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Columnists

Wage talks likely to amplify ideological differences

2 day(s) ago

Upcoming wage talks will be coloured by political factors and will reflect the deepening divide between the government and its labour allies, writes Natasha Marrian

Opinion & Analysis

Law won’t change violent character of strikes

Post Office employees on a strike at the Witpost Mail Centre in Ormonde, Johannesburg.  Picture: BAFANA MAHLANGU
2 day(s) ago

Gordon Angus: Proposed legislative change will go a long way in addressing violent strikes, but it is the attitude and behaviour of participants in strikes that need to be attended to

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Save SOEs from political meddling

Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

The finance minister may have the best of intentions but he does not have the means to solve SA’s parastatal problem on his own

Columnists

Pietersen’s book damages integrity of cricket

2 day(s) ago

By naming ‘bullies’, Kevin Pietersen provokes denials and counter-allegations, the most serious from England's captain, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Opinion & Analysis

Time for a frank discussion about SA’s energy future

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2 day(s) ago

Issues of procurement and cost should not derail a frank, reasonable discussion on whether nuclear energy could be good for SA, writes Edna Molewa

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Reversification

2 day(s) ago

Reversification is a process in finance by which words take on a meaning that is the opposite of, or at least very different from, their initial sense, writes Michel Pireu

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EDITORIAL: Restore business confidence

Business confidence has taken a battering due to ill winds blowing internationally and the ANC’s factional in-fighting
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Culture of regulatory compliance and state’s legitimacy must be maintained when tax system makes deeper demands of citizens, writes Anthony Butler

Nene would be wise to go to his roots
over taxation

The ANC can lock the EFF up in jail for all the good it will do them. The questions remain, writes Gareth van Onselen

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Presidential unaccountability

Columnists

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Zuma: the one button Nene can’t press

Peter Bruce promo
2 day(s) ago

South Africa’s slow growth and the ‘Zuma Effect’ will ultimately overwhelm even the best fiscal intentions, writes Peter Bruce

Travel & Food

WINE: Winner conundrum

Michael Fridjhon promo
2 day(s) ago

It may have something to do with panel dynamics: the larger the number of judges, and the less discussion between them, the more the outcome is likely to gravitate to the safe, middle-of-the-road choice, writes Michael Fridjhon

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Government seems to warm to private sector

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2 day(s) ago

It’s nice to see the private sector being so warmly welcomed by the government. With some tender loving care, perhaps the relationship will blossom

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his medium-term budget statement.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

EDITORIAL: Nene not set to be Mr Popular

The finance minister is alive to the perilous fiscal situation SA finds itself in but not everyone will find his solutions palatable

Opinion & Analysis

Emerging farmers need to be skilled to thrive

Tractor farm food farming. Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

There are proven solutions that can be and are being implemented to establish sound commercial ventures, writes Mandla Nkomo

Columnists

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Presidential unaccountability

2 day(s) ago

The ANC can lock the EFF up in jail for all the good it will do them. The questions remain, writes Gareth van Onselen

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Restore business confidence

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2 day(s) ago

Business confidence has taken a battering due to ill winds blowing internationally and the ANC’s factional in-fighting

Columnists

Nene would be wise to go to his roots
over taxation

Anthony Butler promo
2 day(s) ago

Culture of regulatory compliance and state’s legitimacy must be maintained when tax system makes deeper demands of citizens, writes Anthony Butler

Columnists

LAW MATTERS: Gender transformation

3 day(s) ago

The long-term consequences for the JSC’s appointment process and its constitutionally mandated project to get more women on the bench are worrying, writes Franny Rabkin

Columnists

Nene spreads pain between spending cuts and tax moves

3 day(s) ago

Cabinet support or not, one of the biggest risks to the budget framework might well be ‘number one’ himself, writes Hilary Joffe

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Nene not set to be Mr Popular

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his medium-term budget statement.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

The finance minister is alive to the perilous fiscal situation SA finds itself in but not everyone will find his solutions palatable

Columnists

Ebola stories divide people into ‘others’ and US

3 day(s) ago

Anton Harber: There is often debate about whether western coverage of our continent is relentlessly negative, built on stereotypes and quick to report on conflict and disease

Opinion & Analysis

Pilot schemes help ideas take off

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4 day(s) ago

Test cases can take some risk out of business ventures, writes Tim Harford

Columnists

What has become of Boer racism?

A statue of Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid.   Picture: AVUSA
4 day(s) ago

Despite disinformation to the contrary, Leon Louw finds Afrikaners transformed

Columnists

The DA’s statements reveal how uninfluential it really is

4 day(s) ago

DA’s ‘must’ infatuation highlights its great weakness as it fails to get results, writes Gareth van Onselen

Editorials

EDITORIAL: The AU has failed on Ebola

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 day(s) ago

AU has shown little willingness to change the poor leadership narrative of the least developed continent on the planet

Opinion & Analysis

Rule of law the exception for China

INTERACTING: Pro-democracy protesters watch talks between student leaders and government officials on a video screen in Hong Kong on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

State routinely censors activists who support protests, writes Xia Yeliang

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Forex losses accumulate for regular investors

3 day(s) ago

Most forex traders lose money; the most active learn nothing and see their losses mount over time, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

Ebola stories divide people into
‘others’ and US

3 day(s) ago

Anton Harber: Journalism is about providing families and histories and individuals with faces, rather than numbers and quantities

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Lekota’s debt clock would set off alarms

Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
3 day(s) ago

Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota has a suggestion for keeping us all in low spirits — a digital national-debt clock on the internet

Markets Blog

MARKET BLOG: Why buy government bonds when you can buy gold?

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3 day(s) ago

With money printing once again ramping up, gold remains key defensive asset to help portfolios endure potential damage of financial bubbles, writes Dave Levenstein

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Time for SA to start saving

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4 day(s) ago

Country's dismal savings rate is one of lowest in world

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Forex losses

3 day(s) ago

Most forex traders lose money; the most active learn nothing and see their losses mount over time, writes Michel Pireu

Gadgets & Gear

Rage, rage against the dying of the Wi-Fi

Penny Haw promo
4 day(s) ago

As with other rages, Wi-Fi rage can lead to outrageous behaviour, writes Penny Haw

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Football isn’t quite a gentlemen’s game

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4 day(s) ago

Nationalism, territorialism, religion, language, skin colour and history all sit uncomfortably in grandstands

Columnists

Symbiosis is crucial in small business ecosystem

Thami Mazwai promo
4 day(s) ago

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu's task is to turn things around and, among many stratagems, she must make all of us work together to grow small business, writes Thami Mazwai

Columnists

Information must not be kept behind locked doors

server technology Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

The high cost of the internet not only affects the economy, it disempowers young people who have grown up in a different world to that of previous generations, writes Zama Ndlovu

Opinion & Analysis

Legalising drugs could benefit the economy and save lives

A Swazi policeman stands guard over a field of  marijuana during a drug raid in the remote northern Lebombo mountains.  Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Thriving Prohibition-era black market showed how legislation can distort markets and prop up drug lords, writes Zenande Meyiwa

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The Third Umpire

Northam CEO Paul Dunne, for acting to avoid controversy over the company’s choice of empowerment partners by having an independent audit done on all potential participants. The “usual suspects” are wealthy enough.

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DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, whose criticism of the mini-budget lacked substance. How could Mr Nene have been “bolder” without compromising growth? Politics is the art of the possible, after all.

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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. If good wishes could ensure his “tough love” medium-term budget policy statement is implemented, we would be home dry. Sadly, there are many hurdles to overcome.

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