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Opinion & Analysis

How I’d vote on Sunday if I were Greek

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Faced with the devil and the deep blue sea, Greeks might do better to risk the latter of sovereign default and monetary sovereignty, writes Martin Wolf

Opinion & Analysis

How to build an absurd Trojan horse

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir greets supporters at the airport in the capital, Khartoum, Sudan, on Monday. Mr Bashir flew out of SA in defiance of a Pretoria court that later said he should have been arrested to face genocide charges at the International Criminal Court. Picture: REUTERS/MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH

As the government seeks to manage the fallout of the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir debacle, it is unsurprising part of its strategy involves demonising the Southern Africa Litigation Centre, writes Nicole Fritz

Columnists

LETTER FROM WASHINGTON: It’s not just about the flag, it’s about the banner

US President Barack Obama says removing the Confederate flag is not to insult the valour of fallen Confederate soldiers, but to acknowledge slavery was wrong, writes Simon Barber

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Saving Greece is on the menu, a salad at a time

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As is usually the case with crowd-funding efforts, there are some tantalising rewards to inspire donors to donate generously

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Suspension would be a prudent move

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Retired judge Ian Farlam’s stinging criticism of national police commissioner Riah Phiyega leaves little doubt, except for President Jacob Zuma

Columnists

Grexit lower on Bank’s list than Fed’s next move

Greek contagion is a concern, but within the MPC there is an ongoing debate about whether to pre-empt the Fed's next rate hike, writes Hilary Joffe

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Eskom's tariff application blew up over timing and future costs

The timing was never going to fly once the finance minister refused another extension, writes Hilary Joffe

Coach who expects every boy to conform to his own cultural norms will never successfully field a racially diverse team, Liz McGregor

Fetish with professionalism holds up rugby development

Michel Pireu: Assume that the ‘patient’ has died, and the question to be answered is why?

STREET DOGS: Premortems

Opinion & Analysis

Nurses who moonlight strain the health system

Nurses taking on extra work after hours is more prevalent in the private health sector than the public sector. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

Close to 70% of the nurses interviewed were moonlighting, working overtime or doing agency nursing, writes Laetitia Rispel

Opinion & Analysis

Money also has its own limitations

US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, left, meets Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jareskoear earlier this year. Jaresko has said a Ukrainian debt default is theoretically possible. Picture: REUTERS//YURI GRIPAS

It is easy to forget bounds to central banks’ power, writes Peter Eavis

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Burundi a poser for the AU

Security guards surround Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza as he addresses a crowd during campaigning in the capital, Bujumbura, on Friday. Picture:  AFP PHOTO/LANDRY NSHIMIYE

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza knew he could count on his peers in the African Union to do nothing of substance

Opinion & Analysis

US rate hike not end of the world

Janet Yellen.  Picture: REUTERS

Many emerging markets are financially resilient, writes Nouriel Roubini

MEMORIAL: Crosses planted on the koppie near the Nkaneng informal settlement in Marikana where 34 miners lost their lives at the hands of police during a protest in August 2012. Picture: THE TIMES

Lonmin has broken law by dodging housing obligation

Social and labour plans are binding legal obligations, not targets to be pursued if the company does well, writes Lisa Chamberlain

Financial Services

Nudging individuals to save more

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Behavioural economics is shaping pensions, writes Tim Harford

Opinion & Analysis

Apple Music is here, but is streaming right for you?

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Streaming is an all-you-can-eat buffet, and what you’re eating may really not be worth the cost

Opinion & Analysis

As Greece crumbles, European dream sinks

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The European Union has become its own enemy, trampling on the will of the people, writes Gideon Rachman

Columnists

Zuma and apartheid: The excuse with a thousand faces

President’s pragmatism extends even to apartheid, writes Gareth van Onselen

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Eskom deserves Nersa rejection

Eskom's Medupi power plant. Picture: SOWETAN

Power utilitly cannot be allowed to hold the country to ransom just because it cannot manage the power system or its finances efficiently

Columnists

EU’s punitive approach to Greece is unfathomable

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Bickering and acrimony between Greece and the EU is about power and democracy much more than money and economics, writes Joseph Stiglitz

Opinion & Analysis

The scenarios for Greece — none of them happy

Alexis Tsipras. Picture: REUTERS/ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS

Wolfgang Münchau:Why should the Greeks vote yes to a package the creditors themselves no longer support?

Opinion & Analysis

The callous silencing of suffering

Relatives of the slain Marikana miners break down in tears during the Marikana Commission of Inquiry in Centurion. Picture: SOWETAN

Marikana report discredits victims and ignores evidence, writes Julian Brown

Columnists

Eskom's tariff application blew up over timing and future costs

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

The timing was never going to fly once the finance minister refused another extension, writes Hilary Joffe

Columnists

Fetish with professionalism holds up rugby development

Coach who expects every boy to conform to his own cultural norms will never successfully field a racially diverse team, Liz McGregor

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Premortems

Michel Pireu: Assume that the ‘patient’ has died, and the question to be answered is why?

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Media work productivity not a pressing matter

factory worker XXX  Picture: THINKSTOCK

Productivity SA’s latest press release (if the Press Releases button on its website is the place where this stuff is stored) dates back to 2013

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Watchdog fails the public

Monwabisi Gantsho.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Tainted Monwabisi Gantsho affair reflects poorly on Council for Medical Schemes — whose duty it was to ascertain the truth

Opinion & Analysis

How purpose can profit business

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba teaches a course on spiritual leadership at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. Picture: SOWETAN

The world of work must be aligned with spiritual realities, writes Walter Baets

Columnists

Athens teaches world about democracy, again

Steven Friedman

The first principle of negotiation is that negotiators should speak for those they represent, writes Steven Friedman

Columnists

Bashir issue is one of being African

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President Omar al-Bashir's arrest and surrender to International Criminal Court would have made SA the polecat of Africa, writes Thami Mazwai

Columnists

Black social capital should not be wasted

Nomalanga Mkhize

Black professionals should maximise use of their political networks, insight into the lives of the majority and BEE, writes Nomalanga Mkhize

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Boom Bust Boom

Michel Pireu: A film that proposes the simple idea that we should adapt economics to human nature

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The Third Umpire

President Jacob Zuma, whose election promise to create millions of new jobs is looking more than a little rash in the light of the latest Stats SA figures, which show the number of discouraged young work seekers doubling.

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Durban High Court judge Esther Steyn, for ordering the demolition of a R60m luxury apartment block after finding that the city rezoned the site illegally. Brace yourselves for the lawsuit, long-suffering ratepayers.

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Departing Edcon CEO Jurgen Schreiber, whose misreading of the market during a tough time for retailers has been blamed for the group’s poor performance and difficulty repaying a €28m coupon that was due yesterday.

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