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EDITORIAL: Nersa’s hard task in uncertain times

The government needs to stop fiddling while the lights go out and come up with a clear energy mix and infrastructure funding policy

EDITORIAL: Minimum wage a two-edged sword

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1 day(s) ago

If the ANC is to be held to its election promise with regard to a minimum wage, secret strike ballots should be the quid pro quo demanded by employers

EDITORIAL: US-Africa summit is the hot ticket

TOP LEVEL: US President Barack Obama (left) and President Jacob Zuma speak at a press briefing at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday. Picture: GCIS
2 day(s) ago

SA’s season of international summitry is truly upon us but the really hot tickets are for Barack Obama’s US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington next week

EDITORIALS: A welcome rethink on housing

An RDP house in the Matthew Goniwe area of Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth. Picture: THE HERALD
3 day(s) ago

The government’s apparent change of tack with regard to housing provision is encouraging and exasperating in equal measure

EDITORIAL: Nkwinti laws will not solve crisis

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4 day(s) ago

Why is the National Development Plan which contains quite specific proposals for a sustainable approach to land reform being ignored?

EDITORIAL: Salga’s planning capacity

Municipal workers fix potholes in Zola, Soweto, in this picture taken in February 2013. The Financial and Fiscal Commission says there is lack of investment by local government in the maintenance of roads and sewerage infrastructure.  Picture: SOWETAN
7 day(s) ago

SA Local Government Association is rightly concerned that there are too many different facilities that can be accessed by councils for a variety of purposes

EDITORIAL: SA needs bang for training buck

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8 day(s) ago

There is a critical shortage of the funds required to produce the kind of skilled graduates SA so desperately needs, and much of the expenditure that is taking place is ineffectual

EDITORIAL: Platinum miners at a tipping point

Chris Griffith. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
9 day(s) ago

The market and industrial relations turmoil of the past few years was destined to reach a tipping point, and it looks like it has arrived

EDITORIAL: Municipal debt is Gordhan’s poser

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
10 day(s) ago

Pravin Gordhan will have his work cut out with his ‘back to basics’ plan for South Africa’s municipalities

EDITORIAL: Plenty of money for development

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11 day(s) ago

New development institutions are welcome, but Brics bank may be limited in the extent to which it is the answer

EDITORIAL: Small business will bear the brunt

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16 day(s) ago

Why should small businesses be forced to implement an agreement to which they were not party?

EDITORIAL: Brics reflects a changing world

Delegates from the Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA (Brics) group of countries engage in discussions at a summit in Brazil on Tuesday.  Picture: GCIS
15 day(s) ago

Whether a rebalancing of power relations in the world is desirable or not, it seems to be gathering pace

EDITORIAL: Time to tighten by 25 basis points

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus and deputy governor Daniel Mminele. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
17 day(s) ago

There is a strong case to be made for 25 basis points this time around, however timid this might seem

EDITORIAL: Brazil — wiser if not richer

A street vendor sells Brazilian paraphernalia for the Soccer World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. Picture: AFP PHOTO/ YASUYOSHI CHIBA
18 day(s) ago

World Cup’s legacy is mainly intangible, on one estimate, the tournament will have contributed no more than 0.2 of a percentage point to economic activity

EDITORIAL: Wanton disregard for protector

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
22 day(s) ago

It is hard to interpret the SABC appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng in any way other than as a middle finger from the government

EDITORIAL: Who guards the guardians?

Dines Gihwala.  Picture: ROBERT BOTHA
23 day(s) ago

If poor oversight levels persist, distrust in regulators will only worsen

EDITORIAL: Minister sounds a new note on SABC

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23 day(s) ago

But the question is whether the good intentions of the public enterprises minister and communications minister will translate into action

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu and Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan present municipalities’ audit results in Pretoria on Wednesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

EDITORIAL: ANC key to Gordhan’s plans

Many good officials are frustrated by interfering politicians who just will not allow them to do their work as they should

EDITORIAL: Build African institutions

A health worker sprays disinfectant in a house belonging to someone suspected of coming into contact with the Ebola virus in Macenta, Guinea, in March. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

The seemingly unstoppable outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa should prompt governments in the region to ask questions about what needs to be done

EDITORIAL: Sanral’s shaky secrecy bid

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2 day(s) ago

As a state agency with no competitors, Sanral is on shaky ground claiming ‘commercial confidentiality’

EDITORIAL: SABC staff need protecting

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3 day(s) ago

We have to express a grave concern for the narrowing space in which journalists at the SABC have to work

EDITORIAL: Unnecessary and immature display

Julius Malema and other Economic Freedom Fighters MPs line up in the National Assembly to be sworn in. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 day(s) ago

Continuing disagreement between EFF and Gauteng legislature is threatening to become a crisis of sorts

EDITORIAL: Strike shows up lack of trust

Numsa members strike. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 day(s) ago

Employers and the union need to consider starting a process to build a more trusting relationship. That will give wage negotiations a better chance in future

EDITORIAL: Trade deal worth the wait

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 day(s) ago

It took more than a decade to finalise, but the economic partnership agreement between the EU and six Southern African states seems to have been worth the wait

EDITORIAL: Let Russia do the right thing

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Picture: REUTERS
10 day(s) ago

Vladimir Putin must be given the space to do the right thing in terms of international law, which he has indicated he will do

EDITORIAL: Mixed news for Woolworths

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14 day(s) ago

For Woolworths, the hard work of turning its R23.3bn David Jones acquisition to account now begins

EDITORIAL: Inflation trumps growth fears

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus announces the monetary policy committee's decision on interest rates in Pretoria on Thursday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
14 day(s) ago

The clear signal from the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy is that it will act to tackle inflation risks

EDITORIAL: Gauteng’s e-tolls revolt

Sanral communications manager Vusi Mona. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
15 day(s) ago

News of wide support for the civil disobedience campaign which groups opposed to the e-toll concept have been calling for should be of concern to Gauteng government leaders

EDITORIAL: Tax not really the problem

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16 day(s) ago

It is important that SMEs engage with the Davis tax committee committee and offer constructive input

EDITORIAL: Dismantle barriers to trade

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17 day(s) ago

The African Union needs to do everything in its power to dismantle the barriers to intra-African trade

EDITORIAL: Masutha right on De Kock

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21 day(s) ago

The question of whether former apartheid death squad commander Eugene de Kock should be granted parole has moral and legal facets

EDITORIAL: Gloomy outlook for SA economy

21 day(s) ago

The real economy is limping along, if the latest mining and manufacturing numbers are anything to go by

EDITORIAL: An unhealthy obsession

Trade and industry deputy director-general Garth Strachan makes a presentation to Parliament’s trade and industry committee on the impact of administered prices. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
22 day(s) ago

Import-parity pricing has long been something of an obsession at the Department of Trade and Industry

EDITORIAL: Beware what you tax

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23 day(s) ago

It is responsibility of the legislative and executive branches of government responsibility to try as far as possible to foresee the potential negative effects of policy decisions

EDITORIAL: New rules hurting tourism

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23 day(s) ago

Tourism is the kind of sector South Africa should be developing: it has the potential to employ lots of relatively unskilled people and to earn foreign exchange

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The Third Umpire

Former Numsa president Cedric Gina. There’s no reason why he should not help form a union to rival Numsa, which is clearly not going to be part of the tripartite alliance for much longer. So why be so coy?

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ANC chief whip Stone Sizani, who has indicated that his party is no longer opposed to transparency in political donations. His call for a new funding model should be seen by civil society as an invitation to negotiate.

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Swimmer Chad le Clos. After his seven-medal haul at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, a double gold in butterfly at the Rio Olympics in 2016 would seem an entirely reasonable goal. Let the records tumble.

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