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The good, the bad and the superb of cheap oil

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14 hour(s) ago

Low oil prices might not be sustainable in the long term, but the prospects for 2015 are looking more favourable already, writes Sandy McGregor

Opinion & Analysis

RANTS AND SENSE: SA will have to sing a much better tune at Davos 2016

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
14 hour(s) ago

It's too easy to dismiss the annual World Economic Forum gathering in the remote Swiss village of Davos as just another global talk shop, writes Bruce Whitfield

Business Times

A 'European Spring' to break the gloom?

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14 hour(s) ago

In number of European countries there are signs that angry, desperate citizens are prepared to dump tried and tested political parties, writes Ann Crotty

Business Times

THE LAST WORD: Afrox's conveyor belt of excuses out of gas

14 hour(s) ago

Gas giant takes some well-deserved flak since last week, writes Rob Rose

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Working smart

2 day(s) ago

It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and out-learn everyone

Columnists

Medvedev has plan but odds against it

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2 day(s) ago

Russian prime minister approaches economic challenges with a mixture of realism and populism, writes Mzukisi Qobo

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

But what if Medupi is not the answer?

When the Medupi and Kusile power stations go online, one of the enduring mysteries of the past 15 years or so will begin to clear, writes Ivor Chipkin

Satya Nadella is accelerating the change in the company's corporate culture, putting innovation at the centre of what it does, writes Duncan McLeod

Microsoft is in danger of becoming cool again

It's been obvious since Glass was launched in 2012 that it would not represent a consumer breakthrough, writes Arthur Goldstuck

Google relieved to ditch device tailored for 'Glass-holes'

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Long view on inflation is needed

Lesetja Kganyago,   governor of the Reserve Bank. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

There is no pressure on the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee to increase interest rates when it convenes next week

Opinion & Analysis

Political blockages cannot be allowed to let taps run dry

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2 day(s) ago

There is a lot of talk about saving water and reducing losses but results are not coming through in the numbers, writes Mike Muller

Opinion & Analysis

Profound economic lessons for SA in Russia

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2 day(s) ago

Putin’s Russia offers important lessons for SA and proves that a reinvention of current political-economic dispensations is necessary, writes Shawn Hagedorn

Google relieved to ditch device tailored for 'Glass-holes'

It's been obvious since Glass was launched in 2012 that it would not represent a consumer breakthrough, writes Arthur Goldstuck

Business Times

Microsoft is in danger of becoming cool again

14 hour(s) ago

Satya Nadella is accelerating the change in the company's corporate culture, putting innovation at the centre of what it does, writes Duncan McLeod

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But what if Medupi is not the answer?

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
14 hour(s) ago

When the Medupi and Kusile power stations go online, one of the enduring mysteries of the past 15 years or so will begin to clear, writes Ivor Chipkin

Business Times

Google relieved to ditch device tailored for 'Glass-holes'

14 hour(s) ago

It's been obvious since Glass was launched in 2012 that it would not represent a consumer breakthrough, writes Arthur Goldstuck

Editorials

EDITORIAL: End turf battles in Cabinet

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2 day(s) ago

Do our Cabinet ministers not talk to each other?

Columnists

From the mouths of babes to ears of marketers

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3 day(s) ago

We just need to be absolutely compelling, entertaining and genuine, writes Suhana Gordhan

Columnists

Prosecutorial warnings come back to bite us

2 day(s) ago

Had the autonomy of prosecutors and investigators been protected in the late 1990s, we would be living in a different country, writes Jonny Steinberg

Opinion & Analysis

Political blockages cannot be allowed to let taps run dry

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2 day(s) ago

There is a lot of talk about saving water and reducing losses but results are not coming through in the numbers, writes Mike Muller

Columnists

Answers by Zuma would put an end to the questions

2 day(s) ago

Answering the questions posed by the EFF would be the simplest and most effective way to neutralise Malema, writes Natasha Marrian

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Beware of becoming a Davos dunce

Swiss special police officers observe the surrounding area from atop the roof of the Davos Congress Hotel in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos on Tuesday.  Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

The WEF notes that several invitation e-mails 'are in most cases' a form of advance-fee fraud

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Zuma tainted by Guptagate

Atul Gupta, centre, and Rajesh Gupta, left, at the ANC ’s elective conference in Mangaung in December last year.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma will eventually have to answer uncomfortable questions over the so-called ‘Guptagate’ scandal

Opinion & Analysis

More places on campus mean nothing without funds

Blade Nzimande. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

blox Vice-chancellors expect the unrest to take the form of conflict between politically affiliated student movements, writes Belinda Bozzoli

Columnists

LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN: It must be politics, as backbiting reaches climax

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3 day(s) ago

Fact that so little has changed is precisely why many black people, who have always had right to be angry, seem more angry than ever, writes Dave Marrs

Columnists

STREET DOGS: All that glitters is not gold

3 day(s) ago

Not all rising dividends are necessarily good news ... there are two scenarios in which they should be viewed with some scepticism, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

JAZZ: Country music a broad church indeed

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4 day(s) ago

Often misunderstood, the music genre encompasses politically radical music of protest and solidarity, Native American music, and much African-American music, writes Gwen Ansell

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Beware of more turbulence ahead

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4 day(s) ago

There is little to be gained from going to Davos with a ‘good story to tell’ when nobody is listening

Columnists

Bafana played a game worthy of regrets and recriminations

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4 day(s) ago

We are left trying to figure out just how in the blazes did we manage to succumb to a 3-1 defeat to the Algerians when it seemed victory was the only possible outcome, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Columnists

Smoking gun of apartheid is shooting us in the foot

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4 day(s) ago

According to our president, the evil apartheid regime caused everything that afflicts us, writes Leon Louw

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Unfortunately, no fewer than fifteen

5 day(s) ago

To be able to zig when the crowd zags is one of the most important fundamentals of investment success

Columnists

LETTER FROM LONDON: Sadly, racial laagers trumped all in Zelda uproar

5 day(s) ago

South Africans have a disheartening tendency to retreat into laagers of racial solidarity, writes Marvin Meintjies

Columnists

WINE: History repeats itself

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2 day(s) ago

The statistics tell their own tale of the transformation of the South African industry, writes Michael Fridjhon

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Traffic-light teacher gets a green light

Moses Vilaphi, from Soweto, gives Zulu lessons at intersections in Johannesburg.  Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

’Traffic-light teacher’ awarded a bursary to study at the Academy of Sound Engineering in Johannesburg

Columnists

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Matona and his massive mountain

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2 day(s) ago

Peter Bruce on the hill new Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona has to climb, and on looking for alternatives in a power crisis

Opinion & Analysis

More places on campus mean nothing without funds

Blade Nzimande. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Vice-chancellors expect the unrest to take the form of conflict between politically affiliated student movements, writes Belinda Bozzoli

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Alarming use of secrecy on nuclear

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3 day(s) ago

South Africans must demand the transparency they deserve of a government that claims to have open, democratic credentials

Europe

Europe-US contrast shows

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3 day(s) ago

Europe’s politicians were relying too much on monetary policy, say WEF delegates

Opinion & Analysis

Czechs set example for SA on human rights

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3 day(s) ago

To air issues the Central European state set a good example by adopting a broad agenda and inviting a diverse array of opinions, writes John Stermlau

Opinion & Analysis

Intolerable unknown unknowns in healthcare

A new study reaffirms previous surveys that show doctors tend to order more tests and treatments, or to select particular treatments over others, when they have a financial interest in those services.  Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

Affordable, transparent and effective healthcare is essential for any society that claims to be modern and humane, writes Xhanti Payi

Opinion & Analysis

Continue to deploy cadres — but better ones

President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI
4 day(s) ago

It is time the ANC focused on the core of the challenge facing SOEs: the quality of their leadership, writes Kgosie Matthews

Opinion & Analysis

Intolerable unknown unknowns in healthcare

A new study reaffirms previous surveys that show doctors tend to order more tests and treatments, or to select particular treatments over others, when they have a financial interest in those services.  Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

Affordable, transparent and effective healthcare is essential for any society that claims to be modern and humane, writes Xhanti Payi

Opinion & Analysis

Harness the power of saying no

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4 day(s) ago

Economists know everything has an opportunity cost, writes Tim Harford

Columnists

A way to market your writing, get feedback and generate income

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4 day(s) ago

Technology only seems to makes it easy to become a writer, like desktop publishing lured us into imagining we were graphic designers, writes Penny Haw

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Ruling good for democracy

DA national spokesman Mmusi Maimane. Picture: SOWETAN
4 day(s) ago

The decision of the Constitutional Court in the election campaign SMS case is to be applauded

Columnists

THE INSIDER: A case of nuts not on a plate, or a nut on a plane

Seats with customisable comfort are coming for air travellers.  Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

A South Korean airline executive has gone on trial after she flew into a rage when macadamia nuts were served to her in a bag and not on a plate

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Look for the signs

4 day(s) ago

Companies selling at low prices in relation to net current assets are likely to proved attractive returns, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

Both sides need a compromise on e-tolls

Steven Friedman
4 day(s) ago

Campaign against Gauteng’s freeway funding model has little support outside the province, and government failed to sell the system to users, writes Steven Friedman

Columnists

Energy crisis will be Team SA’s Achilles heel in Davos

4 day(s) ago

The energy issue will be the top concern of the international investors and potential investors Team SA aims to win over in Davos, writes Hilary Joffe

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Eskom’s crisis is its leaders

Tshediso Matona. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
5 day(s) ago

New CE Tshediso Matona is frank, but there seems to be no clear messaging or communications strategy, nor any clear picture of what Eskom has in mind

Opinion & Analysis

Without innovation there is little hope for growth

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5 day(s) ago

Innovation will determine the relative wealth of nations and is the future gold for South Africa, writes Albert van Jaarsveld

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Welcome rethink on flawed resources bill

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5 day(s) ago

The different reactions from mining and oil and gas sectors shows Cabinet may also need a rethink

Columnists

AB de Villiers needs no gimmicks — he knows he is better than the bowler

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5 day(s) ago

What makes De Villiers almost unique is he appears to have none of the flaws that bedevil great sports stars, writes Neil Manthorp

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Letters

LETTER: Leaders need to restore SA’s hope

A file photo of protests in Zamdela township, near Sasolburg last year. Protesters objected to a plan to merge it with neighbouring Ngwathe municipality.  Picture: ALON SKUY / THE TIMES

Twenty years ago, SA was an exciting young democracy because the right people understood the urgent necessity of negotiating

LETTER: Own comfort wins out

LETTER: Another NHI convert

LETTER: Opportunity cost fix

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The Third Umpire

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, for suggesting that SA’s oil and gas laws be separated from mining legislation to allow amendments to proceed. What a good idea — why didn’t we think of that?

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