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EDITORIAL: Rouble’s rout fuels market volatility

As currency crises go, this may have been one of the most spectacular in recent history, with the rouble on an astonishing ride over the past week

EDITORIAL: Numsa’s UF still has long way to go

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Cosatu black sheep Zwelinzima Vavi was conspicuous by his absence and delegates could not even agree whether the United Front should define itself as socialist

EDITORIAL: SA must heed Anglo’s message

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
7 day(s) ago

Anglo’s briefing to investors should serve, yet again, as a reminder that life is tough out there for global mining companies and that SA’s environment is not attractive

EDITORIAL: Make SARS report public

Tom Moyane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 day(s) ago

Depending on who you speak to, South African Revenue Service commissioner Moyane is either conducting a purge or cleaning up

EDITORIAL: Rand a runt as SA sentiment sours

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
9 day(s) ago

The wide current account deficit makes SA extremely vulnerable to international investor sentiment and global market volatility

EDITORIAL: Glimmer of hope in death figures

14 day(s) ago

There are a number of encouraging trends in the latest mortality data from Statistics SA

EDITORIAL: Courts do job of inept Parliament

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

Parliament has failed to carry out the important function of holding the executive to account

EDITORIAL: Bittersweet HIV milestone

16 day(s) ago

The state plays a vital role in monitoring the supply and distribution of antiretrovirals

EDITORIAL: Deals abroad can prosper

17 day(s) ago

Tiger Brands is not the first South African firm to find its much-vaunted offshore acquisitions are not what they ought to be, nor will it be the last.

EDITORIAL: Cook up a proper plan for Eskom

Tshediso Matona. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
21 day(s) ago

Utility's own CE, Tshediso Matona, describes Eskom as ‘living on the edge’

EDITORIAL: Blackmail won’t help Zimbabwe

22 day(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

EDITORIAL: Danger of relying on outdated plans

Picture: REUTERS
23 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

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
24 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

EDITORIAL: Comforting debut by Kganyago

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

Clear signals from the new governor and his team, and in an environment which is as uncertain as ever

EDITORIAL: Pupil assessments are a bad omen

Picture: THE TIMES
29 day(s) ago

Producing matriculants who are adequately prepared for higher education and the workplace is a goal that will be achieved only in the long term

Pakistan attack. Picture: EPA/GREGOR FISCHER

EDITORIAL: A depraved act of violence

It is likely that whoever conceived the Peshawar massacre plan is looking to restore the Taliban’s influence and unite its factions

EDITORIAL: Get judge to probe SARS

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

South African Revenue Service cannot be allowed to be undermined by this distasteful saga

EDITORIAL: Municipalities in dire straits

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 day(s) ago

Treasury avoids the term ‘financial crisis’ as report intends to provide only an early warning

EDITORIAL: Courts have to step in again

8 day(s) ago

It should be a rare event, but the courts are being forced to prescribe in minute detail how state agencies should do their jobs and follow the law, with disturbing regularity

EDITORIAL: SA vulnerable to market turmoil

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

The big new differentiator is oil. With crude oil prices down nearly 40% since the middle of this year, the gap between winners and losers is widening

EDITORIAL: Honour Mandela through action

Former president Nelson Mandela. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
13 day(s) ago

There can surely be no greater tribute than for all South Africans to commit anew to the ideals for which he fought

EDITORIAL: Shine a light on key points

13 day(s) ago

The National Key Points Act is yet another one of those pieces of apartheid-era legislation on which the government, surprisingly, continues to rely

EDITORIAL: Corruption slow-cooker

14 day(s) ago

Corruption perception index indicates that we are already more than half-cooked, and have been for the past few years

EDITORIAL: Be superwary of new union

Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: BLOOMBERG/NADINE HUTTON
15 day(s) ago

A new player, especially one punted as a ‘superunion’, could spell trouble

EDITORIAL: SA may not gain from oil price drop

16 day(s) ago

Dilemmas of monetary policy dilemmas are even tougher now that the oil price has plummeted to six-year lows

EDITORIAL: A peace worth pursuing

Mahmoud Abbas. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
20 day(s) ago

Apart from the depth of the issues that divide the antagonists in the Palestine-Israeli conflict, there has been so much bloodshed over the past five decades that failure of peace talks is certain

EDITORIAL: Shining a light on murky waste plan

ArcelorMittal SA's Vanderbijlpark plant. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
20 day(s) ago

We should as a society be having serious and well-informed debates about those environmental and economic trade-offs

EDITORIAL: Racial legacy fuels violence

Police officers hold a line before advancing on protesters during the second night of demonstrations in Oakland, California, following the grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Picture: ELIJAH NOUVELAGE / REUTERS
21 day(s) ago

Most black people’s interaction with police is dramatically different to that of whites’

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
22 day(s) ago

A dysfunctional Parliament is in danger of providing respectability to misrule

EDITORIAL: End the monopoly on rail

23 day(s) ago

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

EDITORIAL: ANC crisis agitates MPs

Luthuli House, the ANC's headquarters in Johannesburg. Picture: SOWETAN
28 day(s) ago

With the governing alliance disintegrating and the ANC’s hegemony weakening, the core of the problem resides in Luthuli House

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The Third Umpire

Newly elected EFF leader Julius Malema, whose call for his supporters to break the law and “take what rightfully belongs to us” may well result in his “jail or death” battle cry coming to pass sooner rather than later.

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Blitzbok speedster Seabelo Senatla, whose phenomenal form has helped the national Sevens rugby team to two wins out of three and a handy eight-point lead at the top of the standings in the Sevens World Series.

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Ferrari chief designer Nikolas Tombazis who, along with engineering director Pat Fry, has been ditched by the supercar manufacturer after the team failed to win a single race during the 2014 Formula One season.

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