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Opinion & Analysis

Borders to municipal protests

Protesters burn an ANC T-shirt last month in Malamule, Limpopo, last month.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
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Intervention in Malamulele case promises much, write Kevin Allan and Karen Heese

Opinion & Analysis

‘Fourth bottom line’ is about more than healthy employees

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We are seeing the emergence of a ‘fourth bottom line’ — the integration of health metrics into corporate reporting, writes Brett Tromp

Columnists

Bounce of the global cricket pitch still goes in favour of big teams

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There are some do-or-die games imminent, even before we get to the knockout quarterfinals, writes Neil Manthorp

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Political leaders believe party should never end

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Some politicians think retiring as leader of a political party, or being forced to do so by their colleagues, is a violation of their human rights

Opinion & Analysis

Monetary policy takes paths less travelled

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Monetary policy has become increasingly unconventional in the past six years but now we have the most unconventional policy tool of them all: negative nominal interest rates, writes Nouriel Roubini

Opinion & Analysis

Human rights are central to alleviating poverty

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It is no coincidence that what is denied by poverty is guaranteed by international and national human rights law, write Nomonde Nyembe, Marianna Belalba and Ayabonga Nase

Columnists

Let Discovery be a blueprint for people with an idea

4 hour(s) ago

The story of Discovery shows that young people should never fear leaving renowned companies to start something new, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

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EDITORIAL: Wrong for the job

The wrong people are being appointed to senior positions for all the wrong reasons

If every country added value to its own raw materials we would all be worse off, writes Trudi Makhaya

Beneficiate — but only when it is economic

One of the greatest investors of all time attributes his success to his mentor Benjamin Graham, writes Michel Pireu

A top investor’s mentor’s ideas

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Public sector wage hike a test for ANC

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his budget speech in Cape Town  on Wednesday. Picture: BUSINESS DAY/TREVOR SAMSON
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Significant growth in the head count and pay packets have not been accompanied by improvements in service delivery

Columnists

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Hike in fuel levy is a sucker punch to an already swooning Eskom

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South Africans are forced to pay high taxes but are not getting their money's worth, especially when it comes to power supplies, writes Alex Parker

Columnists

STREET DOGS: The wisdom of William Eckardt

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Some trading advice from the founder of alternative investment management firm Eckhardt Trading Company, writes Michel Pireu

Growth Engines

PAVLO’S PERSPECTIVE: Know your customer inside out

Pavlo Phitidis, CEO of Aurik Business Accelerator.  Picture: SUPPLIED
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Design options, speed of production and quality are the watchwords that win, writes Pavlo Phitidis

Opinion & Analysis

SA policy should rather seek to focus on equality of opportunity

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Using the rich as scapegoats by focusing on income inequality misdiagnoses the problem and shifts attention away from the real reason why millions are poor, writes Jasson Urbach

A newspaper with its frontpage headline on an abduction of women from a village in northeast Nigeria, is displayed at a vendor's stand along a road in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria. Picture: REUTERS

Boko Haram is on the run but can a lasting peace be found?

It is time for the international community to take seriously the evidence of outside financial sponsors, writes Phillip van Niekerk

Editorials

EDITORIAL: More tax hikes on the cards

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his maiden budget speech on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
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It is hard to believe Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s assurances, he had already made it clear he will implement a ‘structural’ increase in tax revenue

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: Court to rule on exchange controls

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The exchange control regime has changed … banks behave as if it hasn’t, writes Stuart Theobald

Opinion & Analysis

Show us the budget, Africans ask

Employees drive past Africa’s largest methanol plant, at Punta Europa, Bioko island, last year. On land cleared of tropical forest, gleaming new office towers, apartment blocks, homes and highways dazzle the eye in Equatorial Guinea. But few of its citizens know anything about their financing — the country has scored zero in the latest Open Budget Index. Picture: REUTERS/PASCAL FLETCHER
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Fiscal accounts are often top secret on the continent, writes Karen Hasse

Columnists

Victor Matfield remains a Titan of the game

Marco Wentzel of the Sharks tackles Victor Matfield of the Bulls during the Super Rugby match between Vodacom Bulls and Cell C Sharks at Loftus Versfeld on February 28 in Pretoria.  Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEE WARREN
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He is the most capped Bok and regarded internationally as one of the finest to have played the game, writes Mark Keohane

Opinion & Analysis

Lobbying of politicians no longer an ‘infamous employment’

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Justice Swayne has warned that a preponderance of paid lobbying is a harbinger of the decay of the public morals, writes John Kay

Columnists

Cost of Zuma’s secretive VIP protection monster hits R2bn

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Numbers do not lie: there is a small, elite and almost entirely unaccountable army growing inside the South African security services, writes Gareth van Onselen

Business Times

Forget the myths about foreigners

Nazil Munssi, surrounded by police, in front of his looted shop on Friday. Townships including Soweto have been hit by looters targeting foreign-owned stores. Picture: AFP/STEFAN HEUNIS
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The facts show they create jobs — and just work harder, write Caroline Skinner and Jonathan Crush

Business Times

Share buybacks offer execs an easy way out

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It’s time lawmakers and the regulators in this country started taking share buybacks seriously, writes Ann Crotty

Business Times

STOCK TALK: Laughter, tears and questions as execs quit

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Exit packages should be part of resignation announcement, writes Ann Crotty

Business Times

Converging pressures dictate austerity

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Nhlanhla Nene’s cap on public service pay could prompt new strikes, writes Azar Jammine

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Wrong for the job

Mninwa Mahlangu.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

The wrong people are being appointed to senior positions for all the wrong reasons

Columnists

Beneficiate — but only when it is economic

4 hour(s) ago

If every country added value to its own raw materials we would all be worse off, writes Trudi Makhaya

Columnists

A top investor’s mentor’s ideas

4 hour(s) ago

One of the greatest investors of all time attributes his success to his mentor Benjamin Graham, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

UNEMBARGOED: Credibility of SARS in the balance

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It is extremely important that the integrity of the institution is left intact, while facts are properly established, writes Songezo Zibi

Columnists

Government must face up to its failed policies

Gavin Keeton
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State must focus on securing higher levels of investment and encouraging job creation wherever possible, writes Gavin Keeton

Columnists

STRAIGHT TALK: On law, Swiss banks and dope

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Everybody knew that Switzerland was the place to hide your money. It was arguably its raison d’être. No one objected, writes Mark Barnes

Opinion & Analysis

Slavery scholar more feted abroad

A bronze statue of former president Nelson Mandela  at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. File picture: REUTERS
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In SA — where we orate endlessly about heritage — there has been little other recognition of Robert Shell, writes Bryan Rostron

Columnists

ON WORK: Choosing to unfollow where the thirdpartybraggers lead

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1 day(s) ago

Why do people demean themselves in this way? Partly it is because such retweeting administers a stroke to the ego, writes Lucy Kellaway

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Chasing chickens beats paying tax

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his maiden budget speech on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

The government does everything with your tax except the bare minimum, writes Neels Blom

Business Times

THE LAST WORD: A sweet something for Steinhoff in JD deal

1 day(s) ago

Investors should keep a watchful eye on Steinhoff for signs that it may overstep the traditional rules of a parent-child relationship, writes Rob Rose

Business Times

SIGN POST: At last, technology that specifically targets African needs

1 day(s) ago

Samsung Electronics’ new range of products — and the way they will be marketed — signals a shift in thinking, writes Arthur Goldstuck

Business Times

Here’s a better plan for the broadband roll-out

1 day(s) ago

DA leader Helen Zille is right to be concerned that the government has done a cosy deal with Telkom, writes Duncan McLeod

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Letters

LETTER: No secrets in independent taxes

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On the other hand, a single land tax is a user charge that lowers the cost of jobs, wealth and land

LETTER: A nonracial vision

LETTER: Competent staff cut

LETTER: Wrong to raise taxes

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The Third Umpire

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant, for suppressing a forensic report that found that her adviser, Herbert Mkhize, had misappropriated more than R1m in public funds for his personal use while he was Nedlac executive director.

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Water Affairs and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, for hiring 34 Cuban engineers at R50m a year, when there are hundreds of qualified and unemployed South Africans who could do the job.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin. Denying responsibility for the murder of arch-critic Boris Nemtsov is all very well, but trying to deflect responsibility to the opposition itself, or “provocation” by the West, is pushing credulity.

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