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Editorials

EDITORIAL: Finding other ways to mine

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3 day(s) ago

As the Amcu strike at the platinum mines approaches its 100th day, investor confidence in SA’s economy is hitting a post-apartheid low

Opinion & Analysis

Complacency allowed Nigeria to steal SA’s lead way too soon

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3 day(s) ago

Don’t simply accept the new reality that Nigeria’s economy is actually 60% larger than ours, writes Tim Harris

Sport

Struggle history a game plan for sports goals

Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula. Picture: THE TIMES
3 day(s) ago

We should be giving our top athletes everything they need to make us shine in the international sporting arena, writes Liz McGregor

Opinion & Analysis

Try to avoid looking ridiculous

LABEL BLUES: The Broken Piano for President book cover which resembles a Jack Daniel’s whiskey label. The distillery managed the intellectual property infringement sensibly.
3 day(s) ago

Firms must pick their trade mark battles carefully, writes Gaelyn Scott

Columnists

IN THE MARKETS: SA needs to make up for slow start to year

3 day(s) ago

The second half of the year looks likely to be better as global economic growth gains momentum, writes Ntsakisi Maswanganyi

Columnists

The 2014 election in 35 quotes

3 day(s) ago

Gareth van Onselen presents a series of quotes that speak to the overarching narrative that has defined the official election period

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Eskom no longer seen to do it all

Transport Minister Ben Martins. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
4 day(s) ago

A coherent approach to solving South Africa’s electricity problem seems as elusive as ever

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Zuma’s cabinets at risk of being coteries

One can learn a lot about a country by looking at who sits in the cabinet, writes Matt Andrews
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Only the really naive would argue that one supports a political party only if it has a spotless record, writes Z Pallo Jordan

Withholding votes will aid a bankrupt opposition

If SA isn’t building infrastructure it needs for growth, that’s certainly not for lack of plans, committees, structures and spreadsheets, writes ...

Zuma may be remembered for plans, but no action

Columnists

SABC shows ANC colours in run-up to elections

3 day(s) ago

One would expect a public broadcaster to bend over backwards to show its neutrality at a time such as this, writes Anton Harber

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Silver bullet or silver lining?

Statistician-general Pali Lehohla. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
3 day(s) ago

When statistician-general Pali Lehohla released figures on tourist arrivals and departures for the peak December period, he surely had his tongue firmly in his cheek

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Soccer business course offers coaches leg up

3 day(s) ago

Soccer managers with an eye on coaching Bafana Bafana may want to strengthen their credentials

Editorials

NEW YORK TIMES: System maps deforestation

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3 day(s) ago

Global forest-mapping system developed by scientists from University of Maryland, Google and US government can pinpoint where and at what rate deforestation is occurring

Florida's Timely Justice Act would require the state to execute a defendant within 180 days of a death warrant.  Picture: THINKSTOCK

The ANC has a tall story to tell on fighting corruption

It is the duty of every voter to decide whether it is wise to support a party that has a tall story to tell on its commitment to fighting corruption and no political will to do so, writes Paul Hoffman

Columnists

Spoilt votes are blunt instrument of democracy

4 day(s) ago

Spoilt votes are a valid democratic option that do not do enough to make voices heard but blunt instrument is better than none at all, writes Steven Friedman

Columnists

Africa beckons as Investec exits Australian scene

4 day(s) ago

Phakamisa Ndzamela: Investec has quit the banking scene in Australia. So what was a zebra doing in Australia in the first place?

Columnists

Publicising penalty options might restrain Russians

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4 day(s) ago

As the situation in eastern Ukraine gets ever more volatile, the West is still trying to figure out what to do, writes Gideon Rachman

Opinion & Analysis

China not the bad guy after all

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4 day(s) ago

Renminbi may be overvalued against the dollar, writes Ronald McKinnon

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: The Crypt and The Orbit

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4 day(s) ago

With April marking the first year of existence for The Crypt and the first month for Orbit, it is a good time to reflect on how both venues are faring, writes Gwen Ansell

Editorials

DAILY NATION: Dealing with climate change

4 day(s) ago

Few people can claim they have not noticed the phenomenon of climate change. Yet we have done little to mitigate some of these effects

Life

Eat water rather than fizzy words

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4 day(s) ago

A group of students from the UK have developed a spherical membrane that they propose could replace plastic water bottles, writes Penny Haw

Opinion & Analysis

Who can put the fractured federation together again?

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Can Cosatu be put together again? Cyril Ramaphosa must believe so, writes Carol Paton

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Kasrils’ hot head

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Only time will tell whether Ronnie Kasrils is still on the right side of history now that he has come out against President Jacob Zuma’s ANC

Opinion & Analysis

SME ministry will worsen red tape

WIDE OF MARK: ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has suggested a new department that focuses on the small business sector, which the Free Market Foundation argues will only add to bureaucracy.   Picture: THE TIMES
5 day(s) ago

African National Congress needs to change attitude towards business, writes Herman Mashaba

Cricket

Cricket SA must be patient as disaffected seek to undo ICC coup

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5 day(s) ago

Seven of the 10 Test-playing nations, the most senior of which is SA, have been bullied into a corner by India, aided and abetted by England and Australia, writes Neil Manthorp

Columnists

The poster boys of solar-geyser tenders

5 day(s) ago

Simon Lincoln Reader: Is this joint venture a worthy recipient of a tender worth nearly R500m?

Columnists

LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN: Fishing quotas cannot be used as welfare

5 day(s) ago

There is a real danger of long-term damage being done to the sustainability of the line-fish industry, writes Dave Marrs

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Minister’s clarion call for born-again road users

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
5 day(s) ago

Transport minister says road-safety campaign ‘resonates with the teachings bequeathed to us by our faith in Christ’

Columnists

ANC fights on against its worst enemy: business

Tony Leon promo
5 day(s) ago

The acquiescence of the National Planning Commission as its plan dies a slow death is strange, writes Tony Leon

Opinion & Analysis

Zuma’s cabinets at risk of being coteries

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 day(s) ago

One can learn a lot about a country by looking at who sits in the cabinet, writes Matt Andrews

Columnists

Withholding votes will aid a bankrupt opposition

Pallo Jordan promo
3 day(s) ago

Only the really naive would argue that one supports a political party only if it has a spotless record, writes Z Pallo Jordan

Columnists

Zuma may be remembered for plans, but no action

3 day(s) ago

If SA isn’t building infrastructure it needs for growth, that’s certainly not for lack of plans, committees, structures and spreadsheets, writes Hilary Joffe

Columnists

Neononsense from critics of liberalism nothing new

Leon Louw promo
4 day(s) ago

Leon Louw: Degree to which bastardisation of language serves ideological ends creates illusion of conspiracy against language and liberty

Columnists

Railways giving women a chance in business

Thami Mazwai promo
4 day(s) ago

Five years from today we will see more women participating in rail industry value chain on basis of their competence, writes Thami Mazwai

Editorials

EDITORIAL: SA’s slowing ‘democracy’

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4 day(s) ago

Yet another dispute that should be settled by a constitutionally created institution has ended up before the courts

Motoring

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: New C-Class is regulation-proof

BEYOND REQUIREMENTS: Mercedes’s safety and fuel standards do more than the Eurocrats insist on.
4 day(s) ago

Mercedes shows it is possible to stay ahead of government ministers and their predilection for creating laws, writes Alexander Parker

Gadgets & Gear

TECHNO FILE: Samsung’s Galaxy S5 deserves to get credit from iPhone snobs

Kevin O'Grady promo
4 day(s) ago

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is an excellent smartphone, packed with enough hi-tech wizardry to make one salivate, writes Kevin O’Grady

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Dlamini’s version of truth may not be crowd pleaser

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
4 day(s) ago

With Cosatu president right behind Zuma’s behind, he may one day implore people to pray for Zuma

Soccer

Mayambela’s transformation confounds sceptics in SA

Mninawa Ntloko promo
4 day(s) ago

Cynical snickers almost inevitable after it became public knowledge that SA football reject Mark Mayambela was desperately trying to facilitate a move to Sweden, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Columnists

The DA and Mbeki: you be the judge

5 day(s) ago

Gareth van Onselen: Has the DA fairly portrayed Mbeki and his legacy? Or has it disingenuously painted a one-sided picture of the man?

Columnists

SA needs to focus on purpose of its growth

5 day(s) ago

Rather than obsessing about being dethroned from first position in Africa, SA can reconsider the purpose of its growth, writes Zama Ndlovu

Editorials

EDITORIAL: SA set to miss out on global recovery

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
5 day(s) ago

When Pravin Gordhan says the Treasury has maintained its 2.7% growth forecast for this year, one should not necessarily assume his team still believes it

Columnists

Cutifani being diplomatic about Rustenburg mines

5 day(s) ago

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani is clutching at straws with his comments on operations in Rustenburg, writes Bronwyn Nortje

Opinion & Analysis

Managing finances well is key to Africa’s success

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5 day(s) ago

African governments need to make the region attractive to investors to shore up its growth path, writes Joe Cosma

Editorials

DAWN: Security guards’ plight dire

5 day(s) ago

A recent report gave insight into the back story of private security guards, whose dire work conditions have a bearing on their morale

Opinion & Analysis

New spectre in Ukraine: nuclear plants as targets

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5 day(s) ago

Twenty-eight years after its Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded, Ukraine confronts a nuclear spectre of a different kind, writes Bennett Ramberg

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Letters

LETTER: Food security used as a scare tactic

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

I find myself wondering if we will ever get to a point at which all the citizens equally share in the wealth of this country

LETTER: Omissions are telling

LETTER: Spend time on training

LETTER: Kasrils is dangerous

LETTER: On road to Zimbabwe

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April 17 2014

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The Third Umpire

Parliamentary secretary Michael Coetzee. The “I was just following orders” excuse is just not good enough. State officials have a duty to follow proper procurement procedures or accept being held to account.

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Pick n Pay CEO Richard Brasher, whose experience at the UK’s Tesco seems to be paying off in the form of improved profits. But is he overreaching by opening so many new stores when consumers are under pressure?

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Deputy Economic Development Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize. If you have to scrape the barrel to find reasons to justify your existence, it’s a pretty good sign that the portfolio is redundant and should be scrapped.

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