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EDITORIAL: Think differently on economic growth

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19 hour(s) ago

We need to move away from the defensive to the proactive and focus on what needs to be done to remove the constraints and get the economy going

Opinion & Analysis

Arbitrage wastes the talents of finance’s finest minds

19 hour(s) ago

The best response is to find simpler and more robust principles of regulation, writes John Kay

Editorials

EDITORIAL: No winners in Gaza

Palestinians sit on a couch as they return to the remains of their house, which witnesses said was destroyed in an Israeli offensive, after a ceasefire was declared, in the east of Gaza City on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
19 hour(s) ago

If the past is anything to go by, the boxers of Hamas and Israel will soon regain their breath and, and unless a referee intervenes, before long the next round will commence

Opinion & Analysis

West needs clear plan on Russia, Islamic State

UNDER SCRUTINY: US President Barack Obama speaks during the  Democratic Issues Conference on Friday, in Cambridge, Maryland. Picture: AFP
19 hour(s) ago

Dominique Moisi asks if western leaders are right to assume that challenges in Russia and the Islamic State are distinct

Columnists

Absurdity rules the day in justice as in headlines

19 hour(s) ago

Justice is not always apparent in our society and forces us to rethink what constitutes a national crisis, writes Anton Harber

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Executive does not govern legislature

A panoramic view of Parliament, at the swearing-in ceremony of new members of Parliament in the National Assembly on Wednesday.  Picture: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

The legislature is recognised by the constitution as a separate pillar of the state, distinct from the executive and the judiciary

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

‘Radical’ cry far from empty, as mood among elite shifts

Among political and black business elite, ‘radical socioeconomic transformation’ means not just general upliftment of poor but acceleration of black participation in economy as owners and leaders, writes Carol Paton

The silver bugs were proven wrong when the price of silver barely blinked in response to the end of the 117-year-old London silver fix, writes ...

No silver lining for fanatics

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It was dismaying for those who care about democratic institutions to see riot police called in to Parliament to evict an entire party, writes ...

Zuma is reaping what he sowed as Malema revolts

Opinion & Analysis

Working towards a common goal for arts in SA

A woman walks past a painting on display at the Johannesburg Art Fair at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, in this March 2008 file photo.  Picture: THE TIMES
19 hour(s) ago

We have to constantly ask ourselves how business is doing in terms of opening up opportunities for women, and contributing to gender and economic transformation, writes Nathi Mthethwa

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Zuma sends condolences and congratulations

President Jacob Zuma officially opens the National House of Traditional Leaders at the Old Assembly Chambers in Parliament on Thursday. Picture: GCIS
19 hour(s) ago

Presidency’s condolences and congratulations section had a busy day on Monday, issuing two statements of joy and sadness

Opinion & Analysis

BEE codes spell doom for SMEs

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1 day(s) ago

Businesses are already knee deep in red tape, writes Daniel Nel

NEW PLANS: South African President Jacob Zuma (right) shakes hands with Russian President Vladmir Putin before their bilateral meeting at the Brics Summit in Durban on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS

EDITORIAL: Zuma’s Russian respite

There are many unanswered questions regarding President Jacob Zuma’s visit to Russia, and the timing of the trip is mystifying

Columnists

Track sold stocks to learn your real losses

1 day(s) ago

‘You never go broke taking a profit’ is a thoughtless aphorism, warns Michel Pireu

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Perk for North West number-plate makers

Increasingly crowded roads requires more vigilance and patience from drivers.  Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

While the province’s platinum mining business suffers from strikes and lower production, its number-plate manufacturers and embossers could soon be on a roll

Columnists

SA can follow US lead in studying labour dynamics

1 day(s) ago

Understanding labour market dynamics could help our central bank improve the way it implements monetary policy, writes Hilary Joffe

Soccer

A plea to the powers that be to shield Mashaba from the madding crowd

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1 day(s) ago

Mashaba has been Bafana coach for only a month but, astonishingly, he is already under pressure from those who have trouble accepting him as outgoing mentor Gordon Igesund’s successor, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Columnists

Fantasies and the mass production of black millionaires

3 day(s) ago

The government’s latest fantasy is that it will be able to mass-produce black industrialists and black farmers, writes John-Kane Berman

Columnists

JSE’s top 40 companies still a male-dominated kraal

2 day(s) ago

Phakamisa Ndzamela has been wondering what useful thing to say emphasise need for women to intensify their fight in boardrooms

Opinion & Analysis

Scottish secession could tip UK’s vote on EU

Scotland votes on whether to split from Britain. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN
2 day(s) ago

If Scotland votes ‘yes’, UK will be diminished and its international influence will suffer a body blow, writes Andrew Hammond

Columnists

Mystique of investment advice

2 day(s) ago

You can’t really trust the media’s explanations for the daily gyrations in the market as they often get it wrong, writes Michel Pireu

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Land Bank on right track

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2 day(s) ago

Under adept leadership of former CEO the bank has been turned around and repositioned, and although Phakamani Hadebe’s contract expired in December, the bank continues to look good

Cricket

Time off from the nets is a good idea for modern Test cricketers

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2 day(s) ago

Cricket is a sport where repetitive practice can be as harmful as it can be beneficial, writes Neil Manthorp

Columnists

No silver lining for fanatics

18 hour(s) ago

The silver bugs were proven wrong when the price of silver barely blinked in response to the end of the 117-year-old London silver fix, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Opinion & Analysis

‘Radical’ cry far from empty, as mood among elite shifts

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

Among political and black business elite, ‘radical socioeconomic transformation’ means not just general upliftment of poor but acceleration of black participation in economy as owners and leaders, writes Carol Paton

Health

Socks and elbows put end to snoring

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1 day(s) ago

Many techniques have been used to end snoring, but best solution has been found on travels through Africa, writes Penny Haw

Opinion & Analysis

Ebola toll shows up crisis of governing in Africa

A Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) member in protective gear. Picture: AFP/CELLOU BINANI
1 day(s) ago

Sierra Leone’s president has admitted on national TV that his country does not have trained nurses and doctors to deal with the outbreaks because its public health system is broken, writes Jeggan Grey-Johnson

Columnists

Soon water will have to be taxed as dangerous

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1 day(s) ago

Congratulations! You are alive. According to Wits University health and safety academics and others, everything is unsafe. You should be dead, writes Leon Louw

Columnists

Cracks show as DA comes under pressure

1 day(s) ago

Official opposition needs to confront its problems head-on, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

ANC politics on Nkandla could be good news

1 day(s) ago

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela surely knows that her letter cannot force Jacob Zuma to do anything, writes Steven Friedman

Columnists

Letter to Eskom’s new CEO from a fellow (failed) applicant

1 day(s) ago

Destroy bonus culture, ‘whisper’ to politicians, never fall victim to central-committee approach and have patience, advises Simon Lincoln Reader

Opinion & Analysis

Trade unions must stop the rot eating at their leadership

Members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions at the ANC's Mangaung conference in December 2012. Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

The things that made the 1980s trade union movement great are lacking in the labour organisations today, writes Mamokgethi Molopyane

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Zuma’s Russian respite

NEW PLANS: South African President Jacob Zuma (right) shakes hands with Russian President Vladmir Putin before their bilateral meeting at the Brics Summit in Durban on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

There are many unanswered questions regarding President Jacob Zuma’s visit to Russia, and the timing of the trip is mystifying

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Delaying tactics reach sell-by date

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
2 day(s) ago

The ’Stalingrad’ defence employed by President Jacob Zuma to avoid having to account for the range of crimes and indiscretions he is alleged to have committed is hardly new

Columnists

Non-Anglos will not let us speak their languages

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2 day(s) ago

English has become lingua franca of business, academia, so people reserve mother tongue for friends, family, writes Michael Skapinker

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The Third Umpire

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe, whose public criticism of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has crossed the line and needs to be curtailed. Accusing her of bias without justification amounts to contempt of office.

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Aurora “financial consultant” Fazel Bhana, who with father Sulliman has been ordered by the Pretoria High Court to repay R16m in illegal transfers. The mine workers they left surviving on handouts deserve urgent relief.

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Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu, whose performance on the stand at the Marikana commission on Tuesday was unconvincing to say the least. Her demotion now makes complete sense.

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