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Opinion & Analysis

Pollution postponements give industry a licence to kill

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19 hour(s) ago

In the contest between bonuses for CEOs and the health of citizens, the government went for the cash, write Bobby Peek and Tristen Taylor

Editorials

EDITORIAL: The beginning of the end

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19 hour(s) ago

Union federation Cosatu has become the perfect vehicle to political status and enrichment for unionists with such ambitions

Columnists

LAW MATTERS: Rough and ready justice at the magistrate’s courts

20 hour(s) ago

In a system founded on values of human dignity, equality and freedom, the country’s lower courts are not good enough, writes Franny Rabkin

Opinion & Analysis

Visit Design Indaba at least once in your life

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20 hour(s) ago

Creativity forum is like an inspiration shot directly to your right temporal lobe, writes Suhana Gordhan

Columnists

LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN: Cape fire puts petty politics in perspective

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20 hour(s) ago

The might of a natural phenomenon such as fire is truly humbling, and this year's wildfires should be declared a national disaster by central government, writes Dave Marrs

Opinion & Analysis

Quota systems will not lead to genuine transformation for women

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1 day(s) ago

Legislating what is essentially a numbers game will see a simple tick-box response, which is nothing like genuine representation for women, writes Shireen Chengadu

President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD

Nkandla and affirmative action

A philosopher’s argument on compensation throws new light on the saga, writes Robert Kowalenko

Fitch’s warning of a possible ratings downgrade was not nearly as bad as it has been made out to be, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Things may be looking up for rand

Michel Pireu provides Pragmatic Capitalism’s 10 rules for achieving financial independence at a relatively young age

STREET DOGS: Guidelines for life

Editorials

EDITORIAL: New boundaries won’t fix councils

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan addresses a parliamentary committee in Cape Town on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON/BUSINESS DAY
19 hour(s) ago

Political will is needed to stop the cronyism that plagues municipal appointments

Columnists

THE INSIDER: A sense of humour that could be taxing

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his maiden budget speech on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
20 hour(s) ago

Finally, a finance minister who makes fiscal consolidation seem much more palatable

Columnists

Government needs to display its faith in blacks

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1 day(s) ago

Transformation and opportunity is important both for the spirit of our society as it is for its quantitative structure, writes Xhanti Payi

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Well done, now do better

The site, formerly the farm Naauw Ontkomen, was bought from Kumba Coal (now known as Exxaro Coal) and measures 883 hectares.  Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
1 day(s) ago

Power stations’ performance seem to be deteriorating rather than improving and that needs to change

Workers harvest fruit at the award-winning Luthando Farm in the Eastern Cape.   Picture: DAILY DISPATCH

Has land reform lost its purpose?

Open debate on land reform is lacking, write Cherryl Walker and Ben Cousins

Opinion & Analysis

Neither Eskom nor industry off the hook over emissions

Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa addresses a post cabinet briefing on Thursday.  Picture: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

Suggestion that compliance will result in outages or hamper a facility’s ability to operate is scaremongering, writes Edna Molewa

Columnists

Look to Davis for hints on where Nene is heading

2 day(s) ago

A VAT hike of as much as 2% is on the cards, the political trade-off will be wealth taxes in some form, writes Hilary Joffe

Columnists

Bafana legend Moshoeu becomes latest victim of irresponsible Twitter hoax

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1 day(s) ago

Brazen recklessness of death tweets were hugely convincing, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Stick to your long-term plan

1 day(s) ago

Mr Market will do what he is going to do, and that is unknown and unpredictable, writes Michel Pireu

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Wrong for the job

Mninwa Mahlangu.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

The wrong people are being appointed to senior positions for all the wrong reasons

Opinion & Analysis

Borders to municipal protests

Protesters burn an ANC T-shirt last month in Malamule, Limpopo, last month.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Intervention in Malamulele case promises much, write Kevin Allan and Karen Heese

Opinion & Analysis

‘Fourth bottom line’ is about more than healthy employees

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2 day(s) ago

We are seeing the emergence of a ‘fourth bottom line’ — the integration of health metrics into corporate reporting, writes Brett Tromp

Columnists

Bounce of the global cricket pitch still goes in favour of big teams

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2 day(s) ago

There are some do-or-die games imminent, even before we get to the knockout quarterfinals, writes Neil Manthorp

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Political leaders believe party should never end

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2 day(s) ago

Some politicians think retiring as leader of a political party, or being forced to do so by their colleagues, is a violation of their human rights

Opinion & Analysis

Monetary policy takes paths less travelled

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2 day(s) ago

Monetary policy has become increasingly unconventional in the past six years but now we have the most unconventional policy tool of them all: negative nominal interest rates, writes Nouriel Roubini

Opinion & Analysis

Human rights are central to alleviating poverty

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2 day(s) ago

It is no coincidence that what is denied by poverty is guaranteed by international and national human rights law, write Nomonde Nyembe, Marianna Belalba and Ayabonga Nase

Columnists

Let Discovery be a blueprint for people with an idea

2 day(s) ago

The story of Discovery shows that young people should never fear leaving renowned companies to start something new, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Growth Engines

PAVLO’S PERSPECTIVE: Know your customer inside out

Pavlo Phitidis, CEO of Aurik Business Accelerator.  Picture: SUPPLIED
2 day(s) ago

Design options, speed of production and quality are the watchwords that win, writes Pavlo Phitidis

Opinion & Analysis

Nkandla and affirmative action

President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD
20 hour(s) ago

A philosopher’s argument on compensation throws new light on the saga, writes Robert Kowalenko

Columnists

Things may be looking up for rand

20 hour(s) ago

Fitch’s warning of a possible ratings downgrade was not nearly as bad as it has been made out to be, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Guidelines for life

20 hour(s) ago

Michel Pireu provides Pragmatic Capitalism’s 10 rules for achieving financial independence at a relatively young age

Columnists

Amla and De Villiers are ODI cricket gods

1 day(s) ago

It will be a long, long time before the impact of Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers on the game’s history is eroded, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

Don’t stop at banning foreign land ownership

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1 day(s) ago

Clearly, the way to enrich South Africans is to prohibit all interaction with foreigners, writes Leon Louw

Opinion & Analysis

Base new land policy on future, not past

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1 day(s) ago

For growth, the farm sector needs what every other economic sector thrives on: confidence in the future, writes Roelof Bezuidenhout

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Investors daunted by BEE confusion

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1 day(s) ago

Issue is another on a growing list of uncertainties that are making investing in SA unattractive

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Dupes of Medupi have read the manual at last

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
1 day(s) ago

Eskom will need to have clear instructions for those working at the unit, followed by some cleaning bull

Opinion & Analysis

Throttling could be good for you

Intel CE Brian Kraznich gestures during a presentation at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday. Telecom equipment maker Ericsson and chip maker Intel have agreed on a partnership deal to help network operator customers build data centres, putting them on a more competitive footing with big, cloud-based internet firms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon. Picture: REUTERS/GUSTAU NACARINO
1 day(s) ago

Internet neutrality is not always desirable, writes Tim Harford

Columnists

Gauteng differs with ANC over citizens’ concerns

1 day(s) ago

David Makhura acknowledges communities’ problems in state of the province address unlike Zuma in his state of the nation address, writes Steven Friedman

Columnists

Beneficiate — but only when it is economic

2 day(s) ago

If every country added value to its own raw materials we would all be worse off, writes Trudi Makhaya

Columnists

A top investor’s mentor’s ideas

2 day(s) ago

One of the greatest investors of all time attributes his success to his mentor Benjamin Graham, writes Michel Pireu

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Public sector wage hike a test for ANC

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his budget speech in Cape Town  on Wednesday. Picture: BUSINESS DAY/TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Significant growth in the head count and pay packets have not been accompanied by improvements in service delivery

Columnists

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Hike in fuel levy is a sucker punch to an already swooning Eskom

2 day(s) ago

South Africans are forced to pay high taxes but are not getting their money's worth, especially when it comes to power supplies, writes Alex Parker

Columnists

STREET DOGS: The wisdom of William Eckardt

2 day(s) ago

Some trading advice from the founder of alternative investment management firm Eckhardt Trading Company, writes Michel Pireu

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The Third Umpire

National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete, for arguing in court papers that she needs to be able to block television coverage of debates when things get unruly to “protect the dignity of Parliament”. Maybe a little late for that.

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Bidvest CEO Brian Joffe, who seems unlikely to succeed in his bid to buy out Adcock minorities, but certainly can’t be accused of lacking determination. And at least Adcock’s BEE shareholders now have an exit option.

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Agang MP Andries Tlouamma. If you're going to insist on tabling a no confidence vote you know full well will be defeated, then you should at least carry it through, otherwise you’re just wasting everyone’s time.

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