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EDITORIAL: What’s the real reason, minister?

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa. Picture: SOWETAN
23 hour(s) ago

Some politicians have run out of ways to justify their self-serving actions

Opinion & Analysis

Japan plans to open its economy

FORGING TIES: US President Barack Obama, left, is welcomed to a restaurant by the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
23 hour(s) ago

An inward-looking country is ready for reform, writes Shinzo Abe

Columnists

IN THE MARKETS: ‘Yellen effect’ still holding for emerging markets

23 hour(s) ago

‘Yellen effect’ still making investors happy enough to continue holding emerging-market assets, writes Ntsakisi Maswanganyi

Columnists

Pistorius’s trial tells us a lot about our society

23 hour(s) ago

The unfolding Oscar Pistorius saga is a story of masculinity and muscularity that is truly South African, writes Anton Harber

Editorials

NEW YORK POST: Nondiscrimination upheld

Picture: THINKSTOCK
23 hour(s) ago

It’s worth reviewing the relevant part of the Michigan state law banning racial preferences

Columnists

Raging debate over inequality has resonance for SA

23 hour(s) ago

The inequality debate is another of those post-crisis re-evaluations of old economic theories in an attempt to forge new diagnoses for a post-crisis world, writes Hilary Joffe

Chemical company BASF's factory in Ludwigshafen, Germany, is shown in this February 24 2012 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS

The value of an endlessly expanding GDP is doubtful

David Le Page: What if our most cherished notions about what makes a nation successful are wrong?
Pallo Jordan promo

Twenty years of democracy have brought about impressive changes, writes Z Pallo Jordan

Post-94 state’s performance has been laudable

Politicians are making sure they remain heard, writes Gareth van Onselen

Thoughts from the 2014 election trail

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Morons at the SABC

Julius Malema. Picture: SOWETAN
23 hour(s) ago

There is absolutely nothing in the Economic Freedom Fighters advert that would incite a citizen to violence and to make a martyr of Malema now would be moronic

Opinion & Analysis

Obama’s trip set to cement relations with Asia

US President Barack Obama, right and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walk out after a private dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday.   Picture: REUTERS
23 hour(s) ago

Careful management of the deep-seated problems in Sino-US relations is key to realising US objectives, writes Andrew Hammond

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Samwu is sticking to cheque-book politics

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
23 hour(s) ago

While Samwu in the Eastern Cape still writes out cheques it is not prepared to give a blank one to the ANC ahead of the elections next month

INITIATIVES: A three-year study says many small-scale farmers are combining farming with other activities and trade more in informal markets.  Picture: SOWETAN

State continues to botch policy of restitution

If the government wants to promote viable black farmers the private sector stands ready and willing to help, writes Anthony Evans

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Taxpayers should laud Sassa ruling

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

At last, the Constitutional Court has declared the social grants tender invalid and has ordered Sassa to start again

Columnists

IN THE MARKETS: Financial service BEE investors take long-term view

1 day(s) ago

As BEE deals mature, black-owned companies are adopting long-term approach to financial services investments, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Gadgets & Gear

TECHNO FILE: SA snaps out of tech wilderness with home-grown innovations

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1 day(s) ago

It feels as if there’s a sudden flurry of hi-tech innovation happening around here — after years of languishing in the technological wilderness, writes Kevin O’Grady

Motoring

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Lexus offers necessary balance

The Lexus ES 300 Hybrid.
1 day(s) ago

In our attempt to redress past injustices, we have to look at our history holistically and honestly, writes Alexander Parker

Columnists

Moyes sacking caps a Premiership season like no other

1 day(s) ago

Seeing the back of the Manchester United manager will be a sad occasion — for opposition fans, writes Sipho Hlongwane

Columnists

Eskom, please save us

1 day(s) ago

The Oscar Pistorius case has exposed us to a white middle-class parallel universe defined by isolated, laager living and racism masquerading as rational fear, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Opinion & Analysis

Bullies must not silence science

NOT FRANKENFOOD: Blanket resistance to  genetically modified foods is preventing enormous benefits to human health. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
1 day(s) ago

Passion of sceptics can undermine rational debate, writes David Ropeik

Editorials

DAILY NATION: Safer roads are possible

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Road crashes involving public transport vehicles and trucks bring to the fore the need for a holistic approach to road safety after the death of 17 people

Columnists

MEMOS FROM LUTHULI HOUSE: The final rally

1 day(s) ago

Gareth van Onselen describes what a memo from Luthuli House to all branch heads on the party’s Siyanqoba Rally on May 4 would look like

Opinion & Analysis

WTO ruling on China export restrictions instructive for SA

NEW TALKS: European trade commissioner Karel De Gucht addresses a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

It is not often that events in the arcane world of international trade law in Geneva coincide — or, in this case, potentially clash — with the workings of Parliament, writes Peter Leon

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Time to read the riot act to Russia

Armed men are seen wearing black and orange ribbons of St George — a symbol widely associated with pro-Russian protests in Ukraine. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

If a line is not drawn in the sand soon, Russia’s territorial ambitions will spark more serious military confrontations

Opinion & Analysis

Empowerment is not swift enough

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2 day(s) ago

Progress is indisputable but pace is slow and fronting persists, writes Jenni Lawrence

Columnists

Facts are stubborn and history will not be kind

Palesa Morudu promo
2 day(s) ago

Those individuals inside the ANC who have had the courage to denounce Nkandla and all it represents deserve recognition, writes Palesa Morudu

Opinion & Analysis

The value of an endlessly expanding GDP is doubtful

Chemical company BASF's factory in Ludwigshafen, Germany, is shown in this February 24 2012 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
23 hour(s) ago

David Le Page: What if our most cherished notions about what makes a nation successful are wrong?

Columnists

Post-94 state’s performance has been laudable

Pallo Jordan promo
23 hour(s) ago

Twenty years of democracy have brought about impressive changes, writes Z Pallo Jordan

Columnists

Thoughts from the 2014 election trail

23 hour(s) ago

Politicians are making sure they remain heard, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

Election predictions do not stand up to scrutiny

Steven Friedman
1 day(s) ago

We can use what information we have and some common sense to get an idea of how the elections are likely to turn out, writes Steven Friedman

Columnists

Political wake-up call cannot be tainted by emotionalism

Allister Sparks promo
1 day(s) ago

Amcu leaders seem not to notice the adverse effects of its ascendancy, writes Allister Sparks

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Anxious times for gold

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

There exists a real danger that the South African gold sector will follow platinum into the same dead end

Soccer

‘Unluckiest man’ Modise a strong contender for top PSL award

Mninawa Ntloko promo
1 day(s) ago

At the rate Teko Modise is going, he could make his own luck and win both the league and the player of the season award, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Gadgets & Gear

‘Kill switch’ will save cellphones

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

A ‘kill switch’ for phones designed to protect personal information will become standard as of 2015, writes Penny Haw

Columnists

Mpumalanga village points way for land reform in SA

Leon Louw promo
1 day(s) ago

Sleepy village in Mpumalanga a model of real land reform that should be emulated countrywide, writes Leon Louw

Columnists

Obama’s Asia policy is distracted and ambiguous

Gideon Rachman promo
1 day(s) ago

For long-term economic and strategic reasons, it makes sense for the US to spend more time strengthening its position in Asia, writes Gideon Rachman

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Risky driving refuses to die on South Africa’s roads

1 day(s) ago

Things such as drinking and driving, texting while driving, phoning while driving, speeding, and ignoring road signs ought to be dead forever

Columnists

Magical realism lives on in tales of the election

Tony Leon promo
2 day(s) ago

Shrugging off Nkandla and … often indifferent delivery … the voters apparently intend to keep faith with the ANC, writes Tony Leon

Columnists

Mmusi Maimane: the Hollow Man

2 day(s) ago

There are only so many losses an individual political brand can withstand, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

IN THE MARKETS: Little damage will be done even as rates set to rise

2 day(s) ago

Higher rates usually imply rising yields on bonds, but US Treasuries have firmed of late, meaning prices are rising, writes Maarten Mittner

Columnists

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: How inequality and not poverty seems to threaten our social fabric

Peter Bruce promo
2 day(s) ago

Inequality puts me and my family at risk, writes Peter Bruce

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Letters

LETTER: Mantashe represents worst of ANC

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe must be the most irresponsible, rude and reckless politician in SA today

LETTER: Social mobility is key

LETTER: Dumping ignored

LETTER: Knowledge is wealth

LETTER: Jordan’s blind loyalty

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The Third Umpire

SABC acting COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng, for censoring the EFF’s election advert. Far from protecting the ANC, all he is doing is drawing the public’s attention to anti-ANC messages they might otherwise have missed.

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Toyota SA Motors CEO Johan van Zyl. An affordable, locally built sedan based on the hugely popular Corolla sounds like a guaranteed winner before the company has even started tooling up to start production.

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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, whose department has been forced to concede that 39 schools in Limpopo have still not received the textbooks they need, despite endless litigation and repeated denials.

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