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Luthuli House, the ANC's headquarters in Johannesburg. Picture: SOWETAN

EDITORIAL: ANC crisis agitates MPs

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

EDITORIAL: Comforting debut by Kganyago

Lesetja Kganyago, deputy governor of the Reserve Bank. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
19 hour(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
2 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

EDITORIAL: G-20 must turn pledges into action

US President Barack Obama departs after holding a news conference at the conclusion of the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia, on Sunday.  Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

The politics of collaboration that saw G-20 leaders come together to save the world in 2008 is as necessary now as it ever was

EDITORIAL: It’s either Zuma or democracy

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: SOWETAN
4 day(s) ago

The problem is that the ANC has been abusing the power that comes with its majority in Parliament for years

EDITORIAL: Action over errant police all too rare

Robert McBride. Picture: THE TIMES
7 day(s) ago

Procedures under the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Act are seldom followed

EDITORIAL: Hear business on nuclear

Cows graze at a field near the Doel nuclear plant in northern Belgium in this August 22 2012 file photo.   Picture: REUTERS
8 day(s) ago

As the engine of the economy, businesses of all sizes would be profoundly affected by the decision

EDITORIAL: Putin evokes fears of a new Cold War

Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrives for a Security Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow. Picture: AFP
9 day(s) ago

There are worrying signs of a new Cold War beginning, with Russia once again playing a leading role

EDITORIAL: Limits to social spending

10 day(s) ago

We can look to the government to sustain the social spending and social policies it already has in place, but there are limits to social spending

EDITORIAL: Fundamental problems

Picture: REUTERS
11 day(s) ago

It is the growth story that worries rating agency Moody’s most, and is the main driver for downgrade of SA’s foreign currency rating

EDITORIAL: Seeing benefits of social spending

15 day(s) ago

The message from the World Bank’s latest South African economic update is that we cannot just look to fiscal policy to combat poverty and inequality

EDITORIAL: ANC needs to be candid with public

16 day(s) ago

Most of the outrage has to do with the minister’s assertion that people under 40 years old have not been directly affected by apartheid, which was ill-advised and perhaps a touch disingenious

EDITORIAL: Vicious cycle of energy constraints

17 day(s) ago

SA is stuck in a vicious cycle of electricity system constraints which is doing huge damage to the economy and to investment

EDITORIAL: World lags US so QE still on cards

18 day(s) ago

The markets are betting it is only a matter of time before the ECB relents and starts a sovereign bond buying programme of its own

EDITORIAL: Missing another supercycle?

21 day(s) ago

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
22 day(s) ago

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

A chimney flares at PetroSA's Mossgas facility in Mossel Bay. Picture: THE TIMES

EDITORIAL: Red flag over PetroSA board

If SA’s state-owned enterprises have anything in common, it is that their boards are weak, incompetent or politically compromised

EDITORIAL: Council will add allure to platinum

Heaps of platinum ore before the refinery process. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Investors likely to take a shine to platinum with the formation of a council, which could not have come at a better time for the industry

EDITORIAL: More mistletoe, fewer lights

2 day(s) ago

SA is no longer in a position where we can afford to waste electricity, least of all on frivolous uses

EDITORIAL: Belated, but still a victory

People wait for Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe to address at the Heroes Day commemorations in Harare on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

The release of the report on the 2002 Zimbabwe election is a victory for the rule of law and media independence in SA

EDITORIAL: Regulation fails — again

7 day(s) ago

This time it was foreign exchange market dealers colluding in trades around the daily Bank of England ‘fix’

EDITORIAL: Developmental pricing at all costs

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 day(s) ago

Government’s continued devotion to the idea of developmental pricing is surprising

EDITORIAL: Eskom deep in junk zone

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

It is long past the time for the tough decisions to be made to alleviate Eskom’s financial crisis

EDITORIAL: Beginning of the end of the alliance

Cosatu. Picture: REUTERS
10 day(s) ago

It appears the alliance that has dominated SA politics for the first two decades of democracy has finally reached its sell-by date

EDITORIAL: Blame SAA board rot on government

Dudu Myeni. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
14 day(s) ago

There is now so much wrong with the board, the chair and the shareholder at SAA that the entire system of governance is in question

EDITORIAL: Republicans’ hollow victory

US President Barack Obama. Picture: REUTERS
14 day(s) ago

Whether through gridlock or impotence, US policy paralysis seems likely to be with us for some time to come

EDITORIAL: A folly to reinstate Cele

Bheki Cele. Picture: SAPA
15 day(s) ago

Cantankerous former national police commissioner does not appear to appreciate the gravity of his failure in his previous job

EDITORIAL: Pay workers their due

Mine worker.  Picture: EPA
16 day(s) ago

It is a tragedy that the claimants who were once a productive part of the workforce are unable to enjoy the fruits of their labour

EDITORIAL: A call to arms on climate

17 day(s) ago

Fear of economic stagnation and loss of markets must no longer hold countries and major companies back from doing the right thing

EDITORIAL: Shift needed to create more jobs

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
21 day(s) ago

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
22 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
23 day(s) ago

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

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The Third Umpire

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. SA abstained from voting on a landmark UN resolution condemning North Korea’s rights abuses. Does this mean we condone them, or just don’t care?

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Tiger Brands CEO Peter Matlare, who has conceded that the company should have been more circumspect in its approach to Nigeria, where it has been forced to impair the value of its assets by a total of almost R1bn.

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The writing is clearly on the wall for Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, yet he cannot bring himself to take the plunge and commit to the new socialist political movement that is being started by Numsa.

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