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Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

EDITORIAL: Protector selection too important to be left to MPs

The public is keen on the process to choose a new public protector to replace Thuli Madonsela

EDITORIAL: Investment is a beauty parade

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

SA must look attractive to gain more foreign direct investment inflows

EDITORIAL: Marching on Tshwane

Buses burn in Mamelodi on Monday. Picture: SIZWE NDIGANE

The ANC’s leadership deficit stokes factional anger in Tshwane

EDITORIAL: We should all fear a Brexit


The risk is of EU upheaval and an inward-looking UK

EDITORIAL: SA deficient in many respects


SA’s sizeable current account deficit makes it particularly vulnerable to swings in international investor sentiment

EDITORIAL: Time of volatility and uncertainty

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As key measures reflect a world of high volatility and uncertainty, the US Federal Reserve’s rate decision and UK’s EU vote loom

EDITORIAL: Rating reprieve only temporary

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

Shock GDP contraction keeps SA on edge of cliff

EDITORIAL: SA must learn art of diplomacy

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

The garbled message by SA’s diplomat-in-chief Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has tarnished Pretoria's image

EDITORIAL: Municipal woes and wonders

Auditor-general Kimi Makwetu reports the audits results of South Africa's municipalities over the past five years at Tshedimosetso House in Pretoria. Picture: GCIS

Some bright spots but spending issues multiply — even as local government poll nears

EDITORIAL: SA is in a competitive fix


Competitiveness rankings show that our country’s performance is hugely uneven

EDITORIAL: Growing threat of cyber heists


There is constant barrage of attacks on bank systems as global cyber-syndicates find ever more innovative methods of hacking

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. 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

Banknotes of euro, Hong Kong dollar, US dollar, Japanese yen, pound and Chinese yuan. The longer-term economic effects of Brexit will depend on the outcome of negotiations, but there is no question the UK will be worse off. Picture: REUTERS/JASON LEE

EDITORIAL: Brexit fallout is just beginning

There’s a long and uncertain and volatile process ahead for all

EDITORIAL: Inflation data a good surprise


Surprising moves in food price inflation but it is unclear if the slight drop is merely an anomaly

EDITORIAL: Ackermans need to let go


Collapsing Pick n Pay old-fashioned pyramid control structure was step forward

EDITORIAL: IEC must live up to higher ideals

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The Constitutional Court’s censure is not nearly stern enough — an invalid voters’ roll undermines electoral system

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: SAA exposes its own misdeeds

A South African Airways Airbus. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

National carrier South African Airways now admits that it subsidised Mango aircraft

EDITORIAL: Finesse needed for SAB dispute

TROUBLE BREWING: SAB, now SABMiller, has long been accused of using dirty tricks to protect its market share. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

SABMiller’s row with the Food and Allied Workers Union should not hold up the merger with AB InBev

EDITORIAL: Talking through a minefield

Picture: ARDBEL

A frank discussion is needed on the ownership of mines in South Africa

EDITORIAL: Breathing space must be used

Standard and Poors. Picture: REUTERS

SA needs to deliver on fiscal-consolidation plan

EDITORIAL: Captured party abandons probe

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

The decision to abandon the inquiry on allegations of state capture is unlikely to impress ratings agencies

EDITORIAL: Orwellian world of the SABC

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

Hlaudi Motsoeneng tramples on the official mandate of the public broadcaster by halting coverage of violent service delivery protests

EDITORIAL: An odorous oil reserves deal

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

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

Picture: EPA

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

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The Third Umpire

Disgraced former Fifa head Sepp Blatter, who now claims to have personal experience of the draws for European football competitions being fixed. So he knew about this and didn’t kick up a fuss? And he insists he is clean!

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PPC CEO Darryll Castle has pulled out all the stops since taking charge to try to keep the cement maker afloat, but Deloitte’s disclaimer on the group’s ability to continue as a going concern comes as a cruel blow.

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Now that wasn’t so painful, was it? Collapsing the Pick n Pay pyramid control structure won’t change the Ackerman family’s control of the group, but has already unlocked billions of rand in value for Pikwik shareholders.

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