• Wednesday, September 17 2014

Opinion & Analysis

Black youth dynamics not clearly understood

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9 hour(s) ago

Xhanti Payi: We have to do more to change the dynamics and environment we depend on to produce black skilled young people. Transformation in corporate SA is critical

Columnists

How the ANC damages its own idea of patriotism

8 hour(s) ago

The ruling party has created a multitude of negative symbols that unite South Africans against it, writes Gareth van Onselen

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Skills crisis needs more than money

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9 hour(s) ago

Political will and a change of mind-set at the top are required to properly address the skills crisis in South Africa

Opinion & Analysis

Illegal mine workers reveal flaw in the labour model

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9 hour(s) ago

If pay went up and down with the gold price, the gold mining industry would surely be willing to bear the risks of hiring more workers, writes Brian Kantor

Opinion & Analysis

Youth league still just a vehicle to high office

ANC Youth League national co-ordinator Mzwandile Masina. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
9 hour(s) ago

Recent promotion of the league’s interim chairman, Mzwandile Masina, to deputy minister — after just more than a year in the chairman’s seat — provides some perspective, writes Setumo Stone

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Tshidi is holed up at the Financial Services Board

NOT OUR FAULT: Dube Tshidi, head of the Financial Services Board. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
9 hour(s) ago

Chairwoman of Parliament’s trade and industry portfolio committee, Joan Fubbs calls out ‘recalcitrant’ members of the former board of the National Credit Regulator

Columnists

Preference for insult over argument will damage SA’s democracy

9 hour(s) ago

Politicians and activists are not representing us better when they smear and slur instead of speaking and arguing, writes Steven Friedman

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Black youth dynamics not clearly understood

Xhanti Payi: We have to do more to change the dynamics and environment we depend on to produce black skilled young people. Transformation in corporate SA is critical

AngloGold has for a decade or more been using cash from its operations in SA to fund its international expansion, writes Hilary Joffe

Markets, not regulators, sank AngloGold deal

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Even some usually sober ‘legal experts’, who should be explaining the judicial process, have been sucked in, writes Leon Louw

Ignorance fuels feeding frenzy over Pistorius

Other Sport

Even a child can see what’s wrong with boxing in SA

Mninawa Ntloko promo
8 hour(s) ago

Things have plumbed such embarrassing depths that fans don’t bother to show up even when entry is free, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Next time, consult better

Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba addresses a media briefing after delivering his budget speech on Tuesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 hour(s) ago

Partnership between the government and business should be an ongoing effort to work together to build efficiency and effectiveness in our bureaucracy

Opinion & Analysis

Bucket challenge is charity genius

McLaren Mercedes team members dump buckets of ice water onto Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain as he takes part in the
9 hour(s) ago

Who is to say which worthy cause is most deserving, asks Tim Harford

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: Spring bounty for jazz lovers

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9 hour(s) ago

There is a feast of live jazz for music lovers in the month of September, writes Gwen Ansell

Motoring

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: BMW’s dark horse

SWOOPY: The BMW X4 rides lower than its  more sedate sibling, which is useful when cornering.  Picture: QUICKPIC
9 hour(s) ago

The X4 proves to be more than a sexed-up version of the X3, with a tighter drive and barely compromised space, writes Alexander Parker

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

EDITORIAL: Open season on Madonsela

As brave and principled as Thuli Madonsela may be, she is but one woman, and the pressure is clearly starting to tell at a personal level

Columnists

Markets, not regulators, sank AngloGold foreign deal

9 hour(s) ago

AngloGold has for a decade or more been using cash from its operations in SA to fund its international expansion, writes Hilary Joffe

Columnists

Ignorance fuels feeding frenzy over Pistorius

Leon Louw promo
9 hour(s) ago

Even some usually sober ‘legal experts’, who should be explaining the judicial process, have been sucked in, writes Leon Louw

Opinion & Analysis

Bric concept is bad tool for making investment calls

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1 day(s) ago

For emerging market investors, the bloc approach is far more useful than the Bric approach, which is an exercise in size-ism, writes Michael Power

Cricket

CSA won’t say it, but lady luck was shining on their finances

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1 day(s) ago

There’s something just a little too rose-tinted about the presentation of Cricket SA’s year-end financials, writes Neil Manthorp

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Open season on Madonsela

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

As brave and principled as Thuli Madonsela may be, she is but one woman, and the pressure is clearly starting to tell at a personal level

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Peters’s predecessors’ deep, dark pasts …

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

How can the security of Dipuo Peters’s predecessors be compromised in the present by something they did in the past?

Columnists

Masipa’s Pistorius ruling puts judicial error in the spotlight

Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers her judgment in the trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.   Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Too many wrongful acquittals suggest a system in crisis but so would too few, writes Trudi Makhaya

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Open season on Madonsela

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

As brave and principled as Thuli Madonsela may be, she is but one woman, and the pressure is clearly starting to tell at a personal level

Columnists

LETTER FROM LONDON: UK interrupted has implications for SA

1 day(s) ago

South Africa, which is trying to re-energise its relationship with the UK, can ill afford to lose sight of the implications of a country interrupted, writes Marvin Meintjies

Columnists

Poor Charlie’s good advice

1 day(s) ago

Michel Pireu: The wise ones bet heavily when they have the odds. And the rest of the time, they don’t. It’s just that simple

Opinion & Analysis

Time for ANC to break free from thrall of Zuma intrigues

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

Paul Hoffman: Those in the ANC’s national executive committee should be asking if it is in the interest of the party to allow ‘compromised’ Zuma to continue at the helm of the nation

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: No divorcing politics from mining giants’ plans to separate assets

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2 day(s) ago

Some investors don’t believe ANC wants a thriving mining sector that will attract international capital, writes Stuart Theobald

Telecoms & Technology

We must go digital to realise economic potential

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1 day(s) ago

Digitisation of the country will lay the groundwork for what is the next phase of the internet — the ‘Internet of Everything’, writes John Chambers

African Perspectives

Screws tighten on taxing expats in African countries

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2 day(s) ago

Days of staff being paid offshore to avoid in-country tax, social security responsibilities are fast drawing to an end, write Jeff Blackbeard and Davis White

Opinion & Analysis

Is biometric voter registration a necessity in the 21st century?

A voter’s finger is inked during a referendum in Zimbabwe earlier this year.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Most manual methods cannot detect multiple registrations, so unscrupulous individuals can register, vote more than once, writes Mohammad Shahnewaz

Editorials

EDITORIAL: SA’s fixation with nuclear is unwise

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1 day(s) ago

For SA Inc one question is how to reconcile our expensive tastes in new build with our industrial policy and beneficiation aspirations

Opinion & Analysis

The question is whether Venezuela should default

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

The moral calculus becomes a bit more intricate when you cannot make good on all of your commitments and have to decide which to honour and which to avoid, write Ricardo Hausmann and Miguel Angel Santos

Columnists

Boko Haram lurks as Nigeria prepares to go to elections

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2 day(s) ago

Emboldened by its growing international profile, Boko Haram has increased the scale of its operations, writes Dianna Games

Columnists

Fortress finance pulls up the virtual drawbridge

SETTING RECORDS: JPMorgan boss Jamie Dimon has overhauled risk controls. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Western governments need to keep up pressure on financial companies to improve cyber defence plans, provide tangible assistance, writes Gillian Tett

Arts & Entertainment

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: CSNY 1974

2 day(s) ago

Hearing Only Love Can Break Your Heart as a full-throated four piece affair is worth quite a lot of the asking price, writes Richard Haslop

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Job creation is an industry of its own

Workers in a clothing factory in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

Job creation has become an industry, the product of which is the taxpayer-funded jobs needed to consume the productive output of job-creation officers, writes Neels Blom

Columnists

The DA’s minister of hiding in the shadows

2 day(s) ago

No matter the issue, Dion George seems incapable of interpreting or identifying the key structural problems of to the economy, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

STRAIGHT TALK: All eyes on Scotland the brave

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2 day(s) ago

Come September 18, the Scots and the English will decide whether or not it’s been long enough, writes Mark Barnes

Columnists

THE LAST WORD: Aliens, the CIA and Kebby's tinfoil hat

2 day(s) ago

Rob Rose: What psychological break causes someone to witness an event and immediately ascribe it to ‘American spooks’?

Columnists

Skip the zoo, live it up in London and New York

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2 day(s) ago

London and New York are more than influential — as cultural centres they have no competitors, writes Michael Skapinker

Opinion & Analysis

Investors can’t ignore ‘non-financial’ issues

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2 day(s) ago

Pension fund trustees must ensure the mandates they give to investment managers include responsible investment, writes David Couldridge

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Letters

LETTER: Government lost the plot on skills

Statistician-general Pali Lehohla. Picture: GCIS

With billions of rand being thrown into the education system over the past 10 to 15 years, it’s rather frustrating to note that it has not had the desired outcome

LETTER: Produce the evidence

LETTER: Deep thought

LETTER: Foolish rantings

LETTER: Masipa earned respect

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The Third Umpire

Former Lonmin human resources head Barnard Mokwena, who has been forced to concede at the Marikana inquiry that he was wrong to tell police that upstart union Amcu called the 2012 wildcat strike.

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AngloGold Ashanti CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, who has scrapped a planned $2.1bn rights issue and asset split in the face of strident shareholder opposition. Whether they’re right or wrong, they do pay his salary.

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Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, for making headlines by urging ANC members to defend President Jacob Zuma to the bitter end, so to speak, rather than for her achievements in this vital portfolio.

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