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EDITORIAL: Taxpayers should laud Sassa ruling

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21 hour(s) ago

At last, the Constitutional Court has declared the social grants tender invalid and has ordered Sassa to start again

Columnists

IN THE MARKETS: Financial service BEE investors take long-term view

19 hour(s) ago

As BEE deals mature, black-owned companies are adopting long-term approach to financial services investments, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Gadgets & Gear

TECHNO FILE: SA snaps out of tech wilderness with home-grown innovations

Kevin O'Grady promo
21 hour(s) ago

It feels as if there’s a sudden flurry of hi-tech innovation happening around here — after years of languishing in the technological wilderness, writes Kevin O’Grady

Motoring

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Lexus offers necessary balance

The Lexus ES 300 Hybrid.
21 hour(s) ago

In our attempt to redress past injustices, we have to look at our history holistically and honestly, writes Alexander Parker

Columnists

Moyes sacking caps a Premiership season like no other

21 hour(s) ago

Seeing the back of the Manchester United manager will be a sad occasion — for opposition fans, writes Sipho Hlongwane

Columnists

Eskom, please save us

21 hour(s) ago

The Oscar Pistorius case has exposed us to a white middle-class parallel universe defined by isolated, laager living and racism masquerading as rational fear, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Opinion & Analysis

Bullies must not silence science

NOT FRANKENFOOD: Blanket resistance to  genetically modified foods is preventing enormous benefits to human health. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
21 hour(s) ago

Passion of sceptics can undermine rational debate, writes David Ropeik

Editorials

DAILY NATION: Safer roads are possible

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21 hour(s) ago

Road crashes involving public transport vehicles and trucks bring to the fore the need for a holistic approach to road safety after the death of 17 people

Columnists

MEMOS FROM LUTHULI HOUSE: The final rally

21 hour(s) ago

Gareth van Onselen describes what a memo from Luthuli House to all branch heads on the party’s Siyanqoba Rally on May 4 would look like

INITIATIVES: A three-year study says many small-scale farmers are combining farming with other activities and trade more in informal markets.  Picture: SOWETAN

State continues to botch policy of restitution

If the government wants to promote viable black farmers the private sector stands ready and willing to help, writes Anthony Evans
Steven Friedman

We can use what information we have and some common sense to get an idea of how the elections are likely to turn out, writes Steven Friedman

Election predictions do not stand up to scrutiny

Allister Sparks promo

Amcu leaders seem not to notice the adverse effects of its ascendancy, writes Allister Sparks

Political wake-up call cannot be tainted by emotionalism

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Anxious times for gold

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21 hour(s) ago

There exists a real danger that the South African gold sector will follow platinum into the same dead end

Soccer

‘Unluckiest man’ Modise a strong contender for top PSL award

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19 hour(s) ago

At the rate Teko Modise is going, he could make his own luck and win both the league and the player of the season award, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Gadgets & Gear

‘Kill switch’ will save cellphones

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21 hour(s) ago

A ‘kill switch’ for phones designed to protect personal information will become standard as of 2015, writes Penny Haw

Columnists

Mpumalanga village points way for land reform in SA

Leon Louw promo
21 hour(s) ago

Sleepy village in Mpumalanga a model of real land reform that should be emulated countrywide, writes Leon Louw

Columnists

Obama’s Asia policy is distracted and ambiguous

Gideon Rachman promo
21 hour(s) ago

For long-term economic and strategic reasons, it makes sense for the US to spend more time strengthening its position in Asia, writes Gideon Rachman

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Risky driving refuses to die on South Africa’s roads

21 hour(s) ago

Things such as drinking and driving, texting while driving, phoning while driving, speeding, and ignoring road signs ought to be dead forever

NEW TALKS: European trade commissioner Karel De Gucht addresses a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS

WTO ruling on China export restrictions instructive for SA

It is not often that events in the arcane world of international trade law in Geneva coincide — or, in this case, potentially clash — with the workings of Parliament, writes Peter Leon

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Time to read the riot act to Russia

Armed men are seen wearing black and orange ribbons of St George — a symbol widely associated with pro-Russian protests in Ukraine. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

If a line is not drawn in the sand soon, Russia’s territorial ambitions will spark more serious military confrontations

Opinion & Analysis

Empowerment is not swift enough

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1 day(s) ago

Progress is indisputable but pace is slow and fronting persists, writes Jenni Lawrence

Columnists

Facts are stubborn and history will not be kind

Palesa Morudu promo
1 day(s) ago

Those individuals inside the ANC who have had the courage to denounce Nkandla and all it represents deserve recognition, writes Palesa Morudu

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: Social grants system in for shake-up

Stuart Theobald promo
1 day(s) ago

Surprising judgment has potentially changed the game for the distribution of social grants in South Africa, writes Stuart Theobald

Opinion & Analysis

Grand convergence in global health is realisable

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1 day(s) ago

Scaled-up investments can save 10-million lives annually, write Gavin Yamey and Helen Saxenian

Columnists

THE INSIDER: SA could prove a once in a lifetime destination

Muizenberg beach in Cape Town.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

The Insider hopes the unfortunate three-quarter tourist who might have been slain in December made it safely back home in one piece

Columnists

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: How inequality and not poverty seems to threaten our social fabric

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1 day(s) ago

Inequality puts me and my family at risk, writes Peter Bruce

Opinion & Analysis

THE BIG READ: Shattering the foreign cash myth

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3 day(s) ago

Foreign cash can be a boon or a bane — depending on how it's managed, writes Thekiso Anthony Lefifi

Opinion & Analysis

THE CHATTER: ‘Middle class’ faces threat of slide into the doldrums

A man displays chickens for sale at a local market in Lagos, Nigeria.  Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Study shows that almost a billion people in developing world at risk of slipping out of ranks of a nascent middle class, write Shawn Donnan and John Burn-Murdoch

Columnists

THIS IS THE BUSINESS: Cuban medicine not a tonic for SA

Stephen Mulholland promo
3 day(s) ago

Cuba, at first blush, would seem to be an unlikely venue to which one would voluntarily go to learn how to practise modern medicine, writes Stephen Mulholland

Opinion & Analysis

State continues to botch policy of restitution

INITIATIVES: A three-year study says many small-scale farmers are combining farming with other activities and trade more in informal markets.  Picture: SOWETAN
21 hour(s) ago

If the government wants to promote viable black farmers the private sector stands ready and willing to help, writes Anthony Evans

Columnists

Election predictions do not stand up to scrutiny

Steven Friedman
21 hour(s) ago

We can use what information we have and some common sense to get an idea of how the elections are likely to turn out, writes Steven Friedman

Columnists

Political wake-up call cannot be tainted by emotionalism

Allister Sparks promo
21 hour(s) ago

Amcu leaders seem not to notice the adverse effects of its ascendancy, writes Allister Sparks

Columnists

Magical realism lives on in tales of the election

Tony Leon promo
1 day(s) ago

Shrugging off Nkandla and … often indifferent delivery … the voters apparently intend to keep faith with the ANC, writes Tony Leon

Columnists

Mmusi Maimane: the Hollow Man

1 day(s) ago

There are only so many losses an individual political brand can withstand, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

IN THE MARKETS: Little damage will be done even as rates set to rise

1 day(s) ago

Higher rates usually imply rising yields on bonds, but US Treasuries have firmed of late, meaning prices are rising, writes Maarten Mittner

Opinion & Analysis

Food security eludes almost 1-billion

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1 day(s) ago

Building democracy into food systems would put an end to the logic of constantly putting out fires, writes Olivier De Schutter

Cricket

Domingo needs to admit mistakes and find new way

Proteas coach Russell Domingo. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Like all ambitious and committed coaches, Russell Domingo rarely misses an opportunity to learn something new, writes Neil Manthorp

Editorials

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Lying is free speech too

1 day(s) ago

Using criminal law to police truth in political debate is unnecessary and invites abuse

Columnists

Cell price war's first victim won't be last

3 day(s) ago

Before the status quo was upended the industry prospered, allowing the operators to stuff their distribution channels with incentives, writes Duncan McLeod

Columnists

Big money gives SA thumbs up

Jeremy Thomas promo
3 day(s) ago

Data show that South Africa is not doing badly and that investor confidence is picking up, writes Jeremy Thomas

Columnists

THE LAST WORD: Farewell to crony capitalist Kerzner

3 day(s) ago

Good riddance to a man who pioneered a particularly noxious brand of South African crony capitalism, writes Rob Rose

Opinion & Analysis

Set-top box debate full of absurdity

Communications Minister Yunis Carrim. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Communications Minister Yunus Carrim has done the right thing when it comes to South Africa’s new broadcasting policy, writes Siya Qosa

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Letters

LETTER: ANC pretends to believe in the NDP

National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

The ANC does not believe in the NDP but pretends to do so while it is working out how to nationalise land without scaring off investment

LETTER: Kasrils’ folly a danger

LETTER: DA’s advert is sincere

LETTER: Spare us the lectures

LETTER: A nonracial fairy tale

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The Third Umpire

Sanral CEO Nazir Alli. The agency approached the bond market last week for the first time since it launched the e-tolling system, and managed to raise R500m in an auction that was almost twice oversubscribed.

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Newly elected Government Employees Pension Fund chairwoman Renosi Mokate, for being brave enough to take on the job of leading the troubled organisation, which seems to limp from one crisis to the next.

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Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, whose persistent claim that Cape Town and the province she leads are better governed than the rest of the country have now been backed up by conclusive independent research.

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