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Columnists

‘Shaved’ celebrities fail to cut to the truth

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1 day(s) ago

The problem lies in lazy marketing, the declarations of bravery and the narcissism of celebrities, writes Suhana Gordhan

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Steers client finds slow service hard to swallow

Julius Malema pauses while delivering his first speech in Parliament during a debate on President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address in Parliament, Cape Town. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Julius Malema arrived to protect the workers and shoving ensued

Columnists

Snap up black players who have made it against all odds, urges Tutu

1 day(s) ago

Tutu’s credentials for this debate are impeccable: not only did he play rugby but he is also intimately acquainted with the hardships of growing up black and poor under apartheid, writes Liz McGregor

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Shooting up Brand SA

Senzo Meyiwa. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Sadly, cynicism over SA’s prospects is rapidly coming back into vogue, not without justification

Columnists

LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN: Criminals win when crime intelligence is politics

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1 day(s) ago

Until people use their votes to demand political accountability, there will be little incentive for the police to get their act together, writes Dave Marrs

Tito Mboweni.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Migratory and timid capital must give way to enterprise

There is plenty financial capital sitting in companies — and even pension funds — and we ought to look at ways to deploy this into economy, writes Colin Reddy

Dilma Rousseff’s victory is surprising as she managed it despite a deteriorating economic position and poor outlook, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Brazil election a lesson for ANC

Recent National Bureau of Economic Research papers show Mitt Romney may be right, writes Michel Pireu

Corporations
are people

Opinion & Analysis

Efforts to mitigate natural disasters pay off

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1 day(s) ago

Southern Africa is particularly vulnerable to crises and natural disasters and the situation will probably worsen because of climate change, write Laurent Thomas and Tobias Takaravasha

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Poisonous politics of HCI boardroom

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

It appears HCI’s former CEO, Marcel Golding, who quit this week after having earlier been suspended, saw nothing wrong with purchasing a stake in another company without informing the right people

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SA boasts patchy record in healthcare over past 20 years

Solomon Benatar and Bongani Mayosi reflect on some major health challenges and recent trends and provide glimpses into our future prospects

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Corporations are people

1 day(s) ago

Recent National Bureau of Economic Research papers show Mitt Romney may be right, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

Brazil election a lesson for ANC

1 day(s) ago

Dilma Rousseff’s victory is surprising as she managed it despite a deteriorating economic position and poor outlook, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Columnists

Migratory and timid capital must give way to enterprise

Tito Mboweni.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

There is plenty financial capital sitting in companies — and even pension funds — and we ought to look at ways to deploy this into economy, writes Colin Reddy

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Cosatu paralysed by politics

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON
2 day(s) ago

Paralysis stems from political bickering and Cosatu leaders’ proximity to the factional battles in the ANC

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Brics bloc caught in winds of change

Delegates from the Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA (Brics) group of countries engage in discussions at a summit in Brazil on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS
2 day(s) ago

Each of the Brics countries in turn is encountering the truism that with profound economic change come political ructions

Columnists

More than parastatals should be privatised

Leon Louw promo
2 day(s) ago

Everything the private sector does better than the government should be outsourced, writes Leon Louw

Columnists

Tough economic times require tough decisions

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his medium-term budget statement.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

The fiscal fragility of African economies must be attended to, but a strong resolve to do something about growth is still needed, writes Xhanti Payi

Opinion & Analysis

Creative ideas on migration will open the doors to growth

PERCEIVED THREAT: The ANC’s proposal to tighten immigration controls may increase the vulnerability of migrants, rights groups say. Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

Migrant workers have a fundamental role in developing and reinforcing our economy, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

Columnists

Is the fiscal commitment to the poor credible?

3 day(s) ago

Where radical rhetoric animated campaign speeches, we now have cautious utterances about the expenditure ceiling, the debt burden and the fiscal deficit, writes Trudi Makhaya

Opinion & Analysis

Divided by shale, only some US states win

3 day(s) ago

Shale has remade world in past decade, but it is also remaking the US, reshaping contours of economy and politics, writes John Kemp

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Zuma not needed in UK

David Cameron. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Instead of repeating promises in London, Zuma should stay at home and ensure that he is seen doing what needs to be done to turn around a precarious economic situation

Columnists

ANC’s top brass differ on the unity of Cosatu

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4 day(s) ago

The first prize is to seize power at a special congress or next year’s national congress of the labour federation, writes Aubrey Matshiqi

Columnists

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: The Afghan Whigs

Afghan Whigs
4 day(s) ago

Geographically and musically at odds with the genre they were not your average Sub Pop band, writes Richard Haslop

Opinion & Analysis

Medium-term budget a lesson in how government needs to do more with less

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

The medium-budget was an exercise in fiscal discipline, rather than one of austerity, writes Raymond Parsons

Opinion & Analysis

A case of recession depression

JOBLESS: Unemployed Gerri Spiers, who was made redundant in February 2014, advertises her skills with a sandwich board outside Canary Wharf underground station in London’s financial district last month. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

The uncertainty of declining growth causes distress, writes Tim Harford

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Art of diplomacy is lost on Thomas-Greenfield

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2 day(s) ago

With no embarrassing incidents so far, the Americans must be happy with their hearts-and-minds programme for young African stars

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Markets like a horror movie

2 day(s) ago

Michel Pireu relates some of the things that make horror movies scary to the markets

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: Orbit a platform for new jazz

Gwen Ansell promo
2 day(s) ago

Braamfontein’s Orbit jazz club is a substantial anchor for what is becoming almost a city circuit of viable club venues, writes Gwen Ansell

Motoring

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Forgo the festive toll

2 day(s) ago

Christmas road carnage is an annual topic for media and officials, but policing should be year-round, writes Alexander Parker

Columnists

Ukraine collapse could start a bloody border shifting

Gideon Rachman promo
2 day(s) ago

There is a deep and justified fear in Europe that national boundaries might shift once again, writes Gideon Rachman

Gadgets & Gear

For laughing out loud — tech is total

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2 day(s) ago

Technology has made it possible to be more online than offline these days but sometimes the planets collide, writes Penny Haw

Columnists

Paying homage to our sports heroes who have left an impressive legacy

Mninawa Ntloko profile
2 day(s) ago

I will always remember that spark in Meyiwa’s eye — his was a flame that no gun-toting coward will extinguish, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Opinion & Analysis

Zuma’s media group is not all good news

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2 day(s) ago

Many questions remain regarding the communications working group established by President Jacob Zuma, writes Raymond Louw

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Time for SA to pay up for its doctors’ bills

President Jacob Zuma addresses the US-SA Business and Investment Forum hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce on Monday, ahead of the US-Africa Leaders Summit.  Picture: GCIS
3 day(s) ago

Before the Insider complains of belated revanchism, more than 420 South Africans from disadvantaged backgrounds have graduated as medical doctors in Cuba

Columnists

STREET DOGS: The right mind-set

3 day(s) ago

Some of the things successful traders learn to focus on in order in to deal with market realities, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

Bangladesh-Zimbabwe Test had it all

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3 day(s) ago

If Bangladesh and Zimbabwe are to survive, they must prove they are an inviting hors d’oeuvre before a major series, writes Neil Manthorp

Columnists

LETTER FROM LONDON: A snub and a murder raise unfortunate headlines

3 day(s) ago

David Cameron snub flushes down the drain hopes of diplomats and those who desperately wanted to see SA get its ‘open for business’ message through in London, writes Marvin Meintjies

Columnists

No easy way to fight state spending in a slump

4 day(s) ago

Increased deficits alleviate some of the pain of economic downturns and falling deficits reduce the risk of overheating, writes Gavin Keeton

Opinion & Analysis

Carr may not be ready for a Springbok cap but surely he is the future for SA

Nizaam Carr. Picture:  GALLO IMAGES/BERTRAM MALGAS
4 day(s) ago

Heyneke Meyer could not be accused of bias if he omitted Carr, but it would be such a missed opportunity if Carr was left to rest in Cape Town, writes Mark Keohane

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Bruma may yet return to its roots in its wetland heart

Bruma Lake area. Picture: THEMBINKOSI DWAYISA/SUNDAY TIMES.
4 day(s) ago

After myriad failures to clean up Bruma 'Lake', business community intervention may do the trick, writes Neels Blom

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Letters

LETTER: Social woes call for logical dialogue

Adam Smith

The fact that our brains develop after birth suggests that one is limited to the potential outputs of the environment within which one is raised and exists, all else being equal

LETTER: Deaths unacceptable

LETTER: Tough task for Nene

LETTER: Ease off on taxes

LETTER: Powers very limited

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The Third Umpire

Transnet CEO Brian Molefe, for “making up” with BHP Billiton over access to the Richards Bay Coal Terminal by small black-owned mines. Admittedly, reduced international demand for coal has freed up capacity.

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