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If Jews had less success Israel would be left alone

Leon Louw promo
6 hour(s) ago

Mindful of their vilification, Jews generally downplay their superior performance, even regarding mention of it as borderline anti-Semitism, writes Leon Louw

Opinion & Analysis

Housing market far from rational

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 hour(s) ago

Buyers ignore inflation’s effect, among other things, writes Tim Harford

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Time in the market

5 hour(s) ago

It’s easy to cherry-pick historical data that fits your narrative about the markets, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

Mashaba confounds his detractors but still has much to achieve

Mninawa Ntloko promo
5 hour(s) ago

Misguided soccer fanatics gather under one roof and no sane argument blossoms, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Blackmail won’t help Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Contrary to the Zimbabwean finance minister’s upbeat assessment of Zimbabwe’s prospects, analysts with a firmer grip on reality and morality see plenty of red lights flashing

Life

‘What shall I wear’ dilemma solved

Penny Haw promo
6 hour(s) ago

Two Harvard graduates have used technology to change the way women get their fashion fix, writes Penny Haw

Arts & Entertainment

JAZZ: Cape Town festival line-up likely to impress

Gwen Ansell promo
5 hour(s) ago

One aspect of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival becomes more prominent every year: the showcasing of an impressive roster of SA jazz players, writes Gwen Ansell

Columnists

Has the EFF sold out?

7 hour(s) ago

ANC seems to have found a chink in ‘revolutionary’ party’s armour, writes Gareth van Onselen

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu, left, accompanies Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu during the fracas in the National Assembly on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

EDITORIAL: Restore respect to house

A dysfunctional Parliament is in danger of providing respectability to misrule
Steven Friedman

Conflict that prompted Numsa’s expulsion is a symptom of deeper problems that unions need to address if they are to serve their members, writes ...

Gap between leaders and members at heart of Cosatu’s troubles

Changes to the System of National Accounts have made a significant difference to the way an economy is measured, writes Hilary Joffe

Revised growth rates are even more depressing

Motoring

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Exciting cars in the pipeline

UNWRAPPED:  Ford executive chairman Bill Ford with the new Mustang, which might reach South African shores with right-hand drive.  Picture: QUICKPIC
6 hour(s) ago

There may be deadlock in politics but next year will see some motoring novelties, writes Alexander Parker

Columnists

THE INSIDER: Playing fast and loose with question of age

Pule Mabe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 hour(s) ago

Front-runner candidate for the helm of the ANC Youth League, Pule Mabe, may need a ‘soccer age’

Opinion & Analysis

Renewable energy can think local but must act global

Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm. Picture supplied by: JEFFREYS BAY WIND FARM
5 hour(s) ago

Local content requirement can add a political dilemma of job creation versus technology and knowledge transfer from foreign companies, writes Radhika Perrot

Opinion & Analysis

Realise that Eskom alone cannot solve our power crisis

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 hour(s) ago

The intermittent nature of wind and solar energy is easily complemented by gas turbines to meet demand, writes Anton Eberhard

Columnists

SA must move beyond laissez faire economics

Lesetja Kganyago, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 hour(s) ago

While we argue for global policy harmonisation, it is unlikely that the domestic interests of our trading partners will give way to a global consensus, writes Xhanti Payi

Cape Town city SA flag XXX  Picture: THINKSTOCK

THE INSIDER: Workers get low-down on city’s serpentine ways

This may affect their prospects in the snake-eats-snake world of keeping a job in Cape Town

Opinion & Analysis

Six ways retailers can own 2015

Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 hour(s) ago

Lynette Hundermark looks at current and future trends and the new tech of SA’s retail economy

Editorials

EDITORIAL: End the monopoly on rail

Picture: JEAN LOUIS HUISMAN
1 day(s) ago

A strong regulator is urgently needed if SA is to become more competitive

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Danger of relying on outdated plans

Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

The Integrated Resource Plan 2010 was promulgated only in 2011 but the information and modelling on which it is based is much older and now quite out of date

Columnists

STREET DOGS: Wodehouse's mulligatawny soup

1 day(s) ago

It’s going to be a very happy Christmas out there

Columnists

Individual makes a mockery of fair play

Australia's Michael Clarke. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

There are painful questions facing the Aussies , captained as they are by a man who has lost the respect of his coach and the majority of his teammates and countrymen, writes Neil Manthorp

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Cost of Cosatu split sinking in

MISSING IN ACTION: Cosatu members ask where their general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is during a march against e-tolls and labour brokers in the Johannesburg CBD. Picture: DANIEL BORN
2 day(s) ago

The longer Zwelinzima Vavi sits on the fence, the longer it will take for the split in Cosatu to become a clean break

Opinion & Analysis

Africa needs robust securities markets

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

The continent’s securities markets do not have to reinvent the wheel, writes Ian Bessarabia

Columnists

ON WORK: Eavesdropping on others’ work talk will cure your itchy feet

Lucy Kellaway promo
2 day(s) ago

White-collar work is a bit like an emasculated, heavily regulated game of Monopoly, writes Lucy Kellaway

Columnists

ON THE MONEY: Corporate crooks fleece gullible in one scam and are free to start again

Stuart Theobald promo
2 day(s) ago

Those who have destroyed people’s savings continue plying their trade in SA businesses, writes Stuart Theobald

Columnists

Investor exit behind fall in commodity prices

Gavin Keeton
2 day(s) ago

Global pension funds dwarfs that of global commodity markets so a small shift is noticeable, writes Gavin Keeton

Columnists

STRAIGHT TALK: The central bank balancing act

Mark Barnes promo
2 day(s) ago

It is all very well to provide medicine for an illness, but how can you tell if the patient is well enough to cope on his own?

Columnists

Greenspan unequivocal on pitfalls of quantitative easing

2 day(s) ago

Former Fed chairman’s freshly burnished trust of gold shows he expects huge market volatility, writes Gillian Tett

Columnists

Ending the economic imbalance with Nigeria begins at home

Dianna Games promo
2 day(s) ago

Strong collaboration at leadership level will help to address lingering negativity among citizens, writes Dianna Games

Opinion & Analysis

SA needs to make decisions on energy and act on them

AMBITIONS: US President Barack Obama, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping drink a toast in Beijing on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Climate change policy should be central to realistic development programme, writes Mike Muller

Columnists

The stupid things experts say

1 day(s) ago

It’s hard not to keep parroting the Motley Fool’s Morgan Housel when he keeps coming up with such good stuff, writes Michel Pireu

Columnists

Maponya has shown the way on beating odds

1 day(s) ago

The township economy was designed not to be viable, writes Trudi Makhaya

Columnists

Gap between leaders and members at heart of Cosatu’s troubles

Steven Friedman
7 hour(s) ago

Conflict that prompted Numsa’s expulsion is a symptom of deeper problems that unions need to address if they are to serve their members, writes Steven Friedman

Columnists

Revised growth rates are even more depressing

7 hour(s) ago

Changes to the System of National Accounts have made a significant difference to the way an economy is measured, writes Hilary Joffe

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Restore respect to house

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu, left, accompanies Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu during the fracas in the National Assembly on Thursday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 hour(s) ago

A dysfunctional Parliament is in danger of providing respectability to misrule

Columnists

Signs of a shifting political landscape

Aubrey Matshiqi promo
2 day(s) ago

Opposition parties have become more united against the ruling party than at any point since 1994, writes Aubrey Matshiqi

Arts & Entertainment

CRUCIAL CD COLLECTION: Tony Rice Unit

2 day(s) ago

Tony Rice Unit compilation of Rice’s choice from the Mar West and Still Inside albums hardly has a country bone in its body, writes Richard Haslop

Columnists

Anatomy of an unaccountable reply from the president

2 day(s) ago

Jacob Zuma’s disdain for accountability shows dishonesty at its core

Opinion & Analysis

Illegal flows of money and graft are linked

 Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Perception is that SA’s influence at G-20 has diminished, but the world has many 'Nkandlas', writes David Lewis

Columnists

UK appears to be morphing into Little Britain

1 day(s) ago

Even in the global city of London there are signs of unease over migrants and European Union membership, writes Marvin Meintjies

Columnists

Don’t judge a sheep seller by his Basotho blanket

1 day(s) ago

Banks need to appoint directors with a diverse understanding of communities, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Columnists

ON THE WATER: The member’s guide to the galaxy, and how to save it

A panoramic view of Parliament, at the swearing-in ceremony of new members of Parliament in the National Assembly on Wednesday.  Picture: GCIS
2 day(s) ago

The organising principle for phenomena in far away galaxies, such as Parliament, is their occurrence in the member’s inbox, writes Neels Blom

Columnists

Italy game shows Boks still far from closing gap on world’s undisputed best

Johannes Goosen.  Picture: AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE
2 day(s) ago

The obsession with the World Cup has allowed for a failure that ordinarily would not be glossed over or excused, writes Mark Keohane

Opinion & Analysis

Resolving to do more with less in 2015

2 day(s) ago

Several harsh realities will re-emerge for South Africa early in 2015, writes Raymond Parsons

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The Third Umpire

Communication Workers Union general secretary Clyde Mervin, for preventing a settlement of the Post Office strike despite the fact that 98% of employees have reported for work, including most of his members.

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National Council Against Smoking head Yussuf Saloojee, for blaming rampant cigarette smuggling on the tobacco industry when the obvious culprits are excessive taxation and poor law enforcement.

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