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There is no elixir to resolve SA’s inherent complexities

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There is no permanent solution to the racial fault line and no combination of policies and actions will resolve SA’s inherent complexities, writes Terence McNamee

Opinion & Analysis

Swap taxation for land rentals and watch SA boom

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Approach would not only solve restitution problem, but would also fix a range of economic and political ills, writes Stephen Meintjes

Opinion & Analysis

Sugar tax a weighty issue in obesity debate

Public health advocates say taxes will raise the cost of high-calorie products and lead to a fall in consumption, but opponents argue that the taxes provide no health benefits. Picture: BLOOMBERG/GEORGE RUHE

More countries want more action on soft drinks that can make you fat, writes Martinne Geller

Columnists

STREET DOGS: From the devil’s financial dictionary

PANIC (noun and verb): Contagious fear that sweeps across a crowd, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

Grants vital as food prices soar

President Zuma must continue support for substantial social grant system that sustains the poor, writes Bronwyn Nortje

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Age shift in population casts light on mortgages

In SA, life expectancy has increased at a rapid pace — to 61 years from 52 years in 2005.       Picture: ISTOCK

UK banks are reassessing home loans for older people, as working life is extended, writes Andrew Golding

Opinion & Analysis

Leaders to be commended for fight against malaria

The distribution of insecticide-treated nets — more than 1-billion since 2000 — has played a major part in saving lives on the continent. However, malaria still kills 395,000 Africans every year. Picture: REUTERS

A great deal has been achieved in ridding Africa of the deadly disease, but more needs to be done, write Hailemariam DesAlegn and Jakaya Kikwete

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EDITORIAL: Zuma abused state resources

Officials and MPs part of his fight over Nkandla

Scope and nature of public protector’s powers a complex legal question under legitimate debate among lawyers and academics, writes Franny Rabkin

LAW MATTERS: Nkandla case arguments focused on politics, not law

Robert Laing: If ‘damagement’ has to pull an all-nighter to release the results, share is unlikely to be star performer

Companies that miss reporting deadlines have no place in your portfolio

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Je suis apoplectique at dropping of circumflex

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French linguistic purists have voiced online anger at the loss of one of their favourite emphases in speech, the accent circumflex

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Malema must be censured for gag on press

EFF leader Julius Malema is seen at a press conference held by the party in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The EFF has declared war against the Gupta family, known supporters of President Jacob Zuma. Picture: THE TIMES/ALON SKUY

Malema’s ban and refusal to guarantee safety of journalists are the opposite of the mandatory respect, protection and promotion of free media, writes Raymond Louw

Columnists

LETTER FROM WASHINGON: New Hampshire a poor pointer to nominations

The Granite State is virtually devoid of African-American and Hispanic voters, writes Simon Barber

African Perspectives

Testifying witnesses often bear the brunt

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo. Picture: REUTERS

The ICC has put precautions in place to protect witnesses and victims but it cannot excuse potentially life-threatening aberrations, writes Kelly-Jo Bluen

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Avoid verbiage and simply base policy on Constitution

The Constitution provides inspiration to those seeking a ‘back to basics’ approach to the push forward the economy still needs, writes Paul Hoffman

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Smaller two of the big four brewers scramble to up their game

DEBT BREWING: AB InBev agreed to buy SABMiller in October for about $110bn. Picture: REUTERS

Heineken has a 16.5% reported operating margin and Carlsberg 12.9%, compared with Anheuser-Busch InBev’s 31.9% and SABMiller’s 20.3%

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World keen to know if megabrew will clear hurdles

Delay in SABMiller-Coca-Cola-Gutsche megadeal fuels investors’ concern, writes Hilary Joffe

Opinion & Analysis

Synergy holds the keys to growth

HELP THEM: Small businesses require a conducive operating environment and access to financial and nonfinancial support interventions. THE HERALD

Supply-chain inclusion is the way to go for economy, writes Toby Chance

Opinion & Analysis

E-mails provide secure harness in Cliff case

Gareth Cliff. Picture: THE TIMES

E-mail correspondence in Gareth Cliff court challenge shows clear intention he would be a judge on Idols 2016, and M-Net’s conduct proved this, writes Gugulethu Majija

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Let’s come to terms with capitalism’s ‘animal spirits’

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Even the Chinese Communist Party has come to terms with the ‘animal spirits’ of capitalism and it is time we all — cautiously — followed suit, writes Glen Heneck

Columnists

Defiant Ajax in line for red card from Safa for avoiding Angolan commitment

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Mninawa Ntloko: It seems Ajax are intent on standing their ground in this game of chicken but who will blink first?

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Companies that miss reporting deadlines have no place in your portfolio

Robert Laing: If ‘damagement’ has to pull an all-nighter to release the results, share is unlikely to be star performer

Columnists

LAW MATTERS: Nkandla case arguments focused on politics, not law

Scope and nature of public protector’s powers a complex legal question under legitimate debate among lawyers and academics, writes Franny Rabkin

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Zuma abused state resources

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: ELMOND JIYANE

Officials and MPs part of his fight over Nkandla

Opinion & Analysis

ANC is the biggest reason for the faltering economy

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The government’s claim it is not the cause of country’s economic problems is the most successful pieces of propaganda post democratic South Africa has seen, writes Dean Macpherson

Columnists

Alexander Forbes shuffle leaves questions hanging

Phakamisa Ndzamela examines changes in Alexander Forbes’ leadership and what drove CEO Edward Kieswetter to resign so suddenly

Columnists

Land dispossession lives on, even a generation after apartheid has ended

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But an initiative is driving a nail into the apartheid coffin by ensuring that residents of Tumahole become owners of land and homes, writes Leon Louw

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Stooges wasted effort propping up Zuma

Thulas Nxesi and Nathi Nhleko have engraved their names in the history books as foolish men who sacrificed their principles, writes Sam Mkokeli

Columnists

THE INSIDER: The purple have spoken to calm violet debate

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It seems that purpleface-with-glitter is as offensive as blackface

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Three Ls to succeed in the market

Luck, loot and longevity. By far the most important is luck, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion & Analysis

BEE MATTERS: Adopting students one way in which to earn BEE points

MEMORIAL: Crosses planted on the koppie near the Nkaneng informal settlement in Marikana where 34 miners lost their lives at the hands of police during a protest in August 2012. Picture: THE TIMES

Re-alignment of business to broadly represent South Africa’s racial demographics has taken centre stage, writes Gideon Gerber

Opinion & Analysis

Tyres set circular economy rolling

An employee stands among tyres at a recycling factory in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. Recycling is not just about sustainability, it is about reassessing the way we do business. Picture: REUTERS

South Africa’s specific waste-management approach could successfully be used in other sectors, writes Hermann Erdmann

Opinion & Analysis

Time for the youth to plot their future

Last year’s student protests, such as this one at the University of Cape Town, show that SA’s millennials are dissatisfied with the state of education, an improvement of which is crucial for the country to get the economy back on an upward trajectory. Picture: THE TIMES

Failure of incumbents means a new, youthful party must form to take South Africa forward, writes Co-Pierre Georg

Columnists

The system works for those who can work it

If court action can achieve what political theatre cannot, the system does work, writes Steven Friedman

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Zuma must admit graft costs SA dearly

Jacob Zuma. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

President must spell out measures to tackle corruption — empty words must stop and politicians found colluding with businesses to rob state must be dealt with harshly

Columnists

Born-frees show time doesn’t heal all wounds

The past two decades have introduced an intergenerational complexity to how this nation moves past any defining moment, writes Zama Ndlovu

Opinion & Analysis

Uncritical business acts as a Band-Aid on ailing policies

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON

Lack of coherent business strategy or effective organisation to make strong case for how to achieve high and inclusive growth deprives SA, writes Ann Bernstein

Columnists

Elites abuse traditions to entrench power

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'Maiden bursary' should be challenged in court as the neotraditionalist hijacking it is, writes Nomalanga Mkhize

Columnists

Guptas are just tip of iceberg of political patronage

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Devil in a business suit usually colludes with Faustian elements in ANC, private sector and hidden policy communities, writes Aubrey Matshiqi

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Letters

LETTER: Preparations needed for Zika virus

Zika. Picture: REUTERS/JOSHUE DECAVELE

Trade with Brazil makes arrival of Zika-carrying subspecies — Aedes albopictus — more likely

LETTER: Many dams since ’94

LETTER: ANC prefers anarchy

LETTER: Post Office praise

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The Third Umpire

South African referee Craig Joubert, whose controversial decision to award a penalty to Australia in the dying seconds of their World Cup quarterfinal denied Scotland an historic win. Who would be a rugby referee these days?

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Secretary of Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana. Could the paranoid security crackdown he has initiated have anything to do with the fact that a “whistleblower” staff member accused him of abusing state resources? Surely not.

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When President Jacob Zuma says “it’s not a short journey to prosperity,” presumably he is excluding politicians who are fortunate enough to go from not having two cents to rub together to becoming millionaire property owners?

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