communicating clearly and consistently the role and direction of monetary policy, writes Xhanti Payi

Columnists

Apartheid dompas still rules on SA’s roads

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4 hour(s) ago

JMPD’s insatiable appetite for roadblocks causes more disruption, congestion and delay, and extracts or extorts more money, than its apartheid mentors achieved at their nadir, writes Leon Louw

Opinion & Analysis

Joburg’s water crisis is not just bad luck

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4 hour(s) ago

With mounting crises facing Johannesburg, it needs to be asked whether its municipality entity tail is wagging the proverbial dog, write Karen Heese and Kevin Allan

Editorials

EDITORIAL: All is not well with job creation in SA

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4 hour(s) ago

The lack of jobs growth in the private sector reflects a lack of dynamism in the economy, while SA can no longer afford to keep employing more public servants

Opinion & Analysis

A taste of practical economics

KITCHEN RULES: Paris deputy mayor Anne Hidalgo leaves a restaurant earlier this year. Restaurants may now use a saucepan-with-a-roof-and-chimney logo on the menu beside any dish made on the premises. Picture: REUTERS
4 hour(s) ago

France has passed a law to lift the standard of cuisine, writes Tim Harford

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Health staff policy baffling

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4 hour(s) ago

There is a desperate shortage of medical personnel, yet foreign doctors and nurses find it virtually impossible to register and obtain work permits

Opinion & Analysis

Redefine corporate social investment

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3 hour(s) ago

South Africa’s national holidays can contribute to a common identity and active citizenship, writes Wendy Tlou

Columnists

In democracies, law is important but politics is decisive

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It will take a political battle to tame corruption — the law can at best offer support, writes Steven Friedman

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Why tolls are the best route to fund road infrastructure

Nazir Alli: Growth in length of roads Sanral has to manage not matched by increased allocation from Treasury, which means agency must be innovative, smart and prudent with allocated funds

If Zuma goes there will be a vacuum at the heart of their political messaging, writes Gareth van Onselen

The DA’s and EFF’s brand problem

The rapid expansion of SA’s wine industry shows the extent to which farmers are adapting to climate change, writes Hilary Joffe

Commercial agriculture faces up to climate change

Motoring

Upstart Nissan shows class

4 hour(s) ago

Nissan’s Infiniti Q50 may not have the pedigree of a BMW but it is a worthy competitor, writes Alex Parker

Markets

STREET DOGS: Portfolio managers and the press

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4 hour(s) ago

Michel Pireu lists some things you will likely never hear from a portfolio manager

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Cape Town Press Club butters up Noakes

OVERLOAD: Sports scientis Tim Noakes says rugby players can keep up high-intensity play for 12 weeks at most, before they need a good break to recuperate. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

Having diet revolutionary Tim Noakes as a lunch guest was bound to be a touchy affair for the Cape Town Press Club

Health

Hi-tech answer to a low-grade knee

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4 hour(s) ago

Penny Haw turns to technology to help support her failing knees

Markets

STREET DOGS: Life’s too short — make investment decisions now

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17 hour(s) ago

If one had 25 years left to live, Michel Pireu wonders how much time one would spend worrying about the daily ups and downs of the stock market

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EDITORIAL: Water crisis of its own making

SA is a water-scarce country and there have been lots of warnings that water can become constraint on economic growth

Opinion & Analysis

CPI the right gauge for home dispossession

President Jacob Zuma opens the exhibition Reversing the Legacy of the Natives' Land Act of 1913: In Commemoration of the Natives' Land Act of 1913, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.  Picture: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

Erwin Rode looks at how fair compensation for apartheid property losses should be calculated

Cricket

Move on up into 2014 — the era of the packed stadium is over

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1 day(s) ago

Cricket has been wringing its hands and pining for two decades now, and it’s time it grew up and accepted that the relationship is over, writes Neil Manthorp

Columnists

Internet insight on investing

1 day(s) ago

James Montier says investment management resembles, sadly, another old profession. Ancient alchemy, with its promises to turn lead into gold

Columnists

THE INSIDER: SA’s new deal with Cuba contains plastic promise

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1 day(s) ago

Readers should — and probably will — have their own views on whether SA should be giving economic assistance to what some believe to be a pariah state

Opinion & Analysis

Much to be done to arrest decline in Zimbabwe

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1 day(s) ago

A year after Zanu (PF)’s election victory and the formation of a new government, Zimbabwe’s politics and economy are increasingly precarious, writes Piers Pigou

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Rand rate has a sorry tale to tell

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2 day(s) ago

It is not looking good for the rand. Once again, South Africa’s currency has been hit

Rugby

Meyer spoiled for a choice with the right mix

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2 day(s) ago

Springboks have never before had such balance in squad selections when it comes to experience and youth, writes Mark Keohane

Business Times

Class-action storm brewing on the horizon

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2 day(s) ago

High-stakes litigations could affect the bottom line

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: ‘Tesas’ to change SA’s savings culture

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2 day(s) ago

JSE is working with stockbrokers to develop new products that will allow for cheap, equities-based Tax Exempt Savings Accounts, writes Stuart Theobald

Columnists

Job disparities according to race are alarming

2 day(s) ago

Imperative for dramatically improved schooling could not be presented more starkly, writes Gavin Keeton

Columnists

SA must find peace over Nigeria calamity

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2 day(s) ago

We must find ways to protect the true believer from those who have created a God who has an insatiable appetite for money, power and the blood of the innocent, writes Aubrey Matshiqi

Columnists

Is Jacob Zuma a dictator?

2 day(s) ago

Eleven examples of the president’s behaviour shed light on the question, writes Gareth van Onselen

Business Times

PPC board antics cry out for shareholder activism

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2 day(s) ago

Mess at PPC raises the always taxing issue of just how much leeway the board should have, writes Ann Crotty

Business Times

RANTS AND SENSE: Treasury vows to nail 'parasitic' microlenders after Bridge collapses

Ismail Momoniat. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
2 day(s) ago

National Treasury's plans to strike against those whose business models it regards as ‘predatory’ and ‘parasitic’ is a sign of worse to come, writes Bruce Whitfield

Business Times

THE CHATTER: Nation of shopkeepers is at the end of a long road

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

What Britons have not registered is that fate of their cherished supermarkets matters very little

Columnists

The DA’s and EFF’s brand problem

4 hour(s) ago

If Zuma goes there will be a vacuum at the heart of their political messaging, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

Commercial agriculture faces up to climate change

4 hour(s) ago

The rapid expansion of SA’s wine industry shows the extent to which farmers are adapting to climate change, writes Hilary Joffe

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Elephant in room invisible to ANC

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma has become the main impediment to the ANC achieving its policy goals

Opinion & Analysis

Business by numbers can dull creativity of workforce

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1 day(s) ago

Companies lack the capacity to extract ‘valuable insight and predictive analytics from masses of customer data’, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

Columnists

After years of glory, Nafcoc has only division to show

1 day(s) ago

Nafcoc needs to chart a way forward for finding a way to create the black industrialists espoused by Zuma, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Columnists

Taxonomies can produce the seeds of change

1 day(s) ago

Humans divide world into mental, social boxes, it is intriguing to imagine what would happen if we flipped these systems upside down, writes Gillian Tett

Opinion & Analysis

Emotive industry marketing corrupts investors

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2 day(s) ago

Keep investing — ignore what market is doing, and ignore expert opinions that suggest otherwise, writes Steven Nathan

Columnists

Branson’s big holiday offer will benefit Virgin more than staff

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2 day(s) ago

New unlimited leave policy Richard Branson offers is not as rosy as it sounds, writes Lucy Kellaway

Columnists

Ebola’s worst effect may be on struggling nations’ economies

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2 day(s) ago

Long-term fallout will be evident only once the contagion is brought under control, writes Dianna Games

Columnists

Worshippers’ desire to part with their cash is no sin

1 day(s) ago

Trudi Makhaya: In a world that encourages the monetisation of celebrity, beauty or race, why are we surprised when pastors and ministers decide to monetise their spiritual leadership?

Columnists

Europe is in denial about legacy of colonialism

1 day(s) ago

The feeling is that the UK shies away from addressing racial faultlines head on, despite several reports of institutional racism in the public sector, writes Marvin Meintjies

Columnists

After years of glory, Nafcoc has only division to show

1 day(s) ago

Nafcoc needs to chart a way forward for finding a way to create the black industrialists espoused by Zuma, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Columnists

Relentless advance of political thuggery

2 day(s) ago

Songezo Zibi: Institutions that should have acted as bulwark against political thuggery won’t be worth the paper their names will be written on

Columnists

Do not make your cellphone your friend

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2 day(s) ago

Your cellphone is not a friend, its an inanimate communication facility, so don’t give it more status than that, writes Mark Barnes

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Is it World War Z, or is it the news?

2 day(s) ago

In the liberal democratic way, it is unacceptable to force enlightenment down people’s throats, writes Neels Blom

Business Times

BULL'S EYE: The boring not always the safest

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2 day(s) ago

When everybody's buying unfancied, undervalued stocks, Jeremy Thomas wonders who's making money on the market-beaters

Business Times

Cell giants own a cow, others enjoy the cream

2 day(s) ago

Large mobile operators assume expansion, with cost cutting and efficiency programmes, will continue to generate large profits, writes Duncan McLeod

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Letters

LETTER: Selective history reduces heritage

Nathi Mthethwa. Picture: SOWETAN

The National Assembly’s recent Heritage Day debate forgets PAC and Black Consciousness Movement heroes

LETTER: Sports coverage amiss

LETTER: Power problem is real

LETTER: Centralising SMEs

LETTER: Not beaten yet

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September 30 2014

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The Third Umpire

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi, for calling a media briefing to explain his department’s R34.8bn in irregular expenditure, pre-empting the release of its annual report. Now let’s see what he does about it.

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Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, who has called for cable theft to be treated as economic sabotage. That’s all very well, but it will have little effect as long as most of the “saboteurs” are not caught.

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Capitec CEO Gerrie Fourie. The bank posted a 21% rise in headline earnings for the six months to August, underscoring the difference between its business model and that of failed competitor African Bank.

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