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EDITORIAL: A necessary conference

Finance Minister Pravin Gordha. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

An early elective conference should be implemented at once — SA needs to know who the ANC actually is

Columnists

LAW MATTERS: Judge Nkola Motata’s challenge a threat to accountability of judges

The judge’s ill-timed challenge threatens to stall processes at the JSC and Judicial Conduct Committee, writes Franny Rabkin

Opinion & Analysis

Sugary drink companies copy tobacco textbook

HIDDEN INGREDIENT: The proposed sugar tax at 2.29c per gram translates into a 20% tax on fizzy drinks and other added-sugar drinks, the industry argued this week. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

The sugary drinks industry seems to have adopted the same callous playbook as the tobacco industry, writes Neva Makgetla

Columnists

Animals teach investing lessons

Know before entering a trade how you will minimise losses and lock in profits, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion & Analysis

Sadc is failing to protect human rights

Southern African Development Community (Sadc) chairman Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, left, shares a lighter moment with President Jacob Zuma as the Sadc troika prepares to meet on Monday.  Picture: GCIS

Progress in realising human rights principles and objectives has been painstakingly slow, writes Alfredo Tjiurimo Hengari

Opinion & Analysis

SA now further away from accountability

Former South African president F. W. de Klerk handing overs the National Party's submission to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission during the party's submission before the TRC in Cape Town on August 1996. Picture: AFP/ANNA ZIEMINSKI

Secrecy reared its head with truth commission’s muzzling, writes Pippa Green

Opinion & Analysis

Kenya makes great strides in hosting Japan-Africa summit

The Nairobi skyline. Picture: THINKSTOCK

Relationship between Kenya and Japan should be further developed to include Japanese support in skills upgrading and workplace learning, writes Dennis Awori

President Jacob Zuma and the Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan supported by their teams spent four hours on Thursday, discussing the economy and how to take forward the programme of reigniting growth following the recent announcements by credit rating agencies. Picture: ELMOND JIYANE/GCIS

Stalemate over Gordhan suits Zuma’s long-term strategy

The slow ratcheting up of pressure on Gordhan is an attempt to set a ‘zugzwang’ trap, writes Ivor Sarakinsky

Great players often become great players because they make their own rules rather than try to perfect the rules and techniques passed on to them, ...

Players of genius such as AB slice through tired adages to define own rules

But the end of the long-running David and Goliath battle suggests the steel giant and the state may have found a way to forge a symbiotic future, ...

ArcelorMittal settlement is new and tricky territory for competition authorities

Opinion & Analysis

Sadc is failing to protect human rights

Southern African Development Community (Sadc) chairman Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, left, shares a lighter moment with President Jacob Zuma as the Sadc troika prepares to meet on Monday.  Picture: GCIS

Progress in realising human rights principles and objectives has been painstakingly slow, writes Alfredo Tjiurimo Hengari

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Mashaba must aim high to beat competition

Herman Mashaba. Picture: SUPPLIED

It seems the new Johannesburg mayor has a mountain to climb to hold the nation’s attention

Opinion & Analysis

SA now further away from accountability

Former South African president F. W. de Klerk handing overs the National Party's submission to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission during the party's submission before the TRC in Cape Town on August 1996. Picture: AFP/ANNA ZIEMINSKI

Secrecy reared its head with truth commission’s muzzling, writes Pippa Green

Columnists

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Green warrior gets smarter and more practical

Toyota is staying well ahead of the game while competition rises, writes Alexander Parker

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Why you should invest in horses rather than Zebras

Horses are obvious and reliable, while Zebras' promises are too good to be true — such as collateralised debt obligations, writes Michel Pireu

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gives a speech in Wilmington, the US, on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/ERIC THAYER

Collective leadership is the only way out of this mess

Relying on leaders to ‘do the job’ is a convenient escape route from our own responsibility, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

Opinion & Analysis

We are not powerless against Jacob Zuma’s avarice

Jacob Zuma. Picture: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

But simply removing the leader will not change the politics of patronage in the ANC, Prof Raymond Suttner tells Charles Leonard

Columnists

Steel giant ArcelorMittal agrees to co-operate with state

ArcelorMittal SA and the government may have finally found the path to a symbiotic future, writes Trudi Makhaya

Opinion & Analysis

Stalemate over Gordhan suits Zuma’s long-term strategy

President Jacob Zuma and the Minister of Finance, Mr Pravin Gordhan supported by their teams spent four hours on Thursday, discussing the economy and how to take forward the programme of reigniting growth following the recent announcements by credit rating agencies. Picture: ELMOND JIYANE/GCIS

The slow ratcheting up of pressure on Gordhan is an attempt to set a ‘zugzwang’ trap, writes Ivor Sarakinsky

Columnists

Players of genius such as AB slice through tired adages to define own rules

Great players often become great players because they make their own rules rather than try to perfect the rules and techniques passed on to them, writes Neil Manthorp

Opinion & Analysis

UK still has a strong hand so EU must handle Brexit deftly

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The UK could become more interesting for foreign partners, while the EU becomes less interesting, write Peter Draper and Andreas Freytag

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Col Sanders’s relative lets chicken out of bag

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Reporter may be in the running for a Pullet Surprise after discovering the secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices

Opinion & Analysis

Why do heads not roll in SA’s many collusion cases?

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New standards being introduced for accountants and auditors could ultimately improve the reporting of ethical breaches, Servaas Kranhold writes

Opinion & Analysis

SA in perilous stalemate period and cannot afford the patronage machine

President Jacob Zuma waits in line to cast his vote at Ntolwane Primary School in Nkandla, KwaZulu Natal on Wednesday. Picture: SUPPLIED

SA’s great task now is to convert the poor to middle class — not to set the two groups against each other, writes Shawn Hagedorn

Columnists

EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: Dipuo Peters OK to sweep Prasa mess under the rug

Corruption Watch weighs in on the designate Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and a gender breakdown of Olympic medals won in Rio

Opinion & Analysis

Fix your skin, black woman. Then you can belong

Sorisha Naidoo, left to right, in 2016 and 2001. Naidoo is a skin-lightening cream businesswoman. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

There’s a multimillion-rand industry whose entire raison d’être is hinged on discolouring black women, writes Xolisa Phillip

Columnists

No quick fix or magic wand to address our rugby’s slide

The coach counts: ’inoffensive’ Allister Coetzee has lead to the Bok’s very offensive rugby in 2016, writes Mark Keohane

Columnists

EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: Is Eskom in breach of government policy?

Cape Town International’s runway project on track, Gidani resumes its fight and woman sends media more flattering photos to accompany jail break story

Opinion & Analysis

There are too many people with Daryll Cullinan attitudes running cricket

LEGACIES: Daryll Cullinan says the success of today’s Proteas was built on the backs of their predecessors, all of whom should be acknowledged, politics aside . Picture: KATHERINE MUICK

Recent coaching appointments seem to reflect the former Proteas player’s view that cricket just isn’t a black man’s game in SA, writes Sibusiso Mjikeliso

Columnists

Investors in Nigeria must learn how to navigate the potholes

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Lagos’s new mall is a hit with local shoppers — but the developers needed grit to complete the project, writes Dianna Games

Opinion & Analysis

African samurai Yasuke caused a stampede

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, greets the chairperson of the AU Idriss Deby at the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS

The 16-century African samurai from northern Mozambique was held in awe for his height and dark skin in Japan, writes Rob Attwell

Opinion & Analysis

Most sectors far exceed bottom dollar

Who benefits? The minimum wage is likely to apply to few workers, writes Mike SchüSsler

Opinion & Analysis

Trump absurdities reason for Clinton vices to be overlooked

A protester holds an anti-Clinton poster in Reno, Nevada, the US. Picture: BLOOMBERG/PATRICK FALLON

The Donald’s antics obscure legitimate criticisms of Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton, writes David Reiersgord

Columnists

WEALTH WATCH: Robotic advice crosses a new frontier

In modern capitalist countries, amassed economic power defines the royalty of the day, says the writer.  Picture: THINKSTOCK

Robo-advisers will probably play a more useful role complementing advisers rather than competing with them, writes Stephen Cranston

Opinion & Analysis

Seriti review can nail the arms vendors

An investigation by a commission, chaired by Judge Willie Seriti, found no evidence of fraud, corruption or bribery in the R46.7bn procurement package. Picture: PEGGY NKOMO

Arms deal review provides an opportunity to look at the role of European firms in a deal that has damaged our democracy, writes Michael Marchant

Columnists

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Freer Treasury access could help Zuma in legal dodge

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Wily Jacob Zuma is not powerless to call the Hawks off Pravin Gordhan’s back, writes Peter Bruce

Columnists

STRAIGHT TALK: People rival inflation targeting

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SA needs structural economic reforms — changes in government policy or legislation that will encourage investment, writes Mark Barnes

Opinion & Analysis

ON THE WATER: Media boss gives us a new low in journalism

Independent News Media boss Iqbal Survé’s unit is not the first or last to suffer dumbed-down editorial direction, writes Neels Blom

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: Hawks’ fishing spree cost us R1bn

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Taxpayers foot the bill as the Hawks-Gordhan debacle frightens investors, writes Stuart Theobald

Columnists

ON WORK: Ability to switch off is a sign of good time management

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A proper holiday includes disconnecting yourself completely from technology, writes Lucy Kellaway

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Letters

LETTER: Power over principles

Sipho Pityana. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA

The only way to reform the ANC is the wholesale destruction of its patronage network, and the only way to achieve that is to remove the ANC from office

LETTER: Legal heads required

LETTER: Strategic fightback

LETTER: Sugar tax attempt to dodge bullet

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The Third Umpire

There’s nothing like a thrashing at the polls to concentrate minds. It is dawning on the ANC that Western Cape leader Marius Fransman has become a liability to the party, just like his pal Jacob Zuma.

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NUM general secretary David Sipunzi, for trying to justify defying an interdict against a nationwide strike by Eskom workers. If the union believes this is not an essential service, it should challenge the notion directly.

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Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. In the context of the Westinghouse legal action, the “precautionary suspension” of Koeberg executives for the unauthorised distribution of information looks disturbingly like a witch-hunt.

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