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EDITORIAL: Bold but overdue move on Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro addresses the audience during the opening session of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States summit in Havana on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Barack Obama could do worse in terms of his legacy than to draw a line under the US’s shameful Guantanamo history and its unnecessarily antagonistic relationship with Cuba

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Doing right under duress

Ellen Tshabalala. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
3 day(s) ago

This has been a year of governance and boardroom scandals of all sorts, but Zandile Tshabalala deserves the prize of brazening it out

Opinion & Analysis

Silicon Valley now Unethical Valley

TechShop. Picture: REUTERS/ROBERT GALBRAITH
3 day(s) ago

Pioneering tech firms now viewed with suspicion, writes Lucy P Marcus

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Holiday thoughts

3 day(s) ago

Peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours … ials names, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Hijack the bandwagon — if you don’t miss it

3 day(s) ago

No matter where you come from — even if it is Volksrust in Mpumalanga — you can become an achiever

Columnists

African Bank will need a plan B in 2015

Stuart Theobald promo
3 hour(s) ago

Over the course of the four-month rescue it has become evident that plan A, a reinvigorated, independent African Bank, is not going to work, writes Stuart Theobald

Members of the EFF leave the National Assembly on Thursday (Aug 21 2014) as Baleka Mbete adjourns Parliament for the day after an EFF protest. Picture: BUSINESS DAY/TREVOR SAMSON

Why do you allow boys and girls to disrupt Parliament?

Best way forward for red-clad honourable members is to abide by rules, writes Phathekile Holomisa

There remains almost no emphasis on most promising aid of all — entrepreneurial aid, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Vacuous aid model blocks Africa’s development

EFF defies expectations of a conference collapsing, bum-showing leadership battle at its National People’s Assembly, writer Natasha Marrian

Political parties wrap up year with a few surprises

Columnists

SAA just a microcosm of country under Zuma

3 day(s) ago

As we enjoy our break, we should think of good people of SA whom we let suffer alone, writes Songezo Zibi

Opinion & Analysis

Vested interests have hijacked energy policy

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3 day(s) ago

Big users’ dominance needs to be challenged — but a commission of inquiry is not the way to do it, writes Zavareh Rustomjee

Columnists

WINE: White wine does not belong in a box

Michael Fridjhon promo
3 day(s) ago

There’s a broad flavour spectrum that allows white wines to complement any meal, writes Michael Fridjhon

Opinion & Analysis

How apartheid confuses the debate on our future

British Anti-Apartheid Movement, Release Mandela, c 1988. Offset litho poster produced and printed in London. Artist: Surinder Singh. CAP Collection.  Picture: UWC-ROBBEN ISLAND MUSEUM MAYIBUYE ARCHIVES
3 day(s) ago

While it can still serve as a label for tourists and campaigners, its ambiguities allow its beneficiaries to get off the hook of their conscience, writes Hans Pienaar

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SARS credibility essential for SA’s wellbeing

Until we have all the facts, let’s remember that SARS is bigger than any individual, writes Stiaan Klue

Opinion & Analysis

(Not) the last of the baby boomers

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4 day(s) ago

Pressure on the state as a key generation grows old, writes Brigitte Miksa

Columnists

Democracy itself is at issue in Israel’s election

Gideon Rachman promo
4 day(s) ago

The fact is that if Israel allows its ties to western democracies to wither away, it will lose both its soul and its security, writes Gideon Rachman

Opinion & Analysis

UCT’s honorary doctorate for Gates a step in the right direction

Jameson Hall at the University of Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Harvard University’s doyen of African and African-American studies, Henry Louis Gates Jr, epitomises what we should be doing in SA, writes Xolela Mangcu

Columnists

Vacuous aid model blocks Africa’s development

3 day(s) ago

There remains almost no emphasis on most promising aid of all — entrepreneurial aid, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Opinion & Analysis

Why do you allow boys and girls to disrupt Parliament?

Members of the EFF leave the National Assembly on Thursday (Aug 21 2014) as Baleka Mbete adjourns Parliament for the day after an EFF protest. Picture: BUSINESS DAY/TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Best way forward for red-clad honourable members is to abide by rules, writes Phathekile Holomisa

Opinion & Analysis

Economics gender gap a mystery

Elinor OstromPicture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

It’s economics. For some reason, the dismal science remains heavy with the scent of testosterone, writes Tim Harford

Columnists

AT HOME AND ABROAD: Behind Zimbabwe’s chaos lies glimmer of a new dawn

Allister Sparks masthead
5 day(s) ago

Behind all this apparent confusion … Zimbabwe may be in the process of remaking itself. Of transforming, writes Allister Sparks

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Get judge to probe SARS

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 day(s) ago

South African Revenue Service cannot be allowed to be undermined by this distasteful saga

Columnists

There are no excuses for old men’s bad choices

5 day(s) ago

Money and power do not make for enduring legacies; ‘planting trees’ does, writes Zama Ndlovu

Gadgets & Gear

Room for lights in Christmas lite

Penny Haw promo
5 day(s) ago

Penny Haw is impressed by the ‘first ever wirelessly powered, smartphone-controllable Aura Christmas lights’, but will have to wait until next year

Columnists

JAZZ: Kyle Shepherd dominates in 2014

Gwen Ansell promo
5 day(s) ago

Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz toured Japan and the US, released both a trio double album and a solo CD, and held down the keyboard in two of the year’s other most interesting ensembles, writes Gwen Ansell

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Like farming

5 day(s) ago

From George Papadopoulos at the Wall Street Journal: What investing and farming have in common.

Opinion & Analysis

States fail to ditch laws on defamation after rulings

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7 day(s) ago

Though it is mainly journalists who feel the brunt of the law, the real victims are the people who are deprived of news and information about official abuse of power, corruption and maladministration, writes Raymond Louw

Opinion & Analysis

Hubs aim to bring growth to rural enterprise

UNHEARD OF: Bulungula Lodge on the Wild Coast, where the environment and the local community are a central part of the business model. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
7 day(s) ago

Eastern Cape still deals with underdevelopment, poverty and low rural economic activity, writes Mlibo Qoboshiyane

Columnists

Lloyd led by example and was able to unite West Indies cricketers

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

Most successful West Indian captain of all time and one of greatest from all nations Clive Lloyd was gentle giant, a quiet leader of men who did so by example, writes Neil Manthorp

Editorials

EDITORIAL: A depraved act of violence

Pakistan attack. Picture: EPA/GREGOR FISCHER
4 day(s) ago

It is likely that whoever conceived the Peshawar massacre plan is looking to restore the Taliban’s influence and unite its factions

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Rouble’s rout fuels market volatility

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

As currency crises go, this may have been one of the most spectacular in recent history, with the rouble on an astonishing ride over the past week

Opinion & Analysis

Create policy to serve real, rather than ideal, people

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4 day(s) ago

Homo economicus is far-sighted, rational and self-interested. Real human beings are not. We are bundles of emotions, not calculating machines, writes Martin Wolf

Opinion & Analysis

Beware the supposed wisdom of crowds

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4 day(s) ago

Group wisdom becomes a pathology when the estimates of its members cease to be independent of each other, and this is likely when the crowd is large, ill-informed, or both, writes John Kay

Columnists

Political parties wrap up year with a few surprises

3 day(s) ago

EFF defies expectations of a conference collapsing, bum-showing leadership battle at its National People’s Assembly, writer Natasha Marrian

Opinion & Analysis

ArcelorMittal SA is coming clean on a polluting industry

Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Paul O’Flaherty asks: should steel makers shut up shop in the absence of any silver bullet that can resolve environmental issues?

Columnists

STREET DOGS: The Santa rally and January effect

4 day(s) ago

Only on one occasion has the JSE All share not moved higher in the last two weeks of the year and only on three occasions has it not moved higher between mid-December and end January, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

Seasonal gifts for South Africa’s socialists

Leon Louw promo
5 day(s) ago

If they leave their Christmas stockings at the bottom of their beds this year, Santa will give socialists some real arguments, writes Leon Louw

Columnists

White myopia fuels silent black anger

Thami Mazwai promo
5 day(s) ago

Continuing anger in the black community one of reasons people are not paying their rates and support radical doctrines, writes Thami Mazwai

Columnists

Barriers need to be removed for small businesses

5 day(s) ago

It is less a case of weak demand for our exports and more a case of SA’s inability to supply them, writes Hilary Joffe

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Numsa’s UF still has long way to go

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Cosatu black sheep Zwelinzima Vavi was conspicuous by his absence and delegates could not even agree whether the United Front should define itself as socialist

Opinion & Analysis

Expect dark sequels to Sony hacking attack

Michael Lynton. Picture: REUTERS/TORU HANAI
7 day(s) ago

Sony does not want to gain a reputation as a soft touch for malware, but it is starting to look like one, writes John Gapper

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Big city plan needs a migration policy

David Makhura, the ANC’s secretary in Gauteng. Picture: SOWETAN
7 day(s) ago

David Makhura's three-cities announcement reveals Gauteng premier’s authoritarian heart and lines him up as the decision maker in chief for a spot of crony capitalism, writes Neels Blom

Columnists

UNEMBARGOED: Who benefited from spying at the tax office?

7 day(s) ago

A clash at SARS in 2007 focused on whether the National Prosecuting Authority could include tax charges on the rather long rap sheet to which President Jacob Zuma had to answer, writes Songezo Zibi

Columnists

Economy healthy, inflation weak, Fed stymied

8 day(s) ago

It makes sense for Federal Reserve to keep playing for time, given how much uncertainty surrounds commodity markets, writes Gillian Tett

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The Third Umpire

Newly elected EFF leader Julius Malema, whose call for his supporters to break the law and “take what rightfully belongs to us” may well result in his “jail or death” battle cry coming to pass sooner rather than later.

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