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Editorials

EDITORIAL: Minimum wage quandary

Workers load Rooibos onto a tractor. Audacia Wines in Stellenbosch has found a way to  use indigenous Rooibos wood to produce a preservative-free wine.  Picture: REUTERS//MIKE HUTCHINGS
18 hour(s) ago

Conundrum to be addressed is how to ensure workers are paid a living wage without causing more joblessness

Opinion & Analysis

Zuma’s delay is a knockout punch for NDP

18 hour(s) ago

Headless National Development Plan leaves South Africa’s economic policy implementation dangerously adrift, writes Michael Cardo

Opinion & Analysis

The sorry state of retrenchments

Telkom. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
19 hour(s) ago

Government entities South African Airways and Telkom bungle bids to cut costs, writes Bradley Conradie

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Steel crisis forges laudable approach

Steel coils.  Picture: BLOOMBERG
18 hour(s) ago

Steel talks a model for social compacts and genuine partnerships — even if it took a crisis to get the parties together

Columnists

LETTER FROM AMERICA: ANC discussion papers are a bad joke, right?

19 hour(s) ago

Foreign policy segment of ANC’s discussion documents laughable, writes Simon Barber

Opinion & Analysis

Why China’s forlorn bubble bet should worry us all

An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/ALY SONG
18 hour(s) ago

Mr Market right to be anxious about the inability of Chinese authorities to deal with the scale of the task confronting them, writes Martin Wolf

Opinion & Analysis

Let Africa be the business context

Creating thriving businesses from recycled plastic is just one way in which African businesspeople are making a difference and a profit. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Graduate schools need to keep up with continental trends, writes Walter Baets

Chief Justice Mogoeng Moegoen speaks during a conference looking at Africa’s troubled relationship with the International Criminal Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS

Courts obey the Constitution, not the whims of politicians

Alliance’s record of success in court is inversely proportional to its level of trust of the judiciary, writes Paul Hoffman

Journalists’ capacity for finding solutions is limited, but their capacity to draw attention to problems is hugely valuable, writes Anton Harber

Journalism highlights issues to get at answers

You cannot judge exchange-traded funds by their dividend or interest yields since they reinvest the bond payments received, writes Robert Laing

How to find your perfect tax-free saving fund

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Edgy young communists tilt at archives windmill

SABC television studios in Auckland Park. The uptake of digital broadcasting technology will see an increase from three SABC channels to more than 10 channels. Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND
18 hour(s) ago

It's unclear why fire sale of South African Broadcasting Corporation's apartheid programming archives riles young reds

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Corrections

18 hour(s) ago

You don’t need analysts in a bull market, and you don’t want them in a bear market, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

Saru should put funds to good use and develop rugby at grassroots

20 hour(s) ago

Furore over paucity of black players in Bok squad has been dismissed in some quarters as par for course in a World Cup year. This is nonsense, writes Liz McGregor

Opinion & Analysis

China’s steam train at key junction

A board in Beijing shows stock prices on the Shanghai Securities Exchange on Wednesday. The Chinese government froze stock markets amid a dramatic correction last month. Picture: REUTERS
18 hour(s) ago

Party leaders face tough choices as growth slows and very different 'two Chinas' question emerges, writes Richard Haass

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Montana should answer

Lucky Montana in Parliament. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

ANC must ensure Treasury’s forensic probe into Prasa’s procurement contracts proceeds unhindered

Migrants arrive in the landing dock of the HMS Bulwark in the middle of the Mediterranean on May 13. The migrants are from North Africa, according to the  British Ministry of Defence, which made the picture available. Picture: EPA/CARL OSMOND

EDITORIAL: Migrants a tough test for EU

Beleaguered Greece bears the brunt of historic influx as Germany pushes for European Union asylum policy review and tensions rise

Opinion & Analysis

Hunting narrative tarnishes a vital industry

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1 day(s) ago

South Africa’s reputation for conservation damaged by failure to distinguish between well-regulated legal sector and illicit wildlife trade, writes Edna Molewa

Opinion & Analysis

Silo-bound managers blind to synergies

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1 day(s) ago

Eradicate business blind spots with capacity-centred, skilled managers who prioritise integration, writes Ben Venter

Columnists

Informal sector cries out for policy leap

1 day(s) ago

Inclusivity should be the guiding principle for growth that supports self-determination in the informal sector, writes Zama Ndlovu

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Reality check

1 day(s) ago

Michel Pireu: Insights from broker-turned-Boglehead Rick Ferri on stock-market investing

Columnists

How to find your perfect tax-free saving fund

19 hour(s) ago

You cannot judge exchange-traded funds by their dividend or interest yields since they reinvest the bond payments received, writes Robert Laing

Columnists

Journalism highlights issues to get at answers

19 hour(s) ago

Journalists’ capacity for finding solutions is limited, but their capacity to draw attention to problems is hugely valuable, writes Anton Harber

Opinion & Analysis

Courts obey the Constitution, not the whims of politicians

Chief Justice Mogoeng Moegoen speaks during a conference looking at Africa’s troubled relationship with the International Criminal Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS
19 hour(s) ago

Alliance’s record of success in court is inversely proportional to its level of trust of the judiciary, writes Paul Hoffman

Opinion & Analysis

Stabilise rand by dropping forex controls

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6 day(s) ago

Forex controls do not fill local or foreign investors with confidence, writes Marina Vayanos and Temba Nolutshungu

Columnists

SA’s bizarre transformation denialism

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1 day(s) ago

Black South Africans have prospered from post-apartheid liberty, but are bedevilled by myth that they need helping hand of government, writes Leon Louw

Opinion & Analysis

How to make your own apps

Developers of smartphone dating app Paktor log in to their accounts to show their Paktor profiles at their office in Singapore. Homegrown apps hope their understanding of local cultural norms will give them a leg up over global rivals such as US-based Tinder, which has millions more users but which is seen as conduit for finding sexual partners, as well as friends. Picture: REUTERS/EDGAR SU
2 day(s) ago

It’s easier than you think — but you need focus, writes Graeme Addison

Columnists

Looking beyond the bad news

2 day(s) ago

It might help to remind ourselves that five years ago the JSE all share was still below 27,000, which means at the end of last week it was still up more than 80%, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion & Analysis

Whistleblowing need not spell trouble for firms

 Protesters hold masks of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. Protection of whistleblowers varies throughout the world. Picture: REUTERS/TOBIAS SCHWARZ
1 day(s) ago

Companies should have a well-drafted whistleblowing policy in place to protect their people and avoid expensive claims, writes Aadil Patel

Columnists

THE INSIDER: A drop in the bucket that’s full of holes

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1 day(s) ago

Companies’ losses in procurement scam a drop in the ocean compared with auditor-general’s estimates of state scams and corruption

Editorials

EDITORIAL: GDP slump should shock SA to action

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Growth forecast has severe implications in terms of unemployment and poverty

Columnists

Reserves-lean Reserve Bank’s subtle currency move

1 day(s) ago

Central bank may put in quiet buy orders overnight to prevent R14/$ bid turning into a downward spiral, writes Hilary Joffe

Columnists

Tinkler must stop bullying the media — we are journalists, not praise singers

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1 day(s) ago

Eric Tinkler’s excitability raises questions about his fitness for a job that needs a cool head above all, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Opinion & Analysis

Spurious data and sleight of hand

Paramilitary policemen patrol around the headquarters of China's central bank in Beijing.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

The findings of studies may decorate our prejudices, writes Tim Harford

Opinion & Analysis

Oversold rand in dangerous territory as risk assets reprice

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/LOANNA HOFFMAN
1 day(s) ago

Next few weeks will be extremely volatile; rand has entered dangerous and oversold territory where retracements could be swift and large, writes George Herman

Opinion & Analysis

Jimmy Carter’s recipe for life sustains us all

Jimmy Carter. Picture: REUTERS/JOHN AMIS
2 day(s) ago

Former US president Jimmy Carter has overcome great adversity during his remarkable life, writes John Stremlau

Columnists

Two signs the ANC is not marching in lockstep

1 day(s) ago

Reservations about nuclear reactors inadvertently expose divisions within the ruling party, writes Steven Friedman

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Where’s the Dow going?

2 day(s) ago

The better answer to that question for TV may not be the best answer for investors, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion & Analysis

The government cannot go it alone — but is it listening?

2 day(s) ago

Corporate CEOs are seeking something much more difficult for the ANC to deliver: a pro-private sector attitude, writes Hilary Joffe

Columnists

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Cavernous Volvo XC90 leads suburban SUV pack

2 day(s) ago

Masterpiece of Swedish design and simplicity that manages to be absolutely vast and tame at the same time, writes Alexander Parker

Columnists

Determination required for African integration

3 day(s) ago

African leaders are not engaged enough with one another to discuss removing obstacles to regional integration, writes Adekeye Adebajo

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The Third Umpire

Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler, for ranting on about “negative” reporting after a reporter asked an awkward question about his thinking behind the team selection, as is a journo’s job. Feeling the pressure much, Eric?

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Oger Telecom deputy CEO Mazen Abou Chakra. Considering the amount of debt Cell C is carrying it really needs a white knight, so the fact that there seems to be so much buyer interest out there is a stroke of luck.

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BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie. It’s never going to be fun having to report the company’s worst figures in a decade, but when the fundamentals are out of your control what matters is how management responds.

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