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Editorials

EDITORIAL: Wage hike of 10% could be a tipping point

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Public servants clamour for more amid weak economic growth prospects, high levels of public debt and urgent developmental needs

Opinion & Analysis

‘Rebels’ not without a cause

The fall of the Cecil John Rhodes statue at UCT was a step in the right direction, but transformation at South African universities — especially the lack of black, African staff and lack of African scholarship — still has a long way to go. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Transformation at universities still in the slow lane. We are pushing for a curriculum and institutional change that speaks to our history and our realities as Africans, writes Thoko Jean Chilenga

Columnists

Vavi factor gives pause to bold but impatient Numsa

Numsa is biding its time and patiently waiting to bypass another pothole: Zwelinzima Vavi, writes Natasha Marrian

Opinion & Analysis

State fails in obligations to refugees

Zimbabweans stand in queues at a Department of Home Affairs office in Johannesburg. Refugees are again under strain after the attacks in 2008. 
This is not because of large numbers streaming into SA but rather due to the department’s lack of clear vision over its refugee and immigration policy. File picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Since 2010, half of SA’s refugee reception offices have been closed, leaving the southern two-thirds of the country with no services for new asylum seekers, writes David Cote

Travel & Food

WINE: Bordeaux fails to weather price climate as sunnier SA wines do

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Michael Fridjhon: Since 2011-2013 didn’t sell, why would anyone want to buy the 2014s?

Columnists

STREET DOGS: It’s never too late

The power of self-perception and self-talk and its affect on one’s life cannot be understated, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion & Analysis

Councils should welcome Treasury support

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Treasury has the ability to use the tools at their disposal as it pertains to all the organs of state, writes Patrick Sokhela

Columnists

THINK END OF THE WEDGE: Best to keep Brian Molefe off his Harley

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Peter Bruce: In the face of xenophobic violence and the poverty that fires it, what economic lessons will President Jacob Zuma have learned?

Opinion & Analysis

For Africa to thrive, total investment in its people is critical

Africa’s economic development will increasingly depend on how well it is able to exploit its greatest natural asset — its people, writes Elsie Kanza

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Global support for Asian bank may hand SA benefits

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank becoming a significant global economic governance episode that is relevant to SA, writes Daniel Bradlow
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The trouble is not so much what King Goodwill Zwelithini says as what he represents, writes Anthony Butler

Criticism of Zulu king mostly unjustified

Gareth van Onselen: Volte-face on ‘political undertaker’ Nosimo Balindlela highlights expedience of DA Eastern Cape leader Athol Trollip

Athol Trollip’s politics of convenience

Editorials

EDITORIAL: High price of learning

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The latest inflation figures reflect intriguing shifts in the education system, especially schools

Opinion & Analysis

‘Afrophobia’ rooted in fear of one’s own failings, not fear of the other

Xenophobia poster. Picture: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

What one has to come to terms with is not always the threatening neighbour, but the dynamics of your own psyche, writes Hans Pienaar

Columnists

Zwelithini could teach Miliband a trick or two

Simon Lincoln Reader advises Labour supporters who acknowledge the party’s folly, yet still wish to support Miliband, to ‘do a Zwelithini’

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Lucky-dip thingamies at the traffic lights

Picture: ANTONIO MUCHAVE

Buying from vendors at traffic-engorged intersections can deliver more than expected

Opinion & Analysis

Councils can be encouraged to embrace diversity

Pakistani nationals stand in their Dobsonville shop looted by residents who were angered by constant blackouts. The government can quell xenophobic violence by restructuring incentives for migrants, the writer says. File picture: SOWETAN

Shifting the governance of xenophobia beyond hand wringing and empty appeals, writes Loren B Landau

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Rivalry good for consumers

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Pick n Pay’s results show the start of a turnaround, as well as the importance of competition in the marketplace

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Comair goes to war against state-owned airline bail-outs

The use of state financial assistance to drive private airlines out of business is not an acceptable objective, writes Terry Markman

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Risks to internal army deployment

Bongiwe Zulu. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Calling in the army sends a strong message — but also flags government’s loss of faith in the police

Opinion & Analysis

The next revolution will be re-tweeted

Thousands of people attended a peace march in Durban last week but many, many more just tweeted against xenophobia. Picture: SOWETAN

Social media and technology create isolation while we pay lip service to solidarity, writes Songezo Zibi

Columnists

STREET DOGS: The emotional Mr Market

The intelligent investor is not influenced by price action but takes advantage of the market’s swings

Columnists

LETTER FROM WASHINGTON: For China, the prize in Africa is its markets

‘The Chinese are strikingly neocolonial about wanting to command the economic heights’ in African countries, writes Simon Barber

Columnists

Sea Hawks show Boland Rugby Union where true nation-building begins

As in Kassiesbaai, rugby plays a useful role in strengthening social cohesion, providing boys with good role models and keeping them off the streets, writes Liz McGregor

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Anyway you spell it, this word spells trouble

Xenophobia poster. Picture: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Phonetic spelling helps lighten things up in newsrooms, where there is little else to laugh about these days

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Courts remedy for badly written laws

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The question is not whether SA’s law-making is up to scratch, but why it is so poor, and what can be done to change that

Opinion & Analysis

Global support for Asian bank may hand SA benefits

Chinese 100-yuan notes. Picture: REUTERS

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank becoming a significant global economic governance episode that is relevant to SA, writes Daniel Bradlow

Columnists

Criticism of Zulu king mostly unjustified

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The trouble is not so much what King Goodwill Zwelithini says as what he represents, writes Anthony Butler

Columnists

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Athol Trollip’s politics of convenience

Volte-face on ‘political undertaker’ Nosimo Balindlela highlights expedience of Democratic Alliance Eastern Cape leader Athol Trollip, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

Little help from government as steel industry slides

Fall of SA's second-largest steel maker shows incoherent government policies as much as the plight of the global steel industry, writes Hilary Joffe

Columnists

Helping those on the periphery

Bronwyn Nortje: It has been easy for Britain to apportion blame for influx of foreign nationals but few have offered realistic solutions

Opinion & Analysis

Violence demands World Cup-style ingenuity

King Goodwill Zwelithini. Picture: REUTERS

For the short duration of the World Cup, SA put in place more than 50 special criminal courts, writes Ross Garland

Opinion & Analysis

Employers must act in fight against HIV/AIDS

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Companies have duty to protect their workers from infection, it is not an option to simply leave risk of HIV to chance, writes Gavin Walton

Opinion & Analysis

Copy the UK’s fight against fat — it works

The level of obesity in SA puts it in the 20 fattest countries in the world. A UK programme that has made substantial gains in the fight against obesity is one SA should adapt. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Costs of excessive and inappropriate eating, alcohol consumption, lack of exercise, and related physical and mental illness are enormous, writes Fred Turok

Columnists

Publish and be damned in name of patriotism

Pictures of Emmanuel Sithole’s murder reflect those of the township uprising of the 1980s and the terrible images of the Vietnam War that forced humanity to confront a tough reality, writes Anton Harber

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The Third Umpire

Former police commissioner Bheki Cele. He may be right that the police are “bleeding” under the command of his successor, Riah Phiyega, but has he forgotten how many of those wounds were inflicted on his watch?

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Eskom acting CEO Brian Molefe may not have any experience in the power generation sector, but he is an innovative manager. With a bit of luck, some of his ideas aimed at ending load shedding may just work.

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Former Tesco CEO Philip Clarke. The UK supermarket group’s announcement of a R115bn loss, one of the biggest in British corporate history, points to why he was so unceremoniously given the boot in September

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