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Opinion & Analysis

Useful alliance may bring sanity in scramble for Karoo

Hydraulic fracturing drilling in Colorado, US. Picture: THINKSTOCK
18 hour(s) ago

A novel but functional alliance has arisen between AfriForum and the Treasure the Karoo Action Group, writes Paul Hoffman

Opinion & Analysis

US families get back on feet faster

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18 hour(s) ago

Bankruptcy laws aid economy better than in eurozone, writes Daniel Gros

Columnists

Not much mystery in SA’s high misery score

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18 hour(s) ago

SA is the world’s eighth-most miserable country, according to the Hanke human misery index, which measures misery in 90 countries

Motoring

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Hybrid does it for me

FIGURE IT OUT: The extra R79,000 for the hybrid  model is worthwhile if you rack up a high mileage.
18 hour(s) ago

Lexus ES300h’s space, specs and comfort win one over, and the meagre consumption clinches the deal, writes Alexander Parker

Gadgets & Gear

TECHNO FILE: Exercising ‘right to be forgotten’ could spark ‘Streisand effect’

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18 hour(s) ago

People taking advantage of the Google ruling should not underestimate the ‘Streisand effect’, writes Kevin O’Grady

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: Tango treat on offer

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18 hour(s) ago

Like South Africa’s indigenous modern music, tango is a syncretic form that draws from diverse influences, writes Gwen Ansell

Columnists

Unions want to join club, not change the rules

18 hour(s) ago

As the metal strike drags on, it is common to blame the economy’s problems on the radicalism of trade unions, writes Steven Friedman

Chris Griffith. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

EDITORIAL: Platinum miners at a tipping point

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

The inflows remain for now but they could stop or reverse quickly as the US starts normalising its monetary policy, writes Hilary Joffe

Foreigners happy to buy SA dollar bonds — for now

Thami Mazwai promo

Research indicates concern that the liberalisation of the economy does not, in the short term, address the poverty gripping SA, writes Thami Mazwai

Time to throw off bonds of liberal economics

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Trade deal worth the wait

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
18 hour(s) ago

It took more than a decade to finalise, but the economic partnership agreement between the EU and six Southern African states seems to have been worth the wait

Gadgets & Gear

New oven force to be reckoned with

Penny Haw promo
16 hour(s) ago

The microwave oven could make a major comeback in the next few years; not only as a cooker but also as a counter, writes Penny Haw

Soccer

Bloemfontein Celtic’s Middendorp infuriates Safa over player’s release

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17 hour(s) ago

Perennially irritable Bloemfontein Celtic coach’s name will definitely not appear on the Safa Christmas shopping list this year, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Better than being called a poser, perhaps

CHAMPION:  Rory McIlroy kisses the Claret Jug after winning the British Open on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS/CATHAL McNAUGHTON
18 hour(s) ago

You have to wonder whether a South African was writing the captions on a Daily Mail website story about Rory McIlroy’s victory in the Open Championship

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Municipal debt is Gordhan’s poser

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan briefs the media before delivering his budget speech in Parliament on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON Feb 26 2014
1 day(s) ago

Pravin Gordhan will have his work cut out with his ‘back to basics’ plan for South Africa’s municipalities

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Budget votes revealing of state’s agenda

Lisa Vetten: Could it be that the desire to tell ‘a good story’ is trumping considerations of cost and equity?

Opinion & Analysis

Passive investors need caution

Picture: MICHAEL ETTERSHANK
1 day(s) ago

We are clearly well into a rampant bull market, writes Alan Wood

Cricket

Ball-tampering — it’s just one of the original sins of the game

Vernon Philander. Picture: REUTERS/DINUKA LIYANAWATTE
1 day(s) ago

Ball-tampering is one of the most overrated, overhyped ‘crimes’ in cricket, writes Neil Manthorp

Opinion & Analysis

Country’s shareholders need greater say on executive pay

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1 day(s) ago

The exact nature of any ‘say on pay’ regulation should be coupled with an equally vigorous debate on regulation and policy related to job creation, writes Jon Duncan

Columnists

LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN: It won’t be business as usual after strike ends

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1 day(s) ago

Seifsa members may ride out the storm but it is clear many Neasa-aligned companies risk bankruptcy, writes Dave Marrs

Columnists

The hard question that goes to heart of a matter

Tony Leon promo
1 day(s) ago

Asking the right question often leads to moral clarity, even if it is not so easily answered, writes Tony Leon

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Plenty of money for development

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2 day(s) ago

New development institutions are welcome, but Brics bank may be limited in the extent to which it is the answer

Opinion & Analysis

Smart trade in rhino horn is only solution to poaching

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

The trade ban is not working, has never worked, and has been at huge cost to the rhino and rhino owners, writes Michael Eustace

Columnists

New credit legislation could deliver a fresh blow to African Bank

Stuart Theobald promo
2 day(s) ago

African Bank is already against the ropes after vast bad debt write-offs, writes Stuart Theobald

Columnists

Zambians are getting worried about their missing president

Dianna Games promo
2 day(s) ago

Officials have been accused of trying to maintain the facade that all is well, writes Dianna Games

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Platinum miners at a tipping point

Chris Griffith. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
18 hour(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

Columnists

Foreigners happy to buy SA dollar bonds — for now

18 hour(s) ago

The inflows remain for now but they could stop or reverse quickly as the US starts normalising its monetary policy, writes Hilary Joffe

Columnists

Time to throw off bonds of liberal economics

Thami Mazwai promo
18 hour(s) ago

Research indicates concern that the liberalisation of the economy does not, in the short term, address the poverty gripping SA, writes Thami Mazwai

Columnists

New bourgeoisie must set course for greater equality

1 day(s) ago

The new bourgeoisie must demonstrate that it is in the business of transforming socioeconomic imbalances, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Columnists

The fear of failing in business is SA’s undoing

1 day(s) ago

For the majority of the population, James Caan’s appeal to ‘embrace failure’ will take some time to take root, writes Trudi Mahkaya

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Let Russia do the right thing

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Vladimir Putin must be given the space to do the right thing in terms of international law, which he has indicated he will do

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Floyd’s pinkish economic outlook mocked by MPs

Floyd Shivambu. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Shivambu comes under heavy fire for his enthusiasm for diving into deep intellectual waters and coming up with swift solutions to intractable problems

Opinion & Analysis

Tale of two matrics tells how SA is slowly dying

SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
6 day(s) ago

The death of a nation is a slow demise that begins with the destruction of public institutions, writes Xolela Mangcu

Opinion & Analysis

SA brands play key role in promoting country

2 day(s) ago

Our national top 50 commercial brands are an important driver of our nation’s brand reputation, writes Miller Matola

Columnists

Brics places SA in powerful company

Mark Barnes promo
2 day(s) ago

If the Brics funds are to go to the most needy we’re bound to benefit from more than our proportional share, or contribution, writes Mark Barnes

Columnists

Mandela’s legacy of compromise is defective

Aubrey Matshiqi promo
2 day(s) ago

It is time to accept that the reconciliation project has hit another pothole, writes Aubrey Matshiqi

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Letters

LETTER: Israel’s asymmetric power lesson

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Picture: REUTERS

Israel would do well to take heed of the counsel in Moisés Naím’s book, The End of Power

LETTER: Passing the blame

LETTER: Israel not omnipotent

LETTER: Just us here

LETTER: Step outside the boxes

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Cartoons

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The Third Umpire

New Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko, whose promise to demilitarise the police is most welcome. Now to convince his charges they can be tough on crime within the law and without the use of excessive force.

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SizweNtsalubaGobodo chairwoman Nonkululeko Gobodo, who has helped build the black-owned auditing firm into SA’s fifth largest, with operations in 14 African countries. Black economic empowerment at its finest.

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