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EDITORIAL: Yet another indictment

Ruling on President Jacob Zuma charges tests him and the ANC

EDITORIAL: Why SA should care about Brexit


Trade could be hit by any instability in the European Union, while the bloc has been the source of 70% of development aid to South Africa

EDITORIAL: Decriminalising dagga in SA


Legalising dagga would help to relieve suffering of many people and it could be a source of income, an export crop in which South Africa has a competitive advantage

EDITORIAL: Rand rally only a brief respite

A ratings downgrade will hit South African assets hard

EDITORIAL: Shafting the mining industry

Picture: ARDBEL

Revisions to the Mining Charter sets toxic tone for industry talks

EDITORIAL: Echoes of SAA in Denel dispute

The Badger 8x8 armoured modular vehicle manufactured by Denel Land Systems. Picture: ARMSCOR

State-owned arms manufacturer Denel ignored Treasury rules in Gupta deal

EDITORIAL: Global economy still in slow lane


Both the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank warn of economic fragility

EDITORIAL: ANC must heed call for change

Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS

It is time South Africans revisit the debate about our electoral set-up as a way of reclaiming power

EDITORIAL: Adding to the growth debate


Think-tank homes in on five economic priorities for South Africa, including rigorous focus on growth, incorporating transformation, but not being dominated by it

EDITORIAL: Not many places in which to hide

The Panama Papers reveal high-flyers’ money secrets

EDITORIAL: President gets the red card

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: DoC

Parliament included in damning assessment from Constitutional Court on the Nkandla controversy

EDITORIAL: Small investor’s big battle

Picture: JSE

A small shareholder’s fight with Sovereign Foods may highlight the grim reality that the JSE's obligation to 'protect investors' extends only to large well-resourced investors

EDITORIAL: Looming stagflation

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Latest round of data demonstrates again what investors and rating agencies are saying — SA needs to get on with the reforms needed to get the economy to grow

EDITORIAL: Parliament is failing SA

TAKE A WALK:  Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane was asked to leave the House when President Jacob Zuma was answering questions in the National Assembly. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

MPs are neglecting their duty to keep the executive in check and political parties are deviating from this by treating Parliament as a forum for showmanship

EDITORIAL: Bashir ruling a timely reminder

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Picture: REUTERS/MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH

Supreme Court of Appeal’s ruling on the Omar al-Bashir case should provide the basis for South Africa to regain gloss of earlier commitment to domesticate ICC law

EDITORIAL: Team SA’s hard sell needs action

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

Despite Gordhan’s heroic effort to stave off a downgrade, wary investors want concrete steps on economy

Nkosana  Makate at the Constitutional Court in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

EDITORIAL: A lesson in good citizenship

Vodacom must take to heart rebuke by Constitutional Court

EDITORIAL: DA runs cities but not itself

IN THE SPOTLIGHT:  Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane, centre, and Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille wave to the crowd at a campaign rally in Johannesburg. Picture: AFP

The Democratic Alliance is good at economics, but bad at politics

EDITORIAL: Cloud still hangs over arms deal

A Gripen fighter jet. Picture: SUPPLIED

The manoeuvring that went with the arms deal caused huge damage to South Africa’s political fabric, and the questions around waste and improper dealings remain

EDITORIAL: SA has failed its youth

Last year’s student protests over fees and outsourcing have forced universities across the country to cut costs and find new ways to raise funds to help address the financial shortfall. Picture: REUTERS

Statistics SA report shows that the situation has not improved in past five years

EDITORIAL: Manifesto lacks real solutions

President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa dance during the launch of the African National Congress's  local government election manifesto in Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

The quality of local government matters a great deal to ordinary citizens but the ANC’s election manifesto does not offer fixes for problem councils

EDITORIAL: Could the ANC lose an election?


Division in the party suddenly there for all to see, even as some elements of the ANC rally under the president’s banner

EDITORIAL: Crucial capital flows slowing

Picture: ISTOCK

South Africa simply must make life easier for investors and open its doors to foreign direct investment in new ways

EDITORIAL: The warning signs are clear

Standard & Poor's in New York. Picture: REUTERS

A possible rating downgrade by Standard & Poor’s will remain threat for the foreseeable future

EDITORIAL: Impeaching the impeached

South Africans protest outside Parliament in Cape Town, on Tuesday. Picture: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

The motion was never likely to succeed, but the debate will continue within political parties

EDITORIAL: We can’t afford SARS slippage

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan must take more assertive action than to date to get a grip on the South African Revenue Service

EDITORIAL: Transnet tariff escalation

Picture: ISTOCK

Nersa must bear some responsibility for the mess, given that it awarded the licence to build the new pipeline to Transnet

EDITORIAL: Stopping the spiral of violence

A police woman gestures in front of ambulances at the scene of a blast outside a metro station in Brussels, in this still image taken from video on Tuesday. REUTERS/REUTERS TV

Painful lessons for Europe also apply for South Africa. The fundamental challenge is to tackle socioeconomic failures that make fertile ground for Islamic State recruitment

EDITORIAL: Sinister tinge to document thefts


Is it coincidence that targets took on the government or ruling party?

EDITORIAL: A quarter point compromise

Lesetja Kganyago. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Reserve Bank’s decision to hike rate 25-basis points was clearly tough and contested

EDITORIAL: The Guptas and Cabinet posts

Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS

More questions about influencing appointments linked to notorious Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma

EDITORIAL: Shake-up in finance services

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Changes in global regulatory landscape in the post-financial crisis era one of the factors driving restructuring at Barclays Africa and Old Mutual

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