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Opinion & Analysis

Ethiopian experience can help SA’s Nene draft reforms

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

Understanding and respecting what exists should be the first order of business of a reform, yet is often ignored, writes Stephen Peterson

Rugby

Sharks could not conjure up a miracle

Super 15 semifinal between the Crusaders and the Sharks at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/FIONA GOODALL
1 day(s) ago

The vitriol, insults, personal abuse and crassness directed at the Sharks must be the greatest motivator for the players to aim for fifth place next season, writes Mark Keohane

Columnists

State must assist the private sector in providing education

1 day(s) ago

The state should divide its schooling budget into bursaries in the form of vouchers given to parents to enable them to buy education from the provider of their choice, writes John Kane-Berman

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: Instead of building new Brics bank, revamp what SA already has

Stuart Theobald promo
1 day(s) ago

Stuart Theobald asks why South Africa is contributing $10bn to the $50bn balance sheet of a proposed new Brics development bank

Columnists

Try McDonald’s to see how locals in grass skirts really live

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

The ideal in travelling is to arrive fully informed yet with no preconceptions, writes Simon Kuper

Life

ON THE WATER: Throwing laws at land won’t fix crisis

Gugile Nkwinti.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Spurious efforts will resolve neither the agricultural crisis nor the necessity to redress the injustices of the past, writes Neels Blom

Columnists

UNEMBARGOED: Our soccer fans no longer know what a good game is

1 day(s) ago

Songezo Zibi asks whether our soccer officials will ever realise that they have become a central part of the problem

Business Times

Fracking: beware what lies beneath

BIG PLANS: Shell has reserved another $250m for drilling exploration wells in the Karoo. Picture: THE HERALD
1 day(s) ago

Experience urges us to be cautious about the claims being made for fracking — and not just in South Africa, writes Ann Crotty

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EDITORIAL: Nkwinti laws will not solve crisis

Why is the National Development Plan which contains quite specific proposals for a sustainable approach to land reform being ignored?
Aubrey Matshiqi promo

The ANC in Gauteng must show more disgust for corrupt members than it does for red overalls, writes Aubrey Matshiqi

When white sheets and stinking feet divert minds

Berlin must harness its Friedenspolitik (policy of peace) to an enhanced political and security role, writes Adekeye Adebajo

‘Great Power’ Germany can be good for Africa

Columnists

A freer Scotland will still be run from London

1 day(s) ago

It will just have a bit more say over welfare and taxation issues, writes Marvin Meintjies

Columnists

STRAIGHT TALK: Let’s co-operate to make the best of our resources

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1 day(s) ago

The value of water is defined by its absence. Water isn’t just something that we need to drink. Water is at the economic centre of power, writes Mark Barnes

Columnists

ON WORK: Elop’s fabled memo shows how not to

Lucy Kellaway promo
1 day(s) ago

Microsoft’s Stephen Elop’s ‘Hello there’ memo has already become a classic example of how not to fire people, writes Lucy Kellaway

Columnists

Catching a glimpse of the inner workings of the IMF

1 day(s) ago

Liaquat Ahamed’s monograph, Money and Tough Love: On Tour with the IMF, is not just hilarious but shrewdly provocative, writes Gillian Tett

Arts & Entertainment

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: Rosanne Cash

1 day(s) ago

Her album is an intensely personal reflection on a relationship with the American South that couldn’t help being affected by the part her father, Johnny Cash, writes Richard Haslop

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BEE deals must be rooted in business principles

Empowerment deals should be treated no differently from any other business deal, writes Johan van Zyl

Business Times

RANTS AND SENSE: Without ashes, where would our phoenix be?

1 day(s) ago

SA has now had two decades of growth and development that would have been inconceivable during the apartheid era, writes Bruce Whitfield

Business Times

THE CHATTER: Why not a shorter week in an era of longer life?

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Our working week seems normal to us because it is what we have always known and what everyone else does, writes Michael Skapinker

Business Times

Daddy, I want to be in corporate finance

1 day(s) ago

Rob Rose asks how it is that a time when everyone is threatening to strike, SA’s lawyers and bankers are building ever more opulent palaces

Business Times

The informal sector deserves a legal boost

1 day(s) ago

The informal sector is a significant, but often forgotten, source of economic activity and employment, writes Caroline Skinner

Opinion & Analysis

Our war premium on energy rises

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4 day(s) ago

Escalation in conflict sure to affect global economy, writes Steen Jakobsen

Opinion & Analysis

African nations need to learn from one another

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5 day(s) ago

Health and agriculture may not always be the sectors that get the most attention, but the evidence shows that they are the drivers of lasting economic and social progress, writes Bill Gates

Editorials

EDITORIAL: SA needs bang for training buck

higher education XXX.   Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

There is a critical shortage of the funds required to produce the kind of skilled graduates SA so desperately needs, and much of the expenditure that is taking place is ineffectual

Opinion & Analysis

Farewell ‘nutritious and delicious’

ONLINE SHOPPING:  Tesco says it is building its online business to attract more big-spenders. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON
4 day(s) ago

State clamps down on health claims on food labels, writes Natasha Wright

Columnists

LAW MATTERS: Arms deals critics should focus on corruption not rationality

5 day(s) ago

Once you accept that the defence force needed new equipment, then you are pretty much buggered on a rationality argument, writes Franny Rabkin

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Karoo group treasures forthright Malema

BIG PLANS: Shell has reserved another $250m for drilling exploration wells in the Karoo. Picture: THE HERALD
5 day(s) ago

The Treasure the Karoo Action Group won’t be partnering with Julius Malema’s EFF to advance any social cause any time in the near future

Opinion & Analysis

Business can effect change where it counts — in schools

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5 day(s) ago

If SA raised the performance of its public education system to the global average, national income would perhaps be 25% higher. That would wipe out unemployment, writes Bob Head

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Platinum miners at a tipping point

Chris Griffith. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
6 day(s) ago

The market and industrial relations turmoil of the past few years was destined to reach a tipping point, and it looks like it has arrived

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Nkwinti laws will not solve crisis

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Why is the National Development Plan which contains quite specific proposals for a sustainable approach to land reform being ignored?

Columnists

When white sheets and stinking feet divert minds

Aubrey Matshiqi promo
1 day(s) ago

The ANC in Gauteng must show more disgust for corrupt members than it does for red overalls, writes Aubrey Matshiqi

Columnists

‘Great Power’ Germany can be good for Africa

1 day(s) ago

Berlin must harness its Friedenspolitik (policy of peace) to an enhanced political and security role, writes Adekeye Adebajo

Business Times

Tiny digital doctors to track your health

1 day(s) ago

Managed correctly, the technological changes sweeping through healthcare should have a hugely beneficial impact on people’s lives, writes Duncan McLeod

Business Times

BULL'S EYE: Languid bulls rob markets of excitement

Jeremy Thomas promo
1 day(s) ago

Summer holiday lethargy lies thick across developed-world markets, writes Jeremy Thomas

Business Times

Big data a winner in the World Cup

1 day(s) ago

App Match Insights could gather data before and during a match and use it to influence the coach’s tactical decisions while the game is on, writes Arthur Goldstuck

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Salga’s planning capacity

Municipal workers fix potholes in Zola, Soweto, in this picture taken in February 2013. The Financial and Fiscal Commission says there is lack of investment by local government in the maintenance of roads and sewerage infrastructure.  Picture: SOWETAN
4 day(s) ago

SA Local Government Association is rightly concerned that there are too many different facilities that can be accessed by councils for a variety of purposes

Opinion & Analysis

THE INSIDER: Ramphele looks failure square in the face

Mamphela Ramphele. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

Anyone who thinks Mamphela Ramphele is in denial after her disastrous performance at this year’s elections should reconsider

Columnists

Unemployed won’t buy notion of wage restraint

4 day(s) ago

The unemployed want wages to grow as much as they want pensions and child grants to grow, writes Jonny Steinberg

Travel & Food

WINE: Geared for visitors

Michael Fridjhon promo
4 day(s) ago

I dropped into the tasting room at Villiera recently, on a quiet day in the dead of winter, writes Michael Fridjhon

Opinion & Analysis

Murdoch the deal maker overshadows the innovator

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch.  Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Cable companies face new online and digital competition. This is difficult for them but good for consumers, and cannot be solved by mergers, writes John Gapper

Opinion & Analysis

Time to liberate ourselves from a misleading statistic

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4 day(s) ago

Lorenzo Fioramonti: Is gross domestic product really helping us measure the state of our economy?

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Unnecessary and immature display

Julius Malema and other Economic Freedom Fighters MPs line up in the National Assembly to be sworn in. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

Continuing disagreement between EFF and Gauteng legislature is threatening to become a crisis of sorts

Columnists

A sartorial revolution to colour our politics

Anthony Butler promo
4 day(s) ago

The idea of decorum has provided a pretext for an insidious campaign against parliamentary free expression, writes Anthony Butler

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Letters

LETTER: SA will not need extra 7,000MW

hydropower energy Picture: THINKSTOCK

Prof Lloyd’s own figures confirm that a mix of imported hydropower and gas offer the optimal cost for extra electricity

LETTER: Incompetent ministry

LETTER: No critical thinking

LETTER: Graphic incorrect

LETTER: Expensive electricity

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Cartoons

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The Third Umpire

Amplats CEO Chris Griffith. Dealt a poor hand by the extended platinum strike, his focus on improving productivity is in the best interests of shareholders and — even if they don’t realise it — union members too.

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Capsule Technologies founder Megan Verkuil. The company's solar-powered computer may not be pretty but will fill a niche in Africa and help to close the technological gap that disadvantages rural people.

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Blitzboks coach Neil Powell, whose charges defeated New Zealand in the Commonwealth Games sevens rugby final at the weekend to bring home the gold. Just reward for consistency and hard work over a number of years.

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