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Signs of a shifting political landscape

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15 hour(s) ago

Opposition parties have become more united against the ruling party than at any point since 1994, writes Aubrey Matshiqi

Opinion & Analysis

Africa needs robust securities markets

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15 hour(s) ago

The continent’s securities markets do not have to reinvent the wheel, writes Ian Bessarabia

Columnists

ON WORK: Eavesdropping on others’ work talk will cure your itchy feet

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15 hour(s) ago

White-collar work is a bit like an emasculated, heavily regulated game of Monopoly, writes Lucy Kellaway

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: Corporate crooks fleece gullible in one scam and are free to start again

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17 hour(s) ago

Those who have destroyed people’s savings continue plying their trade in SA businesses, writes Stuart Theobald

Columnists

Investor exit behind fall in commodity prices

Gavin Keeton
15 hour(s) ago

Global pension funds dwarfs that of global commodity markets so a small shift is noticeable, writes Gavin Keeton

Columnists

STRAIGHT TALK: The central bank balancing act

Mark Barnes promo
15 hour(s) ago

It is all very well to provide medicine for an illness, but how can you tell if the patient is well enough to cope on his own?

Columnists

Greenspan unequivocal on pitfalls of quantitative easing

15 hour(s) ago

Former Fed chairman’s freshly burnished trust of gold shows he expects huge market volatility, writes Gillian Tett

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande addresses a press briefing after delivering his budget vote speech in Parliament on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Cosatu crisis has its roots in ‘colonialism of a special type’

ANC’s historical roots help in understanding the crisis-ridden postapartheid relationship with union federation, writes Ebrahim Harvey

Labour relations has ‘recognition of prior learning’ to recognise talents of those without formal qualifications, writes Songezo Zibi

UNEMBARGOED: Deceit over credentials erodes trust in Brand SA

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Strong collaboration at leadership level will help to address lingering negativity among citizens, writes Dianna Games

Ending the economic imbalance with Nigeria begins at home

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Cost of Cosatu split sinking in

MISSING IN ACTION: Cosatu members ask where their general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is during a march against e-tolls and labour brokers in the Johannesburg CBD. Picture: DANIEL BORN
17 hour(s) ago

The longer Zwelinzima Vavi sits on the fence, the longer it will take for the split in Cosatu to become a clean break

Columnists

ON THE WATER: The member’s guide to the galaxy, and how to save it

A panoramic view of Parliament, at the swearing-in ceremony of new members of Parliament in the National Assembly on Wednesday.  Picture: GCIS
15 hour(s) ago

The organising principle for phenomena in far away galaxies, such as Parliament, is their occurrence in the member’s inbox, writes Neels Blom

Columnists

Italy game shows Boks still far from closing gap on world’s undisputed best

Johannes Goosen.  Picture: AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE
15 hour(s) ago

The obsession with the World Cup has allowed for a failure that ordinarily would not be glossed over or excused, writes Mark Keohane

Arts & Entertainment

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: Tony Rice Unit

16 hour(s) ago

Tony Rice Unit compilation of Rice’s choice from the Mar West and Still Inside albums hardly has a country bone in its body, writes Richard Haslop

Columnists

Anatomy of an unaccountable reply from the president

17 hour(s) ago

Jacob Zuma’s disdain for accountability shows dishonesty at its core

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Death penalty is not a magic wand for SA

The call for the reinstatement of the death penalty is a red herring — the real problems must be tackled if we are to radically reduce crime, writes George Devenish

Columnists

Ending the economic imbalance with Nigeria begins at home

Dianna Games promo
17 hour(s) ago

Strong collaboration at leadership level will help to address lingering negativity among citizens, writes Dianna Games

Columnists

UNEMBARGOED: Deceit over credentials erodes trust in Brand SA

17 hour(s) ago

Labour relations has ‘recognition of prior learning’ to recognise talents of those without formal qualifications, writes Songezo Zibi

Opinion & Analysis

Cosatu crisis has its roots in ‘colonialism of a special type’

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande addresses a press briefing after delivering his budget vote speech in Parliament on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
17 hour(s) ago

ANC’s historical roots help in understanding the crisis-ridden postapartheid relationship with union federation, writes Ebrahim Harvey

Opinion & Analysis

Fear drives Facebook to invade workplace

Facebook. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Taken to the office the ultimate distraction will lose its mischievous nature, writes Emma Barnett

Opinion & Analysis

Band Aid fails to heal tax scourge

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1 day(s) ago

The commitment that wealthy companies put into tax avoidance and their ability to dictate government policy on the matter highlight just how trivial the Band Aid affair is, writes Ann Crotty

Columnists

Makro goes online locker, stock & barrel

1 day(s) ago

Company’s aggressive moves into the e-commerce space could ruffle feathers among the internet pure-plays, writes Duncan McLeod

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Red flag over PetroSA board

A chimney flares at PetroSA's Mossgas facility in Mossel Bay. Picture: THE TIMES
3 day(s) ago

If SA’s state-owned enterprises have anything in common, it is that their boards are weak, incompetent or politically compromised

African Perspectives

No one-size-fits-all approach to African investing

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3 day(s) ago

Ibrahim Foundation’s praise for Zimbabwe reinforces view that country is at start of turnaround that will restore it to its former glory, writes Andrew Robinson

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Comforting debut by Kganyago

Lesetja Kganyago, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Clear signals from the new governor and his team, and in an environment which is as uncertain as ever

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Humility

3 day(s) ago

‘You can't do the big things in this world unless you have humility; the sort of humility that makes a fellow proud of a chance to work’

Opinion & Analysis

MARKET COMMENT: Kganyago ticks the right boxes

Lesetja Kganyago, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

New Reserve Bank governor left the market with no doubt that the independence of the Bank is not under threat, writes Evan Pickworth

Columnists

TWEET OF THE WEEK: A giant parliamentary mess

3 day(s) ago

The ANC seemed eager to bully itself to a pulp while the DA made one tactical blunder after the other, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Chicken and egg puzzle of life and death

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3 day(s) ago

Chickens, like cats, may have several lives

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: Kenny G in the house

Gwen Ansell promo
5 day(s) ago

For fans, the fact that this saxophonist is almost universally derided in the jazz world is either irrelevant or incomprehensible, writes Gwen Ansell

Opinion & Analysis

Turkey is privileged to be strategic partner of Africa

Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan listens during a news conference after the opening session of the fifth United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Forum in Vienna on Wednesday.   Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

Republic will join African nations to overcome challenges through more trade, investment, humanitarian assistance, writes Mevlut Cavusoglu

Opinion & Analysis

THE CHATTER: Africa’s Ebola victims suffer as two worlds fall apart

A health worker prepares to disinfect a van used for burial purposes in Freetown, Sierra Leone, this week.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

The Ebola crisis has wiped out years of development gains and is threatening to increase the fragility and the stability of the affected regions, writes Marianne Buenaventura Goldman

Opinion & Analysis

Resolving to do more with less in 2015

1 day(s) ago

Several harsh realities will re-emerge for South Africa early in 2015, writes Raymond Parsons

Opinion & Analysis

State needs to give more comprehensive response to Meyiwa’s murder

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3 day(s) ago

Mere legislative amendments are not enough — there should be a meticulous review and audit of the entire firearm control system, writes Guy Lamb

Opinion & Analysis

State-owned enterprises subverted on Zuma’s watch

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
3 day(s) ago

The government wanted a bigger say in strategy decisions, with contradictory signals given to boards, writes Carol Paton

Columnists

Division caused Eskom crisis, but can save it too

3 day(s) ago

Few seem to appreciate that Eskom remains an apartheid construct, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Columnists

WINE: First among equals

Michael Fridjhon promo
3 day(s) ago

While many winemakers happily affirm their role in production process is akin to that of a midwife, there is clearly more to a producer’s success than minimal-intervention winemaking, writes Michael Fridjhon

Columnists

Regionalist dangers of Cosatu move on Numsa

Anthony Butler promo
3 day(s) ago

Numsa’s ejection, and the threatened action against Vavi may be the start of what is becoming a permanent ANC succession campaign, writes Anthony Butler

Opinion & Analysis

Time for action in collective bargaining is long overdue

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4 day(s) ago

Successful system will address problems of minimum standards, inequality, poverty, while ensuring continued survival of businesses in sector, writes Gordon Angus

Opinion & Analysis

Nuclear should be key part of energy mix in SA

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3 day(s) ago

The government’s motivation remains the provision of adequate energy to boost economic growth

Opinion & Analysis

Women need to stop feeling like frauds

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5 day(s) ago

Women often feel they are not worthy of recognition and will be ‘caught out’, writes Nazreen Pandor

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Now we see the artist through a glass darkly ...

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4 day(s) ago

Sculptor Michael Elion is missing a trick in the whole ‘Ray-Ban Island’ debacle

Columnists

LAW MATTERS: Courts absorb pressure of political battles

A panoramic view of Parliament, at the swearing-in ceremony of new members of Parliament in the National Assembly on Wednesday.  Picture: GCIS
4 day(s) ago

Some of the biggest political battles have been fought in the courts rather than where they should be fought — in Parliament, writes Franny Rabkin

Opinion & Analysis

Global summit on racism has work cut out

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4 day(s) ago

Global summit must resolve to combat the ubiquitous demons of racism and xenophobia, writes Ebrahim Harvey

Opinion & Analysis

US and Chinese climate action is small step in right direction

AMBITIONS: US President Barack Obama, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping drink a toast in Beijing on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

The deal between the world’s two largest economies is not a game-changer yet as none of us can negotiate with the climate, writes Harald Winkler

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Council will add allure to platinum

Heaps of platinum ore before the refinery process. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 day(s) ago

Investors likely to take a shine to platinum with the formation of a council, which could not have come at a better time for the industry

Columnists

No bad taste to chocolate just yet

4 day(s) ago

The panic sparked by two of the world’s biggest chocolate producers is nothing short of fear-mongering, Bronwyn Nortje assures chocolate lovers

Columnists

Is Russia putting the nuclear gun on the table?

Gideon Rachman promo
4 day(s) ago

We may now be returning to an era in which the threat of nuclear warfare can no longer be treated as the stuff of science fiction, writes Gideon Rachman

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The Third Umpire

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. SA abstained from voting on a landmark UN resolution condemning North Korea’s rights abuses. Does this mean we condone them, or just don’t care?

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The writing is clearly on the wall for Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, yet he cannot bring himself to take the plunge and commit to the new socialist political movement that is being started by Numsa.

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