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Opinion & Analysis

Power-drunk leaders block Africa’s dawn

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni —  with Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe — is again running for president. Picture: REUTERS/EMMANUEL HERMAN

Leaders who personalise power often have human rights abuse records and rule repressive regimes, write Mike Cohen and David Malingha Doya

Columnists

AU summit of ghosts, guns and Mugabe’s angels

African Union summit of lame ducks continues ineffectual sniping and griping, writes Adekeye Adebajo

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Smidgen of bile from a struggle stalwart

Condemnation of state theft, cronyism and corruption crippling SA’s economy and destabilising society nothing to do with race, writes Neels Blom

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: New Fica iteration to compound rather than cure banks’ headache

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Changes afoot to legislation could significantly increase load for prominent individuals, writes Stuart Theobald

Columnists

ON WORK: Liberating gloves-off retort to advertiser’s threat after column

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Whiff of whiplash-smart Whitman behind marketing and communications at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, writes Lucy Kellaway

Columnists

A century on, Fort Hare must keep on liberating young minds

As in numerous other cases globally, the power of partnership was demonstrated in politics by Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela who formed the first black law firm in SA. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela and ZK Matthews on honour roll a powerful reminder of spectacular failure of apartheid project, writes Onkgopotse JJ Tabane

Opinion & Analysis

Nuclear energy just not natural for SA

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Facts speak for themselves: we need electricity now; nuclear energy can’t provide this, but renewable energy can — at far less cost, writes Geoff Davies

Columnists

UNEMBARGOED: Zuma must set the frame for Gordhan's budget

Key question is whether Jacob Zuma will be honest in his appraisal of South Africa’s economy and finances, writes Songezo Zibi

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EDITORIAL: Much rests on Zuma’s speech

Recognition is needed of the crisis South Africa is in as environment becomes ripe for dangerous populism that could further divide society
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Even stock markets are experiencing year-on-year negative returns. Unheard of, it won’t last! But it could, writes Mark Barnes

STRAIGHT TALK: Ever had that deflated feeling?

Jacob Zuma heads long list of party members in office under nefarious cloud of crime and corruption, writes Gareth van Onselen

Fifteen misconduct cases damaging ANC’s brand

Opinion & Analysis

Three mining changes that could net major investment

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With $1.7-trillion floating around the world seeking the best returns, SA could capitalise significantly, writes Ross Harvey

Opinion & Analysis

Pros and cons of the new tax law on pension payouts

New tax law governing pension fund payouts is well intended but could infringe on the ability of retirees to participate meaningfully in economy, writes Bridgette Mokoetle

Opinion & Analysis

One man’s hero is another’s villain

Afrikaners revere Paul Kruger as a rebel against imperialism, but for black people he is a symbol of the land grabs of the 19th century. Picture: THE TIMES

During four years as president Paul Kruger enjoyed global acclaim as a figurehead of resistance against British empire, aided by black leaders in 19th-century subjugation of fellow blacks, writes Hans Pienaar

Opinion & Analysis

Education and business must work together

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Equal access to education key to ending youth unemployment, writes Wendy Spalding

Opinion & Analysis

New approach needed to outfox costly predators

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SA urgently needs a formal, state-driven system to manage predation and employ best practices, writes Heather Dugmore

Opinion & Analysis

Pros and cons of the new tax law on pension payouts

New tax law governing pension fund payouts is well intended but could infringe on the ability of retirees to participate meaningfully in economy, writes Bridgette Mokoetle

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Shaming of poor South Africans does all citizens a disservice

Herman Mashaba, like all who have contempt for the poor, believes poor people do not know how to handle finances — but this is untrue, writes Thabiso Bhengu

Columnists

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Jacob Zuma’s last shot at redemption

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President must harness capacity and know-how of business sector to turn around South Africa’s dire fortunes, writes Peter Bruce

Columnists

HALF ART: The artist’s clear vision echoes a tyrant’s mania

Artist William Kentridge warns against certainty: that way lies obsession and monomania, writes Chris Thurman

Opinion & Analysis

Pros and cons of the new tax law on pension payouts

New tax law governing pension fund payouts is well intended but could infringe on the ability of retirees to participate meaningfully in economy, writes Bridgette Mokoetle

Columnists

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Cape terroirists make a killing with solo sites

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Rarity is clearly a relative concept, but then so is ‘uniqueness of site’, writes Michael Fridjhon

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Mining communities out in the cold over compensation

A man rides his bicycle past the Lonmin mine outside Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg. Picture: REUTERS

Initial promises can be downgraded with minister's permission — and with no notice to the community, writes Brendan Boyle

Opinion & Analysis

Trade needs more talk, fewer factions

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Agoa offers a look at governance flaws and friction within South Africa’s broader trade policy, writes Catherine Grant Makokera

Columnists

Sexual policing violates girls’ right to privacy

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‘Maiden bursaries’ scandal an example of institutionalised patriarchy and sexism in SA writ large, writes Lindiwe Mazibuko

Columnists

STREET DOGS: The spite of resistentialism

Sometimes our devices are actively working against us, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

THE INSIDER: When in Paris … Vive la différence

French people walk over a portrait of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a protest against his visit in central Paris in January. Picture: REUTERS/JACKY NAEGELEN

Newly assertive France all over Europeans’ Brexit counter-demands, including that cardigans be worn like scarves in the UK and there should be way more shrugging and hand gestures

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Growth of 7% may be a pipe dream

A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo in October 2012. Picture: REUTERS

World Bank shows National Development Plan’s economic growth targets are unrealistic

Opinion & Analysis

Insurers need more data to combat overregulation

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There is no empirical evidence to support malpractice allegations that seem to demand all this costly bureaucratic intervention, writes Gerrit J Sandrock

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Much rests on Zuma’s speech

Jacob Zuma. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JOHN MACDOUGALL

Recognition is needed of the crisis South Africa is in as environment becomes ripe for dangerous populism that could further divide society

Columnists

Fifteen misconduct cases damaging ANC’s brand

Jacob Zuma heads long list of party members in office under nefarious cloud of crime and corruption, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

STRAIGHT TALK: Ever had that deflated feeling?

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Even stock markets are experiencing year-on-year negative returns. Unheard of, it won’t last! But it could, writes Mark Barnes

Opinion & Analysis

Will this be a bleak midwinter poll?

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Weather is just one variable — disenchanted voters not bothering to vote should be keeping politicians awake at night, write Karen Heese and Kevin Allan

Columnists

President who wields power from the periphery

Whatever Jacob Zuma’s fate, the battle lines he has drawn will not go away, writes Jonny Steinberg

Columnists

The damage is done, but does Zuma even know it?

Natasha Marrian: Election knock may be final straw for party that has placed itself firmly in ashes of Jacob Zuma blaze

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Necsa must clean up its act

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Nuclear Energy Corporation of SA currently not fit to lead R1-trillion or more investment in new nuclear power stations

Columnists

How immaturity and authoritarianism drive political leaks

Political parties’ internal culture, and the media, have damaged open and honest disagreement, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

Next steps must be bold and far-reaching

Mr President, avoid selling vacuous dreams, give an honest account of the economy, and demonstrate commitment to act decisively, writes Mzukisi Qobo

Columnists

Don’t be fooled by the fools who use ‘ebidta’

Hilarious as ebidta may be when it appears in a clueless middle-manager’s presentation, it should ring alarm bells when found in a CEO’s commentary on financial results, writes Robert Laing

Motoring

EDITOR’S NOTE: Buckle up — it looks like there is trouble ahead

2016 is set to be a challenging year for consumers and the automotive industry writes Mark Smyth

Opinion & Analysis

ANC claims do not gel with policies

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Land reform might be central to government’s ideological objectives, but it cannot serve as centrepiece of serious economic reform policy, writes Frans Cronje

Opinion & Analysis

How Nkandla has ravaged ANC

It’s time for the party to do some serious soul searching, writes Songezo Zibi

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Letters

LETTER: Degrees of confusion

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Degrees such as law are still needed, and we certainly need to groom future lawyers

LETTER: Agoa deal is a vital gift

LETTER: Charge the president

LETTER: Burma’s new democracy a farce

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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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