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EDITORIAL: Missing another supercycle?

If SA is to derive maximum benefit from opportunities presented by higher growth in Africa, it has to make it as easy as possible for its citizens to trade and manage businesses

EDITORIAL: Shooting up Brand SA

Senzo Meyiwa. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

Sadly, cynicism over SA’s prospects is rapidly coming back into vogue, not without justification

EDITORIAL: Brics bloc caught in winds of change

Delegates from the Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA (Brics) group of countries engage in discussions at a summit in Brazil on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS
3 day(s) ago

Each of the Brics countries in turn is encountering the truism that with profound economic change come political ructions

EDITORIAL: Clarity needed on public protector

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
4 day(s) ago

The extent of the public protector’s powers has yet to be fully defined

EDITORIAL: SA must take heed of advice

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

The implication of the IMF report therefore is that not only is SA itself lagging behind its regional peers, but it should not be relying too much on the idea that it will attract investment just because of its proximity to African markets

EDITORIAL: Nene not set to be Mr Popular

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his medium-term budget statement.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 day(s) ago

The finance minister is alive to the perilous fiscal situation SA finds itself in but not everyone will find his solutions palatable

EDITORIAL: Nene needs to announce bold actions

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 day(s) ago

Decisive steps must be taken to halt economic and fiscal deterioration

EDITORIAL: Does Ramaphosa have miracle cure?

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS
11 day(s) ago

Unless ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa manages to pull something from his hat, Cosatu’s central committee meeting promises to be explosive unless

EDITORIAL: MPs need more say on arms deals

Military parade at the Waterkloof  air force base in Pretoria last year. Picture: SOWETAN
12 day(s) ago

South African National Defence Force’s coat is going to have to be cut to suit cloth that is available, which is a task for Parliament

EDITORIAL: Grow wealth with stocks

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 day(s) ago

Global wealth report which reveals that SA increased its dollar millionaires once again revived the old discussion about the extent of inequality in the country

EDITORIAL: Ebola challenges our assumptions

Picture: EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN
18 day(s) ago

With the US confirming its second case of Ebola, it is apparent that containment may not be as simple as the world initially assumed

EDITORIAL: Need to push for infrastructure

Christine Lagarde.  Picture: REUTERS/JOSHUA ROBERTS
19 day(s) ago

Group of 20 finance ministers and central bank governors have cited infrastructure investment as critical to boost the global growth rate by 2%

EDITORIAL: Encouraging notes at mining indaba

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi addresses delegates at the Joburg Indaba on Wednesday. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
22 day(s) ago

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi seems to have an open mind on the mining industry

EDITORIAL: Make every month economics month

Picture: REUTERS
23 day(s) ago

The message from the IMF is that SA needs to sort out its labour relations environment and start delivering on infrastructure investment plans

EDITORIAL: SA has to face up to Eskom’s needs

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
24 day(s) ago

Eskom is in serious financial trouble and needs money to have a decent chance of keeping the lights on

EDITORIAL: Wage demand unrealistic

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
25 day(s) ago

Government’s reaction to demand for a 15% wage increase is something the Reserve Bank may need to act upon

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

EDITORIAL: Shift needed to create more jobs

All of the indicators have pointed to stagnation, rather than the strong economic growth that would be required to create many new jobs

EDITORIAL: Poisonous politics of HCI boardroom

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

It appears HCI’s former CEO, Marcel Golding, who quit this week after having earlier been suspended, saw nothing wrong with purchasing a stake in another company without informing the right people

EDITORIAL: Cosatu paralysed by politics

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

Paralysis stems from political bickering and Cosatu leaders’ proximity to the factional battles in the ANC

EDITORIAL: Zuma not needed in UK

David Cameron. Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Instead of repeating promises in London, Zuma should stay at home and ensure that he is seen doing what needs to be done to turn around a precarious economic situation

EDITORIAL: Save SOEs from political meddling

Lynne Brown. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 day(s) ago

The finance minister may have the best of intentions but he does not have the means to solve SA’s parastatal problem on his own

EDITORIAL: Restore business confidence

Picture: THINKSTOCK
8 day(s) ago

Business confidence has taken a battering due to ill winds blowing internationally and the ANC’s factional in-fighting

EDITORIAL: The AU has failed on Ebola

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
9 day(s) ago

AU has shown little willingness to change the poor leadership narrative of the least developed continent on the planet

EDITORIAL: Time for SA to start saving

Picture: THINKSTOCK
10 day(s) ago

Country's dismal savings rate is one of lowest in world

EDITORIAL: Save SA’s postal service

Picture: SOWETAN
11 day(s) ago

The South African Post Office’s extensive network must be leveraged to serve all South Africans better

EDITORIAL: Oil’s slide is no guarantee of relief

Picture: THINKSTOCK
15 day(s) ago

South Africa is unlikely to get the full benefit of a lower dollar oil price

EDITORIAL: Prisons need more reform

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
15 day(s) ago

Problems of corruption, nepotism, incompetence, gangsterism and abusive warders run deep in SA’s prison service

EDITORIAL: Irrelevance a real danger to Nedlac

Picture: THINKSTOCK
16 day(s) ago

Business is far from united and the fragmentation of business representative bodies has to be an issue in relation to Nedlac

EDITORIAL: Using law to placate public

WRECKED: The Road Accident Benefit Scheme Bill aims to compensate victims efficiently, without costly litigation. Picture: DAILY DISPATCH
18 day(s) ago

While the Oscar Pistorius verdict may have grabbed the lion’s share of the headlines, the NPA has reason to reflect on a bad run in other high-profile cases, too

EDITORIAL: Parliament failed on Tlakula

IEC chairwoman Pansy Tlakula. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
22 day(s) ago

IEC court action raises questions about the role of Parliament in the Tlakula fiasco

EDITORIAL: Earning more than kudos

PIC chief investment officer Daniel Matjila. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
23 day(s) ago

Daniel Matjila and his colleagues at the Public Investment Corporation should never forget on whose behalf they act

EDITORIAL: Playing politics on e-tolls

David Makhura. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
24 day(s) ago

The ANC in Gauteng must provide well thought-through alternatives to paying for the freeways

EDITORIAL: Reserve Bank appointment sets good example

Outgoing governor Gill Marcus, right, congratulates the new governor Lesetja Kganyago in Pretoria earlier this month. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
25 day(s) ago

Kganyago’s appointment is being read by market players as a signal of policy continuity

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The Third Umpire

Transnet CEO Brian Molefe, for “making up” with BHP Billiton over access to the Richards Bay Coal Terminal by small black-owned mines. Admittedly, reduced international demand for coal has freed up capacity.

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Pension Funds Adjudicator Muvhango Lukhaimane, who has cleared the complaints backlog for the first time since the office was created 16 years ago, despite a 5% increase in the number of complaints last year.

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The anonymous donor who has boosted Wits University’s coffers by a cool R100m. And kudos to Wits, for pledging to spend it on “strategic investments” that will contribute to filling the gaps in SA’s academic research.

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