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ON THE WATER: Banking on exclusivity may strand school kids

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Parents must be allowed to make decisions on conflicting rights without interference from the state, writes Neels Blom

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Time for COPE and the UDM to join the DA

Congress of the People, United Democratic Movement could achieve more as part of Democratic Alliance than they ever will outside it, writes Gareth van Onselen

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Marikana a key test for Zuma

Retired judge Ian Farlam listens as the judicial commission of inquiry into the shootings at Lonmin's Marikana mine gets under way in Rustenburg, on October 1 2012. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS

Close watch on how recommendations acted on as a number of questions remain unanswered on the Farlam commission report

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National minimum wage for SA belongs in cloud cuckoo land

At the very least, when unemployment among nonstudent youth aged 15-24 is running at 63%, prudence and caution are important to avoid more barriers to job creation, writes John Kane-Berman

Opinion & Analysis

Rein in your spending to gain financial freedom

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Consumer lending and spending on non-essential items remains high despite the soaring cost of living, writes Michael Griffin

Opinion & Analysis

Zuma could yet blur SA’s 2020 vision

President Jacob Zuma, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr Zuma was visiting Russia on Thursday to deepen bilateral ties between the Brics peers. Picture: GCIS

If the country can no longer dream of its Vision 2020 as a new dawn after the Zuma nightmare, we are in serious trouble, writes Jannie Rossouw

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Murray will have to fight to win Wimbledon

Andy Murray of Britain is all concentration on his way to victory over France’s Jeremy Chardy during their second round match at the Rome Open on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS

Andy Murray, a favourite going into Wimbledon, will have to wrest the title from the clutches of the World’s best player, Novak Djokovic

Columnists

UNEMBARGOED: Marikana symbolic of a wider labour dilemma

There are no straight lines of culpability: the knot of executive and mining companies’ responsibilities and obligations to migrant workers must still be undone, writes Songezo Zibi

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa briefs the media on the new e-tolls dispensation on Wednesday.  Picture: GCIS

Marikana report: It’s up to organised citizen groups to take it further now

Change at the SAPS is essential as it must become a force for peace that learns from its mistakes, writes Steven Friedman

Writer, poet, singer and actress Maya Angelou smashed the myth of a lack of broad interest in black female autobiography, writes Adekeye Adebajo

Travelling Africa in Maya Angelou’s shoes

When unemployment among nonstudent youth is running at 63%, prudence is important to avoid barriers to job creation, writes John Kane-Berman

National minimum wage for SA belongs in cloud cuckoo land

Opinion & Analysis

Low blows for moral high ground

Henry Kissinger — US secretary of state in the Nixon administration, during the Vietnam War — sits calmly as demonstrators demand his arrest prior to a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington in January. Picture: REUTERS//GARY CAMERON

The belief that the International Criminal Court targets Africans reveals many political blind spots, writes Hans Pienaar

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ON WORK: Obsession is overstepping the mark — you can count on it

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The dismal narcissism of executive step counters, writes Lucy Kellaway

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Meyer pulls a couple of shock omissions, but don’t hold your breath

Heyneke Meyer. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/IAN MACNICOL

Heyneke Meyer’s squad is consistent with his selections in the three years of coaching the Boks, but it’s not the World Cup 31, writes Mark Keohane

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ON THE MONEY: BEE deals beneficial, but be careful

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American and European monetary policy makers are largely to thank for the R317bn in black wealth creation in SA, writes Stuart Theobald

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STRAIGHT TALK: No peace with all this weaponry

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There is no clear difference between ‘defence’ and ‘attack’ expenditure, and figures for the latter, writes Mark Barnes

Omar al-Bashir. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Zuma: how the CIA made me do it

African Union has long displayed blatant contempt for ordinary citizens, a noxious mix of autocrats feeling like victims... We seem to have joined this creepy club, writes Bryan Rostron

Editorials

EDITORIAL: ANC contempt for judiciary a worry

Omar al-Bashir. Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

What hope does new NPA head Shaun Abrahams have of prosecuting the government bigwigs who clearly masterminded Omar al-Bashir’s escape?

Columnists

‘Enemy within’ allows real issues to escape scrutiny

Mandate of the police is not vengeance — it is to investigate and bring those responsible to book, writes Natasha Marrian

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STREET DOGS: Not rational

Michel Pireu: How do we carry on making decisions once we’ve acknowledged that we’re not rational?

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HALF ART: Sobering slice of our fragility

Sam Nhlengethwa’s Marikana March points to a sardonic dismissal of the very notion that we have been living ‘in the time of democracy’. Picture: SUPPLIED

Democracy in SA, the subtitle seems to imply, is a temporary thing, writes Chris Thurman

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Is it OK to lie or have you forgotten your age?

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Legendary store OK Bazaars brand would be 88 without the name change

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THICK END OF THE WEDGE: China a hard hand for SA to hold on to

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Peter Bruce: Tito Mboweni is tweeting what much of the ANC’s middle-class base is thinking: what idiot let Bashir into SA in the first place?

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Bashir ‘brush-off’ shows shocking disdain for the law

Omar al-Bashir. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

It appears inevitable that the courts will once again be dragged in to adjudicate on what is clearly a political dispute

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Marikana report: It’s up to organised citizen groups to take it further now

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa briefs the media on the new e-tolls dispensation on Wednesday.  Picture: GCIS

Change at the SAPS is essential as it must become a force for peace that learns from its mistakes, writes Steven Friedman

Columnists

Travelling Africa in Maya Angelou’s shoes

Writer, poet, singer and actress Maya Angelou smashed the myth of a lack of broad interest in black female autobiography, writes Adekeye Adebajo

Columnists

National minimum wage for SA belongs in cloud cuckoo land

When unemployment among nonstudent youth is running at 63%, prudence is important to avoid barriers to job creation, writes John Kane-Berman

Opinion & Analysis

Who will dare prosecute the president over NPA shuffle?

President Jacob Zuma responds to questions on his budget in Parliament on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

It is at least arguable that the settlement between the president and freshly resigned national director of public prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana is a corrupt activity, writes Paul Hoffman

Columnists

ANC’s Bashir behaviour entirely consistent

John Steenhuisen’s tweet invokes the ANC’s pandering to Indonesian dictator Suharto and Libyan despot Muammar Gaddafi, writes Gareth van Onselen

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Icasa’s damaging delays

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The problem is no longer limited to timelines but increasingly the transparency, efficiency and predictability of regulation

Columnists

Pre-budget dialogue could avert wage wars

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Government’s failure to do the right thing during talks reflects an absence of trust in the negotiating process, writes Mzukisi Qobo

Columnists

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Head off the beaten track to find the Cape’s premium chenin blancs

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From the perspective of a wine tourist, Cape Town is pretty much unique, writes Michael Fridjhon

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Eskom needs to justify tariff hike

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The IMF has certainly not given Eskom an unqualified green light to raise electricity prices

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The Third Umpire

Eskom acting CE Brian Molefe, for getting ratty with Nersa chairman Thembani Bukula. The way to convince an independent regulator of the validity of your case is with facts and persuasive argument, not defensiveness.

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The president’s nephew, Khulubuse Zuma, who along with Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Zondwa, has been found guilty of stripping the assets of liquidated gold mine Pamodzi, to the detriment of its employees.

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Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. According to a UN report, SA soldiers on peacekeeping missions in Africa are the world’s worst military sexual predators. As if our reputation for xenophobia wasn’t bad enough.

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