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What has become of Boer racism?

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16 hour(s) ago

Despite disinformation to the contrary, Leon Louw finds Afrikaners transformed

Columnists

The DA’s statements reveal how uninfluential it really is

17 hour(s) ago

DA’s ‘must’ infatuation highlights its great weakness as it fails to get results, writes Gareth van Onselen

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Time for SA to start saving

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17 hour(s) ago

Country's dismal savings rate is one of lowest in world

Opinion & Analysis

Pilot schemes help ideas take off

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16 hour(s) ago

Test cases can take some risk out of business ventures, writes Tim Harford

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Advice from a champion checkers player

16 hour(s) ago

Sound advice for checkers players that could just as easily have been written for the equity markets

Motoring

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: For the love of hybrids

EFFICIENCY: Hybrid cars look likely to remain popular. The Renault Sandero. Picture: QUICKPIC
17 hour(s) ago

It is not only high prices that make me think the hybrid will live on — the fact is, I enjoy filling up once a month, writes Alexander Parker

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: Kesivan Naidoo and Brotherhood

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16 hour(s) ago

Naidoo has never much cared about labels, but Brotherhood is certainly jazz, writes Gwen Ansell

Columnists

AT HOME AND ABROAD: Nene has no shortage of bad news to deliver to the nation

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17 hour(s) ago

Finance minister will face the harsh fact that government expenditure is now greater than its income. And that can only mean misery, writes Allister Sparks

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

EDITORIAL: Nene needs to announce bold actions

Decisive steps must be taken to halt economic and fiscal deterioration
Steven Friedman

After democracy, our leaders ducked a key task — how to tackle poverty and inequality without damaging wealth creation, writes Steven Friedman

SA needs hard bargaining rather than indabas

Every five years Stats SA rebases and rebenchmarks the national accounts figures to bring them up to date, writes Hilary Joffe

Rebasing GDP is set to boost SA’s financial ratios

Gadgets & Gear

Rage, rage against the dying of the Wi-Fi

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16 hour(s) ago

As with other rages, Wi-Fi rage can lead to outrageous behaviour, writes Penny Haw

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Football isn’t quite a gentlemen’s game

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16 hour(s) ago

Nationalism, territorialism, religion, language, skin colour and history all sit uncomfortably in grandstands

Columnists

Symbiosis is crucial in small business ecosystem

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16 hour(s) ago

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu's task is to turn things around and, among many stratagems, she must make all of us work together to grow small business, writes Thami Mazwai

Columnists

Information must not be kept behind locked doors

16 hour(s) ago

The high cost of the internet not only affects the economy, it disempowers young people who have grown up in a different world to that of previous generations, writes Zama Ndlovu

Opinion & Analysis

Legalising drugs could benefit the economy and save lives

A Swazi policeman stands guard over a field of  marijuana during a drug raid in the remote northern Lebombo mountains.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Thriving Prohibition-era black market showed how legislation can distort markets and prop up drug lords, writes Zenande Meyiwa

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Public protector has teeth to back up the quest for truth

The right of the public protector to take appropriate remedial action goes far beyond merely speaking truth to power, writes Paul Hoffman

Columnists

Rebasing GDP is set to boost SA’s financial ratios

17 hour(s) ago

Every five years Stats SA rebases and rebenchmarks the national accounts figures to bring them up to date, writes Hilary Joffe

Columnists

SA needs hard bargaining rather than indabas

Steven Friedman
17 hour(s) ago

After democracy, our leaders ducked a key task — how to tackle poverty and inequality without damaging wealth creation, writes Steven Friedman

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Nene needs to announce bold actions

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
17 hour(s) ago

Decisive steps must be taken to halt economic and fiscal deterioration

Opinion & Analysis

SA’s new visa rules could be ‘disastrous’ for local economy

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1 day(s) ago

SA’s onerous new visa regulations seem to be closing doors instead of opening them, writes Jamie Robertson

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Save SA’s postal service

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1 day(s) ago

The South African Post Office’s extensive network must be leveraged to serve all South Africans better

Opinion & Analysis

Peaceful poll offers hope for struggling Mozambique

An elderly woman casts her vote at a polling station in Maputo, Mozambique, on Wednesday. Picture: ANTONIO SILVA/EPA
1 day(s) ago

Poll should offer fresh hope for peace in a country still struggling to overcome poverty, rising inequality, and risks of renewed conflict, write Denis Kadima and John Stremlau

Columnists

Bears in the flip-flop market

1 day(s) ago

Some popular explanations for and against a US equity market crash, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

No protests over ‘selling the roof to pay the rent’ plan

1 day(s) ago

Government should examine other options to fix Eskom without selling dividend-yielding assets that also pay taxes, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Opinion & Analysis

Public protector has teeth to back up the quest for truth

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

The right of the public protector to take appropriate remedial action goes far beyond merely speaking truth to power, writes Paul Hoffman

Editorials

EDITORIAL: MPs need more say on arms deals

Military parade at the Waterkloof  air force base in Pretoria last year. Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

South African National Defence Force’s coat is going to have to be cut to suit cloth that is available, which is a task for Parliament

Columnists

Born-free cable thieves need opportunities, not new labels

2 day(s) ago

With a formal labour market absorption rate among 15-to-24-year-olds of only 13%, crime must be a tempting activity for many ‘born frees’, writes John Kane-Berman

Columnists

Proxy battles must not blind ANC to future needs

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2 day(s) ago

Aubrey Matshiqi examines some of the outcomes of the recent ANC Gauteng provincial conference

Columnists

The disintegration of cadre deployment under Zuma

2 day(s) ago

Desired outcome of cadre deployment has collapsed under the unstable weight of the process designed to achieve it, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

SA may be forced to face West Indies has-beens

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1 day(s) ago

There is a rich tradition of intransigence and stupidity in cricket — it comes from spending so much time in the company of the same people playing a sport in which every individual is destined to fail more than they succeed, writes Neil Manthorp

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Zuma proves immune to Hong Kong protests

Riot police line up in front of protesters in the Mongkok shopping district of Hong Kong on Sunday.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Hong Kong ‘open for business’, says Zuma at a time when the former British territory’s youth are standing up to Beijing

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Second-hand thinking

1 day(s) ago

Jiddu Krishnamurti, a great thinker and writer, spent his life urging others to investigate things for themselves — advice that applies to equity investors, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: Some scary things about Postbank

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2 day(s) ago

An entity that is accepting deposits from the public is facing a major cash-flow crisis amid serious allegations of fraud and mismanagement, writes Stuart Theobald

Columnists

ON WORK: Time to flirt with Tinder for a new way to recruit people

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2 day(s) ago

There is surely a market for an app — let’s call it TinderIn — that would be a fast and efficient way of matching people to jobs, writes Lucy Kellaway

Arts & Entertainment

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: The Dream Syndicate

2 day(s) ago

There’s hardly a song on the original Days Of Wine And Roses album that I can’t instantly recall with pleasure more than thirty years later, writes Richard Haslop

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Pestilence will change the world if we don’t

Health workers don protective equipment at the Island Clinic in Monrovia. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

The old spiritual notion that the fates of all of humanity are intertwined is increasingly manifested in physical reality, writes Neels Blom

Columnists

STRAIGHT TALK: Yield seekers will prove fickle

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2 day(s) ago

We fixed the financial crisis overnight, writes Mark Barnes, but no one needs a financial industry if there isn’t a real economy

Columnists

Mazrui taught what it meant to be truly African

1 day(s) ago

Ali Mazrui’s work opened one’s mind up to what it truly means to be African — and not the Africa of colonial Europe, writes Muthoni Maingi

Columnists

Quest for English robs our schools of language

Nomalanga Mkhize
1 day(s) ago

We must insist on all our schools providing quality African language instruction for all children, writes Nomalanga Mkhize

Opinion & Analysis

Investors hold key to putting focus on ethics

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2 day(s) ago

Savvy organisations can choose to meet customers where they are, allow them to align investments with their ethics, writes Stephanie Giamporcaro

Columnists

Markets are parched for liquidity despite a flood of cash

2 day(s) ago

The problem with ‘liquidity’ is that having lots of money in the system does not guarantee that funding will flow freely, or that traders can cut deals, writes Gillian Tett

Opinion & Analysis

How loan sharks abuse the debt laws

WARNING: The World Bank encourages governments to reduce regulations that make financial services too expensive for some. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

The most vulnerable in our society are supporting the funders of a thriving credit-granting industry, a debt collection industry and its army of attorneys, writes Ann Crotty

Columnists

Proxy battles must not blind ANC to future needs

Aubrey Matshiqi promo
2 day(s) ago

Aubrey Matshiqi examines some of the outcomes of the recent ANC Gauteng provincial conference

Columnists

Time for a frank look at the post office’s future

3 day(s) ago

That consumers aren’t up in arms about the protracted strike must give the institution real reason to be worried, writes Duncan McLeod

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The Third Umpire

Presidential business adviser Sandile Zungu, for doing his job by reminding SA’s Cabinet ministers that the state-owned enterprises have boards that are supposed to operate independently, without undue political interference.

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Communications Workers Union general secretary Aubrey Tshabalala. Sasol Inzalo’s bid to bypass a rule requiring documentation to be posted to shareholders does not augur well for striking workers’ job security.

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Arms deal commission head Judge Willie Seriti. Wouldn’t it be tragically ironic if subpoenaed witnesses who decline to testify because the inquiry has lost its credibility are the only people who are prosecuted?

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