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Entrepreneur leads way in transformation of property sector

The multibillion-rand deal will see Malose Kekana's consortium owning 24% of Pareto, which owns rental properties such as Westgate and Sandton City in Johannesburg. Picture: SUPPLIED

The lack of change in the property sector is staggering, with about 95% still in the hands of white business, writes Onkgopotse JJ Tabane

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Lithuania makes it easier for Litvaks to return to land of their ancestors

Lithuania. Picture: ISTOCK

Recent court cases and Lithuanian government’s step forward indicate the reintegration of the Jewish diaspora in Lithuania is on track, writes Stefanie de Saude

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: Banks fully entitled to shut accounts

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Banks have every right to axe whoever they want; it’s in law, writes Stuart Theobald

Columnists

Coetzee’s selections make good sense, as does his philosophy

Allister Coetzee has been logical in his selections, especially when it comes to local and overseas-based players, writes Mark Keohane

Columnists

ON WORK: In search of the missing office minority — the over-fifties

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Motivating fifty-somethings already tired of the nonsense of corporate life will be the next big challenge, writes Lucy Kellaway

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Suddenly nothing happened, says SABC

Despite Motsoeneng’s decree, someone will report our national conflagration, as someone did during SA’s previous states of emergency, writes Neels Blom

Columnists

STRAIGHT TALK: Swiss idea not as crazy as it sounds

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Switzerland’s proposed unconditional base income is not as crazy as it sounds, writes Mark Barnes

Columnists

POINT OF ORDER: Forget audacity of hope, SA has hope of audacity

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President Jacob Zuma’s notion of government has defiance at its core, writes Tim Cohen

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EDITORIAL: Growing threat of cyber heists

There is constant barrage of attacks on bank systems as global cyber-syndicates find ever more innovative methods of hacking

Shackled to its reliance on external investment and debt, Africa’s socioeconomic struggles are set to deepen, writes Adekeye Adebajo

Continent hobbled by reliance on external forces

The public broadcaster’s blackout on service delivery protests is undiluted censorship. Hlaudi Motsoeneng must be stopped, writes Gareth van Onselen

How Motsoeneng
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Small window of opportunity for SA to outrun the robots

The humanoid robot AILA.  Picture: REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCH

Time is running out to experience the Age of the Factory before industrial robots take over, writes Michael Power

Opinion & Analysis

The dam issue settles down to balance

While large dams, such as Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam, are the stuff of dreams for engineers, smaller dams can be just as valuable. Experts say larger dams are often more socially and politically problematic, while smaller projects can be completed more swiftly, and with less complication. Picture: REUTERS/TIKSA NEGERI

The optimum site allows the smallest dam with the biggest storage potential, writes Tom Nevin

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Africa needs strong buffer policies

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Building the continent’s resilience to external shocks must be a priority, writes Emmanuel Nnandozie

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Operation Phakisa faces barriers to mooring jobs

Prasheen Maharaj, CEO of Durban-based Southern African Shipyards, says the cost of doing business in SA remains a key challenge. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

SA needs to improve its ports to attract more work and to train the artisans and seafarers necessary to meet targets, writes Stephen Timm

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Shifts vital to halting financial outflows

Foreign direct investment to SA has shifted from commodities to the service sector, with local banks proving attractive to foreign investors. However, this could change when London-based Barclays plc sells down its 62% stake in Barclays Africa (Absa). Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Individual freedom and true economic independence will come only by focusing on factors that increase economic growth, write Robert Jeffrey and Johannes Jordaan

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Potential for anti-nuclear protest movement in SA cannot be discounted

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Nuclear build association with Zuma faction in ruling ANC will be political hot potato for decades to come, writes physics professor Hartmut Winkler

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses a rally in Bismarck, North Dakota, on Thursday. Picuture: AFP PHOTO/SPENSER PLATTE

Trump doesn’t grasp why US succeeds

Donald Trump misses a crucial point: the US has powerful allies not only because it is too, but also because of its enduring commitments — including trade relations, writes Martin Wolf

Opinion & Analysis

Brexit opportunity for Britain to find the courage to change

Buildings including Citigroup’s offices, left, the HSBC’s headquarters, centre, and Barclays’ headquarters, right, in the Canary Wharf financial district in London. Picture: BLOOMBERG/LUKE MACGREGOR

The time has come to stop asking what Europe can do for Britain and start asking what can Britain do for Europe, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

Columnists

Inequality in SA will be colour-coded for some time

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Due to strong overlap between class and race forged by apartheid, inequality will continue to be colour-coded in SA for many generations to come, says Anthony Butler

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Who is watching WHO’s watch towers?

HOLY SMOKES: Japan Tobacco called the EU court’s ruling on plain-packaging requirements for cigarettes regrettable and inexplicable. As many as 695,000 people a year in the EU die from tobacco-related illnesses. Picture: BLOOMBERG

The WHO is pulling out all the stops with its monitoring centres to counteract the ‘darkness’ of sin industries, writes Yaël Ossowski

Opinion & Analysis

Bank needs to look at inflation in a new way

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Brian Kantor: Monetary policy in SA needs a different narrative, one that will preserve the credibility of the Reserve Bank

Opinion & Analysis

Drama above Atlantic ocean for EasyJet passengers

Passengers disembark from the EasyJet plane on the island of Porto Santo, Portugal. Picture: MARK SMYTH

Journalist Mark Smyth reports on how British press reported he nearly died when plane was forced to make emergency landing on island off North African coast

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Teachers learn if they run the show

A teacher faces a packed classroom in a school in Mthatha. While many educators are low on morale and resistant to evaluation of their performance, a professional development initiative in the Swellendam district run by the teachers themselves is proving successful. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Barrydale educators take ownership of successful skills upgrading course, writes Michael Rice

Opinion & Analysis

Labour law fuels strife on mines

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union-affiliated workers strike at Marikana. An Extractive Industries paper argues that  intense competition between NUM and Amcu intensifies strikes, says the writer. Picture: SOWETAN

Under the Labour Relations Act of 1995 — still in effect — the majority mine union has sole organising rights, pitching unions against each, writes Ross Harvey

Opinion & Analysis

Morning breaks out in country of skulls

Paul Kagame gestures during a panel session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January 2016. Bloomberg recently dubbed Rwanda the would-be Switzerland of Africa. Picture: BLOOMBERG/JASON ALDEN

Rwanda has maximised on its peace dividend, and the country knows what it wants and how to get it, writes Hilary Joffe

Opinion & Analysis

State’s industrial policy needs support

A PPC Lime manufacturing plant.  Picture: SUPPLIED

Ipap objectives are excellent — to stimulate manufacturing and to bring about more industrialisation, writes Philippa Rodseth

Columnists

Continent hobbled by reliance on external forces

Shackled to its reliance on external investment and debt, Africa’s socioeconomic struggles are set to deepen, writes Adekeye Adebajo

Columnists

How Motsoeneng has subverted the news

The public broadcaster’s blackout on service delivery protests is undiluted censorship. Hlaudi Motsoeneng must be stopped, writes Gareth van Onselen

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Growing threat of cyber heists

Picture: REUTERS/KACPER PEMPEL

There is constant barrage of attacks on bank systems as global cyber-syndicates find ever more innovative methods of hacking

Opinion & Analysis

Africa does not have just one tale to tell

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Africa presents a paradox of risk and opportunity; of weak infrastructure coupled with bounding innovation, writes Morne Mostert

Opinion & Analysis

New mission needed for SA’s kids

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Investing in the wellbeing of young children and early learning is the most powerful investment in human capital formation a country can make, writes David Harrison

Columnists

TWEET OF THE WEEK: The madness of King Motsoeneng

Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s idiocy and tyrannical impulse goes on full display, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Trillion-rand nuclear build scares more than crows

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The nuclear build is already deeply tainted, and will be obsolete technology by the time SA has paid off the R1-trillion, writes Peter Bruce

Editorials

EDITORIAL: An odorous oil reserves deal

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Energy minister is unapologetic about cost and faces no censure on the unchecked sale of state assets

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LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Number of well-maturing Cape reds have made consumers blasé

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Michael Fridjhon: Expectations play a role in wine appreciation, but what if you don’t know what to expect?

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HALF ART: Tread carefully along the road of good intentions

Nudist photograher Spencer Tunick brings a knife to a gunfight trying to show up Donald Trump, writes Chris Thurman

Opinion & Analysis

Financial services firms struggle in Africa

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Having once been lauded as the next big investment destination, now Africa’s fading economies risk taking banks down with them, writes Renee Bonorchis

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Letters

LETTER: Moseneke flunks with school ruling

Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Retired deputy chief justice ruling dismissing the appeal by the Federation of School Governing Bodies will not do SA any favours

LETTER: Africa’s political fouls

LETTER: ‘Finish’ is never klaar

LETTER: Currency pointers

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The Third Umpire

Whether the “rotation” of SA’s oil stocks is legitimate or an enrichment scam, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson must know she needs the finance minister’s permission to dispose of significant state assets

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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s daughter, Rev Canon Mpho Tutu-Van Furth, has chosen to return her licence to the Anglican Church rather than have it revoked for entering into a same-sex marriage. Sad, but dignified.

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Zimbabwe Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa. Without the reserves to back them, the “bond notes” he plans to print to supplement scarce dollar supplies will result in runaway inflation. Has his government learnt nothing?

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