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Columnists

To invoke the constitution we must first bring it alive

15 hour(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

Columnists

There is no shortage of plans, now for some action

15 hour(s) ago

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

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Promises and compromises

Alexis Tsipras. Picture: BLOOMBERG / KOSTAS TSIRONIS
15 hour(s) ago

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

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
15 hour(s) ago

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

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Investment Gurus

15 hour(s) ago

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

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Gwen Ansell promo
15 hour(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
15 hour(s) ago

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

Edgar Lungu at his inauguration on Sunday. Picture: SALIM DAWOOD / AFP

EDITORIAL: Zambia worth celebrating

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

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

Two scandals set tone for Kenya’s new year

SA seems to forget or do not know about how fellow Africans accommodated us during dark days of apartheid, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Looters forget Africa’s succour during apartheid

Columnists

Sectoral approach will aid small business

Thami Mazwai promo
15 hour(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

Columnists

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

Lamborghini. Picture: SUPPLIED
15 hour(s) ago

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

Motoring

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Unexpected pleasures

15 hour(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
15 hour(s) ago

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

Jacob Zuma. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Zuma is a liability for both ANC and country

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

Editorials

EDITORIAL: EFF must bow to rule of law

Economic Freedom Fighters. Picture:  BALESENG MOSOTHO
15 hour(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

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15 hour(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

Columnists

Greek election is a warning and a promise to SA

Steven Friedman
15 hour(s) ago

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

Opinion & Analysis

Fight over resources is behind attacks on foreigners

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
1 day(s) ago

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

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Davos 2015

1 day(s) ago

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

Columnists

Looters forget Africa’s succour during apartheid

1 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

1 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
2 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
2 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
2 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

2 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

Opinion & Analysis

Zuma is a liability for both ANC and country

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

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

Columnists

There’s no disguising SA’s youth unemployment problem

2 day(s) ago

Our unemployment rates compare unfavourably with those of Greece, sub-Saharan Africa, and world as a whole, writes John Kane-Berman

Business Times

Google relieved to ditch device tailored for 'Glass-holes'

3 day(s) ago

It's been obvious since Glass was launched in 2012 that it would not represent a consumer breakthrough, writes Arthur Goldstuck

Opinion & Analysis

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

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

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

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
1 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?

1 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

1 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
1 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
1 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
1 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
2 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

2 day(s) ago

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

Opinion & Analysis

Lessons in China’s reform of its state-owned enterprises

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2 day(s) ago

Reforms are also partially a response to public outrage about corruption, extravagance and poor service, writes William Gumede

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Ascribing crime to poverty is an insult to the poor

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2 day(s) ago

It is worthier to alleviate human inequality instead of indulging in disgust at slaughtered beasts by the desperate, writes Neels Blom

Columnists

STRAIGHT TALK: Break vicious circle of schooling

Mark Barnes promo
2 day(s) ago

There is nothing, nothing more important than raising the level, breadth and accessibility of education, writes Mark Barnes

Opinion & Analysis

US and India should join to balance China’s rise

Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi, right, embraces US President Barack Obama after a joint press conference  at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, on Sunday. Picture: EPA / HARISH TYAGI
2 day(s) ago

The larger goal that the US should be pursuing is to convince India to join a coalition of democracies to balance China’s rise, write Jon Huntsman and Bharath Gopalaswamy

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: Problem is not the top 1% of society

Stuart Theobald promo
2 day(s) ago

Debate has nothing to do with top 1%, but rather with what, practically, would achieve outcomes we want against poverty, writes Stuart Theobald

Arts & Entertainment

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: Stephen Stills

2 day(s) ago

Even if Manassas is a band ... Stephen Stills’ background as a bluegrass mandolin player is evident, writes Richard Haslop

Business Times

The good, the bad and the superb of cheap oil

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Low oil prices might not be sustainable in the long term, but the prospects for 2015 are looking more favourable already, writes Sandy McGregor

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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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Cape Town mayoral committee member for corporate services, Xanthea Limberg. The city’s Smart Cape initiative will help students and entrepreneurs overcome obstacles imposed by their circumstances.

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Zambia’s first female vice-president, Inonge Mutukwa Wina, who was appointed by newly elected president Edgar Lungu earlier in the week. The country is becoming a new beacon of progressive democracy in the region.

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