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Business Times

STOCK TALK: Laughter, tears and questions as execs quit

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19 hour(s) ago

Exit packages should be part of resignation announcement, writes Ann Crotty

Business Times

Converging pressures dictate austerity

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19 hour(s) ago

Nhlanhla Nene’s cap on public service pay could prompt new strikes, writes Azar Jammine

Business Times

Share buybacks offer execs an easy way out

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19 hour(s) ago

It’s time lawmakers and the regulators in this country started taking share buybacks seriously, writes Ann Crotty

Business Times

HSBC, tax and why good firms go bad

The retreat by international banks such as HSBC from the Middle East has pushed Arab lenders to step up to the plate. Picture: BLOOMBERG/MATTHEW LLOYD
19 hour(s) ago

Why do companies that spend so much time and money promising to be good do bad things? Michael Skapinker weighs in

Business Times

THE LAST WORD: A sweet something for Steinhoff in JD deal

19 hour(s) ago

Investors should keep a watchful eye on Steinhoff for signs that it may overstep the traditional rules of a parent-child relationship, writes Rob Rose

Opinion & Analysis

SA’s understanding of rights is synonymous with entitlement

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2 day(s) ago

SA is a land of individuals unwilling to accept responsibilities associated with constitutional rights, writes Tafadzwa Tivaringe

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Cloak-and-dagger privatisation

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his budget speech in Cape Town  on Wednesday. Picture: BUSINESS DAY/TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

There is still no clarity on the promised ‘sales of nonstrategic state assets’ to fund Eskom’s considerable capital expenditure requirements

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

Forget the myths about foreigners

The facts show they create jobs — and just work harder, write Caroline Skinner and Jonathan Crush

Samsung Electronics’ new range of products — and the way they will be marketed — signals a shift in thinking, writes Arthur Goldstuck

At last, technology that specifically targets African needs

DA leader Helen Zille is right to be concerned that the government has done a cosy deal with Telkom, writes Duncan McLeod

Here’s a better plan for the broadband roll-out

Columnists

Will revising contentious e-tolls win back ANC votes?

3 day(s) ago

The new dispensation should provide major financial relief to motorists, writes Natasha Marrian

Opinion & Analysis

Technology can turn haves and have-nots into partners

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3 day(s) ago

Most rich people agree with the goals of redistribution but would like to ensure that their money is well spent, and new technologies can help in this regard, writes
Lorenzo Fioramonti

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Economic damage control

Cosatu members attend a protest against labour brokers in Port Elizabeth. File picture: THE HERALD
3 day(s) ago

Growth projection of as little as 1% — based on electricity constraints — highlights the importance of labour peace and tackling the crisis at Eskom

Opinion & Analysis

Drought should ring alarm bells

DIRE SITUATION: A drought-affected maize crop is seen near Paris, Missouri. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Persistent dry weather raises the spectre of drought in areas that produce about 75% of SA’s white maize — a staple food for millions of people, writes Wandile Sihlobo

LETTER FROM WASHINGTON: SA’s nuclear Zumacrats ignore energy advances

Every revolution has its reactionaries. In the US, these include the billionaire Koch brothers, who have been bankrolling the Tea Party wing and the climate-change deniers of the Republican Party, writes Simon Barber

Business Times

SIGN POST: At last, technology that specifically targets African needs

19 hour(s) ago

Samsung Electronics’ new range of products — and the way they will be marketed — signals a shift in thinking, writes Arthur Goldstuck

Business Times

Here’s a better plan for the broadband roll-out

19 hour(s) ago

DA leader Helen Zille is right to be concerned that the government has done a cosy deal with Telkom, writes Duncan McLeod

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Technology and the human mind

3 day(s) ago

Michel Pireu looks at the importance of defining ones own life and saving free time from the tide of technology

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Things go smashingly in Nelson Mandela Bay

Benson Fihla. Picture: THE HERALD
3 day(s) ago

In light of target-smashing service delivery achievements , PE mayor Benson Fihla can go out and get smashed this weekend

Columnists

Wealth taxation: ‘Shared sacrifice’ key to courting investment and ending instability

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4 day(s) ago

South Africans have seen huge growth in their assets since the global financial crisis, writes Xhanti Payi

Columnists

With luck, Nene’s holding operation can work for now

4 day(s) ago

Faced with load shedding and a growth outlook that is lower still, he has stayed on track to trim the deficit, writes Hilary Joffe

Opinion & Analysis

Boom and bust are par for the course

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4 day(s) ago

It beggars belief that we continue to expect more from the Reserve Bank than we do from, say, the Department of Water and Sanitation, writes Loane Sharp

Columnists

One step forwards, one back for democracy

4 day(s) ago

Journalists elsewhere in Africa are jailed or killed, but in SA the problem is that authority or power seldom take responsibility, writes Anton Harber

Columnists

Tough choices: There’s nothing like a tax hike to get people asking the tough questions

4 day(s) ago

The short-term loss of disposable income will be compensated for by future growth, writes Trudi Makhaya

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Sage of Omaha insights

4 day(s) ago

Michel Pireu on Warren Buffett and the big picture: all things pass and market conditions change

Columnists

Bob hates to love locals, loves to hate English

3 day(s) ago

Simon Lincoln Reader: Mugabe is an Englishman to his fingertips: his sentiments about colonialists are staged, symptoms of an inferiority complex

Business Times

Forget the myths about foreigners

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
19 hour(s) ago

The facts show they create jobs — and just work harder, write Caroline Skinner and Jonathan Crush

Columnists

THICK END THE WEDGE: Singapore in Africa? Here’s how to do it

Peter Bruce promo
3 day(s) ago

You cannot become a developmental state and remain an importing economy at the same time. Something has to go, writes Peter Bruce

Travel & Food

WINE: Despite the kindness of strangers, Pinotage still suffers from its past

Michael Fridjhon promo
3 day(s) ago

Antipathy among South Africans runs deep, well beyond the sniff-and-spit brigade, writes Michael Fridjhon

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Nene fails to give crucial details

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his budget speech in Cape Town  on Wednesday. Picture: BUSINESS DAY/TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

No mention in the budget of how two huge future financial commitments the government has made on our behalf — national health insurance and nuclear procurement — will be funded

Opinion & Analysis

The belief that Pretoria will provide is passé

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4 day(s) ago

Communities need to take their future in their own hands, not to look solely to government, corporations for progress, growth, writes Thembelani Tukwayo

Editorials

EDITORIAL: SSA needs to be more open

4 day(s) ago

State security department and SSA give us the impression that they are exempt from accounting to the public even when it is necessary

Columnists

Societal benefits: By paying more tax you’ll be saving more lives, adding more knowledge

4 day(s) ago

Minister promises measures to ensure government spends the money better, writes Steven Friedman

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Pretzel logic in parole bid Shaik didn’t make

Chippy Shaik.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 day(s) ago

So the man who is said to be severely ill would like to have his medical parole converted to normal parole

Health

Health activists play into hands of tobacco firms with campaigns against e-cigarettes

Damien Hoops uses an electronic cigarette at The Vapor Spot bar in Los Angeles in March last year. The city council voted unanimously to ban the use of e-cigarettes, or ‘vaping’, from restaurants, bars, nightclubs and public spaces. Pictures: REUTERS/MARIO ANZUONI
4 day(s) ago

E-cigs and other nicotine-delivery devices such as vaping pipes offer us the chance to reduce the total number of future tobacco-related deaths, writes Derek Yach

Columnists

Leading Japanese firms become sugar daddies for SA rugby stars

4 day(s) ago

They not only pay huge salaries but they also provide a much more holistic, family-friendly playing environment, writes Liz McGregor

Columnists

Self love goes with risky bets

4 day(s) ago

The theory goes that many behavioural traits we find undesirable in toddlers are an asset in senior management, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Opinion & Analysis

In the end, individuals have to stand in for state debt

Reserve Bank
4 day(s) ago

Most of us do not realise that our present and previous finance ministers have accumulated debt to the value of about R40,000 on behalf of every individual in the country, writes Dawie Roodt

Columnists

Focus needs to fall on higher growth for state to meet ambitious goals

Gavin Keeton
4 day(s) ago

Prudent budgeting increasingly difficult as narrow tax base is squeezed tighter, writes Gavin Keeton

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Letters

LETTER: Novel way of collecting carbon tax

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Finance minister could easily have softened the blow on the increased fuel levy by calling it a carbon tax

LETTER: Take lead on energy

LETTER: Absurd argument

LETTER: Counterproductive

LETTER: Endless duplicity

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The Third Umpire

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, who made the best of a bad hand with a holding budget that may just do the trick if economic growth starts to pick up. That’s a very big “if”, of course, with many a slip twixt cup and lip.

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Public works director-general Mziwonke Dlabantu, for resisting the release of conveniently classified information to the Nkandla architect, who has been set up as the fall guy for this gross abuse of public funds.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose credibility on the issue of Iran’s nuclear ambitions has been badly undermined by Mossad spy cable leaks showing that he lied blatantly to the US Congress.

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