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Editorials

EDITORIAL: Finely balancing the rate hike

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago announces the decision on interest rates in Pretoria on Thursday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Forward-looking decision the right way to go to combat an inflation rate that is climbing to the top of the target range

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: Abil business rescue move may see shareholders pocket some money

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More really bad news for taxpayers, who are on the line for a R7bn guarantee, writes Stuart Theobald

Columnists

ON WORK: A blast of common sense that frees us from appraisal farce

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Lucy Kellaway: Should Deloitte and Accenture say sorry for all those useless annual appraisal systems they have prescribed in the past?

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Beware the face of the man in the ashtray

In an instance of pareidolia the face of SA’s next president appears in the ashtray and it is not Jacob Zuma’s, writes Neels Blom

Opinion & Analysis

Politics of money — how to clean up party funding

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Russia, the US and SA all face significant challenges regulating money in politics, writes Andrea Abel van Es

Opinion & Analysis

Disdain for rule of law hurts poor

High Court. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/VATHISWA RUSELO

Johannesburg has ignored three court orders to house residents, write Irene de Vos and Dennis Webster

Columnists

UNEMBARGOED: SA is crying out for unwavering, ethical leaders

Bantu Holomisa is a rare breed with unwavering ethical standing while the majority have chosen silence over the unpopularity and insults that accompany owning your beliefs, writes Songezo Zibi

Jacob Zuma. Picture: JOHN HOGG

Collaborators and the riven truth behind Zuma’s Nkandla

Far from helping build and protect the Zulu kingdom, the Zumas helped the British destroy it, writes Jacob Dlamini

The DA’s Vision 2029 is dishonest in its hyperbole and lack of meaningful policy — aided by a gulled media, writes Gareth van Onselen

The Democratic Alliance’s policy fraud

Adekeye Adebajo: Obama’s visit a triumph of ‘politics of symbolism’, but let’s not forget some egregious US policies towards Africa

Obama’s African legacy is built on symbolism

Columnists

Meyer needs to realise there is nothing positive when the Boks lose

Bok coach needs to go back to basics because too often he is publicly applauding his players for coming second and finding the positives in defeat, away and at home, writes Mark Keohane

Columnists

SA cannot bank on bulwark against reckless racial agenda

New draft regulations suggest the Treasury is no longer able or willing to resist the racial agenda being pursued by President Jacob Zuma’s allegedly directionless government, writes John Kane-Berman

Opinion & Analysis

Bail-out bailiff delivers as swift a kick

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Underlying thread between the recent ‘garnishee’ ruling and the Greek debt crisis is they are indicative of a general collapse of the organised left, both in SA and Europe, writes Bryan Rostron

Opinion & Analysis

A solution Greece did not plan on

Former Greek Finance Minister Yianis Varoufakis and Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos (right) talk with MPs during a session at the Greek parliament prior the vote in Athens on July 22. Picture: AFP PHOTO/LOUISA GOULIAMAKI

Disposition of assets by fire sales offers Greeks no benefits, writes Yanis Varoufakis

Opinion & Analysis

Asserting traditional leaders own land opens old wounds

Gugile Nkwinti. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Handing communal land over to traditional leaders dispossesses people of historical and customary rights, writes Nomboniso Gasa

SA’s welfare system is culturally flawed,  it has introduced a sense of ‘victimhood’ instead of support for communities. Picture: REUTERS

EDITORIAL: Shift the paradigm on immigration

Desperation and corruption come together in a deadly cocktail — which has apparently grown more potent despite Department of Home Affairs’ efforts

Opinion & Analysis

Collaborators and the riven truth behind Zuma’s Nkandla

Jacob Zuma. Picture: JOHN HOGG

Far from helping build and protect the Zulu kingdom, the Zumas helped the British destroy it, writes Jacob Dlamini

Columnists

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Fresh US wines foment division

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One man’s masterpiece is another man’s chocolate box: harmonious or cacophonous, fresh or hackneyed, elegant or clunky — there are no broadly agreed guidelines, writes Michael Fridjhon

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Mining firm image goes south on gangster flick

No one gets out alive: http://www.south32.com/

Website www.south32.com’s full of images of cocaine, people shooting up, dead people, guns, tanks, but, alas, the mine's image still shoots blanks

Columnists

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Uncle Gweezy’s principle of uncertainty

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Our communists want to be like Chinese communists. Rich and secure. Gwede has just sent his own son to China to learn how to farm, writes Peter Bruce

Opinion & Analysis

How SA foreign policy creates poverty

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Under the national minimum wage plan 7-million workers will be newly vulnerable, writes Loane Sharp

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Shift the paradigm on immigration

SA’s welfare system is culturally flawed,  it has introduced a sense of ‘victimhood’ instead of support for communities. Picture: REUTERS

Desperation and corruption come together in a deadly cocktail — which has apparently grown more potent despite Department of Home Affairs’ efforts

Opinion & Analysis

Visitor numbers are up, says Stats SA

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Year-on-year comparison shows an increase in arrivals for residents and foreign travellers — broadening the debate around immigration policy, writes Mayihlome Tshwete

Opinion & Analysis

Polarised Bashir debate fails to understand foreign policy

Omar al-Bashir. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Triangulation is a carrot to be employed first and absolutism is a stick of last resort, writes Michael Harris

Columnists

LAW MATTERS: Marikana report fails in justice for the dead

Chapter 12 makes for harrowing reading, but the final Marikana report does little to convey the individual tragedy and travesty of their deaths, writes Franny Rabkin

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Erudite EFF winning the war of words

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‘Nicodemously’ means pursuing one’s own agenda — and has gained currency in Africa and nowhere else

Columnists

The Democratic Alliance’s policy fraud

The DA’s Vision 2029 is dishonest in its hyperbole and lack of meaningful policy — aided by a gulled media, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

Obama’s African legacy is built on symbolism

US President Barack Obama’s visit a triumph of the ‘politics of symbolism’, but let’s not forget some of the most egregious US policies towards Africa, writes Adekeye Adebajo

Columnists

Poor betrayed at the highest level by garnishees

Dismantling this dark system and ensuring that it does not return requires permanent vigilance, writes Jonny Steinberg

Columnists

TWEET OF THE WEEK: How the public destroys infrastructure

SA’s disaffected public is behind the rampant destruction and theft of public resources on a staggering scale, writes Gareth van Onselen

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Oil prices remain slippery

Oil. Picture: REUTERS

Oil cartel Opec has not managed to maintain the influence over crude prices it enjoyed during the ’70s and ’80s

Opinion & Analysis

EFF and Malema must clear key hurdles or lose race

Economic Freedom Fighters MP Floyd Shivambu (left) and party leader Julius Malema attend a debate on the escape of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, in Cape Town on June 23. The party regularly uses disruptive tactics in Parliament.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Julius Malema faces corruption charges linked to tenders in Limpopo next month, and the party is worried, writes Setumo Stone

Columnists

How to put advice into action, that is the rub

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The OECD recommendations are useful in identifying macroeconomic challenges but deeper problems are to do with political will and institutional capacities, writes Mzukisi Qobo

Columnists

HALF ART: Love and laughter in a time of misery and tyranny

Portia Zvavahera’s new exhibition offers an excellent example of identifying the presence of love, joy, passion and pleasure amid privation or oppression, writes Chris Thurman

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Self-righteous

Institutional investors dumping a CEO because he is morally bad is like the Mafia bumping off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

Great tale of finance grows stale from use

Advertisers need a powerful truth to work with or risk losing an audience to scorn, writes Suhana Gordhan

Editorials

EDITORIAL: The right to be unruly

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete addresses the house during a debate on no confidence in President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Outbursts in Parliament make for entertaining political theatre but are paralysing the institution

Opinion & Analysis

Time the corrupt got their marching orders

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Corruption is widely perceived to be a major contributor to unemployment, inequality and deterioration of our public health and public education systems, writes David Lewis

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Letters

LETTER: Hypocrisy in foreign policy debate

Omar al-Bashir. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Years before our government refrained from arresting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, George W Bush’s US administration pressured the South African government to turn its back on the ICC

LETTER: Rewriting our history

LETTER: Visa laws aid children

LETTER: Figures do not add up

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The Third Umpire

Nkandla ad hoc committee chairman Cedric Frolick. Stating that taxpayers have not got value for money must be the understatement of the year. Now how about doing your job and holding the executive to account?

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Eastern Province rugby boss Cheeky Watson. We understand that the Kings are cash-strapped, but failing to pay salaries is unforgivable, and making promises when you don’t know they can be kept is, well, Cheeky.

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Alleged pyramid scheme mastermind Colin Davids, who has had assets totalling R138m frozen after a court application by the Asset Forfeiture Unit, which is investigating investor complaints against Platinum Forex.

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