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Opinion & Analysis

Police minister Nhleko gets on the wrong side of international law

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE

It seems remarkable that the president did not announce the global investment policy shift after saying at Davos SA is open for business, write Peter Leon and Ben Winks

Columnists

STRAIGHT TALK: Europe fails on teamwork

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Our infrastructure decay is at once a backlog and an opportunity to create jobs, writes Mark Barnes

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: The perils of information overload

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Inflicting the vast amount of data onto consumers as a legislated requirement is likely to damage social outcomes, writes Stuart Theobald

Opinion & Analysis

Burundi president must do the right thing

Pierre Nkurunziza. Picture: REUTERS/JEAN PIERRE AIME HARERIMANA

Political competition to gain and hold power is intense amid reports of rising corruption and claims that Nkurunziza and his clique are becoming autocratic, writes John Stremlau

Opinion & Analysis

Singapore has a lot to teach SA about SOE governance

Singapore’s central business district is home to the headquarters of Temasek Holdings. The investment corporation enjoys extensive operational autonomy, though key decisions are made in consultation with its owner, the government.  File pictures: BLOOMBERG

Temasek is wholly owned by the city-state, but has been a huge commercial success, writes Mills Soko

Columnists

SA Super Rugby teams’ lack of consistency raises questions

Lions player Julian Redelinghuys (bottom centre) reacts at the bottom of a driving maul during the Super 15 rugby match between Queensland Reds and South Africa's Lions at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on March 27. Picture: AFP PHOTO/PATRICK HAMILTON

The Lions have won the hearts of many because they refuse to surrender, writes Mark Keohane

Opinion & Analysis

Newspapers are more than mere commodities

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille hosts a talk show on Power FM in Johannesburg last year. Her request to departments in her administration not to renew their subscriptions to the Cape Times has sparked debate about state intervention in the media. File picture: SUNDAY WORLD

The Western Cape cabinet is, in fact, imposing a boycott on the Cape Times by all the departments, writes Raymond Louw

Columnists

UNEMBARGOED: Let’s not selectively preserve memory

Discussion about UCT Rhodes statue has great potential to expand to other memorials and monuments black South Africans find offensive, writes Songezo Zibi

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Monopolist’s quest for martyrdom

Rhodes sought immortality in ways that are hard to ignore, writes Prince Mashele
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Dianna Games: Political complacency and stagnating growth have serves to highlight what competitors north of the border are offering

SA works, but that is not enough to attract investors anymore

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Gavin Keeton: We don’t know if there is gas or oil to develop. Exploration must first be undertaken to establish whether resources even exist

Dreams of an energy bonanza may be stillborn

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Eskom fails to convince

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We are facing a never-ending drip feed of steep electricity tariff increases that is becoming ever more burdensome, albeit ever more essential to ensure Eskom remains a going concern

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Foreigners are not the problem, Sire

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Foreigners working in SA increase the demand for labour rather than taking our jobs, writes Neels Blom

Opinion & Analysis

Firms need social media policy for staff

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Negative or potentially damaging posts on social media about an employer will not always justify disciplinary action, writes Rosalind Davey

Columnists

ON WORK: Your rudeness in reception could be used against you

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How people arrive at and leave an office building provides rewarding insights for companies, writes Lucy Kellaway

Opinion & Analysis

Trailblazers in banking far ahead of rivals

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Research shows that while a handful of companies are innovators, most are a long way from contributing fresh ideas, writes Sally Jansen

Business Times

THE LAST WORD: Breaking news: we need ‘old-school’ reporting

In a few weeks, business website Moneyweb will clash with Naspers’s Media24 in the high court in a case with serious implications for the business of news, writes Rob Rose

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‘Big is beautiful’ is blinding our energy policy makers

The future is energy democracy: a universe of micro-and small producers which leverage their creativity, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

Business Times

Factory sector is running on empty

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The sector’s share of the economy has shrunk from 20% in 1983 to 16% in 2013, writes Kaizer Nyatsumba

Business Times

STOCK TALK: Street-savvy managers credited as Capitec shares breach R500

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This makes Capitec the most expensive bank to invest in on the JSE, based on its price-to-earnings ratio of 25.7

Business Times

Shared value is the only viable solution

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We are confronted with two seemingly conflicting demands: the insistence on profit on the one hand and the urge for sustainability on the other, writes Ansie Ramalho

Business Times

THE CHATTER: Why Warren Buffett is bad for your health

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The Oracle of Omaha has made a mint on artery-based arbitrage, writes Kyle Stock

Business Times

Expect fireworks when WhatsApp allows calls

The reason the rest of the mobile industry is so concerned about WhatsApp is its vast subscriber base of more than 700-million users, writes Duncan McLeod

Business Times

RANTS & SENSE: Down the rabbit hole in Eskom’s Blunderland

Koeberg nuclear power station at sunset.

Eskom is going to price itself out of the market, and it will be those who can least afford to pay its prices who will suffer or find illegal means of tapping into the grid, writes Bruce Whitfield

Opinion & Analysis

Lack of private GP buy-in is the Achilles heel of NHI

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The main lesson that appears to have emerged from the recruitment drive is that it has not worked, writes Tamar Kahn

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Little room left to pause on rates

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Balancing act between growth and inflation is always a tough one but this year could be tougher than ever

Columnists

TWEET OF THE WEEK: The DA’s McBride muddle

Looking for logic and consistency in ANC appointments these days is a futile exercise, writes Gareth van Onselen

Politics

Why Maimane feels EFF has not stolen DA’s thunder in Parliament

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DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane shares his views with Marvin Meintjies on Nkandla, President Jacob Zuma and the antics of the Economic Freedom Fighters

Opinion & Analysis

Monopolist’s quest for martyrdom

Picture: THE TIMES

Rhodes sought immortality in ways that are hard to ignore, writes Prince Mashele

Columnists

SA works, but that is not enough to attract investors anymore

Dianna Games promo

Dianna Games: Political complacency and stagnating growth have serves to highlight what competitors north of the border are offering

Columnists

Dreams of an energy bonanza may be stillborn

Gavin Keeton

Gavin Keeton: We don’t know if there is gas or oil to develop. Exploration must first be undertaken to establish whether resources even exist

Business Times

SIGN POST: How Eskom is making data centres appealing

Arthur Goldstuck: Because guaranteed ‘uptime’ is one of the key selling features of data centres, they have been given fresh impetus by Eskom’s mismanagement of the power grid

Columnists

Want more black Proteas? Try this...

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The only way to make sure there is a pool of budding Ntinis to replace an injured Philander one day is to start building a new class of rural boarding schools throughout SA now, writes Peter Bruce

Columnists

Uproar at UCT has only been good for it

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National Heritage Resources Act characterises public monuments as part of the national estate and as protected by law, writes Anthony Butler

Columnists

Of mangoes, or not waiting for fruit of fraud to fall

President Zuma’s proactive approach to 'harvesting mangoes' gathers a following, writes Natasha Marrian

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Invention and implementation

Sometimes you need a visionary to figure out what to do with a discovery, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Is this the number two source of gold?

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How this gold got into human waste in the first place ought to be a subject of study on its own

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Ailing system dooms NHI

Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: GCIS

Funding demands of state-owned enterprises such as Eskom, SAA and others have placed additional strain on SA’s finances

Columnists

One monument cannot capture all country’s ills

Is there one effigy that seizes the slow pace of progress? Of course there is … dump excrement on that carbuncle, Medupi, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Columnists

LETTER FROM WASHINGTON: Agoa hostage to party political manoeuvring

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Good news is that US companies are lobbying hard for SA’s continued inclusion in African Growth and Opportunity Act, writes Simon Barber

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Letters

LETTER: Brown must fire Tsotsi and Matona

Lynne Brown. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Appoint a new board with people who have experience in electrical generation matters and can give the country confidence

LETTER: Pay back Rhodes cash

LETTER: Protesters are at odds

LETTER: Lack of accountability

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The Third Umpire

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown, who — unlike President Jacob Zuma — appears to understand that by law she is not entitled to intervene in the governance or management of SOEs that have their own boards.

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Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, who has officially been dropped from the BBC show after being suspended for striking a producer who had failed to organise dinner for him. Being a complete git is not entertaining.

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