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ON THE MONEY: State must act on unsecured lenders’ bad faith practices

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For a government that professes to care about the poor the state of this regulation is an embarrassment, writes Stuart Theobald

Opinion & Analysis

Iron ore’s ‘bull market’ shows rise of financial trading

A train carrying iron ore in Australia. Brazil’s Vale plans to cut 25-million tonnes of higher-cost ore, but it may not be enough to boost short-term prices. Picture: AFP PHOTO/Greg WOOD

One of the more fanciful notions from the recent rally in iron ore prices is that the steel-making ingredient is now back in a bull market, writes Clyde Russell

Columnists

Global fall in metal prices calls for cool heads

Gavin Keeton

Government, mining companies and the trade unions need to talk, not shout, so that job losses can be minimised, writes Gavin Keeton

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Anti-hunting gang stands on a rotten carcass

Professional hunters are this week’s distraction because they exploit hunters’ bloodlust for mere money, writes Neels Blom

Opinion & Analysis

Africa needs speed to leap from stalls to viable stores

Barack Obama. Picture: REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST

Access to finance will help small firms cross over to the formal sector, writes Antonio Fierro

Opinion & Analysis

Let’s drop the J-word from our vocabulary and stop evolving

Satya Nadella. Picture: REUTERS

Both ‘evolution’ and ‘journey’ are wimpish attempts to disguise decisions that may turn out to be right or wrong, writes Henry Mance

Columnists

UNEMBARGOED: Consumers to pay for Zuma’s nuclear tsunami

The arrogant government faces no real consequences and will have SA’s consumers on the road to ruin, writes Songezo Zibi

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Labour laws feed poverty while elite get fat on dogma

The rich elite have no sympathy for the unemployed and promote policies that will make their lot worse, writes Andrew Kenny
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If the government insists on creating jobs where none are required, it should be prepared to face the inevitable job cuts, writes Mark Barnes

STRAIGHT TALK: Beyond lose-lose wage talks

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Nigeria’s best chance of building a consumer class is by enabling the growth of efficient and sustainable manufacturing companies, writes Dianna Games

Toothpicks symbolic of Nigeria’s industrial policy weakness

Opinion & Analysis

Steps to protect debtors from law abuse

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Emoluments ruling raises the longer term consideration of whether law societies are best suited to protect the public from unethical behaviour within their ranks, writes John Jeffery

Editorials

EDITORIAL: SA’s precarious growth formula

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SA would ideally like to shift to a growth path that is driven less by consumption and more by investment

Columnists

HALF ART: Recognising a hero’s flaws in a faraway plaster cast

Clive Rice was a man to hold a grudge, distrusted transformation and hated Cricket SA, writes Chris Thurman

Columnists

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Tasting for Nederburg Auction unveils the princes-in-waiting

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Distell will profit from the skills and insights of Nederburg cellarmaster Razvan Macici, writes Michael Fridjhon

Columnists

STREET DOGS: From the QI Book of the dead

There is something oddly liberating about those who die with nothing, writes Michel Pireu

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi answers questions during an economic cluster media briefing on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Steelpoort shows economic logic of violent protests

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi gets a clear signal from residents: The unrest will stop when people are employed, writes Setumo Stone

Opinion & Analysis

Labour laws feed poverty while elite get fat on dogma

Mansa Musa. Picture: WIKIPEDIA

The rich elite have no sympathy for the unemployed and promote policies that will make their lot worse, writes Andrew Kenny

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Shark cage operators plumb the depths

A screen shot from video footage shows Australian surfer Mick Fanning being followed by a shark during the final of the J-Bay Surf Open on Sunday in Jeffreys Bay. Picture: AFP PHOTO

Trying to somehow profit from Aussie surf champ Mick Fanning’s narrow escape is amoral

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Ignore Nene at SA’s peril

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his maiden budget speech on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s brutally honest assessment of SA’s economy should worry the ANC and Cabinet ministers

Columnists

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: This isn’t government. This is just drivel

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The economy is truly doomed if Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi represents Cabinet’s consensus view on the roles of the state and the private sector, writes Peter Bruce

Editorials

EDITORIAL: PetroSA’s boardroom farce

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State oil company PetroSA faces a R14.9bn loss as chaos consumes its executive suite — reconstitute the board in its entirety

Opinion & Analysis

Unleashing the household sector

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Economy is stuck in doldrums of persistently slow growth, increase in growth is dependent on willingness of households to spend, borrow more, writes Brian Kantor

Opinion & Analysis

Pragmatism, not blame, will solve Greek debt crisis

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Lenders need not become philanthropists, rather look for pragmatic solutions to issues of indebtedness, writes John Kay

Columnists

Pulling Port Elizabeth academy funds deals blow to development

South African Rugby Union’s bizarre withdrawal of funding for its academy in Port Elizabeth a blow to Southern Kings and black rugby-rich region, writes Liz McGregor

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Grand strategy

Charles Elli, looks at where today’s professional investors might find common ground with Sun Tzu, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

STRAIGHT TALK: Beyond lose-lose wage talks

Mark Barnes promo

If the government insists on creating jobs where none are required, it should be prepared to face the inevitable job cuts, writes Mark Barnes

Columnists

Toothpicks are symbolic of Nigeria’s industrial policy weakness

Dianna Games promo

Nigeria’s best chance of building a consumer class is by enabling the growth of efficient and sustainable manufacturing companies, writes Dianna Games

Opinion & Analysis

Mulishness over travel hoops reflects a Stalinist world view

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba and the like reflect the Soviet belief that you can bend reality to fit your vision, writes Michael Fridjhon

Columnists

Effect of bullies on Musk is not rocket science

Elon Musk will almost certainly have lived one of the most fascinating lives of the 21st century, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Columnists

Few silver bullets from taxation for SA’s woes

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Tax committee’s work is now beginning to bear fruit in a series of fascinating analytical papers, writes Anthony Butler

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Obama’s powerful message to Africa

US President Barack Obama addresses the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 28. Picuter: AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINA

US President Barack Obama delivered hard truths to his African Union audience

Opinion & Analysis

Action agenda can take Africa forward

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets  Senegalese President Macky Sall at the opening of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS/TIKSA NEGERI

Addis Ababa Action Agenda has the right elements to help Africa promote its own development, writes Daniel Bradlow

Opinion & Analysis

Africa should avoid copying Europe’s failing experiment

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The European predicament points to the importance of building regions with the people, not despite them, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

Columnists

Link between stock market indices and newspapers nothing new

That Nikkei is both a newspaper group and stock market index provides no surprises considering market indices invented by two newspapermen, writes Robert Laing

Columnists

Find bright new ways to connect to readers

Edgy, emotionally charged reporting by dynamic young presenters may be a way to get millennials, especially in SA, to read more news, writes Anton Harber

Opinion & Analysis

Prices set by state not a good idea

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Compulsory package of benefits known as prescribed minimum benefits should be scrapped in full, writes Jasson Urbach

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Letters

LETTER: Media one-sided on new visa rules

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom. Picture: SOWETAN

Improving security will go a long way towards making SA attractive to tourists

LETTER: Obama’s potential

LETTER: Problem is plutocracy

LETTER: Alternative for Greece

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The Third Umpire

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi, who has outdone himself in avoiding political accountability for the Nkandla scandal by blaming “neoliberal” outsourcing to private companies and “downsizing of the public service”.

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Parliamentary standing committee on appropriations chairman Paul Mashatile, for demanding the Treasury put as much pressure on government departments to pay their municipal bills as on councils to pay Eskom.

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Communications Minister Faith Muthambi, whose insistence that she was entitled to remove SABC board members has been discredited by the disclosure that her legal adviser was struck off the roll in 2007.

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