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EDITORIAL: Taxpayers should laud Sassa ruling

At last, the Constitutional Court has declared the social grants tender invalid and has ordered Sassa to start again
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DAILY NATION: Safer roads are possible

Road crashes involving public transport vehicles and trucks bring to the fore the need for a holistic approach to road safety after the death of 17 people

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Lying is free speech too

1 day(s) ago

Using criminal law to police truth in political debate is unnecessary and invites abuse

EDITORIAL: Silver bullet or silver lining?

Statistician-general Pali Lehohla. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 day(s) ago

When statistician-general Pali Lehohla released figures on tourist arrivals and departures for the peak December period, he surely had his tongue firmly in his cheek

EDITORIAL: Eskom no longer seen to do it all

Transport Minister Ben Martins. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
7 day(s) ago

A coherent approach to solving South Africa’s electricity problem seems as elusive as ever

DAILY NATION: Dealing with climate change

7 day(s) ago

Few people can claim they have not noticed the phenomenon of climate change. Yet we have done little to mitigate some of these effects

EDITORIAL: Kasrils’ hot head

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
8 day(s) ago

Only time will tell whether Ronnie Kasrils is still on the right side of history now that he has come out against President Jacob Zuma’s ANC

NEW YORK TIMES: US investigates Taser death

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9 day(s) ago

Inquiry into the tragic case of high school student in Texas who suffered severe brain damage and nearly died after a deputy sheriff shocked him with a Taser

EDITORIAL: Money for nothing

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12 day(s) ago

It turns out that white farmers ejected from former homelands may be eligible for chunk of estimated R179bn cost to reopen land restitution process

EDITORIAL: How does a house become a home?

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13 day(s) ago

It is a fact that many tens of thousands of people living in what we like to call ‘RDP’ housing have a house but no proof of ownership

THE TELEGRAPH: UK GDP to soar on paper

British Finance Minister George Osborne. Picture: REUTERS
13 day(s) ago

UK will suddenly find itself not just much richer, but much thriftier, as fully funded pensions will be included in the savings rate

EDITORIAL: Hard choice has JSC abstaining

Judge Boissie Mbha is interviewed by the Judicial Service Commission on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
14 day(s) ago

Constitution holds the key to appointing judges as Judicial Service Commission interviews get underway

EDITORIAL: SMS suit bound to backfire

Democratic Alliance trade and industry spokesman Wilmot James.   Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
15 day(s) ago

Going to court is always a risky business because even if the outcome is assured, judicial procedures demand that both sides’ arguments be heard

NEW YORK TIMES: Yes he can, on immigration

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

It has been frustrating to watch Barack Obama’s yes-we-can promises on immigration reform fade to protestations of impotence and blaming others

EDITORIAL: What did we do to deserve Zuma?

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

South Africa has fallen an awfully long way since former president Nelson Mandela was first elected

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: Spied on by government

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19 day(s) ago

Using basic modern communication devices makes you vulnerable to being spied on by the Canadian government

EDITORIAL: A good idea from the Presidency

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. Picture: SOWETAN
20 day(s) ago

As the president insists he has done no wrong in the Nkandla saga, it comes as a relief to hear a statesman-like speech from the Presidency

EDITORIAL: Zuma should be in Brussels

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
21 day(s) ago

With South Africa being the EU’s sole national strategic partner in Africa, it came as a surprise when the president decided to stay away from the EU-Africa summit

EDITORIAL: Cellphone ruling unsatisfactory

CONNECTED: A cellphone tower in Johannesburg. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
21 day(s) ago

With the pressure now on, Icasa must come up with a justifiable interconnection fee reduction plan in double quick time

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EDITORIAL: Anxious times for gold

There exists a real danger that the South African gold sector will follow platinum into the same dead end

EDITORIAL: Time to read the riot act to Russia

Armed men are seen wearing black and orange ribbons of St George — a symbol widely associated with pro-Russian protests in Ukraine. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

If a line is not drawn in the sand soon, Russia’s territorial ambitions will spark more serious military confrontations

EDITORIAL: Finding other ways to mine

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6 day(s) ago

As the Amcu strike at the platinum mines approaches its 100th day, investor confidence in SA’s economy is hitting a post-apartheid low

NEW YORK TIMES: System maps deforestation

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6 day(s) ago

Global forest-mapping system developed by scientists from University of Maryland, Google and US government can pinpoint where and at what rate deforestation is occurring

EDITORIAL: SA’s slowing ‘democracy’

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7 day(s) ago

Yet another dispute that should be settled by a constitutionally created institution has ended up before the courts

EDITORIAL: SA set to miss out on global recovery

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
8 day(s) ago

When Pravin Gordhan says the Treasury has maintained its 2.7% growth forecast for this year, one should not necessarily assume his team still believes it

DAWN: Security guards’ plight dire

8 day(s) ago

A recent report gave insight into the back story of private security guards, whose dire work conditions have a bearing on their morale

EDITORIAL: Vavi believes he can still win

Congress of South African Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
9 day(s) ago

Rather than burst back onto the scene to lead an assault on S’dumo Dlamini, Zwelinzima Vavi has been remarkably restrained

EDITORIAL: A good idea, if the ANC is genuine about it

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
12 day(s) ago

The party has a bad habit of buttering up whichever constituency it happens to be talking to

DAILY NATION: There but for intervention…

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives for the extraordinary session of the African Union's summit of heads of state in Addis Ababa on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS
12 day(s) ago

Notable moment from Kigali ceremony marking 20th anniversary of Rwandan genocide was President Uhuru Kenyatta apologising for region’s failure to intervene

EDITORIAL: Extravagant claims

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13 day(s) ago

You know an election looms when politicians’ promises get more extravagant, their allegations more outlandish and the campaign rhetoric even more juvenile than usual

NEW YORK POST: Rooney was able to do it all

Academy Award-winning actor Mickey Rooney in Hollywood, California in April 2012. Picture: REUTERS
14 day(s) ago

Was there ever a more consummate entertainer than Mickey Rooney?

EDITORIAL: The real lesson of Nigerian GDP

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15 day(s) ago

It is tempting not to take Nigeria’s change of status to number one too seriously

GULF NEWS: Afghans defy threat to vote

Members of civil society organisations chant slogans to condemn the killing of over 20 Afghan National Army soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday.  Picture: REUTERS
15 day(s) ago

The people of Afghanistan have shown strength of character by defying the diktats of the Taliban

EDITORIAL: Consumers will not rescue us

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16 day(s) ago

Economic growth this year will not be driven by consumer spending — certainly not if the latest data on consumer confidence and household credit are anything to go by

EDITORIAL: How not to create jobs

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19 day(s) ago

If the main aim of the Department of Trade and Industry is to discourage firms from hiring labour, its latest proposed policy instalment is another step on the road to achieving it

EDITORIAL: Another big miner may be lost to SA

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20 day(s) ago

Key issue is that world’s largest resource group will no longer be involved in South African mining sector

THE WASHINGTON POST: US diplomacy breaks down

BOTTOM LINE: US President Barack Obama says he will support legislation to take the federal minimum wage level to $10.10 an hour. Picture: REUTERS
20 day(s) ago

Obama administration’s Middle East diplomacy has degenerated to desperate race to prevent talks collapsing

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Sanral CEO Nazir Alli. The agency approached the bond market last week for the first time since it launched the e-tolling system, and managed to raise R500m in an auction that was almost twice oversubscribed.

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Newly elected Government Employees Pension Fund chairwoman Renosi Mokate, for being brave enough to take on the job of leading the troubled organisation, which seems to limp from one crisis to the next.

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Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, whose persistent claim that Cape Town and the province she leads are better governed than the rest of the country have now been backed up by conclusive independent research.

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