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Editorials

EDITORIAL: President needs better legal advice

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MICHAEL BRATT
10 hour(s) ago

The governing party needs to start appointing competent individuals who are not merely there to tell the president what they think he wants to hear

Columnists

Potential Springboks at Dale College need help to reach full potential

9 hour(s) ago

What sets Jorich Loubser apart is that he is a white Afrikaner who was educated at a predominantly black school, writes Liz McGregor

Columnists

LETTER FROM WASHINGTON: All the best to Brand SA’s new storytellers

9 hour(s) ago

Brand SA’s latest draft strategy suggests that the long and muddled flirtation with the constructs and indicators of nation branding is finally over, writes Simon Barber

Opinion & Analysis

Reporters are not apolitical, and need not be

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

It is nearly impossible to find apolitical human beings and such affiliations are part of our reality, writes Rams Mabote

Editorials

EDITORIAL: A self-inflicted crisis

Vladimir Putin. Picture: Picture: REUTERS/MAXIM ZMEYEV
9 hour(s) ago

Standard & Poor’s downgrade of Russia’s sovereign credit rating to ‘junk’ status should serve as a cautionary tale for South Africa

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Home hairdo proves expensive for insurer

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 hour(s) ago

An insurance company reports an incident hat must rank as the most expensive hair blow-drying job ever undertaken

Columnists

No Greek tragedy for SA, please

10 hour(s) ago

We, like the Greeks, should be wary of electing anyone who has made clear he doesn’t intend abiding by the rules of the international economy, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Support for flawed mining bill is driven by fear, not respect

Dismay at the delay in the mining bill’s adoption seems surprising but there is reason to fear that a new bill may be even worse, writes Anthea Jeffery

The experimental US show Serial has changed the way we make ‘radio’ and has gotten us thinking about fresh ways of storytelling, writes Anton Harber

US serial transforms investigative journalism

Gideon Rachman promo

A Greek default would do serious damage in Europe but an explicit debt write-off would cause more problems than it would solve, writes Gideon Rachman

Writing off Greece’s debt would spell doom for EU

Columnists

To invoke the constitution we must first bring it alive

1 day(s) ago

The constitution may be the closest the people of a country come to a general understanding of how they should behave towards each other, writes Zama Ndlovu

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Gwen Ansell promo
1 day(s) ago

This year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival may yet have a rabbit or two to reveal and add to its list of massively popular performers, writes Gwen Ansell

Columnists

AT HOME AND ABROAD: Economic headwinds will bring coalition politics to SA

Allister Sparks masthead
1 day(s) ago

The old pattern of big political parties representing mass political constituencies is breaking down, writes Allister Sparks

Columnists

Sectoral approach will aid small business

Thami Mazwai promo
1 day(s) ago

Let us take a deeper look at two critical issues: the entrepreneurial cognition in black communities and its relation to local economic development, writes Thami Mazwai

Hundreds of foreign residents of Alexandra settle down for the night at Alexandra Police Station. They had to sleep in the open air. Xenophobic violence in Alexandra Township. Picture: JAMES OATWAY

Fight over resources is behind attacks on foreigners

Simplistic assessment blames xenophobia and jealousy from South African small businesses, writes Tlou Legodi

Opinion & Analysis

Support for flawed mining bill is driven by fear, not respect

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
10 hour(s) ago

Dismay at the delay in the mining bill’s adoption seems surprising but there is reason to fear that a new bill may be even worse, writes Anthea Jeffery

Editorials

EDITORIAL: EFF must bow to rule of law

Economic Freedom Fighters. Picture:  BALESENG MOSOTHO
1 day(s) ago

Economic Freedom Fighters’s attempt to keep convicted murderer Papiki Babuile in his post is travesty

Columnists

Mashaba’s Bafana mistake may have been to aim too high

Mninawa Ntloko promo
1 day(s) ago

It was one of those now familiar situations where we needed favours from everyone, including Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, to survive, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Motoring

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Unexpected pleasures

1 day(s) ago

From the autobahn, where a Golf feels decidedly underpowered, to the slick skills of the City Bowl school run, driving kicks are to be found in the least likely places, writes Alexander Parker

Columnists

No need to bin those old phones in the man drawer

Penny Haw promo
1 day(s) ago

There are good examples of recycling has-been cellphones — from exports to Africa to effective e-waste disposal, writes Penny Haw

Columnists

Greek election is a warning and a promise to SA

Steven Friedman
1 day(s) ago

Largely unnoticed ... an election may have changed the world: the victory in Greece of Syriza, writes Steven Friedman

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Davos 2015

2 day(s) ago

Some thoughts from Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum

Opinion & Analysis

Zuma is a liability for both ANC and country

Jacob Zuma. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
3 day(s) ago

Too many indications that president and inner coterie have effectively captured state, writes Bryan Rostron

Columnists

Looters forget Africa’s succour during apartheid

2 day(s) ago

Our people seem to have forgotten or do not know about how fellow Africans accommodated South Africans during dark days of apartheid, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Columnists

LETTER FROM NAIROBI: Two scandals set tone for Kenya’s new year

2 day(s) ago

If first few days of year are anything to go by, Kenyans need to prepare for more of outrageous and ridiculous, writes Muthoni Maingi

Editorials

EDITORIAL: ECB QE poses some threats

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi addresses a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday.  Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

The fallout from the Federal Reserve’s decision to start reducing the monetary stimulus has been particularly tough on emerging markets

Opinion & Analysis

ECB worthy of praise for eurozone measures

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Letting deflation take hold would be far more dangerous, writes Martin Wolf

Columnists

ON WORK: Should falling off my bike stop me climbing corporate ladder?

Lucy Kellaway promo
3 day(s) ago

When it comes to creating a bad impression at a job interview, a black eye is worse than turning up late, writes Lucy Kellaway

Columnists

UNEMBARGOED: We need to get our act together

3 day(s) ago

Blaming apartheid and externalities in the case of Eskom’s woes suggest we don’t know what to do, writes Songezo Zibi

Columnists

Writing off Greece’s debt would spell doom for EU

Gideon Rachman promo
10 hour(s) ago

A Greek default would do serious damage in Europe but an explicit debt write-off would cause more problems than it would solve, writes Gideon Rachman

Columnists

US serial transforms investigative journalism

10 hour(s) ago

The experimental US show Serial has changed the way we make ‘radio’ and has gotten us thinking about fresh ways of storytelling, writes Anton Harber

Opinion & Analysis

SA’s Constitution provides for transformation and not a radical revolution

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LISA HNATOWICZ
2 day(s) ago

The Constitution is designed to effect meaningful reconciliation and transformation, rather than revenge and racial polarisation, writes George Devenish

Opinion & Analysis

Can we measure quality of life?

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech at a community centre in Bursledon, southern England, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Politicians invoke data to project a caring attitude, writes Tim Harford

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Investment Gurus

1 day(s) ago

Some pearls of wisdom from an interview with Peter Lynch from Peter Tanous’s book Investment Gurus

Columnists

There is no shortage of plans, now for some action

1 day(s) ago

Team SA did nothing to reassure confused investors that the NDP is an actual plan of action for implementation, writes Hilary Joffe

Columnists

THE INSIDER: A bull does not usually land on its feet

Lamborghini. Picture: SUPPLIED
1 day(s) ago

The Lambo flipped and was crushed into hundreds of pieces, but the driver survived

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Promises and compromises

Alexis Tsipras. Picture: BLOOMBERG / KOSTAS TSIRONIS
1 day(s) ago

The sensible course would be to agree to some debt relief for Greece in exchange for deep structural reforms

Editorials

EDITORIAL: SA cannot deny its xenophobia issue

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
2 day(s) ago

Avoiding the reality of xenophobia out of political embarrassment is an obstacle that needs to be removed post-haste

Columnists

Who are these people in Davos?

2 day(s) ago

Michel Pireu: Who were the people at the World Economic Forum 2015, what did they talk about, and is it likely to produce any tangible benefits?

Columnists

Utility of annual Davos trip lies in its educational value

2 day(s) ago

SA acquitted itself … well this year, in part because its strategy was to get in and mention its challenges, writes Hilary Joffe

Columnists

Battles of a creche to stay alive and expand

Nomalanga Mkhize
2 day(s) ago

Importance of a sound early foundation cannot be overstated; state offers support but bureaucracy is disheartening, writes Nomalanga Mkhize

Columnists

THE INSIDER: He gives twice who gives (away that gift) quickly

Christmas celebrations. Picture: JAGADEESH NV / EPA
2 day(s) ago

Unwanted gifts flogged on Christmas Day on the internet for something more desirable

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Zambia worth celebrating

Edgar Lungu at his inauguration on Sunday. Picture: SALIM DAWOOD / AFP
2 day(s) ago

There is even more confidence that Zambians know how to govern themselves, and that is worth celebrating

Opinion & Analysis

Zuma is the president of all South Africans

President Jacob Zuma addresses a special media briefing on the general state of the economy and developments in the mining sector at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday. Picture: GCIS
3 day(s) ago

Anti-Jan van Riebeeck campaign is another example of the disturbing and increasingly overt anti-white posture of the president and the ANC, writes Dave Steward

Columnists

Africa looking set for yet another eventful year

3 day(s) ago

Every region in Africa faces a significant challenge in the year ahead, writes Adekeye Adebajo

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Letters

LETTER: Computers cheaper than textbooks

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Parents, corporations and the public can do a lot to alleviate the problems with education, especially as far as costs are concerned

LETTER: Zuma snubs chamber

LETTER: Sell power to Eskom

LETTER: Rotting from the head

LETTER: E-cigarettes beneficial

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The Third Umpire

Sibanye Gold CE Neal Froneman, who has done the hard yards to position SA’s biggest gold producer to take advantage of the upside of the cycle now that the metal’s rand and dollar prices are out of the doldrums.

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