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EDITORIAL: Eskom no longer seen to do it all

Transport Minister Ben Martins. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
12 hour(s) ago

A coherent approach to solving South Africa’s electricity problem seems as elusive as ever

Columnists

Africa beckons as Investec exits Australian scene

12 hour(s) ago

Phakamisa Ndzamela: Investec has quit the banking scene in Australia. So what was a zebra doing in Australia in the first place?

Columnists

Publicising penalty options might restrain Russians

Gideon Rachman promo
12 hour(s) ago

As the situation in eastern Ukraine gets ever more volatile, the West is still trying to figure out what to do, writes Gideon Rachman

Opinion & Analysis

China not the bad guy after all

Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

Renminbi may be overvalued against the dollar, writes Ronald McKinnon

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: The Crypt and The Orbit

Gwen Ansell promo
12 hour(s) ago

With April marking the first year of existence for The Crypt and the first month for Orbit, it is a good time to reflect on how both venues are faring, writes Gwen Ansell

Editorials

DAILY NATION: Dealing with climate change

12 hour(s) ago

Few people can claim they have not noticed the phenomenon of climate change. Yet we have done little to mitigate some of these effects

Life

Eat water rather than fizzy words

Penny Haw promo
12 hour(s) ago

A group of students from the UK have developed a spherical membrane that they propose could replace plastic water bottles, writes Penny Haw

Columnists

Spoilt votes are blunt instrument of democracy

12 hour(s) ago

Spoilt votes are a valid democratic option that do not do enough to make voices heard but blunt instrument is better than none at all, writes Steven Friedman

Florida's Timely Justice Act would require the state to execute a defendant within 180 days of a death warrant.  Picture: THINKSTOCK

The ANC has a tall story to tell on fighting corruption

It is the duty of every voter to decide whether it is wise to support a party that has a tall story to tell on its commitment to fighting corruption and no political will to do so, writes Paul Hoffman
Leon Louw promo

Leon Louw: Degree to which bastardisation of language serves ideological ends creates illusion of conspiracy against language and liberty

Neononsense from critics of liberalism nothing new

Thami Mazwai promo

Five years from today we will see more women participating in rail industry value chain on basis of their competence, writes Thami Mazwai

Railways giving women a chance in business

Editorials

EDITORIAL: SA’s slowing ‘democracy’

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
12 hour(s) ago

Yet another dispute that should be settled by a constitutionally created institution has ended up before the courts

Motoring

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: New C-Class is regulation-proof

BEYOND REQUIREMENTS: Mercedes’s safety and fuel standards do more than the Eurocrats insist on.
12 hour(s) ago

Mercedes shows it is possible to stay ahead of government ministers and their predilection for creating laws, writes Alexander Parker

Gadgets & Gear

TECHNO FILE: Samsung’s Galaxy S5 deserves to get credit from iPhone snobs

Kevin O'Grady promo
12 hour(s) ago

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is an excellent smartphone, packed with enough hi-tech wizardry to make one salivate, writes Kevin O’Grady

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Dlamini’s version of truth may not be crowd pleaser

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
12 hour(s) ago

With Cosatu president right behind Zuma’s behind, he may one day implore people to pray for Zuma

Soccer

Mayambela’s transformation confounds sceptics in SA

Mninawa Ntloko promo
10 hour(s) ago

Cynical snickers almost inevitable after it became public knowledge that SA football reject Mark Mayambela was desperately trying to facilitate a move to Sweden, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Who can put the fractured federation together again?

Can Cosatu be put together again? Cyril Ramaphosa must believe so, writes Carol Paton

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Kasrils’ hot head

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

Only time will tell whether Ronnie Kasrils is still on the right side of history now that he has come out against President Jacob Zuma’s ANC

Opinion & Analysis

SME ministry will worsen red tape

WIDE OF MARK: ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has suggested a new department that focuses on the small business sector, which the Free Market Foundation argues will only add to bureaucracy.   Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

African National Congress needs to change attitude towards business, writes Herman Mashaba

Cricket

Cricket SA must be patient as disaffected seek to undo ICC coup

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1 day(s) ago

Seven of the 10 Test-playing nations, the most senior of which is SA, have been bullied into a corner by India, aided and abetted by England and Australia, writes Neil Manthorp

Columnists

The poster boys of solar-geyser tenders

1 day(s) ago

Simon Lincoln Reader: Is this joint venture a worthy recipient of a tender worth nearly R500m?

Columnists

LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN: Fishing quotas cannot be used as welfare

1 day(s) ago

There is a real danger of long-term damage being done to the sustainability of the line-fish industry, writes Dave Marrs

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Minister’s clarion call for born-again road users

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
1 day(s) ago

Transport minister says road-safety campaign ‘resonates with the teachings bequeathed to us by our faith in Christ’

Opinion & Analysis

New spectre in Ukraine: nuclear plants as targets

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1 day(s) ago

Twenty-eight years after its Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded, Ukraine confronts a nuclear spectre of a different kind, writes Bennett Ramberg

Columnists

ANC fights on against its worst enemy: business

Tony Leon promo
1 day(s) ago

The acquiescence of the National Planning Commission as its plan dies a slow death is strange, writes Tony Leon

Opinion & Analysis

DA’s Dene Smuts a rare bird in SA’s political aviary

Democratic Alliance MP Dene Smuts. Picture: DA
2 day(s) ago

Although Smuts always stood for principle, she adapted to meet the dramatically changed circumstance she lived through, writes Tony Leon

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Vavi believes he can still win

Congress of South African Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Rather than burst back onto the scene to lead an assault on S’dumo Dlamini, Zwelinzima Vavi has been remarkably restrained

Rugby

Players transform rugby through craft rather than colour

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

At a time when the sports minister talks of transformation in a threatening tone, let’s talk about it as a good news story in our rugby, writes Mark Keohane

Columnists

A platinum producers’ cartel is not practical

Gavin Keeton
2 day(s) ago

Restricting supplies is not the answer to the platinum industry’s woes — costs must be brought under control, writes Gavin Keeton

Columnists

Weighing up the balance of forces in Cosatu

Aubrey Matshiqi promo
2 day(s) ago

Don’t assume the protagonists in Cosatu’s battle over Zwelinzima Vavi have buried their guns, writes Aubrey Matshiqi

Columnists

IN THE MARKETS: We know little about markets and understand less

2 day(s) ago

Here is the reality we try to ignore: most of the time, we have no idea what is going on, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion & Analysis

The ANC has a tall story to tell on fighting corruption

Florida's Timely Justice Act would require the state to execute a defendant within 180 days of a death warrant.  Picture: THINKSTOCK
12 hour(s) ago

It is the duty of every voter to decide whether it is wise to support a party that has a tall story to tell on its commitment to fighting corruption and no political will to do so, writes Paul Hoffman

Columnists

Neononsense from critics of liberalism nothing new

Leon Louw promo
12 hour(s) ago

Leon Louw: Degree to which bastardisation of language serves ideological ends creates illusion of conspiracy against language and liberty

Columnists

Railways giving women a chance in business

Thami Mazwai promo
12 hour(s) ago

Five years from today we will see more women participating in rail industry value chain on basis of their competence, writes Thami Mazwai

Columnists

The DA and Mbeki: you be the judge

1 day(s) ago

Gareth van Onselen: Has the DA fairly portrayed Mbeki and his legacy? Or has it disingenuously painted a one-sided picture of the man?

Columnists

SA needs to focus on purpose of its growth

1 day(s) ago

Rather than obsessing about being dethroned from first position in Africa, SA can reconsider the purpose of its growth, writes Zama Ndlovu

Editorials

EDITORIAL: SA set to miss out on global recovery

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
1 day(s) ago

When Pravin Gordhan says the Treasury has maintained its 2.7% growth forecast for this year, one should not necessarily assume his team still believes it

Columnists

Cutifani being diplomatic about Rustenburg mines

1 day(s) ago

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani is clutching at straws with his comments on operations in Rustenburg, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Opinion & Analysis

Managing finances well is key to Africa’s success

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

African governments need to make the region attractive to investors to shore up its growth path, writes Joe Cosma

Editorials

DAWN: Security guards’ plight dire

1 day(s) ago

A recent report gave insight into the back story of private security guards, whose dire work conditions have a bearing on their morale

Columnists

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: State management is a catastrophe

Peter Bruce promo
2 day(s) ago

What was once one of the world’s most financially muscular power generators has been run into the ground by the smug nonchalance of the ruling party for the past 20 years, writes Peter Bruce

Columnists

Nigeria is better than cynics give it credit for

Dianna Games promo
2 day(s) ago

Nigeria does have a lot to celebrate, even if the road ahead is still a long and rocky one, writes Dianna Games

Columnists

Helen Zille’s own ‘Fight Back’ campaign

2 day(s) ago

Gareth van Onselen on the Democratic Alliance’s slide back into oppositional mode — and the price it will pay

Columnists

American subprime lending is back on the road

2 day(s) ago

In recent months, subprime lending has quietly staged a surprisingly powerful return, but not in relation to real estate, writes Gillian Tett

Columnists

Bubbles have always been with us, and always will

Mark Barnes promo
2 day(s) ago

Are we headed for a bubble in the markets? The signs are surely there, writes Mark Barnes

Opinion & Analysis

Focus on industry will help transition to growth

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

While many other emerging economies have prioritised manufacturing and export, in SA these sectors have trended downwards, writes Philna Potgieter

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: Investor diversity on the JSE would aid capital raising for risky ventures

Stuart Theobald promo
2 day(s) ago

Treasury thinks private investors will make bad decisions if they invested without an asset manager, writes Stuart Theobald

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Letters

LETTER: Spoiling your vote endorses ANC

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils at the launch of the Sidikiwe Vukani ‘Vote No’ campaign. Picture: DANIEL BORN

If you don’t vote or you spoil your vote, whoever wins the election is tacitly endorsed by you

LETTER: Land reform turmoil

LETTER: The truth about Hani

LETTER: Nazism rising on left

LETTER: Policy not the problem

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Cartoons

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The Third Umpire

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. If she believes spoiling your vote as a form of mild protest is “treacherous and irresponsible”, what about covering up corruption and the blatant misuse of public funds?

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ANC Youth League spokesman Bandile Masuku, for reprimanding national convener Mzwandile Masina for calling former deputy health minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge a “hoe”. Can we assume he doesn’t dig her?

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EFF leader Julius Malema. The party claimed to be so poor that it couldn’t pay the election deposit, but then did. And he is able to flit around the country campaigning in a helicopter? Pull the other one.

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