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Columnists

Zuma silenced just as he began to speak honestly

3 hour(s) ago

The ANC has been papering over the cracks for so long that its lauded ability to ‘self-correct’ no longer seems possible, writes Natasha Marrian

Editorials

EDITORIAL: A peace worth pursuing

Mahmoud Abbas. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
2 hour(s) ago

Apart from the depth of the issues that divide the antagonists in the Palestine-Israeli conflict, there has been so much bloodshed over the past five decades that failure of peace talks is certain

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Sacrosanct

2 hour(s) ago

Each of us possesses certain foundational beliefs — narratives about the self, ideas about the social order — that essentially cannot be violated, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Only Jesus can save us now

4 hour(s) ago

For the ANC and Jacob Zuma, the line between party and religion is ever fainter, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

Political elite kept on a long leash for too long

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2 hour(s) ago

It is becoming hard to try to explain to an outsider the rapid pace of institutional regression in SA and why shoddy decisions are taken instead of sensible ones, writes Mzukisi Qobo

Columnists

WINE: SA’s white wines are not inferior

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3 hour(s) ago

It may be the same blinkered vision which leaves us believing we have world class reds — and a world class rugby team, writes Michael Fridjhon

ArcelorMittal SA's Vanderbijlpark plant. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

EDITORIAL: Shining a light on murky waste plan

We should as a society be having serious and well-informed debates about those environmental and economic trade-offs
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Whatever the price of oil, it remains a geopolitical weapon, writes Peter Bruce

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: How American oil could set us all free

The poor people who vote for the ANC have a nuanced understanding, writes Jonny Steinberg

Power of ‘voice’ steers state monopoly action

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Keep your best writing for a rainy day

Drakensberg. Picture: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS
2 hour(s) ago

Poetic ‘rain-soaked Drakensberg mountains’ phrase gives hope of humanity rising above dreary government communication protocol in the energy department

Opinion & Analysis

Security of fuel supply is trumping BEE needs

Two men pass a long-liner docked at Cape Town harbour.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

Burgan Cape Terminals application is an important initiative that will make it possible for independent firms to import finished fuel product within the import policy guidelines, write Anthea Paelo, Genna Robb and Thando Vilakazi

Opinion & Analysis

How we price our resources is key to our development

ASSET: A clump of iron ore from a mine. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

With the stubbornly high unemployment rate, and mediocre growth for the foreseeable future, many have argued that our problems are not cyclical but structural, writes Tembinkosi Bonakele

Opinion & Analysis

Integration: marketing’s new holy grail

16 hour(s) ago

Integration is the essential component for marketing to deliver on technology’s promise of quicker, smarter and better, writes Veli Ngubane

Opinion & Analysis

Adopting Chilean approach to small business could put SA entrepreneurs on map

The skyline of Santiago, the capital of Chile.  Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 hour(s) ago

If SA is to boost support for small businesses it should look to Chile for proof that governments can stimulate entrepreneurship, writes Stephen Timm

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LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN: Chevron’s refinery concern raises key questions

If the government was serious about regional development, Mozambique would be encouraged to use its gas to generate power for export into the regional grid, writes Dave Marrs

Columnists

Packages for the Rugby World Cup provide certainty — at a price

1 day(s) ago

The contenders for several Rugby World Cup positions look pretty settled but, in others, the competition is still fierce … Some World Cup veterans are expected to return, writes Liz Mcgregor

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Shining a light on murky waste plan

ArcelorMittal SA's Vanderbijlpark plant. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 hour(s) ago

We should as a society be having serious and well-informed debates about those environmental and economic trade-offs

Opinion & Analysis

Housing market far from rational

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2 day(s) ago

Buyers ignore inflation’s effect, among other things, writes Tim Harford

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Racial legacy fuels violence

Police officers hold a line before advancing on protesters during the second night of demonstrations in Oakland, California, following the grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Picture: ELIJAH NOUVELAGE / REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Most black people’s interaction with police is dramatically different to that of whites’

Columnists

Why have we stopped valuing our employees?

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1 day(s) ago

In recent times, it feels as if we have unlearnt the importance of valuing people, writes Suhana Gordhan

Columnists

Power of ‘voice’ steers state monopoly action

3 hour(s) ago

The poor people who vote for the ANC have a nuanced understanding … the party delivers vital services better than anyone else can ever hope to, writes Jonny Steinberg

Columnists

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: How American oil could set us all free

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3 hour(s) ago

Whatever the price of oil, it remains a geopolitical weapon, writes Peter Bruce

Columnists

If Jews had less success Israel would be left alone

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2 day(s) ago

Mindful of their vilification, Jews generally downplay their superior performance, even regarding mention of it as borderline anti-Semitism, writes Leon Louw

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Time in the market

2 day(s) ago

It’s easy to cherry-pick historical data that fits your narrative about the markets, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

Mashaba confounds his detractors but still has much to achieve

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2 day(s) ago

Misguided soccer fanatics gather under one roof and no sane argument blossoms, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Blackmail won’t help Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Contrary to the Zimbabwean finance minister’s upbeat assessment of Zimbabwe’s prospects, analysts with a firmer grip on reality and morality see plenty of red lights flashing

Life

‘What shall I wear’ dilemma solved

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2 day(s) ago

Two Harvard graduates have used technology to change the way women get their fashion fix, writes Penny Haw

Opinion & Analysis

World needs a new Bretton Woods with Africa in the lead

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1 day(s) ago

We have the land that will feed the future and the sun that will power the next industrial revolution, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Kulula’s bad service has clients turning green

ON THE GROUND: A Kulula.com Boeing at Lanseria airport in Johannesburg. The budget carrier is owned by Comair. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Having tarnished the Almighty’s reputation and saved their paymasters a buck, the airline's ground staff retreated

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Cook up a proper plan for Eskom

Tshediso Matona. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Utility's own CE, Tshediso Matona, describes Eskom as ‘living on the edge’

Opinion & Analysis

Has technology improved our lives?

The Globe. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

We still gauge what we have against others, writes J Bradford DeLong

Columnists

STREET DOGS: A most advantageous period

1 day(s) ago

Michel Pireu: All of us have cut our teeth during perhaps a most advantageous period of time that an investor could experience, says Bill Gross

Columnists

Sinatra doctrine hits wrong note with China and Russia

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1 day(s) ago

Behind this muscle-flexing, however, both states are pushing for a broader reordering of world affairs, writes Gideon Rachman

Opinion & Analysis

Business has key role in selling SA to world

1 day(s) ago

The trouble with state-run marketing is that it is too easily dismissed as propaganda, writes Simon Barber

Columnists

Has the EFF sold out?

2 day(s) ago

ANC seems to have found a chink in ‘revolutionary’ party’s armour, writes Gareth van Onselen

Motoring

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Exciting cars in the pipeline

UNWRAPPED:  Ford executive chairman Bill Ford with the new Mustang, which might reach South African shores with right-hand drive.  Picture: QUICKPIC
2 day(s) ago

There may be deadlock in politics but next year will see some motoring novelties, writes Alexander Parker

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Playing fast and loose with question of age

Pule Mabe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Front-runner candidate for the helm of the ANC Youth League, Pule Mabe, may need a ‘soccer age’

Opinion & Analysis

Renewable energy can think local but must act global

Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm. Picture supplied by: JEFFREYS BAY WIND FARM
2 day(s) ago

Local content requirement can add a political dilemma of job creation versus technology and knowledge transfer from foreign companies, writes Radhika Perrot

Opinion & Analysis

Realise that Eskom alone cannot solve our power crisis

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2 day(s) ago

The intermittent nature of wind and solar energy is easily complemented by gas turbines to meet demand, writes Anton Eberhard

Columnists

SA must move beyond laissez faire economics

Lesetja Kganyago, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

While we argue for global policy harmonisation, it is unlikely that the domestic interests of our trading partners will give way to a global consensus, writes Xhanti Payi

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ANC president Jacob Zuma. It’s hard to know who was “shaken” most by his public admission that the party is in trouble, his youth league audience or the senior comrades who fell over themselves to shut him up.

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