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Opinion & Analysis

Investors hold key to putting focus on ethics

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11 hour(s) ago

Savvy organisations can choose to meet customers where they are, allow them to align investments with their ethics, writes Stephanie Giamporcaro

Editorials

EDITORIAL: MPs need more say on arms deals

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18 hour(s) ago

South African National Defence Force’s coat is going to have to be cut to suit cloth that is available, which is a task for Parliament

Columnists

Born-free cable thieves need opportunities, not new labels

18 hour(s) ago

With a formal labour market absorption rate among 15-to-24-year-olds of only 13%, crime must be a tempting activity for many ‘born frees’, writes John Kane-Berman

Opinion & Analysis

Big, white business owes it to SA to fight inequality

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18 hour(s) ago

Big business — still largely white — has not contributed enough to tackling the SA’s huge developmental challenges, writes Ebrahim Harvey

Columnists

Africa has to raise Pax Africana from the dead

18 hour(s) ago

In silencing the guns in Africa, national governments will improve democratic governance, writes Adekeye Adebajo

Columnists

Playing Pollard at inside centre cost Bulls a chance in the Currie Cup final

Handre Pollard. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
17 hour(s) ago

It was a selection consistent with the Blue Bulls’ struggles all competition, writes Mark Keohane

Columnists

UNEMBARGOED: We need a political morality beyond populism

18 hour(s) ago

New political morality is needed of which the premise is a desire to reformulate SA’s narrative into one of inclusivity, opportunity and hard work, writes Songezo Zibi

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Nene juggles austerity and expectations

Nene is faced with a faltering economy, a revenue shortfall of R15bn or so, some big spending pressures and ever-rising government debt, writes Hilary Joffe

Desired outcome of cadre deployment has collapsed under the unstable weight of the process designed to achieve it, writes Gareth van Onselen

The disintegration of cadre deployment under Zuma

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Aubrey Matshiqi examines some of the outcomes of the recent ANC Gauteng provincial conference

Proxy battles must not blind ANC to future needs

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: Some scary things about Postbank

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18 hour(s) ago

An entity that is accepting deposits from the public is facing a major cash-flow crisis amid serious allegations of fraud and mismanagement, writes Stuart Theobald

Columnists

ON WORK: Time to flirt with Tinder for a new way to recruit people

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16 hour(s) ago

There is surely a market for an app — let’s call it TinderIn — that would be a fast and efficient way of matching people to jobs, writes Lucy Kellaway

Arts & Entertainment

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: The Dream Syndicate

18 hour(s) ago

There’s hardly a song on the original Days Of Wine And Roses album that I can’t instantly recall with pleasure more than thirty years later, writes Richard Haslop

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Pestilence will change the world if we don’t

Health workers don protective equipment at the Island Clinic in Monrovia. Picture: REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

The old spiritual notion that the fates of all of humanity are intertwined is increasingly manifested in physical reality, writes Neels Blom

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Computer-generated patent claims: good or bad idea?

Although Cloem could provide tech-innovators with easy defences against spurious claims by patent trolls, there is another side to this argument, blogs Mark Smith

Columnists

Nene juggles austerity and expectations

Nhlanhla Nene.  Picture: SOWETAN
18 hour(s) ago

Nene is faced with a faltering economy, a revenue shortfall of R15bn or so, some big spending pressures and ever-rising government debt, writes Hilary Joffe

Columnists

The disintegration of cadre deployment under Zuma

18 hour(s) ago

Desired outcome of cadre deployment has collapsed under the unstable weight of the process designed to achieve it, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

Proxy battles must not blind ANC to future needs

Aubrey Matshiqi promo
18 hour(s) ago

Aubrey Matshiqi examines some of the outcomes of the recent ANC Gauteng provincial conference

Opinion & Analysis

Businesses must focus on common good

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1 day(s) ago

Not enough of the ‘benefits’ of business are actually trickling down to society and where it has, it has done so at an immense cost, writes Ansie Ramalho

Opinion & Analysis

RANTS AND SENSE: A R2m bottle of whisky, anyone? Join the queue

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1 day(s) ago

There is something vulgar about a R2-million bottle of whisky being advertised in a newspaper insert, writes Bruce Whitfield

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Oil’s slide is no guarantee of relief

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3 day(s) ago

South Africa is unlikely to get the full benefit of a lower dollar oil price

Opinion & Analysis

SA has turned into a predatory state

3 day(s) ago

Cadre deployment, public service unionisation, political and regulatory capture and outright corruption have conspired against the South African people, writes Loane Sharp

Columnists

Cosatu’s leaders must move beyond palace politics

3 day(s) ago

Natasha Marrian looks ahead to the Congress of South African Trade Unions’ central executive committee meeting

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Prisons need more reform

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3 day(s) ago

Problems of corruption, nepotism, incompetence, gangsterism and abusive warders run deep in SA’s prison service

Columnists

Spirit of togetherness brings maniacs down to size

3 day(s) ago

South African culture is sceptical of power and leery of those who claim too much authority, writes Jonny Steinberg

Columnists

SA's foreign policy being sold to China and Russia

3 day(s) ago

To have our foreign policy conforming to dictates of agreements that ANC in Luthuli House signs with foreign parties could lead to the selling of SA’s soul, writes Mzukisi Qobo

Columnists

When fear and loathing trump nuance

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3 day(s) ago

There is something deeply unsettling about the way South Africa’s competition authorities go about chasing domestic collusion, writes Peter Bruce

Opinion & Analysis

Water shortages are due to management, not sabotage

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3 day(s) ago

The explanations given for the recent lack of water in Gauteng do not lead us to the right conclusions or point to appropriate solutions, writes Rolfe Eberhard

Columnists

STRAIGHT TALK: Yield seekers will prove fickle

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16 hour(s) ago

We fixed the financial crisis overnight, writes Mark Barnes, but no one needs a financial industry if there isn’t a real economy

Columnists

Markets are parched for liquidity despite a flood of cash

19 hour(s) ago

The problem with ‘liquidity’ is that having lots of money in the system does not guarantee that funding will flow freely, or that traders can cut deals, writes Gillian Tett

Opinion & Analysis

How loan sharks abuse the debt laws

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1 day(s) ago

The most vulnerable in our society are supporting the funders of a thriving credit-granting industry, a debt collection industry and its army of attorneys, writes Ann Crotty

Columnists

Time for a frank look at the post office’s future

1 day(s) ago

That consumers aren’t up in arms about the protracted strike must give the institution real reason to be worried, writes Duncan McLeod

Columnists

TWEET OF THE WEEK: ANC — Siyahluleka (we are losing)

3 day(s) ago

Ruling party’s constant proclamation of its many victories flies in the face of reality in almost every sphere, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

SA's foreign policy being sold to China and Russia

3 day(s) ago

To have our foreign policy conforming to dictates of agreements that ANC in Luthuli House signs with foreign parties could lead to the selling of SA’s soul, writes Mzukisi Qobo

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Grow wealth with stocks

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4 day(s) ago

Global wealth report which reveals that SA increased its dollar millionaires once again revived the old discussion about the extent of inequality in the country

Columnists

Infrastructure not SA’s main hurdle

4 day(s) ago

If only the path to economic prosperity was as clearly marked as Christine Lagarde would have us believe, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Opinion & Analysis

Gauteng ANC’s position on e-tolls confusing

Paul Mashatile,left, and David Makhura.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
4 day(s) ago

Provincial ANC’s assertion that it does support e-tolls but is seeking a different way of applying them is somewhat confusing, writes Paul Browning

Columnists

Advertising can change world with real intent

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4 day(s) ago

With the power to connect communities and create conversation, advertising can change the world, writes Suhana Gordhan

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Tobias-Pokolo struggles to walk line in Parliament

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4 day(s) ago

Parliament ‘not for women’ because cobbled roadways make walking in high heels difficult, says former ANC deputy minister

Columnists

LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN: Punishment scares only when one enforces it

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4 day(s) ago

Promising dreadful consequences for those who break the rules is a convenient diversion, writes Dave Marrs

Opinion & Analysis

SA has turned into a predatory state

3 day(s) ago

Cadre deployment, public service unionisation, political and regulatory capture and outright corruption have conspired against the South African people, writes Loane Sharp

Opinion & Analysis

Longer lives have unforeseen effects on the economy

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4 day(s) ago

The most important factor today is life expectancy increasing after conventional ages of retirement, writes John Kay

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Irrelevance a real danger to Nedlac

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4 day(s) ago

Business is far from united and the fragmentation of business representative bodies has to be an issue in relation to Nedlac

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Letters

LETTER: SA foreign policy ‘wrong-headed’

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Not only has SA’s policy failed to live up to its promise to place human rights above self-interest, it has also damaged our self-interest in many ways

LETTER: Steinberg out of touch

LETTER: Quirk’s final solution

LETTER: Elders affect youth

ETTER: Alimony controls

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The Third Umpire

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, for taking the rational step of starting to offload state-owned assets such as the Vodacom stake to help fund Eskom’s capital requirements. The government should get back to basics.

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New Sita CEO Freeman Nomvalo. The financial discipline and cost-cutting measures he has introduced are long overdue at an agency that is among the most corrupt and wasteful of all SA’s state-owned entities.

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Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. If he truly believes the biggest problem facing our health system is that private citizens spend more than the state, we are in trouble. It is public health services that are broken.

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