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Columnists

Africa looking set for yet another eventful year

20 hour(s) ago

Every region in Africa faces a significant challenge in the year ahead, writes Adekeye Adebajo

Opinion & Analysis

Lessons in China’s reform of its state-owned enterprises

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20 hour(s) ago

Reforms are also partially a response to public outrage about corruption, extravagance and poor service, writes William Gumede

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Ascribing crime to poverty is an insult to the poor

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20 hour(s) ago

It is worthier to alleviate human inequality instead of indulging in disgust at slaughtered beasts by the desperate, writes Neels Blom

Columnists

STRAIGHT TALK: Break vicious circle of schooling

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20 hour(s) ago

There is nothing, nothing more important than raising the level, breadth and accessibility of education, writes Mark Barnes

Opinion & Analysis

US and India should join to balance China’s rise

Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi, right, embraces US President Barack Obama after a joint press conference  at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, on Sunday. Picture: EPA / HARISH TYAGI
20 hour(s) ago

The larger goal that the US should be pursuing is to convince India to join a coalition of democracies to balance China’s rise, write Jon Huntsman and Bharath Gopalaswamy

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: Problem is not the top 1% of society

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20 hour(s) ago

Debate has nothing to do with top 1%, but rather with what, practically, would achieve outcomes we want against poverty, writes Stuart Theobald

Jacob Zuma. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Zuma is a liability for both ANC and country

Too many indications that president and inner coterie have effectively captured state, writes Bryan Rostron

Blaming apartheid and externalities in the case of Eskom’s woes suggest we don’t know what to do, writes Songezo Zibi

UNEMBARGOED: We need to get our act together

Our unemployment rates compare unfavourably with those of Greece, sub-Saharan Africa, and world as a whole, writes John Kane-Berman

No disguising SA’s youth unemployment problem

Opinion & Analysis

Zuma is the president of all South Africans

President Jacob Zuma addresses a special media briefing on the general state of the economy and developments in the mining sector at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday. Picture: GCIS
14 hour(s) ago

Anti-Jan van Riebeeck campaign is another example of the disturbing and increasingly overt anti-white posture of the president and the ANC, writes Dave Steward

Editorials

EDITORIAL: ECB QE poses some threats

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi addresses a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday.  Picture: REUTERS
20 hour(s) ago

The fallout from the Federal Reserve’s decision to start reducing the monetary stimulus has been particularly tough on emerging markets

Opinion & Analysis

ECB worthy of praise for eurozone measures

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. Picture: REUTERS
20 hour(s) ago

Letting deflation take hold would be far more dangerous, writes Martin Wolf

Columnists

ON WORK: Should falling off my bike stop me climbing corporate ladder?

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20 hour(s) ago

When it comes to creating a bad impression at a job interview, a black eye is worse than turning up late, writes Lucy Kellaway

Google relieved to ditch device tailored for 'Glass-holes'

It's been obvious since Glass was launched in 2012 that it would not represent a consumer breakthrough, writes Arthur Goldstuck

Columnists

UNEMBARGOED: We need to get our act together

20 hour(s) ago

Blaming apartheid and externalities in the case of Eskom’s woes suggest we don’t know what to do, writes Songezo Zibi

Opinion & Analysis

Zuma is a liability for both ANC and country

Jacob Zuma. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
20 hour(s) ago

Too many indications that president and inner coterie have effectively captured state, writes Bryan Rostron

Columnists

There’s no disguising SA’s youth unemployment problem

20 hour(s) ago

Our unemployment rates compare unfavourably with those of Greece, sub-Saharan Africa, and world as a whole, writes John Kane-Berman

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Long view on inflation is needed

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

There is no pressure on the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee to increase interest rates when it convenes next week

Opinion & Analysis

Political blockages cannot be allowed to let taps run dry

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3 day(s) ago

There is a lot of talk about saving water and reducing losses but results are not coming through in the numbers, writes Mike Muller

Opinion & Analysis

Profound economic lessons for SA in Russia

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3 day(s) ago

Putin’s Russia offers important lessons for SA and proves that a reinvention of current political-economic dispensations is necessary, writes Shawn Hagedorn

Editorials

EDITORIAL: End turf battles in Cabinet

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3 day(s) ago

Do our Cabinet ministers not talk to each other?

Columnists

From the mouths of babes to ears of marketers

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4 day(s) ago

We just need to be absolutely compelling, entertaining and genuine, writes Suhana Gordhan

Columnists

Prosecutorial warnings come back to bite us

3 day(s) ago

Had the autonomy of prosecutors and investigators been protected in the late 1990s, we would be living in a different country, writes Jonny Steinberg

Opinion & Analysis

Political blockages cannot be allowed to let taps run dry

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3 day(s) ago

There is a lot of talk about saving water and reducing losses but results are not coming through in the numbers, writes Mike Muller

Columnists

Answers by Zuma would put an end to the questions

3 day(s) ago

Answering the questions posed by the EFF would be the simplest and most effective way to neutralise Malema, writes Natasha Marrian

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Beware of becoming a Davos dunce

Swiss special police officers observe the surrounding area from atop the roof of the Davos Congress Hotel in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos on Tuesday.  Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

The WEF notes that several invitation e-mails 'are in most cases' a form of advance-fee fraud

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Zuma tainted by Guptagate

Atul Gupta, centre, and Rajesh Gupta, left, at the ANC ’s elective conference in Mangaung in December last year.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 day(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma will eventually have to answer uncomfortable questions over the so-called ‘Guptagate’ scandal

Opinion & Analysis

More places on campus mean nothing without funds

Blade Nzimande. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

blox Vice-chancellors expect the unrest to take the form of conflict between politically affiliated student movements, writes Belinda Bozzoli

Columnists

LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN: It must be politics, as backbiting reaches climax

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4 day(s) ago

Fact that so little has changed is precisely why many black people, who have always had right to be angry, seem more angry than ever, writes Dave Marrs

Arts & Entertainment

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: Stephen Stills

20 hour(s) ago

Even if Manassas is a band ... Stephen Stills’ background as a bluegrass mandolin player is evident, writes Richard Haslop

Business Times

The good, the bad and the superb of cheap oil

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1 day(s) ago

Low oil prices might not be sustainable in the long term, but the prospects for 2015 are looking more favourable already, writes Sandy McGregor

Opinion & Analysis

RANTS AND SENSE: SA will have to sing a much better tune at Davos 2016

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
1 day(s) ago

It's too easy to dismiss the annual World Economic Forum gathering in the remote Swiss village of Davos as just another global talk shop, writes Bruce Whitfield

Business Times

A 'European Spring' to break the gloom?

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1 day(s) ago

In number of European countries there are signs that angry, desperate citizens are prepared to dump tried and tested political parties, writes Ann Crotty

Business Times

THE LAST WORD: Afrox's conveyor belt of excuses out of gas

1 day(s) ago

Gas giant takes some well-deserved flak since last week, writes Rob Rose

Business Times

Microsoft is in danger of becoming cool again

1 day(s) ago

Satya Nadella is accelerating the change in the company's corporate culture, putting innovation at the centre of what it does, writes Duncan McLeod

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But what if Medupi is not the answer?

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

When the Medupi and Kusile power stations go online, one of the enduring mysteries of the past 15 years or so will begin to clear, writes Ivor Chipkin

Business Times

Google relieved to ditch device tailored for 'Glass-holes'

1 day(s) ago

It's been obvious since Glass was launched in 2012 that it would not represent a consumer breakthrough, writes Arthur Goldstuck

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Working smart

3 day(s) ago

It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and out-learn everyone

Columnists

Medvedev has plan but odds against it

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3 day(s) ago

Russian prime minister approaches economic challenges with a mixture of realism and populism, writes Mzukisi Qobo

Columnists

WINE: History repeats itself

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3 day(s) ago

The statistics tell their own tale of the transformation of the South African industry, writes Michael Fridjhon

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Traffic-light teacher gets a green light

Moses Vilaphi, from Soweto, gives Zulu lessons at intersections in Johannesburg.  Picture: THE TIMES
3 day(s) ago

’Traffic-light teacher’ awarded a bursary to study at the Academy of Sound Engineering in Johannesburg

Columnists

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Matona and his massive mountain

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3 day(s) ago

Peter Bruce on the hill new Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona has to climb, and on looking for alternatives in a power crisis

Opinion & Analysis

More places on campus mean nothing without funds

Blade Nzimande. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

Vice-chancellors expect the unrest to take the form of conflict between politically affiliated student movements, writes Belinda Bozzoli

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Alarming use of secrecy on nuclear

Cows graze at a field near the Doel nuclear plant in northern Belgium in this August 22 2012 file photo. Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

South Africans must demand the transparency they deserve of a government that claims to have open, democratic credentials

Europe

Europe-US contrast shows

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4 day(s) ago

Europe’s politicians were relying too much on monetary policy, say WEF delegates

Opinion & Analysis

Czechs set example for SA on human rights

Vaclav Havel. Picture: EPA
4 day(s) ago

To air issues the Central European state set a good example by adopting a broad agenda and inviting a diverse array of opinions, writes John Stermlau

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The Third Umpire

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, for suggesting that SA’s oil and gas laws be separated from mining legislation to allow amendments to proceed. What a good idea — why didn’t we think of that?

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