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EDITORIAL: Tackle root causes of xenophobia

Children eat a meal provided by members of the community in Isipingo, south of Durban. Several hundred foreign nationals have sought refuge in the tents after xenophobia driven violence forced them to flee their homes and businesses. Picture: REUTERS/ROGAN WARD

Problem stems from a refusal to acknowledge the extent of the influx of foreigners and from the failure to address structural unemployment

Columnists

How quickly we forget our rough history

Throughout South African history, every upwardly mobile generation has fought rough, writes Jonny Steinberg

Opinion & Analysis

We need to revive the principles of ubuntu

SA’s welfare system is culturally flawed,  it has introduced a sense of ‘victimhood’ instead of support for communities. Picture: REUTERS

Dismissing cultural norms in the new SA is coming back to haunt us, writes Amanda Gcabashe

Editorials

EDITORIAL: SA a laggard in ICT

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It is disturbing to see that SA has fallen five places in network readiness rankings

Columnists

STREET DOGS: New ageing paradigm

Retirement planning for the ultra-rich could soon include death as an option, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion & Analysis

France bolsters SA’s fight against AIDS

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The most important of all research areas is a cure for AIDS, which affects more than 6-million people in SA today, writes Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

Travel & Food

WINE: Nothing lousy about this Peringuey at all

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While the great vineyards of Bordeaux took several decades to recover, the process was much quicker in SA, writes Michael Fridjhon

A foreign national holds a machete to protect himself after clashes broke out between a group of locals and police in Durban on April 14 2015 in ongoing violence against foreign nationals in Durban, South Africa. Hundreds of people have been displaced and forced to flee their homes after a week of xenophobic violence in the city. Picture: AFP

Rainbow nation goes up in smoke on Durban’s streets

Irresponsible rhetoric by political leadership has played a damaging role in the unrest, writes Alana Baranov

Malema’s removal from Parliament could be blessing in disguise for EFF as it approaches next year’s local elections, writes Natasha Marrian

SARS could be handing Malema a golden chalice

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Only way to address xenophobia is to devise entry system for migrants that is tough, fair, easy, transparent and humane, writes Peter Bruce

Is a Cape Flats activist our best hope?

Columnists

Black elites should help enrich the public spirit

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The new elite can choose to be a force for good in society or parasitic and self-absorbed, writes Mzukizi Qobo

Opinion & Analysis

European heritage symbolises the oppression of Africans

An AfriForum protester hangs a sign on the partially defaced statue of Louis Botha outside Parliament, Cape Town, on Thursday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Europeans should forswear writing unsubstantiated stories and distorted, falsified history of Africa, writes Sam Ditshego

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Why be treated abroad if you can die at home?

On Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s mind is the fact that far too many African presidents travel overseas for treatment

Columnists

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Time for some honesty about quotas

Race-based selection of sports teams is inherently dishonest, writes Gareth van Onselen

Mkuseli Apleni. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Rather than fan flames, MPs must call department to order

Trend among government leaders to blame foreign nationals for crime is not rooted in fear, not fact, writes David Cote

Editorials

EDITORIAL: SA must not make light of power cuts

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Clear message for SA is that it cannot rely on global or regional demand to boost its economic prospects to the extent that it has in the past

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Prerequisites for success

Five essential requirements for success, from Ray Dalio, founder of the world’s largest hedge fund

Columnists

Mindful and orderly — let’s learn from this

Sydney, Australia. Picture: BLOOMBERG/BRENDON THORNE

From its origami-styled Sydney Opera House to its gorgeous beaches, rolling vineyards and exquisite public gardens, the city allows you a free sample of its beauty every day, writes Suhana Gordhan

Opinion & Analysis

Small farmers need access to markets

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Organised agriculture has also been heavily involved in training many developing farmers, but the gap in market access remains, writes Wandile Sihlobo

Health

Alcohol controls should match those on smoking

Alcohol.. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

A convention relating to tobacco is in place. We should now end the soft approach to Big Alcohol by passing hard laws, writes Carwyn Hooper

Columnists

LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN: Rhodes may be gone but the itch is still there

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There have been other incidents of vandalism, racist and anti-Semitic statements and intimidating behaviour attributed to the Rhodes Must Fall gang, writes Dave Marrs

Editorials

EDITORIAL: The rand’s mixed fortunes

Whether South Africa’s currency is weak or strong is a matter of perception

Columnists

The tax numbers told a story, but what was the story?

It was unusually difficult to puzzle out what that story in this year’s revenue numbers really was, writes Hilary Joffe

Opinion & Analysis

Rainbow nation goes up in smoke on Durban’s streets

A foreign national holds a machete to protect himself after clashes broke out between a group of locals and police in Durban on April 14 2015 in ongoing violence against foreign nationals in Durban, South Africa. Hundreds of people have been displaced and forced to flee their homes after a week of xenophobic violence in the city. Picture: AFP

Irresponsible rhetoric by political leadership has played a damaging role in the unrest, writes Alana Baranov

Columnists

SARS could be handing Malema a golden chalice

Malema’s removal from Parliament could be blessing in disguise for EFF as it approaches next year’s local elections, writes Natasha Marrian

Columnists

Is a Cape Flats activist our best hope?

Peter Bruce promo

Only way to address xenophobia is to devise entry system for migrants that is tough, fair, easy, transparent and humane, writes Peter Bruce

Columnists

A lamentable SA story about the one who fell away

This column is dedicated to Bra Peter (Makurube), whose anger at injustice was matched only by his enduring optimism, writes Franny Rabkin

Columnists

Petcare really the cat’s pyjamas?

Bronwyn Nortje: It’s hard to understand the magnitude of the growth in the petcare industry, considering the fact that consumers are under pressure

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Mbete’s improper outburst

Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

ANC’s national chairwoman reveals her unstinting deference to Zuma and, in the process, why she should not be the parliamentary speaker

Opinion & Analysis

What Buhari needs to prioritise

Muhammadu Buhari. Picture: REUTERS

Nigeria’s new leader must deepen current economic reforms, writes Kalu Ojah

Columnists

THE INSIDER: No spare cash for Bob this time round

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe leaves the SA-Zimbabwe Business Forum in Pretoria on April 9. Picture: AFP PHOTO/STEFAN HEUNIS

President Zuma, who is himself in need of spare cash, was not as forthcoming as before

Opinion & Analysis

Shaky logic could thwart SA’s plan for fiscal credibility

SA’s fiscal credibility as an objective seems to be correct but the logic to achieve it is fraught with risk, writes Henk Langenhoven

Columnists

The Rhodes Statue: Of mad panics and permanence

In the latest demagogic spasm the Rhodes statue debacle not about ‘transformation’ but egotistical as it was self-harming, writes Gareth Van Onselen

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The Third Umpire

Former Liberty CEO Bruce Hemphill, this week’s surprise appointment as successor to Old Mutual CEO Julian Roberts. It appears his bancassurance experience tipped the scales his way as the group focuses on synergies.

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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, who has missed his own deadline for the appointment of a new SAA board. An indication that it is becoming difficult to persuade suitable candidates to apply, or just a lack of urgency?

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National police commissioner Riah Phiyega, who has been censured by Parliament’s police committee for allowing the post of SAPS chief financial officer to remain vacant for longer than a year. It’s not important, apparently.

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