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Opinion & Analysis

Avoid verbiage and simply base policy on Constitution

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: ELMOND JIYANE

The Constitution provides inspiration to those seeking a ‘back to basics’ approach to the push forward the economy still needs, writes Paul Hoffman

Columnists

Stooges wasted effort propping up Zuma

Thulas Nxesi and Nathi Nhleko have engraved their names in the history books as foolish men who sacrificed their principles, writes Sam Mkokeli

Columnists

Defiant Ajax in line for red card from Safa for avoiding Angolan commitment

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Mninawa Ntloko: It seems Ajax are intent on standing their ground in this game of chicken but who will blink first?

Columnists

Land dispossession lives on, even a generation after apartheid has ended

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But an initiative is driving a nail into the apartheid coffin by ensuring that residents of Tumahole become owners of land and homes, writes Leon Louw

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Let’s come to terms with capitalism’s ‘animal spirits’

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Even the Chinese Communist Party has come to terms with the ‘animal spirits’ of capitalism and it is time we all — cautiously — followed suit, writes Glen Heneck

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Synergy holds the keys to growth

HELP THEM: Small businesses require a conducive operating environment and access to financial and nonfinancial support interventions. THE HERALD

Supply-chain inclusion is the way to go for economy, writes Toby Chance

Columnists

World keen to know if megabrew will clear hurdles

Delay in SABMiller-Coca-Cola-Gutsche megadeal fuels investors’ concern, writes Hilary Joffe

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EDITORIAL: Zuma must admit graft costs SA dearly

President must spell out measures to tackle corruption — empty words must stop and politicians found colluding with businesses to rob state must be dealt with harshly

If court action can achieve what political theatre cannot, the system does work, writes Steven Friedman

The system works for those who can work it

The past two decades have introduced an intergenerational complexity to how this nation moves past any defining moment, writes Zama Ndlovu

Born-frees show time doesn’t heal all wounds

Opinion & Analysis

Time for the youth to plot their future

Last year’s student protests, such as this one at the University of Cape Town, show that SA’s millennials are dissatisfied with the state of education, an improvement of which is crucial for the country to get the economy back on an upward trajectory. Picture: THE TIMES

Failure of incumbents means a new, youthful party must form to take South Africa forward, writes Co-Pierre Georg

Opinion & Analysis

Tyres set circular economy rolling

An employee stands among tyres at a recycling factory in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. Recycling is not just about sustainability, it is about reassessing the way we do business. Picture: REUTERS

South Africa’s specific waste-management approach could successfully be used in other sectors, writes Hermann Erdmann

Opinion & Analysis

BEE MATTERS: Adopting students one way in which to earn BEE points

MEMORIAL: Crosses planted on the koppie near the Nkaneng informal settlement in Marikana where 34 miners lost their lives at the hands of police during a protest in August 2012. Picture: THE TIMES

Re-alignment of business to broadly represent South Africa’s racial demographics has taken centre stage, writes Gideon Gerber

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Three Ls to succeed in the market

Luck, loot and longevity. By far the most important is luck, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

THE INSIDER: The purple have spoken to calm violet debate

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It seems that purpleface-with-glitter is as offensive as blackface

Gareth Cliff. Picture: THE TIMES

E-mails provide secure harness in Cliff case

E-mail correspondence in Gareth Cliff court challenge shows clear intention he would be a judge on Idols 2016, and M-Net’s conduct proved this, writes Gugulethu Majija

Opinion & Analysis

ANC is the biggest reason for the faltering economy

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The government’s claim it is not the cause of country’s economic problems is the most successful pieces of propaganda post democratic South Africa has seen, writes Dean Macpherson

Columnists

Alexander Forbes shuffle leaves questions hanging

Phakamisa Ndzamela examines changes in Alexander Forbes’ leadership and what drove CEO Edward Kieswetter to resign so suddenly

Columnists

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: A decade of messing about in cars

Cars will change beyond all recognition over the coming years, but will remain at heart of very human urge to explore, writes Alexander Parker

Opinion & Analysis

Industry can help Zuma to fashion address

Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies and Mining Minister Mosebenzi Zwane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Big business should not squander opportunity to influence content of possibly most important state of the nation address since Jacob Zuma took office, writes Coenraad Bezuidenhout

Opinion & Analysis

Economic stagnation feels just like recession to the South African consumer

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There is no catalyst to spur stronger growth soon, and SA has not announced structural measures to turn economic growth around, writes Francois van der Merwe

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Zwane missed an opportunity

Mosebenzi Zwani. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Mining Indaba speech avoids the tough issues: commodities crisis, production shutdowns, and further decimation of jobs

Columnists

Cricket SA’s lack of reassurance amid extensive corruption probe is corrosive

It is an indictment that there appears to be neither the will nor skill to offer immediate reassurance that all is in order, writes Neil Manthorp

Columnists

STREET DOGS: A warning from Investopedia on penny stocks

Some penny stocks might be of a good quality, but then there are also many good opportunities in stocks that aren’t trading for pennies, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion & Analysis

One man’s hero is another’s villain

Afrikaners revere Paul Kruger as a rebel against imperialism, but for black people he is a symbol of the land grabs of the 19th century. Picture: THE TIMES

During four years as president Paul Kruger enjoyed global acclaim as a figurehead of resistance against British empire, aided by black leaders in 19th-century subjugation of fellow blacks, writes Hans Pienaar

Columnists

UNEMBARGOED: Zuma must set the frame for Gordhan's budget

Key question is whether Jacob Zuma will be honest in his appraisal of South Africa’s economy and finances, writes Songezo Zibi

Opinion & Analysis

Power-drunk leaders block Africa’s dawn

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni —  with Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe — is again running for president. Picture: REUTERS/EMMANUEL HERMAN

Leaders who personalise power often have human rights abuse records and rule repressive regimes, write Mike Cohen and David Malingha Doya

Columnists

The system works for those who can work it

If court action can achieve what political theatre cannot, the system does work, writes Steven Friedman

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Zuma must admit graft costs SA dearly

Jacob Zuma. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

President must spell out measures to tackle corruption — empty words must stop and politicians found colluding with businesses to rob state must be dealt with harshly

Columnists

Born-frees show time doesn’t heal all wounds

The past two decades have introduced an intergenerational complexity to how this nation moves past any defining moment, writes Zama Ndlovu

Opinion & Analysis

Uncritical business acts as a Band-Aid on ailing policies

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON

Lack of coherent business strategy or effective organisation to make strong case for how to achieve high and inclusive growth deprives SA, writes Ann Bernstein

Columnists

Elites abuse traditions to entrench power

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'Maiden bursary' should be challenged in court as the neotraditionalist hijacking it is, writes Nomalanga Mkhize

Columnists

Guptas are just tip of iceberg of political patronage

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Devil in a business suit usually colludes with Faustian elements in ANC, private sector and hidden policy communities, writes Aubrey Matshiqi

Opinion & Analysis

Groceries sector needs fewer walls

The South African supermarket industry remains concentrated, with large, well-known names dominating this space. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Consumers and suppliers benefit greatly from vigorous competition between grocery retailers, write Reena Das Nair and Shingie Chisoro

Columnists

Huge opportunities in pipeline

We are working on how we will market Huge Group to the investment community, writes Michel Pireu

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Much rests on Zuma’s speech

Jacob Zuma. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JOHN MACDOUGALL

Recognition is needed of the crisis South Africa is in as environment becomes ripe for dangerous populism that could further divide society

Columnists

Fifteen misconduct cases damaging ANC’s brand

Jacob Zuma heads long list of party members in office under nefarious cloud of crime and corruption, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

STRAIGHT TALK: Ever had that deflated feeling?

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Even stock markets are experiencing year-on-year negative returns. Unheard of, it won’t last! But it could, writes Mark Barnes

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: New Fica iteration to compound rather than cure banks’ headache

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Changes afoot to legislation could significantly increase load for prominent individuals, writes Stuart Theobald

Columnists

ON WORK: Liberating gloves-off retort to advertiser’s threat after column

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Whiff of whiplash-smart Whitman behind marketing and communications at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, writes Lucy Kellaway

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The Third Umpire

South African referee Craig Joubert, whose controversial decision to award a penalty to Australia in the dying seconds of their World Cup quarterfinal denied Scotland an historic win. Who would be a rugby referee these days?

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Secretary of Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana. Could the paranoid security crackdown he has initiated have anything to do with the fact that a “whistleblower” staff member accused him of abusing state resources? Surely not.

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When President Jacob Zuma says “it’s not a short journey to prosperity,” presumably he is excluding politicians who are fortunate enough to go from not having two cents to rub together to becoming millionaire property owners?

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