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EDITORIAL: Be wary of the easy money

Mozambique in dire straits following disclosures that the government hid at least $1.4bn in government-guaranteed foreign debt from its creditors

EDITORIAL: Intimidation will prove costly

Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan during his speech at a fund raising dinner in Chatsworth on Saturday night. Picture: THULI DLAMINI

There is a risk of a downgrade if the Treasury team is threatened

EDITORIAL: A difficult but correct decision

South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago announces the decision on interest rates in Pretoria on Thursday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

The Reserve Bank made clear it has only paused hikes

EDITORIAL: A rogue investigation

President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: SIYABULELA DUDA

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s arrest received serious consideration, and smacks of a political battle

EDITORIAL: Lessons from Rwanda

Rwandan President Paul Kagame addresses a session during the World Economic Forum (Africa)  in Kigali, Rwanda, on Friday. Picture: SIYASANGA MBAMBANI

Rwanda offers South Africa a good example of positive results if plans are translated into action

EDITORIAL: Nzimande’s power grab

Blade Nzimande. Picture: GCIS

Portfolio committee passes the education bill set to give Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande even more power

EDITORIAL: Urgent action needed on jobs

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High unemployment in South Africa is a risk to the country’s economic growth

EDITORIAL: Focus now on a short to-do list

International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference at the IMF-World Bank annual meetings in Washington in the US on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS

The IMF and Moody’s make it clear South Africa cannot afford to falter on structural reforms

EDITORIAL: The unthinkable has happened

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign victory party at Trump Tower in New York, the US. Picture:  REUTERS/LUCAS JACKSON

Once seen as too absurd, Donald Trump has triumphed in the most unexpected US presidential race in modern memory

EDITORIAL: Yet another indictment

Jacob Zuma. Picture: AFP PHOTO/JOHN MACDOUGALL

Ruling on President Jacob Zuma charges tests him and the ANC

EDITORIAL: Why SA should care about Brexit

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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

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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

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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

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

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

EDITORIAL: An odorous oil reserves deal

Energy minister is unapologetic about cost and faces no censure on the unchecked sale of state assets

EDITORIAL: Learn lessons of teachers scam

John Volmink. Picture: TYRONE ARTHUR

The Volmink report offers a guide on what to fix — the education system clearly needs radical repair

EDITORIAL: SA shows its worst to S&P

Standard and Poors. Picture: REUTERS

Standard and Poor’s sovereign rating committee is right to be sceptical after SA’s recent political dramas

EDITORIAL: Powerful but still vulnerable

Mcebisi Jonas. Picture: THE HERALD

Without scrutiny, the Public Investment Corporation’s vast assets can be abused

EDITORIAL: A chance to right a wrong

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Mine workers confront historic ill in silicosis case that offers hundreds of thousands access to justice

EDITORIAL: A bank brought down by hubris

DYNAMIC: Leon Kirkinis, who resigned as African Bank Investments Limited CEO saw himself as a champion of the poor in lending to South Africans ignored or deemed too risky by conventional banks. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

The sobering report into African Bank blames the CEO and board for its demise

EDITORIAL: The big ‘Team SA’ delusion

President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: SIYABULELA DUDA

Government-business collaboration is pro forma — the ‘toenadering’ is about damage control

EDITORIAL: Patel walks fine line on mergers

Ebrahim Patel. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Differences between minister and merging parties said to have slowed progress but brewer and bottler accords offer guidance

EDITORIAL: Cabinet should not get involved

From left: Ajay Gupta younger brother Atul Gupta and Oakbay MD Jagdish Parekh and Duduzane Zuma , who is a son of the president. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Oakbay and the Gupta family are entitled to question the banks, but of concern is a Cabinet decision to get involved

EDITORIAL: A lesson in good citizenship

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

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

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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?

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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

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

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The Third Umpire

Whether the “rotation” of SA’s oil stocks is legitimate or an enrichment scam, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson must know she needs the finance minister’s permission to dispose of significant state assets

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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s daughter, Rev Canon Mpho Tutu-Van Furth, has chosen to return her licence to the Anglican Church rather than have it revoked for entering into a same-sex marriage. Sad, but dignified.

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Zimbabwe Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa. Without the reserves to back them, the “bond notes” he plans to print to supplement scarce dollar supplies will result in runaway inflation. Has his government learnt nothing?

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