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Opinion & Analysis

Stuck in a middle-income limbo

SA’s economic inequality shows up repeatedly as among the worst in the world, yet the developmental plan for the way ahead is ignored even by those meant to implement it. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

SA needs a radical policy shift to bag a productive economy, writes John Luiz

Editorials

EDITORIAL: A meeting to reset relations

President Jacob Zuma and Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng at Thursday’s meeting. Picture: MOELETSI MABE/THE TIMES

Unprecedented talks between President Jacob Zuma and Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng a positive step towards easing tension the success of which will be measured by need for another one

Columnists

Unless SA cricket gets a heart transplant, it will suffer cardiac arrest

A meeting takes place in Johannesburg on Tuesday that will shape the future of the domestic game in SA, writes Neil Manthorp

Columnists

LETTER FROM LONDON: Minding our business a key part of Zuma’s job

Abdication of responsibility a key feature of Jacob Zuma’s presidency, writes Marvin Meintjies

Columnists

Can Italy become a country that has stopped crying over itself?

Successive governments in Rome promise change but politics and institutional inertia always intercede, writes Trudi Makhaya

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Risk

What lies between your plans and chance, accident, luck, and misinformation, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion & Analysis

Reverse innovation changes the face of technology

Limpopo inventor Ludwick Marishane’s DryBath Gel will soon be on the shelves of local retailers . Picture: SOWETAN

Emerging markets are becoming innovation hubs and ’glocalisation’ offers worldwide platform for great products, writes Michelle Gounden

Haggard country is crying out for sagacity

South Africa should learn the lesson of history and prefer conscious intervention above exigencies of a country in decline, writes Ben Turok

A pseudoscience, it assumes volatility equals risk. Nothing could be further from the truth, writes Michel Pireu

Measures of risk management

Banks could play a role in helping rural schemes generate better interest from savings, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Rural funeral schemes could teach insurers ubuntu

Editorials

EDITORIAL: State to blame too for making SA ‘sick’

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS

President Jacob Zuma’s overdue comments on 'sick' economy welcome but fail to acknowledge state’s hand in country’s decline

Opinion & Analysis

Big business end of graft is marked by double standards

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Eurocentric self-righteous criticism forgets that corrupt practice by definition requires a corruptor and a beneficiary, writes Simon Mantell

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Spousal communication of the highest order?

President Jacob Zuma and his wife Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma dance during a state of the nation presidential dinner in Cape Town in 2012. Picture: THE TIMES

Economic Freedom Fighters MPs take aim at Zuma for getting state security minister to evict estranged wife from Nkandla

Columnists

UNEMBARGOED: Introspection may just break vicious circle

Artificial measures will not halt South Africa’s economic death spiral, writes Songezo Zibi

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Starbucks not guaranteed instant success in SA

Taste Holdings will have to wrestle with smaller coffee shops to establish Starbucks brand in South Africa, most obviously against Famous Brands, writes Dumile Sibindana

Opinion & Analysis

Haggard country is crying out for sagacity

South Africa should learn the lesson of history and prefer conscious intervention above exigencies of a country in decline, writes Ben Turok

Columnists

STRAIGHT TALK: Today algorithms rule the day

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What are we ordinary individuals meant to do amid all of this turmoil? Stand still — don’t be moved by these gusts of wind blowing nowhere, writes Mark Barnes

Columnists

Rural funeral schemes could teach insurers ubuntu

Banks could play a role in helping rural schemes generate better interest from savings, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Columnists

HALF-ART: Patterns of waste in politics and art

Lehlohonolo Mkhasibe with artworks made from rubber tyres. Picture: SUPPLIED

Patternality has been vital to evolution and is a prerequisite for ontogenetic development, the growth of each individual, possibily not for a politician

Columnists

Boks lose out on balance, form and transformation

Real focus should be number of veterans and injured players on the list with free pass to World Cup, writes Mark Keohane

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: NDP set for welcome renaissance

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Resurgence starts with the appointment of former Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona as head of secretariat, writes Stuart Theobald

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Africa’s potential remains huge

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Hard knocks aplenty call for structural reforms — it’s time to speed up growth and cut poverty

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Vintage law is just what the doctor ordered

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Pennsylvanian judge to rule on use of hospital wine donations

Columnists

STREET DOGS: The dead

A lot? Not really. And, like it or not, we’re all related, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion & Analysis

Courts obey the Constitution, not the whims of politicians

Chief Justice Mogoeng Moegoen speaks during a conference looking at Africa’s troubled relationship with the International Criminal Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS

Alliance’s record of success in court is inversely proportional to its level of trust of the judiciary, writes Paul Hoffman

Columnists

Battling lay-offs is a matter of survival for Numsa

Organised labour shows maturity with undercurrent of expediency as membership numbers come under threat, writes Natasha Marrian

Columnists

Measures of risk management

A pseudoscience, it assumes volatility equals risk. Nothing could be further from the truth, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion & Analysis

Federal Europe the way to go after hard-nosed Greek deal

Evzone presidential guards near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside the Greek parliament in Athens, Greece, on Sunday. Picture: BLOOMBERG/MATTHEW LLOYD

To live up to its lofty ideals, the European Union must become more democratic, more caring and more legitimate, writes Gerrit Olivier

Opinion & Analysis

How to halt the violence against us all

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More soft policing will prevent the killing of police, write Kopano Ratele and Mbuyiselo Botha

Opinion & Analysis

Maintenance law is window dressing

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Men are in a stronger position when it comes to protection by legal mechanisms in rural areas — where all people disempowered, writes Sindiso Mnisi Weeks

Columnists

ON WORK: Competitive dinner parties highlight the gender divide

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Each time eating iron touches glass, the male half of the room perks up while the female half shuts up, writes Lucy Kellaway

Opinion & Analysis

Data-driven analysis should determine ratings

Greece has shut its banks and the stock market and imposed capital controls. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ARIS MESSINIS

Early-warning system for financial tsunamis may be difficult to create, but the world needs one today more than ever, writes Nouriel Roubini

Columnists

ON THE WATER: ANC casts itself at feet of those rejecting us

Brics policy note shows ruling party’s deference to thugs of the world, writes Neels Blom

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Bank on message amid markets rout

Lesetja Kganyago.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Governor Lesetja Kganyago reiterates central bank will not move to defend the rand — nor use interest rates to try to stem currency’s weakening

Columnists

Urbanisation positions property as key building block in Africa

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Continent’s long-term urbanisation trend gives rise to building boom, writes Dianna Games

Opinion & Analysis

Minimum wage is no magic bullet

Mine. Picture: SOWETAN

Higher pay helps, but South Africa requires a structural reform plan, writes Joel Netshitenzhe

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Mining pact is a good start

Workers drill in a gold mine in Kibali, Democratic Republic of Congo. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON

Broader discussion on issues affecting industry long overdue since platinum sector labour crisis

Columnists

Saru should put funds to good use and develop rugby at grassroots

Furore over paucity of black players in Bok squad has been dismissed in some quarters as par for course in a World Cup year. This is nonsense, writes Liz McGregor

Opinion & Analysis

National bodies fall flat in service delivery

Municipal workers fix potholes in Zola, Soweto, in this picture taken in February 2013. The Financial and Fiscal Commission says there is lack of investment by local government in the maintenance of roads and sewerage infrastructure.  Picture: SOWETAN

Beyond less-than-stellar delivery record, municipalities often in a better position to understand community needs, write Sabelo Mtantato and Sasha Peters

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Letters

LETTER: Bruce should brush up on plan

Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

Industrial Policy Action Plan a nuanced set of interlocking programmes not hymn to centralised planning

LETTER: Youth can do the job

LETTER: Parents breed winner

LETTER: Not a sober measure

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Cartoons

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The Third Umpire

Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler, for ranting on about “negative” reporting after a reporter asked an awkward question about his thinking behind the team selection, as is a journo’s job. Feeling the pressure much, Eric?

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Oger Telecom deputy CEO Mazen Abou Chakra. Considering the amount of debt Cell C is carrying it really needs a white knight, so the fact that there seems to be so much buyer interest out there is a stroke of luck.

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BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie. It’s never going to be fun having to report the company’s worst figures in a decade, but when the fundamentals are out of your control what matters is how management responds.

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