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Opinion & Analysis

Rise in proportion of black and coloured youth getting university degrees

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Despite the progress, there are still too many youths who do not get to Grade 12, the main reason being that educational foundations laid in earlier grades have been inadequate, writes Stephen Taylor

Opinion & Analysis

How foreign spread has buffered SA’s funds

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Less risk translates into lower required returns of the investor or wealth owner, writes Brian Kantor

Opinion & Analysis

Popular arguments for Brexit a fantasy

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The rational thing to do is for the UK to continue to enjoy its unique arrangement, which has brought it the advantages of membership in EU, writes Martin Wolf

Opinion & Analysis

Crucial local companies grab global export opportunities

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The rand’s depreciation does not necessarily mean the South African manufacturing sector will rebound, writes Justin Barnes

Opinion & Analysis

Walls are springing up all over the world

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Bryan Rostron: Can the European Union survive much longer, or will the demons of nationalism be unleashed again?

Opinion & Analysis

More refined way to get tax from trusts

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Treasury proposes extreme ways when market-related transactions would do, writes Peter Dachs

Columnists

Some say the most likely beneficiary of Mbalula’s hosting ban is himself

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SA is taking almost no action to widen opportunities for sports participation in public schools, and councils are slow to provide such facilities, writes Anthony Butler

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EDITORIAL: A lesson in good citizenship

Vodacom must take to heart rebuke by Constitutional Court

President Zuma holds power because he is winning a battle of ideas in the ANC’s heartland, writes Jonny Steinberg

Why Zuma sits on the backs of the oppressed

Rejection of the Humboldt Forum targets a deeply embedded history of ‘European’ and ‘non-European’ in separate categories, writes Chris Thurman

HALF ART: Humboldt’s legacy and counter-action

Columnists

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Sanity prevails — new-look range is clearly branded Bellingham

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Bellingham’s history since the Podlashuk era has been a little like the Proteas cricket team, writes Michael Fridjhon

Opinion & Analysis

Globalisation fails as democracies’ cannot cope with its economic shocks

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These shocks include the ongoing stagnation of real average income and the global financial crisis and its effect on economic growth, writes Wolfgang Münchau

Opinion & Analysis

Paris Agreement evidence of political will on climate change

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Developing countries are disproportionately affected by climate change, which has caused the droughts behind large scale crop failures, writes Edna Molewa

Columnists

STREET DOGS: From Jill Lepore at The New Yorker

The rand has recently experienced an unprecedented level of volatility — more so than most, if not all, emerging-market currencies.

Columnists

THE INSIDER: No, you don’t get rich by Robin and cheatin’

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It turns out that Batman’s wealthy and ‘we can learn from his success’

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How SA can fix its broken bureaucracy

A frontline, daily management system may do it, writes Norman Faull

Opinion & Analysis

Zuma’s letters of rebuke demean court

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The National Assembly must hold the president accountable for the scantiness of the letters of reprimand in the Nkandla swindle, writes Lawson Naidoo

Opinion & Analysis

Raw deal for farm workers

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May Day should remind us of the plight of farm workers on the fringe of our society and that modern-day slavery is thriving on our farms, writes Solly Phetoe

Columnists

The energy paradigm is shifting

The success of the renewable energy sector has left existing energy models outdated and increasingly irrelevant, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Advice from the book ‘Where Are the Customers’ Yachts?

On the use of statistics, on investment theories, on forecasting, on studying history, and more, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

Zuma on the same constitutional route as old Nat leaders

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Both have used the ‘sovereignty of Parliament’ to contend that no court should have the right to overrule any law, writes Allister Sparks

Columnists

Rally pulling power no poll predictor

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Steven Friedman: Citizens are most likely to know how election campaigns are really panning out if they don’t take punditry at face value

Columnists

SA courts make popular judgments at the expense of law

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People should ask if they want executive officials making judicial and public policy decisions, writes Leon Louw

Columnists

Culture of law and constitutionalism must show successes to stick

The failures in South Africa in respect of the law are cultural and will change only when successes are proven and meaningful, writes Xhanti Payi

Editorials

EDITORIAL: A lesson in good citizenship

Nkosana  Makate at the Constitutional Court in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

Vodacom must take to heart rebuke by Constitutional Court

Columnists

Why Zuma sits on the backs of the oppressed

President Zuma still holds power not just because he is wily and clever, but because he is winning a battle of ideas in the ANC’s heartland, writes Jonny Steinberg

Columnists

HALF ART: Humboldt’s legacy and counter-action

Rejection of the Humboldt Forum targets a deeply embedded history of ‘European’ and ‘non-European’ in separate categories, writes Chris Thurman

Opinion & Analysis

Accountability to shareholders a ‘legislative obligation’

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While legislation can create an aspirational framework, there is often a stark difference between paper and practice, write Fatima Shabodien and Colleen du Toit

Opinion & Analysis

Amplats premature to trumpet settlement with Mapela

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The community is largely uninformed about the agreement, which will give it almost no power to control its own assets, write Joanna Pickering and Thabiso Nyapisi

Columnists

When advertising sells Brand Human

Powerfully simple #IamMuslim campaign cuts through all the floss and diatribe and bring people back to ground zero — we are all human, writes Suhana Gordhan

Columnists

ANC hides behind ‘unity’ facade while SA crumbles

'Unity' is part of Jacob Zuma's arsenal of weaponry to force the party faithful to toe the line, writes Natasha Marrian

Columnists

‘Cautionaries’ do just the opposite, spurring reckless trading

Cautionary rules are vague and have led to spats, particularly in the case of hostile takeovers, writes Robert Laing

Columnists

EDITOR’S NOTE: Time for the real world

Authorities and the auto industry are finally planning to report on real world figures, writes Mark Smyth

Columnists

How political hate speech can be a Nazi business

As political insults fly in the US and SA we should recall Hitler’s anti-Semitic rhetoric was dismissed as being ‘not so genuine or violent as it sounded’, writes Lindiwe Mazibuko

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Letters

LETTER: Mbalula is guilty of reverse racism

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South Africa was expelled from international sport during the apartheid era for exactly what Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula is doing or proposing

LETTER: Court brings naught

LETTER: Brine limit helps poor

LETTER: World cups united us

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