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ENERGY: Nuclear industry prefers to keep the public in the dark

INDUSTRIAL ACTION:  The Pelindaba nuclear reactor plant near Pretoria. Necsa employees are poised to go on strike if their wage increase demands are not met. Picture: THE TIMES

SA should adopt legislation to prevent communities from stopping nuclear plants with ‘nuisance lawsuits’, writes Neil Overy

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South African consumers looking for ‘more cluck for their buck’

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The local poultry magnates crying foul over imports are making millions despite the economic climate and drought, writes David Wolpert

Columnists

LETTER FROM WASHINGTON: Electoral system makes it hard for Trump to win

The drafter of the US constitution have made it difficult for Trump to become president, writes Simon Barber

Columnists

How Zuma’s Nkandla stalling saved him a few bob

He most certainly would have had to pay more had he initially adhered to the public protector’s findings and recommendations, writes Natasha Marrian

Opinion & Analysis

Groups peddling land bill panic

LISTEN: Jeremy Cronin has declared that he and the government remain committed to the Constitution. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

The ANC needs black people to believe it will address apartheid inequalities its neoliberal capitalist approach has made worse since 1994, writes Ronald Wesso

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Why it's hard to take technical analysis seriously

Michel Pireu: The visual nature of technical analysis lends itself to get-rich-quick schemes

Opinion & Analysis

The litany of failed products shows how reckless Trump has been

OTHER OPTIONS:  Donald Trump has called forth new political possibilities. Picture: REUTERS

Megan McArdle asks if Donald Trump’s expansion into presidential politics will ultimately prove to be the brand extension that undoes him

Opinion & Analysis

Role of independent expert in UN body will advance realisation of human rights

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SA must continue to take the lead within the UN and Africa in advancing the promotion of human rights, write Yasmin Sooka, Monica Tabengwa and Frans Viljoen

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EDITORIAL: Putting money where it matters

Startups fail to get the support of venture capital

The power of religious leaders to misappropriate, to present as sacrosanct and imbue with unfounded legitimacy the most perverse of bigotry, is ...

The pulpit’s power can be used for good or ill

Besides its close to zero dividend yield, Naspers ticks several boxes in his list of shares to avoid, writes Robert Laing

Share price not necessarily an indication of its worth

Opinion & Analysis

Evidence for a recession in SA is overwhelming

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Retailers’ business confidence step-down confirms that consumers are finally switching to belt-tightening mode, writes Pieter Laubscher

Opinion & Analysis

Voters often seem to act against their own self-interests

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Interests are particular to an individual’s immediate situation whereas values are more collective, generic and constant, writes Dain Peters

Opinion & Analysis

Millennials do not have to be sacrificed in SA too

Remain supporters react to the results of the EU referendum. Voters aged 50 and over preferred the Leave option, while younger Brits generally wanted to stay in the EU. Picture: REUTERS

British youth voted emphatically to stay part of the European Union, writes Co-Pierre Georg

Opinion & Analysis

How ethical leaders enhance business

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. Picture: HALDEN KROG

Broadly speaking, ethics speak to upholding the universal value of respect for the dignity and possessions of others, writes Malcolm Ferguson

Columnists

THE INSIDER: What? Me? Make documents disappear?

Thulas Nxesi. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Sounds not unlike British Prime Minister David Cameron passing the buck on Brexit to his sorry successor

Opinion & Analysis

Groups peddling land bill panic

LISTEN: Jeremy Cronin has declared that he and the government remain committed to the Constitution. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

The ANC needs black people to believe it will address apartheid inequalities its neoliberal capitalist approach has made worse since 1994, writes Ronald Wesso

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Britain should not waste the Brexit crisis

Uncertainty surrounds what trade and other deals Britain will strike with the EU, individual EU members and the rest of the world, writes Leon Louw

Columnists

Share price not necessarily an indication of its worth

Besides its close to zero dividend yield, Naspers ticks several boxes in his list of shares to avoid, writes Robert Laing

Opinion & Analysis

STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES: Full disclosure will go a long way to clearing the SAA air

The lack of a proper ‘end-to-end’ strategy that guides an organisation from strategy design and development to effective implementation and delivery has probably contributed to what is currently taking place at South African Airways. Picture: SUPPLIED

Claims, counterclaims, retractions and clarifications have simply added fuel to the latest fire at SAA, writes Simon Mantell

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Institute will equip future leaders to beat inequality

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New programme will provide fellows with a network, writes Alan Hirsch

Opinion & Analysis

Amid SA’s crisis, citizens hold the key to their power

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe, left, President Jacob Zuma, centre, and former president Thabo Mbeki. South Africans do not have a lack of top brass, the writer contends, but a lack of community leadership. Picture: SOWETAN / SUNDAY WORLD

Events in SA today are the result of the hungry and marginalised leading the country, writes Amanda Gcabashe

Opinion & Analysis

BEE MATTERS: White-owned firms should consider BEE options

Men work at a carpentry workshop. Community ownership can help companies land government tenders. Picture: ISTOCK

Collective ownership programmes incorporating staff members or community members provide a flexible and diverse option, writes Gideon Gerber

Opinion & Analysis

Brexit frees UK to be a beacon of free trade

Traders from BGC, a global brokerage company in London's Canary Wharf financial centre react as European stock markets open early June 24  after Britain voted to leave the European Union. Picture: REUTERS/RUSSELL BOYCE

Freed from EU bureaucracy, Britain can become Europe’s centre for innovation, knowledge-based industries and entrepreneurship, writes Paul Marshall

Opinion & Analysis

Rail the key to unlock growth in Africa

Construction workers work at an overpass bridge, a section of the Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway, at Emali in Kenya last October. Picture: REUTERS/NOOR KHAMIS

All studies conclude that if Africa had an integrated rail network system the cost of doing business would be reduced, writes Bongani Mankewu

Columnists

THE INSIDER: How to stick Humpty Dumpty together again

ITV interview with Oscar Pistorius will be broadcast in South Africa on Friday. Picture: SUPPLIED

Both Oscar Pistorius and Thabo Mbeki know they can’t turn back the clock and avoid justice or history taking its course

Columnists

ANC fails lessons in democracy to its detriment

There is nothing undemocratic about idea that, if you want to choose party candidates, you should join party, writes Steven Friedman

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Putting money where it matters

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Startups fail to get the support of venture capital

Columnists

The pulpit’s power can be used for good or ill

The power of religious leaders to misappropriate, to present as sacrosanct and imbue with unfounded legitimacy the most perverse of bigotry, is terrifying, writes Kelly-Jo Bluen

Columnists

Ten stages on the path to demagogic power

SA is primed to reward the powerful impulse towards populism with Jacob Zuma in the lead, writes Gareth van Onselen

Opinion & Analysis

Too few PhDs in Africa limit contribution to policy making on climate change

Climate change is only one of the challenges facing Africa as the sub-Saharan Africa region pursues growth which the International Monetary Fund expects to be 5.7% between 2014-19. File picture: REUTERS/SIEGFRIED MODOLA

Systemic, long-term collaboration cannot happen unless higher education is made a priority by governments, as it has been in East Africa, writes Piyushi Kotecha

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Good traders focus on loss first

Michel Pireu: If it’s your goal to find winners, how do you act when you experience a big loss?

Opinion & Analysis

Olympic hosts face huge hurdles

People exercise next to the Olympic rings placed at the Madureira Park, ahead of the 2016 Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro. Picture: REUTERS/RICARDO MORAES

The best way to host a profitable Olympics is to do it twice, both times on the cheap, writes Tim Harford

Columnists

ANC fails lessons in democracy to its detriment

There is nothing undemocratic about idea that, if you want to choose party candidates, you should join party, writes Steven Friedman

Opinion & Analysis

Naidoo suffered horror with equanimity

Indres Naidoo. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

While many beneficiaries of apartheid remain smug and some former liberation fighters cynically cash in, it is important to recall those like Indres Naidoo who sought neither power nor riches for their sacrifice, writes Bryan Rostron

Editorials

EDITORIAL: SABC must be saved from itself

The SABC office in Auckland Park, Johannesburg.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

The board and executive of the embattled national broadcaster are failing to serve the public

Columnists

Brexit tests notion of full sovereignty, independence

Hilary Joffe: In an era in which computer algorithms drive economic fortunes, can any country claim to be fully sovereign?

Financial Services

The best private equity firms stick to their sweet spot

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The thrill of pursuing attractive novelties can result in a scattershot approach that undermines returns

Opinion & Analysis

Chad victims need relevant reparations

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Habré judgment pointless if it cannot end the suffering of his victims, writes Tendai Maregere

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Letters

LETTER: SA cannot let its steel industry fail

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In 2015 ArcelorMittal SA led a process with other industry stakeholders, including organised labour to engage government on the adoption of measures to protect the domestic industry

LETTER: Our Goebbels tragedy

LETTER: DA plan trumps NHI

LETTER: Didiza for rondavels

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The Third Umpire

England football coach Roy Hodgson fell on his sword after the team did a Brexit from Euro 2016 at the hands of Iceland. Then again, his “too famous, too important, too rich” charges have a lot to answer for too.

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Pick n Pay Stores chairman and Consumer Goods Council co-chair Gareth Ackerman, who after years of trying delivered the global conference of the Consumer Goods Forum to SA, the first time it has taken place in Africa.

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When is a crisis not a crisis? When the SABC declines to televise it or, as with its internal revolt, denies it is happening. Chairman Mbulaheni Maguvhe must be taking happy lessons from his sunny chief operating officer.

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