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SA is not failing to meet its climate change obligations

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The complaint to the public protector does not consider certain realities and the timing of implementing climate change policies in SA, writes Edna Molewa

Opinion & Analysis

SA’s new exchange brings stocks to everyone

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ZAR X is aiming at low costs and simplified processes to encourage wider share ownership, writes Etienne Nel

Columnists

EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: Fancy being paid to commute?

And what do smooth-talking, natty dresser Jimmy Manyi’s fellow Harvard alumni think about him running with a bad crowd?

Columnists

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: So, Zuma’s going won’t help? Don’t you believe it!

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When Zuma goes what really gets saved is the ANC but, sadly for the ANC, it hasn’t figured that out yet, writes Peter Bruce

Markets

STREET DOGS: Five billion human minds about to come online

Michel Pireu: The only thing that’s certain is that a massive transformation is about to hit, writes Christopher Anderson

Columnists

WEALTH WATCH: What does it take to excel in active investment

Stephen Cranston examines the top 10 attributes of a great fund manager and asks if yours ticks all the boxes

Opinion & Analysis

Eskom will follow Koeberg’s design-for-cost algorithm

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Eskom and the government have always said the nuclear build programme will be delivered at a pace and a price that SA can afford, writes Matshela Koko

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EDITORIAL: A slight easing of pressure

The Reserve Bank was at pains to damp rate cut hopes

Gareth van Onselen: @eNCA highlights a creeping tendency towards sensationalism that excludes measured solutions and the biggest question of all: ...

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Bring on the violence!

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University students would not normally figure prominently when viewed through the lens of political or public welfare considerations, writes Anthony ...

Free higher education disregards fiscus

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Symphony of pleasures for sensory stimulation

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A new concert and dinner venue in New York aims to stimulate all five senses simultaneously with the goal of maximising happiness

Opinion & Analysis

Options for US trade after Agoa

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SA has benefited from the act, but we have to urgently decide on an investment programme for post-2025, write Cyril Prinsloo and Charisma Ncube

Columnists

HALF ART: Of purple petals, patriarchy and forgotten heroines of history

Khehla Chepape Makgato’s The Heroines of Southern Africa reveals that often enough being heroic means, ultimately, being judged harshly or even being neglected by posterity, Chris Thurman

Columnists

EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: SABC board’s honour, or lack thereof, on display

Indian state to open a ministry of happiness, and are the days of Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza numbered?

Opinion & Analysis

Homes and pensions a rich resource

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SA should be working hard to understand how housing and pensions can be used to grow the economy, writes Mike Schussler

The writer says even if the Treasury’s independence and SA’s investment-grade credit status are maintained and economic growth improves, a major historic challenge appears to have been provoked. Picture: SUPPLIED

Harnessing patronage to populism has become the easy way out

The major warning to heed is: whether SA flies or falls hinges on aspiring to collaborate and compete, writes Shawn Hagedorn

Columnists

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Guild’s wines cross new threshold

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The Cape Winemakers Guild 2016 range hosts uniquely pleasing offerings set to achieve staggering prices, writes Michael Fridjhon

Columnists

Scheming Manyi risks being left high and dry

Jimmy Manyi will end up like the astonishingly troubled Ronald Suresh Roberts, who nailed his colours to Thabo Mbeki’s mast, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Opinion & Analysis

Nzimande’s fee plan is a recipe for campus chaos

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Universities are caught between the devil of government ineptitude and the deep blue sea of unrealistic students, writes Sara Gon

Columnists

Focus must be skills not degrees

Other skills — such as how to run a business, build a house or machine an engine — are valuable and should be desired, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Who benefits betting on tomorrow's jam?

A reminder for those investors who can’t see the need to ‘cash-in’ at some point, writes Michel Pireu

Editorials

EDITORIAL: A slight easing of pressure

Lesetja Kganyago. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

The Reserve Bank was at pains to damp rate cut hopes

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Yes to nuclear bombs, no to snarky comments

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Picture: REUTERS / KCNA

North Korea Korea forbids people from making sarcastic comments about leader Kim Jong-un or his totalitarian regime in their everyday conversations

Columnists

I would give anything to see Sundowns triumph

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This man from the rolling hills of Tsomo will celebrate more than the Brazilians’ staunchest supporters should Sundowns defy the odds and win this year’s African Champions League, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Columnists

New SME Fund plans to grow venture capital in SA

The unprecedented R1.5bn initiative is the first tangible outcome of the partnership between business and the government to avert a ratings downgrade and boost growth, writes Hilary Joffe

Columnists

Free higher education disregards fiscus

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University students would not normally figure prominently when viewed through the lens of political or public welfare considerations, writes Anthony Butler

Opinion & Analysis

Impact of minimum wage in German generally positive so far

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Contrary to what some commentators are claiming, the introduction of a minimum wage in Germany has not destroyed jobs, writes Gerhard Bosch

Opinion & Analysis

Africa amid a raging world

A police robot retrieves an unexploded pressure cooker bomb in New York at the weekend in one of the latest terror incidents that have multiplied across the world. Picture: REUTERS/LUCIEN HARRIOT

The continent can watch from cheap balcony seat — or it can grow, writes David S Levin

Opinion & Analysis

Dagga industry could put SA on a high

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South Africa has the best climate for growing both dagga and hemp, and could reap rewards unfolding in US cannabis states, writes Keith Bryer

Columnists

LETTER FROM WASHINGTON: Sugar tax debate produces no clear winners

A US study signals that public awareness may be more effective than taxation in persuading people to regulate their sugar intake, writes Simon Barber

Opinion & Analysis

Cites forum crucial for conserving resources

A herd of elephants in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Picture: REUTERS/PHILIMON BULAWAYO

Cites CoP17 affords South Africa a chance to showcase its successful record, writes Edna Molewa

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Ineptitude rules on student fees

Students from Wits University demonstrate in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Free tertiary education will increase inequality

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Defiance of courts amazes

Nomgcobo Jiba. Picture: SOWETAN

Jacob Zuma can display a commitment to the National Prosecuting Authority by firing Jiba and Mrwebi immediately — but then who will guard his back?

Opinion & Analysis

Myriad hurdles youth face mean return on investment has yet to be realised

STANDOFF:  Students from Wits University in Johannesburg demonstrate, as the #FeesMustFall protests resume. Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

An income share agreement with students involves not being charged for studies, but having to pay back a fixed amount on finding their first job, writes John Oliphant

Columnists

Minimum wage is an idea of megalomaniacal and uninformed politicians

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Laws that raise the cost, risk and difficulty of employment cause unemployment and destitution, writes Leon Louw

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Samuelson on active investing

Nobel Laureate Paul Samuelson backs active investing as far as it ensures the market is reasonably efficient for index funds, writes Michel Pireu

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Letters

LETTER: Favour education over state graft

TOGETHER:  President Jacob Zuma is not convinced that SAA chairwoman Dudu Myeni, right, needs to be replaced before a state guarantee to the airline can be extended. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Analysis of our state-owned enterprises and their real cost in foregone social expenditure ought to highlight the way forward

LETTER: Offensive tax views

LETTER: Alarmingly clueless

LETTER: Big hand for sugar tax

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The Third Umpire

He may be on the wrong side of reality, and morality, when it comes to many domestic issues, but President Jacob Zuma is correct in demanding “fundamental reform” of the archaic UN Security Council structure.

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Oversight. That’s what Parliament is supposed to do to keep the executive on its toes. Yet it was also Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s excuse for failing to inform it of a crucial appointment. The system is broken.

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The Gupta family’s UK public relations company knew about Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane’s boo-boo regarding SA’s banks before he had even announced it, and we’re expected to believe he wasn’t the source?

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