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EDITORIAL: Time for Africa to speed up progress

Africa has immense potential, not only to benefit from being resource-rich but because its diverse people have so much to offer the world

EDITORIAL: Retraction was empowering

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies did well to so swiftly acknowledge the government’s error, now a few more policies need to be repealed

EDITORIAL: E-tolls still in dock despite new deal

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Issue now as much a middle-class tax- and ratepayer revolt as a protest over inadequate public consultation and excessive collection costs

EDITORIAL: SA latest to target currency collusion

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Competition Commission’s probe may be a spin-off of international investigations

EDITORIAL: ANC needs more than a new mayor

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What Nelson Mandela Bay needs in order to reverse its decline is accountability and transparent governance

EDITORIAL: Demands reflect stress on workers

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As SA heads into its usual winter wage storm, it’s worth taking a step back to focus on the structural issues that lie behind the conflict-ridden industrial relations environment

EDITORIAL: It is not a time for division

Ngoako Ramatlhodi. Picture: THE SOWETAN / VELI NHLAPO

Most striking thing about empowerment ownership figures released by Department of Mineral Resources and Chamber of Mines is not how different they are, but how similar

EDITORIAL: New visa rules need a rethink

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom. Picture: SOWETAN

Ministers appear to be at odds over controversial new visa regulations that Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom insists will damage SA as a tourism destination

EDITORIAL: Sell SAA before hiving off Eskom

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If the government wants to talk seriously about privatisation, it should be taking a serious look at all state entities, not just the one most in need of cash

EDITORIAL: A laudable BEE deal

Lazarus Zim. Picture: Martin Rhodes

JSE listing of Zambezi Platinum is encouraging for two reasons — it may be a good transaction and an exemplary BEE deal

EDITORIAL: Maimane heralds a new age for DA

Mmusi Maimane, the Democratic Alliance's newly elected leader, gives his maiden speech following his election in Port Elizabeth at the weekend. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

Mmusi Maimane represents a new generation of politician: young, black and articulate

EDITORIAL: A new era in British politics

Workers applaud as Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha return to Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, on Friday.  Picture: REUTERS

Winning Tories to be tested on the European Union and the economy

EDITORIAL: BEE code change inept and cynical

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies briefs media regarding plans to improve trade ties between South Africa-Japan, on Friday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Department of Trade and Industry must directly address fronting and passive shareholders if this is the concern — not make blanket rules affecting all broad-based and employee schemes

EDITORIAL: Dramas worthy of a soapie

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Vacancies at the SABC show the shambolic state of governance at the national broadcaster; appointing replacements is a matter of urgency

EDITORIAL: High cost of load-shedding

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Soothing noises from Eskom about load-shedding is cold comfort for big industrial customers

EDITORIAL: Brave ruling on assisted suicide

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Judge Hans Fabricius reasons that if we have the right to have our inherent human dignity respected, that must include the right to end our own lives

EDITORIAL: All eyes are on iron-ore rally

ASSET: A clump of iron ore from a mine. Picture: REUTERS

For SA, it’s the broader commodity outlook that matters, with the key issue being what happens to our terms of trade

SAA. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/ALON SKUY

EDITORIAL: Beware costly middlemen

SAA can do a lot more for aspirant black entrepreneurs by boosting business than it can by spending its cash on the enrichment of middlemen

EDITORIAL: Warning — rate hikes ahead

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Case for a hike will be much stronger next time if the risks from electricity, the rand and wages materialise

EDITORIAL: Public sector wage deal belated but welcome

Unions march through the streets of Pretoria. Picture: Dominic Skelton

Public sector wage agreement averts a potentially crippling strike by 1.3-million state employees that SA can ill afford

EDITORIAL: Reading the rates decision

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Either way, there is no real case, even in theory, for monetary policy to do anything

EDITORIAL: A dangerous power game

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It is disturbing to note the contradictory positions in the ANC’s politics of electricity provision and revenue

EDITORIAL: Zeal for retail probe baffling

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

It is debatable whether government is really concerned about competition in the traditional sense

EDITORIAL: Mbete is wrong to appeal

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete addresses the house during a debate on no confidence in President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Appeal betrays an attitude that shows speaker wishes to use strong-arm tactics against MPs she considers her political opponents

EDITORIAL: Inept NPA serves Zuma’s interests

Nazeer Cassim. Picture: JOHN HOGG

Cassim inquiry into National Director of Public Prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana’s fitness for crucial post would have exposed President Jacob Zuma one way or another

EDITORIAL: Eskom tariff hike excessive

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It is hard to see how an even higher price is going to change electricity users’ behaviour

EDITORIAL: Unintelligent investigations

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Attack on a Public Protector Thuli Madonsela at the hands of ANC MPs a shocking abuse of power that has Nkandla written all over it

EDITORIAL: SAA guarantees a perverse incentive

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown addresses the media on Wednesday during an update on the electricity crisis.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

National Development Plan prioritises the building of a ‘capable state’ as the bedrock for many of the objectives it identifies

EDITORIAL: Flawed UIF holiday canned

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

No doubt the issue of the UIF surplus should be addressed, but that should ideally be as part of a package of reforms to employee benefits

EDITORIAL: Playing politics over death penalty

Mmusi Maimane.  Picture: SOWETAN

DA’s Maimane has opened the way to a potential political and legal minefield by saying he supports a referendum on the death penalty

EDITORIAL: Sadc must tackle Burundi powder keg

Burundian soldiers contain demonstrators in Musaga, on the outskirts of Bujumbura, on Wednesday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINA

Burundi is likely to degenerate into chaos because President Pierre Nkurunziza has violated the Arusha peace agreement

EDITORIAL: A shaky basis for findings on SARS

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More questions than answers after finance minister’s advisory board on tax office’s covert unit endorses earlier findings

EDITORIAL: Leaders fail to admit to causes of migration

People observe a minute of silence for more than 700 African migrants who died last Sunday after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean. A protest was held against the current immigration policy of the European Union in Malaga, southern Spain, on April 24. Picture: REUTERS/JOH NAZCA

African leaders, a selfish lot at the best of times, have a duty to reflect honestly on why the continent’s people are left with no option but to flee

EDITORIAL: High price of learning

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The latest inflation figures reflect intriguing shifts in the education system, especially schools

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The Third Umpire

Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha. How embarrassing that SA flouts just about every one of the UN’ s prison policy reform proposals, especially since they have been dubbed the “Mandela Rules”.

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The people of Ireland, for becoming the first ever to support same-sex marriage by popular vote rather than leaving it to executive edict or judicial ruling. That’ s given the Catholic church something to think about.

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Outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, whose parting gift to his successor, Muhammadu Buhari, is chronic fuel shortages — despite the country being one of the world’ s biggest oil producers and exporters.

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