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Opinion & Analysis

Minimum wage is no magic bullet

Mine. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Higher pay helps, but South Africa requires a structural reform plan, writes Joel Netshitenzhe

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Mining pact is a good start

Workers drill in a gold mine in Kibali, Democratic Republic of Congo. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON
1 day(s) ago

Broader discussion on issues affecting industry long overdue since platinum sector labour crisis

Columnists

STREET DOGS: The dead

1 day(s) ago

A lot? Not really. And, like it or not, we’re all related, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion & Analysis

National bodies fall flat in service delivery

Municipal workers fix potholes in Zola, Soweto, in this picture taken in February 2013. The Financial and Fiscal Commission says there is lack of investment by local government in the maintenance of roads and sewerage infrastructure.  Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Beyond less-than-stellar delivery record, municipalities often in a better position to understand community needs, write Sabelo Mtantato and Sasha Peters

Columnists

Battling lay-offs is a matter of survival for Numsa

1 day(s) ago

Organised labour shows maturity with undercurrent of expediency as membership numbers come under threat, writes Natasha Marrian

Columnists

It suits ANC to push openness in funding

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Transparency in party funding could make contributors to opposition groups more vulnerable, writes Anthony Butler

Columnists

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Different sites embody a common aesthetic

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Griers of Villiera, with vineyards on either side of the equator, show formula holds the key to ‘house personality’, writes Michael Fridjhon

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Charity must begin at home for graft-riddled Department of Home Affairs

South African embassies around the world ill-equipped to issue visas on a large scale, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

Those mired in overtaxed complaints peddling half-truths on social media are not part of proactive political citizenry, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Will proactive political citizens please stand up?

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What manufactured products, or technologies, does China buy from us? The Americans import 60,000 cars made in SA a year, writes Peter Bruce

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: When a recession is really a revolution

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Bank on message amid markets rout

Lesetja Kganyago.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Governor Lesetja Kganyago reiterates central bank will not move to defend the rand — nor use interest rates to try to stem currency’s weakening

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Vintage law is just what the doctor ordered

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1 day(s) ago

Pennsylvanian judge to rule on use of hospital wine donations

Columnists

HALF-ART: Patterns of waste in politics and art

Lehlohonolo Mkhasibe with artworks made from rubber tyres. Picture: SUPPLIED
1 day(s) ago

Patternality has been vital to evolution and is a prerequisite for ontogenetic development, the growth of each individual, possibily not for a politician

Columnists

Saru should put funds to good use and develop rugby at grassroots

2 day(s) ago

Furore over paucity of black players in Bok squad has been dismissed in some quarters as par for course in a World Cup year. This is nonsense, writes Liz McGregor

Chief Justice Mogoeng Moegoen speaks during a conference looking at Africa’s troubled relationship with the International Criminal Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS

Courts obey the Constitution, not the whims of politicians

Alliance’s record of success in court is inversely proportional to its level of trust of the judiciary, writes Paul Hoffman

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Migrants a tough test for EU

Migrants arrive in the landing dock of the HMS Bulwark in the middle of the Mediterranean on May 13. The migrants are from North Africa, according to the  British Ministry of Defence, which made the picture available. Picture: EPA/CARL OSMOND
4 day(s) ago

Beleaguered Greece bears the brunt of historic influx as Germany pushes for European Union asylum policy review and tensions rise

Opinion & Analysis

Zuma’s delay is a knockout punch for NDP

2 day(s) ago

Headless National Development Plan leaves South Africa’s economic policy implementation dangerously adrift, writes Michael Cardo

Columnists

Will proactive political citizens please stand up?

1 day(s) ago

Those mired in overtaxed complaints peddling half-truths on social media are not part of proactive political citizenry, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Steel crisis forges laudable approach

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2 day(s) ago

Steel talks a model for social compacts and genuine partnerships — even if it took a crisis to get the parties together

Columnists

LETTER FROM AMERICA: ANC discussion papers are a bad joke, right?

2 day(s) ago

Foreign policy segment of ANC’s discussion documents laughable, writes Simon Barber

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Minimum wage quandary

Workers load Rooibos onto a tractor. Audacia Wines in Stellenbosch has found a way to  use indigenous Rooibos wood to produce a preservative-free wine.  Picture: REUTERS//MIKE HUTCHINGS
2 day(s) ago

Conundrum to be addressed is how to ensure workers are paid a living wage without causing more joblessness

Opinion & Analysis

Let Africa be the business context

Creating thriving businesses from recycled plastic is just one way in which African businesspeople are making a difference and a profit. Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

Graduate schools need to keep up with continental trends, writes Walter Baets

Opinion & Analysis

Hunting narrative tarnishes a vital industry

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South Africa’s reputation for conservation damaged by failure to distinguish between well-regulated legal sector and illicit wildlife trade, writes Edna Molewa

Opinion & Analysis

Silo-bound managers blind to synergies

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Eradicate business blind spots with capacity-centred, skilled managers who prioritise integration, writes Ben Venter

Columnists

Informal sector cries out for policy leap

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Inclusivity should be the guiding principle for growth that supports self-determination in the informal sector, writes Zama Ndlovu

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Reality check

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Michel Pireu: Insights from broker-turned-Boglehead Rick Ferri on stock-market investing

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Corrections

2 day(s) ago

You don’t need analysts in a bull market, and you don’t want them in a bear market, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion & Analysis

Charity must begin at home for graft-riddled Department of Home Affairs

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1 day(s) ago

South African embassies around the world ill-equipped to issue visas on a large scale, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Edgy young communists tilt at archives windmill

SABC television studios in Auckland Park. The uptake of digital broadcasting technology will see an increase from three SABC channels to more than 10 channels. Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND
2 day(s) ago

It's unclear why fire sale of South African Broadcasting Corporation's apartheid programming archives riles young reds

Columnists

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: When a recession is really a revolution

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1 day(s) ago

What manufactured products, or technologies, does China buy from us? The Americans import 60,000 cars made in SA a year, writes Peter Bruce

Opinion & Analysis

The sorry state of retrenchments

Telkom. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Government entities South African Airways and Telkom bungle bids to cut costs, writes Bradley Conradie

Opinion & Analysis

China’s steam train at key junction

A board in Beijing shows stock prices on the Shanghai Securities Exchange on Wednesday. The Chinese government froze stock markets amid a dramatic correction last month. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Party leaders face tough choices as growth slows and very different 'two Chinas' question emerges, writes Richard Haass

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Montana should answer

Lucky Montana in Parliament. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

ANC must ensure Treasury’s forensic probe into Prasa’s procurement contracts proceeds unhindered

Opinion & Analysis

Why China’s forlorn bubble bet should worry us all

An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/ALY SONG
2 day(s) ago

Mr Market right to be anxious about the inability of Chinese authorities to deal with the scale of the task confronting them, writes Martin Wolf

Opinion & Analysis

Whistleblowing need not spell trouble for firms

 Protesters hold masks of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. Protection of whistleblowers varies throughout the world. Picture: REUTERS/TOBIAS SCHWARZ
3 day(s) ago

Companies should have a well-drafted whistleblowing policy in place to protect their people and avoid expensive claims, writes Aadil Patel

Columnists

THE INSIDER: A drop in the bucket that’s full of holes

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3 day(s) ago

Companies’ losses in procurement scam a drop in the ocean compared with auditor-general’s estimates of state scams and corruption

Editorials

EDITORIAL: GDP slump should shock SA to action

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3 day(s) ago

Growth forecast has severe implications in terms of unemployment and poverty

Columnists

Reserves-lean Reserve Bank’s subtle currency move

3 day(s) ago

Central bank may put in quiet buy orders overnight to prevent R14/$ bid turning into a downward spiral, writes Hilary Joffe

Columnists

Tinkler must stop bullying the media — we are journalists, not praise singers

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3 day(s) ago

Eric Tinkler’s excitability raises questions about his fitness for a job that needs a cool head above all, writes Mninawa Ntloko

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Letters

LETTER: Ideology debate is a comfort zone

Pope Francis. Picture: AFP PHOTO/TIZIANA FABI

Wealthy middle class more productive than ever in history, and busy dispensing with unionised working class

LETTER: Bribes override laws

LETTER: Tweak the labour laws

LETTER: ANC is at root of rot

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Cartoons

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The Third Umpire

Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler, for ranting on about “negative” reporting after a reporter asked an awkward question about his thinking behind the team selection, as is a journo’s job. Feeling the pressure much, Eric?

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Oger Telecom deputy CEO Mazen Abou Chakra. Considering the amount of debt Cell C is carrying it really needs a white knight, so the fact that there seems to be so much buyer interest out there is a stroke of luck.

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BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie. It’s never going to be fun having to report the company’s worst figures in a decade, but when the fundamentals are out of your control what matters is how management responds.

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