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EDITORIAL: Do the right thing, Mr Zuma

Jacob Zuma. Picture: KOPANO TLAPE

It would be a grave error for President Jacob Zuma to underestimate how important handling the Marikana matter correctly could be to the country’s future

Columnists

If cruelty excites you, consider a council job

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Ground-breaking case may stop councils looting and sweeping enterprising people off the streets, writes Leon Louw

Opinion & Analysis

The cure is worse than the disease

Lord Norman Lamont, a former chancellor of the exchequer, has remarked that the UK economy’s recovery supported Greece’s position. File picture: BLOOMBERG

Eurozone’s austerity plan is no remedy for Greece, writes Yanis Varoufakis

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Death is relative when facts are uncertain

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The only thing established beyond doubt is that a young woman was murdered and therefore no longer with her family

Opinion & Analysis

Consumers don’t give a flying canary about legacy

 BMW’s branding message — with the tagline ‘sheer driving pleasure’ — focuses on the consumer’s experience, rather than the company’s illustrious history. Picture: REUTERS

Once you become conscious of the difference between legacy and innovation, you’ll start seeing it everywhere, writes Douglas Kruger

Opinion & Analysis

Burundi crisis a key issue for AU summit

A boy gestures with stones during a protest against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term, in Bujumbura, Burundi, on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS/GORAN TOMASEVIC

African Union must address the root cause of the problem: the attempts by sitting heads of states to extend their stay in power, writes Tjiurimo Hengari

Columnists

It surely cannot get any worse than Botswana beating Bafana … in SA nogal!

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Mninawa Ntloko: Does it make sense to leave the country when preparing for an event that is actually in SA?

Columnists

WEASEL WORD WATCH: Debate

A popular concept in SA’s democratic lexicon, the word ‘debate’ is abused and misunderstood, writes Gareth van Onselen

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‘Wellbeing economy’ is key to Africa’s growth and progress

Despite the Africa Rising mantra, our development trajectory is unsustainable, unequal and inefficient, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

We don’t need another panic about the rand depreciating because someone is manipulating it, writes Hilary Joffe

We don’t need another populist panic about the rand

Steven Friedman: Africa Day ceremonies and a show of enthusiasm for Africanness sound odd in a country obsessed with chasing away fellow Africans

Government loves Africa — it is Africans it dislikes

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Heavy force under guise of security

Defence force members keep watch during a crime-prevention exercise in Mayfair, Johannesburg, last month.  Picture: SOWETAN

It has become clear that Operation Fiela was not primarily intended to protect foreign shop-owners from xenophobic attacks

Columnists

Capitalists show little faith in free enterprise

Joseph Stiglitz. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Companies, despite their own behaviour, are an important social construct for public good, writes Xhanti Payi

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Study and practice

Michel Pireu: As Richard D Wyckoff pointed out in his 1925 classic, How I Trade and Invest In Stocks and Bonds, most of the fatalities in the stock market can be traced to a lack of knowledge and experience

Opinion & Analysis

Boom time in Africa, but brainstorm self-reliance

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Business and the state need to work together to create jobs and a better society, writes Nceku Nyathi

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Time for Africa to speed up progress

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Africa has immense potential, not only to benefit from being resource-rich but because its diverse people have so much to offer the world

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Cities need a radical rethink on outdated zoning practices

Our cities have the potential to be game-changing engines of job growth, but only with the right reforms, writes Wilmot James

Columnists

The trader’s mind never sleeps

Watch every show, consult the oracles, read voraciously: but the truth is there’s no knowing what the future has in store, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion & Analysis

Protecting or targeting migrants?

Defence force members keep watch during a crime-prevention exercise in Mayfair, Johannesburg, last month.  Picture: SOWETAN

Operation Fiela has given rise to growing concern, writes Kate Stegeman

Columnists

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: A car to take your mind off load shedding

BMW’s 435i Gran Coupé has a remarkable solution to load shedding’s terrible twin — traffic snarl-ups, writes Alexander Parker

Growth Engines

PAVLO’S PERSPECTIVE: Three actions to embrace the digital on-demand economy for every business

The ability to have what you want, when you want it, how you want it defines on-demand, writes Pavlo Phitidis

Columnists

In the age of Instagram, cricketers have to do more than work on their stats

England’s Kevin Pietersen. Picture: REUTERS

These days, Twitter and Instagram accounts mean the players don’t even need a middle man, writes Neil Manthorp

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Masondo’s ghost roams the corridors of power

Amos Masondo.   Picture: SOWETAN

A documents attached to a notice board at the City of Johannesburg’s offices in Braamfontein still refers to Amos Masondo as the city’s executive mayor

Columnists

More black companies must tap into global markets

Africa is a good start but black-owned companies need to plant flags internationally, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Opinion & Analysis

Code revisions on the right road, but vigilance still vital

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In one cautionary tale the only beneficiaries of a BEE scheme were Mercedes-Benz Financial Services SA and the management companies … all of them white, writes Onkgopotse JJ Tabane

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Resistance to e-tolling is not about the money

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa briefs the media on the new e-tolls dispensation on Wednesday.  Picture: GCIS

Resistance is about the obscenely cynical way Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, his boss and the rest of the government feed us ordure and expect us to like it, writes Neels Blom

Columnists

Ruling Nigeria may be a poisoned chalice for new president

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Inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari is expected to bring significant change to this large, complex nation, writes Dianna Games

Opinion & Analysis

‘Wellbeing economy’ is key to Africa’s growth and progress

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Despite the Africa Rising mantra, our development trajectory is unsustainable, unequal and inefficient, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

Columnists

We don’t need another populist panic about the rand

We don’t need another panic about the rand depreciating because someone is manipulating it, writes Hilary Joffe

Columnists

Government loves Africa — it is Africans it dislikes

Steven Friedman: Africa Day ceremonies and a show of enthusiasm for Africanness sound odd in a country obsessed with chasing away fellow Africans

Columnists

Corrosive emphasis on black victimhood

Black South Africans are buckling under the weight of stereotypes that threaten to be self-fulfilling, writes Trudi Makhaya

Columnists

Brexit could mean SA-Commonwealth renewal

Marvin Meintjies: While the Commonwealth is neither as sexy as Brics nor as important as the AU, membership might yet prove to be a privilege

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Beware costly middlemen

SAA. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ALON SKUY

SAA can do a lot more for aspirant black entrepreneurs by boosting business than it can by spending its cash on the enrichment of middlemen

Opinion & Analysis

Nuclear procurement must pass the test of sustainability

Jacob Zuma. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Integrated Resource Plan requires further research into the cost of decommissioning and disposal of nuclear waste, relevant considerations in the procurement of R1-trillion worth of infrastructure, write David Fig and Adrian Pole

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Three movie quotes

Quotes you’ll either love or hate depending on whether you’re making or losing money right now, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion & Analysis

Business gets into gear on climate action

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Businesses at the Business and Climate Summit will have the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to preserving our planet, write Laurent Fabius and Christiana Figueres

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Davies retraction was empowering

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies did well to so swiftly acknowledge the government’s error, now a few more policies need to be repealed

Columnists

UNEMBARGOED: Eskom a symptom of SA’s deeper affliction

When expenditure is mostly on consumption rather than investment, the long-term financial future becomes bleak, writes Songezo Zibi

Columnists

Post office, Telkom, Eskom becoming obsolete

Gavin Keeton

Debate about privatising parts of Eskom may be overtaken by events and the choices of thousands of individual consumers, writes Gavin Keeton

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Letters

LETTER: E-toll roads do nothing to ease flow

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Please publish one study to support their claims about fuel savings, taking into account the economy rate of modern engines

LETTER: DIY transformation

LETTER: Sanral still in the dark

LETTER: Settle e-tolls with poll

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The Third Umpire

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. His claim that there is “general public acceptance of the user-pays principle” is contradicted by a poll that found three-quarters of respondents want an alternative to e-tolls.

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Congress of Traditional Leaders president and Deputy Labour Minister Phathekile Holomisa. SA’s traditional leaders are generally a burden, but his work in places such as Marikana shows the institution has its place.

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Kleine Zalze winemaker RJ Botha, whose chenin blanc — made from grapes produced by 40-year-old bush vines — was judged the best of 8,000 top wines at this year’s Concours Mondial de Bruxelles competition in Italy.

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