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Columnists

THE INSIDER: Madonsela speaks up for those who have no voice

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 hour(s) ago

Were it not for Thuli’s office, perhaps no one would have known about Mr K

Opinion & Analysis

India in a far better place than SA for US rate hikes

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4 hour(s) ago

If present trends persist, India will be less likely than SA to be a victim when the Federal Reserve’s rate cycle turns, write Ettienne Le Roux and Ronak Gopaldas

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Banking on a vote-winner

Paul Mashatile. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 hour(s) ago

It is not clear whether Paul Mashatile has done much research into the nuts and bolts of his ambitious plan to create a state bank

Columnists

Data disjunct damages maize prices

4 hour(s) ago

Until the government makes a plan to address the shortcomings that contribute to incomplete crop and export data, SA will remain vulnerable to sudden fluctuations in maize prices, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Rugby

New Zealand’s affiliate structures key to winning ability of All Blacks

4 hour(s) ago

What seems to set the All Blacks apart is their cohesiveness, writes Liz McGregor

Columnists

Marcus’s successor faces same string dilemma

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Gill Marcus has been extremely successful in communicating clearly and consistently the role and direction of monetary policy, writes Xhanti Payi

Columnists

Apartheid dompas still rules on SA’s roads

Leon Louw promo
1 day(s) ago

JMPD’s insatiable appetite for roadblocks causes more disruption, congestion and delay, and extracts or extorts more money, than its apartheid mentors achieved at their nadir, writes Leon Louw

Opinion & Analysis

Joburg’s water crisis is not just bad luck

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1 day(s) ago

With mounting crises facing Johannesburg, it needs to be asked whether its municipality entity tail is wagging the proverbial dog, write Karen Heese and Kevin Allan

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

Commission of inquiry could lead us out of power crisis

Anton Eberhard: Commission of inquiry will help us understand origins of the power crisis, lessons to be learnt, and could offer policy proposals for reforming the sector
Gideon Rachman promo

In the interests of Hong Kong, China, the economy and political stability, it is crucial Beijing it gets its next move right, writes Gideon Rachman

How China handles Hong Kong is going to be crucial

In the world of investing, never underestimate the willingness of people to believe in the most outlandish of things, writes Michel Pireu

Sir Roger, a cautionary tale

Editorials

EDITORIAL: SAA’s story offers some hard lessons

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4 hour(s) ago

Serious consideration should be given to merging SAA, SA Express and Mango

Columnists

Sometimes it is necessary to have a bit of autocracy

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4 hour(s) ago

Long live democracy, but a bit of autocracy is necessary every now and then, writes Suhana Gordhan

Opinion & Analysis

Why tolls are the best route to fund road infrastructure

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1 day(s) ago

Nazir Alli: Growth in length of roads Sanral has to manage not matched by increased allocation from Treasury, which means agency must be innovative, smart and prudent with allocated funds

Motoring

Upstart Nissan shows class

1 day(s) ago

Nissan’s Infiniti Q50 may not have the pedigree of a BMW but it is a worthy competitor, writes Alex Parker

Markets

STREET DOGS: Portfolio managers and the press

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1 day(s) ago

Michel Pireu lists some things you will likely never hear from a portfolio manager

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EDITORIAL: All is not well with job creation in SA

The lack of jobs growth in the private sector reflects a lack of dynamism in the economy, while SA can no longer afford to keep employing more public servants

Opinion & Analysis

A taste of practical economics

KITCHEN RULES: Paris deputy mayor Anne Hidalgo leaves a restaurant earlier this year. Restaurants may now use a saucepan-with-a-roof-and-chimney logo on the menu beside any dish made on the premises. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

France has passed a law to lift the standard of cuisine, writes Tim Harford

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Health staff policy baffling

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1 day(s) ago

There is a desperate shortage of medical personnel, yet foreign doctors and nurses find it virtually impossible to register and obtain work permits

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Water crisis of its own making

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2 day(s) ago

SA is a water-scarce country and there have been lots of warnings that water can become constraint on economic growth

Opinion & Analysis

Redefine corporate social investment

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1 day(s) ago

South Africa’s national holidays can contribute to a common identity and active citizenship, writes Wendy Tlou

Columnists

In democracies, law is important but politics is decisive

1 day(s) ago

It will take a political battle to tame corruption — the law can at best offer support, writes Steven Friedman

Opinion & Analysis

CPI the right gauge for home dispossession

President Jacob Zuma opens the exhibition Reversing the Legacy of the Natives' Land Act of 1913: In Commemoration of the Natives' Land Act of 1913, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.  Picture: GCIS
2 day(s) ago

Erwin Rode looks at how fair compensation for apartheid property losses should be calculated

Cricket

Move on up into 2014 — the era of the packed stadium is over

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2 day(s) ago

Cricket has been wringing its hands and pining for two decades now, and it’s time it grew up and accepted that the relationship is over, writes Neil Manthorp

Columnists

Internet insight on investing

2 day(s) ago

James Montier says investment management resembles, sadly, another old profession. Ancient alchemy, with its promises to turn lead into gold

Columnists

THE INSIDER: SA’s new deal with Cuba contains plastic promise

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2 day(s) ago

Readers should — and probably will — have their own views on whether SA should be giving economic assistance to what some believe to be a pariah state

Opinion & Analysis

Much to be done to arrest decline in Zimbabwe

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2 day(s) ago

A year after Zanu (PF)’s election victory and the formation of a new government, Zimbabwe’s politics and economy are increasingly precarious, writes Piers Pigou

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Rand rate has a sorry tale to tell

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3 day(s) ago

It is not looking good for the rand. Once again, South Africa’s currency has been hit

Rugby

Meyer spoiled for a choice with the right mix

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3 day(s) ago

Springboks have never before had such balance in squad selections when it comes to experience and youth, writes Mark Keohane

Business Times

Class-action storm brewing on the horizon

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3 day(s) ago

High-stakes litigations could affect the bottom line

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: ‘Tesas’ to change SA’s savings culture

Stuart Theobald promo
3 day(s) ago

JSE is working with stockbrokers to develop new products that will allow for cheap, equities-based Tax Exempt Savings Accounts, writes Stuart Theobald

Columnists

Job disparities according to race are alarming

3 day(s) ago

Imperative for dramatically improved schooling could not be presented more starkly, writes Gavin Keeton

Columnists

Sir Roger, a cautionary tale

4 hour(s) ago

In the world of investing, never underestimate the willingness of people to believe in the most outlandish of things, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

How China handles Hong Kong is going to be crucial

Gideon Rachman promo
4 hour(s) ago

In the interests of Hong Kong, China, the economy and political stability, it is crucial Beijing it gets its next move right, writes Gideon Rachman

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Cape Town Press Club butters up Noakes

OVERLOAD: Sports scientis Tim Noakes says rugby players can keep up high-intensity play for 12 weeks at most, before they need a good break to recuperate. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Having diet revolutionary Tim Noakes as a lunch guest was bound to be a touchy affair for the Cape Town Press Club

Health

Hi-tech answer to a low-grade knee

Penny Haw promo
1 day(s) ago

Penny Haw turns to technology to help support her failing knees

Markets

STREET DOGS: Life’s too short — make investment decisions now

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1 day(s) ago

If one had 25 years left to live, Michel Pireu wonders how much time one would spend worrying about the daily ups and downs of the stock market

Columnists

The DA’s and EFF’s brand problem

1 day(s) ago

If Zuma goes there will be a vacuum at the heart of their political messaging, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

Commercial agriculture faces up to climate change

1 day(s) ago

The rapid expansion of SA’s wine industry shows the extent to which farmers are adapting to climate change, writes Hilary Joffe

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Elephant in room invisible to ANC

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

President Jacob Zuma has become the main impediment to the ANC achieving its policy goals

Opinion & Analysis

Business by numbers can dull creativity of workforce

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2 day(s) ago

Companies lack the capacity to extract ‘valuable insight and predictive analytics from masses of customer data’, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

Columnists

After years of glory, Nafcoc has only division to show

2 day(s) ago

Nafcoc needs to chart a way forward for finding a way to create the black industrialists espoused by Zuma, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Columnists

Taxonomies can produce the seeds of change

2 day(s) ago

Humans divide world into mental, social boxes, it is intriguing to imagine what would happen if we flipped these systems upside down, writes Gillian Tett

Opinion & Analysis

Emotive industry marketing corrupts investors

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3 day(s) ago

Keep investing — ignore what market is doing, and ignore expert opinions that suggest otherwise, writes Steven Nathan

Columnists

Branson’s big holiday offer will benefit Virgin more than staff

Lucy Kellaway promo
3 day(s) ago

New unlimited leave policy Richard Branson offers is not as rosy as it sounds, writes Lucy Kellaway

Columnists

Ebola’s worst effect may be on struggling nations’ economies

Dianna Games promo
3 day(s) ago

Long-term fallout will be evident only once the contagion is brought under control, writes Dianna Games

Columnists

Worshippers’ desire to part with their cash is no sin

2 day(s) ago

Trudi Makhaya: In a world that encourages the monetisation of celebrity, beauty or race, why are we surprised when pastors and ministers decide to monetise their spiritual leadership?

Columnists

Europe is in denial about legacy of colonialism

2 day(s) ago

The feeling is that the UK shies away from addressing racial faultlines head on, despite several reports of institutional racism in the public sector, writes Marvin Meintjies

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Letters

LETTER: Nafcoc has done much in 50 years

Nafcoc president Joe Hlongwane. Picture: TLADI KHUELE

Nafcoc is also very proud to have been instrumental in the establishment of the new small business ministry

LETTER: Nkandla MPs enlighten

LETTER: ANC absurdities grow

LETTER: The road to fuzzy logic

LETTER: No bias by Mthethwa

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Cartoons

October 2 2014

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The Third Umpire

Justice Minister Michael Masutha, for forging ahead with reforms aimed at reinforcing the judiciary’s institutional independence. Now to persuade his boss the prosecuting authority should have the same status.

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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, whose luxury German official vehicle has been attached by the sheriff after her department failed to pay money owed to teachers in the Eastern Cape. Oh, the humiliation.

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Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, whose draft report ahead of the union federation's central committee meeting pulls no punches on the challenges it faces. He’s not going to get any thanks for it, of course.

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