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EDITORIAL: Nkandla stage show

Emergency services staff give a demonstration of how to fight fire from the ‘fire pool’ on Sunday. Picture: DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

Presidency has essentially conceded the Nkandla ‘security upgrade’ was massively corrupt

Opinion & Analysis

The skew make-believe world of eurozone rules

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble comments at the end of a European Union meeting in Brussels this week. Picture: AFP PHOTO/THIERRY CHARLIER

At a deeper level, the disagreement is not about the law, but about politics and economics, writes Wolfgang Münchau

Columnists

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Car companies will autocorrect their tech troubles

This industry moves so fast that any legislation will be comically out of date by the time they get round to passing it, writes Alexander Parker

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Engineers

Professional investors may have more in common with engineers than other professions, writes Michel Pireu

Opinion & Analysis

Eyes in the sky can help secure SA

Picture: REUTERS/CHAD SLATTERY

SA has long borders and a vast coastline that present a challenge to the agencies responsible for border security, writes Godfrey Ramuhala

Columnists

Cricket is also about smashing self-delusion to reality’s boundary

Cricketers are asked just as frequently to practise self-deception rather than opposition deception. And as millions of retired cricketers will testify, they need it, writes Neil Manthorp in Dhaka

Columnists

Black businesspeople must capitalise on FSB move

Financial Services Board’s move has created many more opportunities than expected, but black capital has not aggressively taken advantage of them, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Cranes unload iron ore from a ship at a port in Rizhao, Shandong province, China.  Picture: REUTERS

Warning bells are sounding as mining enters slow death

The mining supercycle bust throws the doors open to a reality so impossible to comprehend, for now, that even the state cannot bring itself to think about it — an SA with little or no mining activity, writes Mamokgethi Molopyane
Nomalanga Mkhize

President Jacob Zuma is not a tribalist, he is a conservative traditionalist, writes Nomalanga Mkhize

Why the tribalism label is so hypocritical

Different disciplines offer ‘different models’ of best practice in the bewildering phenomenon of the investment world, writes Michel Pireu

Investors should cast net wide

Editorials

EDITORIAL: SA needs new tack on resources rout

New York Stock Exchange. Picture: BLOOMBERG/JIN LEE

The commodities rout has serious implications for SA’s economy and all stakeholders — labour, management and government — should be exploring ways to minimise the damage

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Stage set for Zuma’s take on Aesop’s fables

Nkandla. Picture: GCIS

Not all of the costs — such as the Nkandla amphitheatre decoys and security cluckers aka chickens — can be publicly disclosed for fear of compromising national security

Opinion & Analysis

Transfer pricing is truly well regulated in SA

Mining. Picture: THINKSTOCK

Chamber of Mines-commissioned report by Deloitte notes SA has adopted the best (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) standards, writes Roger Baxter

Columnists

UNEMBARGOED: SA is crying out for unwavering, ethical leaders

Bantu Holomisa is a rare breed with unwavering ethical standing while the majority have chosen silence over the unpopularity and insults that accompany owning your beliefs, writes Songezo Zibi

Jacob Zuma. Picture: JOHN HOGG

Collaborators and the riven truth behind Zuma’s Nkandla

Far from helping build and protect the Zulu kingdom, the Zumas helped the British destroy it, writes Jacob Dlamini

Opinion & Analysis

Warning bells are sounding as mining enters slow death

Cranes unload iron ore from a ship at a port in Rizhao, Shandong province, China.  Picture: REUTERS

The mining supercycle bust throws the doors open to a reality so impossible to comprehend, for now, that even the state cannot bring itself to think about it — an SA with little or no mining activity, writes Mamokgethi Molopyane

Columnists

Meyer needs to realise there is nothing positive when the Boks lose

Bok coach needs to go back to basics because too often he is publicly applauding his players for coming second and finding the positives in defeat, away and at home, writes Mark Keohane

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: Abil business rescue move may see shareholders pocket some money

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More really bad news for taxpayers, who are on the line for a R7bn guarantee, writes Stuart Theobald

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Finely balancing the rate hike

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago announces the decision on interest rates in Pretoria on Thursday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Forward-looking decision the right way to go to combat an inflation rate that is climbing to the top of the target range

Opinion & Analysis

Bail-out bailiff delivers as swift a kick

Picture: THE TIMES

Underlying thread between the recent ‘garnishee’ ruling and the Greek debt crisis is they are indicative of a general collapse of the organised left, both in SA and Europe, writes Bryan Rostron

Columnists

SA cannot bank on bulwark against reckless racial agenda

New draft regulations suggest the Treasury is no longer able or willing to resist the racial agenda being pursued by President Jacob Zuma’s allegedly directionless government, writes John Kane-Berman

Opinion & Analysis

Politics of money — how to clean up party funding

Picture: THE TIMES

Russia, the US and SA all face significant challenges regulating money in politics, writes Andrea Abel van Es

Opinion & Analysis

Asserting traditional leaders own land opens old wounds

Gugile Nkwinti. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Handing communal land over to traditional leaders dispossesses people of historical and customary rights, writes Nomboniso Gasa

Columnists

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Fresh US wines foment division

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One man’s masterpiece is another man’s chocolate box: harmonious or cacophonous, fresh or hackneyed, elegant or clunky — there are no broadly agreed guidelines, writes Michael Fridjhon

Columnists

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Uncle Gweezy’s principle of uncertainty

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Our communists want to be like Chinese communists. Rich and secure. Gwede has just sent his own son to China to learn how to farm, writes Peter Bruce

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Shift the paradigm on immigration

SA’s welfare system is culturally flawed,  it has introduced a sense of ‘victimhood’ instead of support for communities. Picture: REUTERS

Desperation and corruption come together in a deadly cocktail — which has apparently grown more potent despite Department of Home Affairs’ efforts

Columnists

Why the tribalism label is so hypocritical

Nomalanga Mkhize

President Jacob Zuma is not a tribalist, he is a conservative traditionalist, writes Nomalanga Mkhize

Columnists

Investors should cast net wide

Different disciplines offer ‘different models’ of best practice in the bewildering phenomenon of the investment world, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

The Democratic Alliance’s policy fraud

The DA’s Vision 2029 is dishonest in its hyperbole and lack of meaningful policy — aided by a gulled media, writes Gareth van Onselen

Columnists

Obama’s African legacy is built on symbolism

US President Barack Obama’s visit a triumph of the ‘politics of symbolism’, but let’s not forget some of the most egregious US policies towards Africa, writes Adekeye Adebajo

Columnists

ON WORK: A blast of common sense that frees us from appraisal farce

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Lucy Kellaway: Should Deloitte and Accenture say sorry for all those useless annual appraisal systems they have prescribed in the past?

Columnists

ON THE WATER: Beware the face of the man in the ashtray

In an instance of pareidolia the face of SA’s next president appears in the ashtray and it is not Jacob Zuma’s, writes Neels Blom

Opinion & Analysis

A solution Greece did not plan on

Former Greek Finance Minister Yianis Varoufakis and Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos (right) talk with MPs during a session at the Greek parliament prior the vote in Athens on July 22. Picture: AFP PHOTO/LOUISA GOULIAMAKI

Disposition of assets by fire sales offers Greeks no benefits, writes Yanis Varoufakis

Opinion & Analysis

Disdain for rule of law hurts poor

High Court. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/VATHISWA RUSELO

Johannesburg has ignored three court orders to house residents, write Irene de Vos and Dennis Webster

Columnists

Poor betrayed at the highest level by garnishees

Dismantling this dark system and ensuring that it does not return requires permanent vigilance, writes Jonny Steinberg

Columnists

TWEET OF THE WEEK: How the public destroys infrastructure

SA’s disaffected public is behind the rampant destruction and theft of public resources on a staggering scale, writes Gareth van Onselen

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Oil prices remain slippery

Oil. Picture: REUTERS

Oil cartel Opec has not managed to maintain the influence over crude prices it enjoyed during the ’70s and ’80s

Opinion & Analysis

EFF and Malema must clear key hurdles or lose race

Economic Freedom Fighters MP Floyd Shivambu (left) and party leader Julius Malema attend a debate on the escape of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, in Cape Town on June 23. The party regularly uses disruptive tactics in Parliament.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Julius Malema faces corruption charges linked to tenders in Limpopo next month, and the party is worried, writes Setumo Stone

Columnists

How to put advice into action, that is the rub

Mzukisi Qobo promo

The OECD recommendations are useful in identifying macroeconomic challenges but deeper problems are to do with political will and institutional capacities, writes Mzukisi Qobo

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Letters

LETTER: Ministry should enforce taxi rules

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

The employer (the taxi owner) is required to provide written conditions and particulars of employment, including benefits such as various types of leave (annual, sick and family responsibility), work hours and rest times

LETTER: Holomisa among best

LETTER: Cynical disrespect

LETTER: Pooling our claims

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The Third Umpire

PetroSA chairman Nonhlanhla Jiyane. Leaked legal opinion indicates that the board’s bid to fire executives who were suspended following reports of a R15bn loss will fail due to the weakness of the case against them.

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Former spokesman for the presidency Mac Maharaj, whose claim that he advised President Jacob Zuma to pay back some of the Nkandla money makes him come across as the proverbial rat abandoning a sinking ship.

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Baron John Sewel, deputy speaker of the UK House of Lords, who faces the prospect of being the first peer to be expelled on the basis of a rule he introduced, after being filmed snorting cocaine off a prostitute’s breast.

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