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Stats SA education numbers add up if your focus is the population at risk

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Pali Lehohla asks the crucial question in education study outcomes: which matriculants are completing degrees and why?

Opinion & Analysis

Woman of action with a heart of gold

President Jacob Zuma, right, bestows the National Orders Award on Mamokgethi Setati-Phakeng for contributing to democracy and improving the lives of South Africans. Picture: GCIS

High achiever Mamokgethi Setati-Phakeng started an innovative bursary scheme, writes Paul Pereira

Opinion & Analysis

What financial transparency means in Panama Papers era

Mossack Fonseca building in Panama. Picture: EPA/ALEJANDOR BOLIVAR

South Africa is a signatory to the transparency-focused Common Reporting Standard which goes live next year, write Andrew Knight and Anthony Markham

Opinion & Analysis

Policy on farming in Africa ignores research

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Agriculture remains a key sector for achieving economic growth and transformation in sub-Saharan Africa, writes Wandile Sihlobo

Opinion & Analysis

There is a low-cost way for individual South Africans to put right a great crime

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Sponsors help the Khaya Lam project transfer title deeds to millions of occupants of apartheid-era houses, writes Eustace Davie

Columnists

LETTER FROM WASHINGTON: Top US court receptive to benefits from friends

US Supreme Court judges' nod at 'quid pro quo' preserves swathes of state political life, writes Simon Barber

Columnists

Malema the only leader to keep his audiences seated

Love the Economic Freedom Fighters or hate them, the ANC may have finally met its match, writes Natasha Marrian

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign victory party at Trump Tower in New York, the US, on Tuesday. Picture:  REUTERS/LUCAS JACKSON

EDITORIAL: The unthinkable has happened

Once seen as too absurd, Donald Trump has triumphed in the most unexpected US presidential race in modern memory

Kelly-Jo Bluen: Bravado over extrajudicial killing speaks to wilful negation of production and reproduction of terror through targeted killings

Uncle Sam flaunts impunity on Twitter

If public attention is focused on a given issue for long enough it forces politicians to take a stance on the issue, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Our short attention span does not help

Columnists

STREET DOGS: The raw power of rumours

Rumours in financial markets, in general, evolve spontaneously and are the same as any other news, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Menial tasks bored worker out of his skull

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Paris-based perfume company manager was stripped of his responsibilities until he felt he ‘didn’t exist‘

Opinion & Analysis

Governments have more to worry about than blanket corruption assumptions

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The Auditor-General reports minimal corruption in large municipalities and improved municipal finance management and reporting, writes Geoffrey Bickford

Columnists

Praise for the Lions and stick for the Sharks? Let’s look a little closer

Those quick to applaud the Lions and condemn the Sharks should review the respective clashes with New Zealand, writes Neil Manthorp

Columnists

Keep powder dry for life after any downgrades

Steven Friedman

The debate must change from a downgrade to junk as the end of civilisation to one of greater perspective, writes Steven Friedman

DEMANDS: Wits university students protest outside the Parktown campus over fee hikes. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Student funding overhaul will fail without greater public scrutiny of NSFAS

The plan to give more students a shot at a tertiary education should include greater financial transparency, write Temwa Moyo, Nimi Hoffmann and Sioux McKenna

Opinion & Analysis

Cannabis policy benefits criminal networks

Marijuana. Picture: REUTERS/ALESSANDRO BIANCHI

South Africa’s prohibitionist approach is a significant drain on the fiscus and plays into the hands of criminal networks, writes Tiaan Meiring

Columnists

Why Brexit if it ain’t broke, SA may ask from the wings

Economists are already watching Brexit as one possible risk to global growth, while the spillover effects are bound for South Africa, writes Hilary Joffe

Columnists

JSE’s sustainability regulations ‘the most advanced in Africa’

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Ghana has a sustainability reporting framework in place, Mauritius has a sustainability index, and Zimbabwe has proposed amended listing requirements, writes Dipolelo Moime

Opinion & Analysis

Mapela agreement is reminiscent of worst forms of colonialism

A worker walks past a board outside Anglo American offices in Johannesburg. Picture:  REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

The dismissal of community concerns illustrates how democratic processes are ignored to pursue the accumulation of wealth, writes Christopher Rutledge

Opinion & Analysis

Business must win friends and influence government

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES

The private sector needs to show how businesses will contribute towards remedying urgent social priorities, write Richard Calland and Lawson Naidoo

Columnists

The in-house joker finally gets tired of firing his coaches

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No one could believe it: Chippa Mpengesi finally stopped United’s revolving door at coach Dan Malesela, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Columnists

Time for DA to play open cards with its voters

Mmusi Maimane owes voters an explanation for the Democratic Alliance’s EFF volte-face given the political and economic policy gulf between them, writes Gareth van Onselen

Editorials

EDITORIAL: The unthinkable has happened

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign victory party at Trump Tower in New York, the US, on Tuesday. Picture:  REUTERS/LUCAS JACKSON

Once seen as too absurd, Donald Trump has triumphed in the most unexpected US presidential race in modern memory

Columnists

Uncle Sam flaunts impunity on Twitter

The bravado about extrajudicial killing speaks to a wilful negation of the production and reproduction of terror through targeted killings, writes Kelly-Jo Bluen

Columnists

Our short attention span does not help

If public attention is focused on a given issue for long enough it forces politicians to take a stance on the issue, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Cabinet should not get involved

From left: Ajay Gupta younger brother Atul Gupta and Oakbay MD Jagdish Parekh and Duduzane Zuma , who is a son of the president. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Oakbay and the Gupta family are entitled to question the banks, but of concern is a Cabinet decision to get involved

Columnists

The ANC is dancing to the beat of the EFF

The ANC is holding on to the opposition’s biggest trump card, writes Zama Ndlovu

Columnists

Tripling horse race the closest Wakkerstroom gets to being ‘wakker’

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The race with the curious gait, and the town’s harmonious integration reflect the degree to which South Africans live in two worlds, writes Leon Louw

Opinion & Analysis

Ideologies will give way to reform

A group of men wait for work. Government policies have contributed directly to the economic slowdown that is becoming one of the key reasons for stalling racial transformation in the country, says the writer. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Ministers stick to harmful racial engineering for now, writes Frans Cronje

Opinion & Analysis

LEADERSHIP MATTERS: State company CEs must speak truth to power

Eskom CE Brian Molefe. According to the author, the best people to lead state-owned entities are those who learn from mistakes. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Public-private initiatives to rescue SOEs will fail if political interference, dysfunctional boards, red tape, and manipulated procurement continue, writes Jonathan Yudelowitz

Opinion & Analysis

Changing the way we deal with change

Gary Hamel. Picture: BLOOMBERG

Adaptability and agility are crucial for survival, writes Grant Sieff

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