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Opinion & Analysis

Time for talented youth leaders to pick up baton that has fallen

Supporters of expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, some making the 'showerhead ' gesture directed at President Jacob Zuma, at a night vigil for Mr Malema in Polokwane in 2012.  Picture: MOELETSI MABE
14 minute(s) ago

African National Congress Youth League must judge its value in relation to its contribution to public discourse, entrepreneurial sector, writes Benedict Xolani Dube

Editorials

EDITORIAL: SA must demand effective policing

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12 hour(s) ago

Steep uptick in serious crimes is worrying while not much evidence that police have workable strategy in place to bring matters under control

Columnists

A diva, but she deserves the epithet Nigeria’s ‘Iron Lady’

8 hour(s) ago

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala should be credited for her incredible achievement in annulling country’s external debt and for bringing some sanity to its financial management, writes Adekeye Adebajo

Columnists

Brace for bumpy ride in emerging markets

12 hour(s) ago

Loose monetary policy has seen global investors gobble up emerging market assets and this has led to a shift in credit ecosystem, writes Gillian Tett

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: Gill Marcus decision hardly surprising

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8 hour(s) ago

Gill Marcus’s casual announcement that she would not be available for another five-year term as Reserve Bank governor is typical of her. She is not one to stand on ceremony, writes Stuart Theobald

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Good reasons to question authority

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12 hour(s) ago

One does not drive to the fishing grounds at speed. Rather, one makes a dignified approach during which the mind is stilled in preparation for the meditation ahead, writes Neels Blom

Arts & Entertainment

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: Cosimo Matassa

12 hour(s) ago

Although the architects of early rock ’n’ roll came in often unexpected guises, Matassa must have been one of the least likely, writes Richard Haslop

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Acsa could put Eskom on the right path

An initial public offering of even a non-controlling share would help to establish its value to its shareholders, writes Brian Kantor

We simply cannot carry on being a society that bargains over every chess move and still hope to formulate a strong, national narrative, writes ...

SA needs solution beyond policy tinkering

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Mark Barnes: Is bigger always better? Does global corporate creep always, at the margin, create net value, or is it just a habit?

Technology in your pocket fights monopolies

Opinion & Analysis

World has to aim for long-term climate goals now

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8 hour(s) ago

With global emissions climbing, climate neutrality may seem like a tall order, write Christiana Figueres, Mario Molina and Joseph Alcamo

Columnists

Not even Constitutional Court can make unfair treatment fair

8 hour(s) ago

Police may have won its case against Renate Barnard, but that does not remove the injustice or lessen the absurdity of its decision not to promote her to jobs she applied for, writes John Kane-Berman

Columnists

Why graduate trainees often seem to be the biggest brains

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12 hour(s) ago

The brightish amateur with a smooth line in waffle, who was a shoo-in 20 years ago, now doesn’t have a chance, writes Lucy Kellaway

Columnists

Who will lead us?

5 hour(s) ago

Daily, South Africans strain for answer to defining question of our time as chaos seems to permeate public life, writes Gareth van Onselen

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Use foreign entrepreneurs to start-up SA economy

Encouraging international entrepreneurs to set up shop in SA will bring many benefits in the long and short term, writes Liezl Hesketh

Columnists

Buffoonery of MPs won’t be amusing for long

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8 hour(s) ago

What is worse — a comedy of errors or a tragedy of good manners? It is quite possible that what is happening in Parliament is simply a clash between the two comedies, writes Aubrey Matshiqi

Transport & Tourism

Yesterday’s keys to success will not be the same tomorrow

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1 day(s) ago

Taxi industry’s resistance to Uber and other ride-sharing services is a futile attempt to put the brakes on innovation, write Cyril Bouquet and Chloé Renault

Business Times

STOCK TALK: Alibaba investors risk being gored in bull run

Alibaba.com's head office in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Picture: BLOOMBERG
1 day(s) ago

The US senator who was urging the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate the governance holes in Alibaba must have felt like a stray tourist caught up in the middle of the annual bull run, writes Ann Crotty

Business Times

RANTS AND SENSE: You can make it in life without a formal degree

KEY MAN: Businessman Herman Mashaba says he wants to show black voters they have an alternative to the ANC in the DA. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Many business leaders are university dropouts. We do not need Statistics South Africa to tell us that young people in our country have a serious skills deficit, writes Bruce Whitfield

Business Times

Now is the time to create black industrialists

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1 day(s) ago

It’s needed to create momentum for job creation and expansion

Business Times

THE CHATTER: World beer industry must cure its profits hangover

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1 day(s) ago

The problem, broadly, is this: beer markets in Europe and the US are saturated and growth is flat. There are three possible solutions

Business Times

BULL’S EYE: Sentiment can trump anything

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1 day(s) ago

It has been a fabulous ride this millennium for investors in property stocks — not only for capital gains but in handsome income streams, writes Jeremy Thomas

Opinion & Analysis

Fight against graft has more success in democracies

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3 day(s) ago

Ann Bernstein: We know much more about corruption in democratic societies than we do in authoritarian states, thanks to the efforts of citizens, parliaments, state institutions, NGOs and the media

Columnists

Democracies do not all develop equally

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3 day(s) ago

Anthony Butler: Because democracy is a complex and multidimensional concept, countries do not simply become more or less democratic; they become different kinds of democracies

Opinion & Analysis

World order is doing better than doomsayers claim

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3 day(s) ago

Daniel Drezner: Why is there a misperception that the global economic order has failed?

Opinion & Analysis

It is hard to argue with the opposition on Mbete

Baleka Mbete, national chairwoman of the ANC. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 day(s) ago

It can be argued that Baleka Mbete is incapable of being independent given her senior position within the ANC and the untenable conflict of interest this creates, writes Judith February

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Parliament has finger on pulse of good behaviour

EFF leader Julius Malema and chief whip Floyd Shivambu leave the house as Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa answers questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Besides gestures, certain expressions are also considered to be unparliamentary

Finance Blog

BLOG: SA lacks the will to transform itself into a continental digital beacon

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3 day(s) ago

Broadband policy has achieved nothing of value for millions and SA is left with privately owned operators whose only aim is profit, blogs Ayesha Dawood

Opinion & Analysis

Acsa could put Eskom on the right path

OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Picture: ACSA
8 hour(s) ago

An initial public offering of even a non-controlling share would help to establish its value to its shareholders, writes Brian Kantor

Columnists

SA needs solution beyond policy tinkering

12 hour(s) ago

We simply cannot carry on being a society that bargains over every chess move and still hope to formulate a strong, national narrative, writes Songezo Zibi

Columnists

Technology in your pocket fights monopolies

Mark Barnes promo
12 hour(s) ago

Mark Barnes: Is bigger always better? Does global corporate creep always, at the margin, create net value, or is it just a habit?

Transport & Tourism

Yesterday’s keys to success will not be the same tomorrow

A taxi driver is seen during a Europe-wide protest of licensed taxi drivers against taxi hailing apps that are feared to flush unregulated private drivers into the market, in front of the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Taxi industry’s resistance to Uber and other ride-sharing services is a futile attempt to put the brakes on innovation, write Cyril Bouquet and Chloé Renault

Business Times

SIGN POST: Video revolution has arrived in SA

1 day(s) ago

This week, it was revealed that YouTube had become the second-biggest social media platform in South Africa, writes Arthur Goldstuck

Business Times

Deductions from social-grant bank accounts a can of worms

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1 day(s) ago

In the first four days of every month R10-billion in social grants is distributed to 10 million recipients — through tens of thousands of paypoints across the countr, writes Ann Crotty

Business Times

Twin peaks regulation deserves a fair chance

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1 day(s) ago

Condemnation of new financial regulatory plan is ill-conceived, writes Herbert Kawadza

Business Times

Two new players add spice to SA television

1 day(s) ago

In the past fortnight, two new video-on-demand offerings have been launched, one using broadband connections and the other using satellite, writes Duncan McLeod

Business Times

THE LAST WORD: Your shares can’t buy democracy

1 day(s) ago

’It’s not about what's best for all shareholders, it's about the incentives for management,’ said one CEO recently, writes Rob Rose

Business Times

Pursuit of profit at a steep social cost

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1 day(s) ago

Governments have been prepared to give in to the exhortations of wealthy corporations in the belief that what is good for shareholders will also be good for the country, writes Ann Crotty

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Avoid emotional lawmaking

Inkatha Freedom Party MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini addresses a press conference in Cape Town on Thursday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

There are many good reasons to pass laws, but emotion is not one of them

Opinion & Analysis

Labelling BEE schemes corporate fraud is misleading

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3 day(s) ago

Financing is obstacle in achieving sustainable black economic empowerment transactions that transfer meaningful value to participants, write Craig Forbes and Ernest Kwinda

Travel & Food

WINE: Grenache may be having its day after all

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3 day(s) ago

Michael Fridjhon looks at the history of the grenache variety as the wine industry celebrates international Grenache Day

Columnists

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: A requiem for the Developmental State

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3 day(s) ago

Wave ‘Goodbye’ to the Developmental State, the marketing cover for a decade of ineptitude, waste, theft and hubris, writes Peter Bruce

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Marcus deserves much praise

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus and deputy governor Daniel Mminele. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
3 day(s) ago

Outgoing governor Gill Marcus has put a great deal of effort into building the Reserve Bank as an institution for the long term

Columnists

Pistorius has become a source of shame among whites

Oscar Pistorius reacts as Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers her verdict at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Friday. Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Picture: REUTERS/ALON SKUY
3 day(s) ago

Oscar Pistorius has offended a sense of racial pride, and a lot of white people are hungry for his blood, writes Jonny Steinberg

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Letters

LETTER: No consultation on energy plans

Department of Energy deputy director-general Wolsey Barnard. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Members of the Electricity Governance Initiative call on the minister to hold statutory consultations so that the nation may join the debate

LETTER: Marcus was a disaster

LETTER: Expedite LPG delivery

LETTER: Democracy takes time

LETTER: DA on ‘dagga bill’

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Cartoons

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The Third Umpire

Corruption Watch chairman Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, for insisting Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe be charged despite his reluctant apology for slander against the public protector.

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