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Editorials

EDITORIAL: Eskom’s problems are deep-seated

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Eskom's Kusile coal-fired power station in Mpumalanga.  Picture: SIKONATHI MANTSHANTSHA/MAKWENA MANAMELA
16 hour(s) ago

The depth of Eskom’s problems leaves very little room for an outsider to understand the soft underbelly of the organisation

Columnists

Agitators are on a precarious path to a better life

16 hour(s) ago

People are living new lives surrounded by things that were not around in their parents’ time, writes Jonny Steinberg

Columnists

Ghosts are feeding on SA’s living taxpayers …

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Anthony Butler: It is widely believed that such malign spirits can be pacified only by means of a ritual feeding of government tenders

Markets Blog

Smuggling thrives in India due to high import duty

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Increasing customs duty has had little effect on import of gold, but has widened black money base, blogs Dave Levenstein

Travel & Food

WINE: Nederburg Auction

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Forty years may not sound like much in the history of wine auctions but it is a claim of some significance in the New World, writes Michael Fridjhon

Columnists

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Zuma vs Malema: A Question Time circus

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Unruly behaviour from the firebrand EFF combined with disdain from the ruling ANC to create the perfect storm in Parliament, writes Gareth van Onselen

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Many benefits to decent pay — and no, it does not kill jobs

A national minimum wage as part of a comprehensive wage policy will allow for an organised transformation of the existing wage structure, writes Neil Coleman
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Compared to Brian Dames, Tshediso Matona's experience of Eskom is a mere glancing blow, writes Peter Bruce

Eskom CE choice is the perfect meddle

Renewal is very difficult in an organisation so heavily tainted at the top, writes Natasha Marrian

No renewal for ANC unless it accepts responsibility

Editorials

EDITORIAL: IS brutality tests the West

A masked Islamic State militant holding a knife speaks next to man purported to be US journalist James Foley at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website. Picture: REUTERS
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Deliberate brutality intentionally distributed as widely as possible is by definition an act of terrorism

Opinion & Analysis

A golden chance to give effect to Geneva Convention

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International humanitarian law has since its conception lacked mechanisms for encouraging effective compliance, write Didier Burkhalter and Peter Maurer

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Whipping up a storm in order to go home

Parliament in Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
16 hour(s) ago

Public Service Commission chairman Ben Mthembu and the five members of his executive team on the receiving end of a 30-minute tongue-lashing

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Zuma sticking with signature strategy: stall and obfuscate

What does the President Jacob Zuma’s response to the Nkandla findings really mean, asks Mcebisi Ndletyana

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Moody’s off mark on big four banks

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1 day(s) ago

Moody’s faith in the SA government’s willingness to rescue even one of our small banks was touching

Opinion & Analysis

Perceived weakness of CPI is also its strength

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1 day(s) ago

Index is derived from the collective information of tens of thousands of transactions and tracks the inflation experience of the country as a whole, writes Patrick Kelly

Columnists

LAW MATTERS: Legal and political battleground

1 day(s) ago

It’s fitting for Cyril Ramaphosa to come and account, to be uncomfortably cross-examined and to be heckled, writes Franny Rabkin

Rugby

Von Zeuner has passion and drive to turn Saru around

1 day(s) ago

Look out for a subtle but seismic improvement in the quality of South African rugby administration over the next year or two, writes Liz McGregor

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Department committed to servicing summiteers

Lindiwe Sisulu. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

One opportunity a ‘housing opportunity’ does present is the opportunity to host a summit and get plastered at taxpayers’ expense

Columnists

SA must put pressure on Swaziland to open society

1 day(s) ago

We need to put more pressure on our neighbour to start taking its own constitution seriously and show respect for human rights, writes Anton Harber

Opinion & Analysis

Private sector must address challenges of the 21st century

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2 day(s) ago

Lorenzo Fioramonti asks if South African business is ready for the 21st century

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Acres of room at the top

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2 day(s) ago

With corruption usually the focus of discussions on governance, the matter of leadership and strategic bungling is often forgotten

Motoring

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Force is with us in spades

BIG, BRASH AMERICAN:  But the Chrysler 300C now boasts a little Euro interior improvement.  Picture: QUICKPIC
2 day(s) ago

We should all, from time to time, conduct an audit, writes Alexander Parker

Opinion & Analysis

Many benefits to decent pay — and no, it does not kill jobs

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
16 hour(s) ago

A national minimum wage as part of a comprehensive wage policy will allow for an organised transformation of the existing wage structure, writes Neil Coleman

Columnists

Eskom CE choice is the perfect meddle

Peter Bruce promo
16 hour(s) ago

Compared to Brian Dames, Tshediso Matona's experience of Eskom is a mere glancing blow, writes Peter Bruce

Columnists

No renewal for ANC unless it accepts responsibility

16 hour(s) ago

Renewal is very difficult in an organisation so heavily tainted at the top, writes Natasha Marrian

Columnists

Eskom needs to confront its failures to facilitate its success

1 day(s) ago

Negative results, assessed honestly, are a supreme catalyst to progress and ultimately, success, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Columnists

Investing on autopilot: pros and cons

1 day(s) ago

Because SA’s market is so concentrated, investing in a tracker fund means you are in effect taking some active bets, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Learn from cigarette tax

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1 day(s) ago

Taxation is a necessary evil in modern societies, but it is no panacea, as SARS learnt through its experience with cigarette taxes

Opinion & Analysis

Concept of innovation disrupted by gurus’ spat

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1 day(s) ago

Some companies have succeeded by disrupting their industries, while others have failed because their business was disrupted, writes John Kay

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Another hollow Sadc summit

NEW SEAT: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, Sadc's new chairman, speaks at the Sadc summit in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, on Sunday. Picture: EPA/SIYABULELA DUDA
2 day(s) ago

The agenda and proceedings at the latest regional summit served largely to highlight just how little has changed for the better

Columnists

Little evidence that Marikana changed anything

2 day(s) ago

The test of a watershed event is whether it changes behaviour or opinions among key actors, writes Steven Friedman

Columnists

Inflation is the way governments plunder

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2 day(s) ago

Leon Louw asks why governments, including ours, inflate

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Verbal battle to lay claim to bottom of poverty pile

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2 day(s) ago

The ‘richest of the rich’ don’t really care a dime who the ‘poorest of the poor’ are

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Letters

LETTER: SA locked in labour-capital impasse

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SA is locked deeply in an early 20th-century expression of the relationship between capital and labour, and that vested interests exist to keep it this way

LETTER: Against carbon taxes

LETTER: Shutting out the public

LETTER: No sense from Mazwai

LETTER: Who made them gods?

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Cartoons

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The Third Umpire

National Youth Development Agency CEO Khathu Ramukumba. The agency has applied for a 50% increase in its state grant, despite a dismal track record of frivolous and wasteful expenditure. Good luck with that.

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Police commissioner Riah Phiyega. One break-in at the Interpol offices in Pretoria is troubling, two worrying and … what to think when the total reaches five in just three weeks? That no-one in authority cares, perhaps?

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President Jacob Zuma, who has been accused of creating false hope — and promoting further uncertainty among farmers — by implying that pre-1913 land claims will be entertained during the newly opened claims window.

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