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CHOSEN ONE: Hillary Clinton. Picture: EPA

EDITORIAL: President Hillary, step up

Shape-shifter Hillary Clinton may find her strengths in office

EDITORIAL: Good ideas, bad execution at AU

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma addresses the AU conference in Rwanda. Picture: SUPPLIED

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was not the leader Africa needed

EDITORIAL: State must flick Eskom’s switch

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Cutting private power is a policy decision that will put all renewable-energy gains in jeopardy

EDITORIAL: Terror is the ‘new normal’

The truck, riddled with bullets, used as a weapon in the French Riviera city of Nice last week is towed away. Picture: AFP PHOTO/BORIS HORVAT

It’s difficult to prevent attacks using the sort of weaponised vehicle anyone can hire

EDITORIAL: How to fix our manufacturing


What’s wrong with South African manufacturing, and how can it be fixed? Start by removing red tape

EDITORIAL: Sugar tax must be even-handed


There are big questions over the proposals in the Treasury policy papers

EDITORIAL: SA’s diplomacy of odium

Vladimir Putin (left), Narendra Modi (third left), Dilma Rousseff (centre), Xi Jinping (fourth right) and Jacob Zuma attend a Brics summit in Russia. Cementing trade relations with Brics is one thing. Shaping our foreign policy to align with them is quite another.  Picture: REUTERS

Recent votes at the UN’s Human Rights Council show human rights no longer at the core of SA’s foreign policy

EDITORIAL: Job losses small but mounting

Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan. Picture: THULI DLAMINI

Only a strong, expanding economy can create and sustain the large number of jobs SA needs

EDITORIAL: Balancing the migrant flow

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has quietly unveiled dramatic proposals that will reshape SA's messy immigration regime

EDITORIAL: Putting money where it matters

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Startups fail to get the support of venture capital

EDITORIAL: Protector selection too important to be left to MPs

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

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

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

EDITORIAL: The very public protector

SA's citizenry, with unprecedented access to the process of appointing a new public protector, must ensure the committee selects the best candidate

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: Zim’s ticking time bomb

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture:  REUTERS/PHILIMON BULAWAYO

The country is fast running out of money, again, followed by acts of increased desperation

EDITORIAL: Hold fast to the good attained

A young South African listens to speeches during a Mandela Day launch of a vegetable project  at the Unakho Children's Home in Gugulethu, Cape Town. Picture: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Mandela Day celebrations show much has been accomplished, but there’s much that still needs to be done

EDITORIAL: Brexit to test ‘safe bet’ PM

Theresa May. Picture: REUTERS/NEIL HALL

British Prime Minister Theresa May is an inscrutable oddity at a time when certainty is at a premium

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: Watching for new shoots


After the sobering International Monetary Fund's annual assessment, all eyes shift to state, business, labour collaboration

EDITORIAL: Dismal growth saves Eskom

Eskom Medupi power station.

The standout shock news from the Eskom presentation is the updated cost estimates on the new build projects

EDITORIAL: Fuel fund slips on an oil slick

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Swift departure of erring bosses is heartening

EDITORIAL: Fuel fund less than strategic

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

The Strategic Fuel Fund sold reserves at a loss, so why bid for Chevron?

EDITORIAL: SABC must be saved from itself

The SABC office in Auckland Park, Johannesburg.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

The board and executive of the embattled national broadcaster are failing to serve the public

EDITORIAL: Brexit fallout is just beginning

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

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

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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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