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Opinion & Analysis

SA’s new visa rules could be ‘disastrous’ for local economy

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6 hour(s) ago

SA’s onerous new visa regulations seem to be closing doors instead of opening them, writes Jamie Robertson

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Save SA’s postal service

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6 hour(s) ago

The South African Post Office’s extensive network must be leveraged to serve all South Africans better

Opinion & Analysis

Peaceful poll offers hope for struggling Mozambique

An elderly woman casts her vote at a polling station in Maputo, Mozambique, on Wednesday. Picture: ANTONIO SILVA/EPA
6 hour(s) ago

Poll should offer fresh hope for peace in a country still struggling to overcome poverty, rising inequality, and risks of renewed conflict, write Denis Kadima and John Stremlau

Columnists

Bears in the flip-flop market

6 hour(s) ago

Some popular explanations for and against a US equity market crash, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion & Analysis

Investors hold key to putting focus on ethics

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23 hour(s) ago

Savvy organisations can choose to meet customers where they are, allow them to align investments with their ethics, writes Stephanie Giamporcaro

Columnists

No protests over ‘selling the roof to pay the rent’ plan

6 hour(s) ago

Government should examine other options to fix Eskom without selling dividend-yielding assets that also pay taxes, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Public protector has teeth to back up the quest for truth

The right of the public protector to take appropriate remedial action goes far beyond merely speaking truth to power, writes Paul Hoffman
Nomalanga Mkhize

We must insist on all our schools providing quality African language instruction for all children, writes Nomalanga Mkhize

Quest for English robs our schools of language

Ali Mazrui’s work opened one’s mind up to what it truly means to be African — and not the Africa of colonial Europe, writes Muthoni Maingi

Mazrui taught what it meant to be truly African

Columnists

SA may be forced to face West Indies has-beens

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6 hour(s) ago

There is a rich tradition of intransigence and stupidity in cricket — it comes from spending so much time in the company of the same people playing a sport in which every individual is destined to fail more than they succeed, writes Neil Manthorp

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Zuma proves immune to Hong Kong protests

Riot police line up in front of protesters in the Mongkok shopping district of Hong Kong on Sunday.  Picture: REUTERS
6 hour(s) ago

Hong Kong ‘open for business’, says Zuma at a time when the former British territory’s youth are standing up to Beijing

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Second-hand thinking

6 hour(s) ago

Jiddu Krishnamurti, a great thinker and writer, spent his life urging others to investigate things for themselves — advice that applies to equity investors, writes Michel Pireu

Nhlanhla Nene.  Picture: SOWETAN

Nene juggles austerity and expectations

Nene is faced with a faltering economy, a revenue shortfall of R15bn or so, some big spending pressures and ever-rising government debt, writes Hilary Joffe

Columnists

Mazrui taught what it meant to be truly African

6 hour(s) ago

Ali Mazrui’s work opened one’s mind up to what it truly means to be African — and not the Africa of colonial Europe, writes Muthoni Maingi

Columnists

Quest for English robs our schools of language

Nomalanga Mkhize
6 hour(s) ago

We must insist on all our schools providing quality African language instruction for all children, writes Nomalanga Mkhize

Opinion & Analysis

Public protector has teeth to back up the quest for truth

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 hour(s) ago

The right of the public protector to take appropriate remedial action goes far beyond merely speaking truth to power, writes Paul Hoffman

Editorials

EDITORIAL: MPs need more say on arms deals

Military parade at the Waterkloof  air force base in Pretoria last year. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

South African National Defence Force’s coat is going to have to be cut to suit cloth that is available, which is a task for Parliament

Columnists

Born-free cable thieves need opportunities, not new labels

1 day(s) ago

With a formal labour market absorption rate among 15-to-24-year-olds of only 13%, crime must be a tempting activity for many ‘born frees’, writes John Kane-Berman

Columnists

Proxy battles must not blind ANC to future needs

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1 day(s) ago

Aubrey Matshiqi examines some of the outcomes of the recent ANC Gauteng provincial conference

Columnists

The disintegration of cadre deployment under Zuma

1 day(s) ago

Desired outcome of cadre deployment has collapsed under the unstable weight of the process designed to achieve it, writes Gareth van Onselen

Opinion & Analysis

Big, white business owes it to SA to fight inequality

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1 day(s) ago

Big business — still largely white — has not contributed enough to tackling the SA’s huge developmental challenges, writes Ebrahim Harvey

Columnists

Africa has to raise Pax Africana from the dead

1 day(s) ago

In silencing the guns in Africa, national governments will improve democratic governance, writes Adekeye Adebajo

Columnists

Playing Pollard at inside centre cost Bulls a chance in the Currie Cup final

Handre Pollard. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/STEVE HAAG
1 day(s) ago

It was a selection consistent with the Blue Bulls’ struggles all competition, writes Mark Keohane

Columnists

UNEMBARGOED: We need a political morality beyond populism

1 day(s) ago

New political morality is needed of which the premise is a desire to reformulate SA’s narrative into one of inclusivity, opportunity and hard work, writes Songezo Zibi

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: Some scary things about Postbank

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1 day(s) ago

An entity that is accepting deposits from the public is facing a major cash-flow crisis amid serious allegations of fraud and mismanagement, writes Stuart Theobald

Columnists

ON WORK: Time to flirt with Tinder for a new way to recruit people

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1 day(s) ago

There is surely a market for an app — let’s call it TinderIn — that would be a fast and efficient way of matching people to jobs, writes Lucy Kellaway

Arts & Entertainment

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: The Dream Syndicate

1 day(s) ago

There’s hardly a song on the original Days Of Wine And Roses album that I can’t instantly recall with pleasure more than thirty years later, writes Richard Haslop

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Pestilence will change the world if we don’t

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1 day(s) ago

The old spiritual notion that the fates of all of humanity are intertwined is increasingly manifested in physical reality, writes Neels Blom

Columnists

STRAIGHT TALK: Yield seekers will prove fickle

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1 day(s) ago

We fixed the financial crisis overnight, writes Mark Barnes, but no one needs a financial industry if there isn’t a real economy

Finance Blog

Computer-generated patent claims: good or bad idea?

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2 day(s) ago

Although Cloem could provide tech-innovators with easy defences against spurious claims by patent trolls, there is another side to this argument, blogs Mark Smith

Columnists

Markets are parched for liquidity despite a flood of cash

1 day(s) ago

The problem with ‘liquidity’ is that having lots of money in the system does not guarantee that funding will flow freely, or that traders can cut deals, writes Gillian Tett

Opinion & Analysis

How loan sharks abuse the debt laws

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1 day(s) ago

The most vulnerable in our society are supporting the funders of a thriving credit-granting industry, a debt collection industry and its army of attorneys, writes Ann Crotty

Columnists

Proxy battles must not blind ANC to future needs

Aubrey Matshiqi promo
1 day(s) ago

Aubrey Matshiqi examines some of the outcomes of the recent ANC Gauteng provincial conference

Columnists

Time for a frank look at the post office’s future

2 day(s) ago

That consumers aren’t up in arms about the protracted strike must give the institution real reason to be worried, writes Duncan McLeod

Opinion & Analysis

Businesses must focus on common good

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1 day(s) ago

Not enough of the ‘benefits’ of business are actually trickling down to society and where it has, it has done so at an immense cost, writes Ansie Ramalho

Opinion & Analysis

RANTS AND SENSE: A R2m bottle of whisky, anyone? Join the queue

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1 day(s) ago

There is something vulgar about a R2-million bottle of whisky being advertised in a newspaper insert, writes Bruce Whitfield

Columnists

SA's foreign policy being sold to China and Russia

4 day(s) ago

To have our foreign policy conforming to dictates of agreements that ANC in Luthuli House signs with foreign parties could lead to the selling of SA’s soul, writes Mzukisi Qobo

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Letters

LETTER: Population growth a key problem

Capital in the Twenty-First Cetnury. Author: Thomas Piketty

It is incontestable that population growth is the key driver of all global societal problems

LETTER: Whites owe no one

LETTER: Sasol ready to explore

LETTER: Column off mark

LETTER: Time to talk peace

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The Third Umpire

Former PPC CEO Ketso Gordhan, who seems to have recruited enough shareholders to force the board to hold a special general meeting. Whether he has enough support to reconstitute the board remains to be seen.

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President Jacob Zuma, whose criticism of people who protest despite being better off than citizens of most other African nations makes him sound more like finger-wagging former president PW Botha by the day.

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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, who has been awarded Transparency International’s annual Person of Integrity Award. It won’t help her funding problem, but she needs all the encouragement she can get.

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