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An RDP house in the Matthew Goniwe area of Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth. Picture: THE HERALD

EDITORIALS: A welcome rethink on housing

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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1 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
4 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

higher education XXX.   Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 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
6 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

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan briefs the media before delivering his budget speech in Parliament on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON Feb 26 2014
7 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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8 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

Picture: THINKSTOCK
13 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
12 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
14 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
15 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
19 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
20 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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20 day(s) ago

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

EDITORIAL: Government can take the initiative

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
22 day(s) ago

Compared with the platinum strike, this round of industrial action could be a body blow to a beleaguered economy

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EDITORIAL: SABC staff need protecting

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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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

Picture: REUTERS
11 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
11 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
12 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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13 day(s) ago

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

EDITORIAL: Dismantle barriers to trade

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 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

Eugene de Kock.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
18 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

18 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
19 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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20 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

Cape Town at night. Picture: THE TIMES
20 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

EDITORIAL: Much ado about dress code

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema leads his team, including Floyd Shivambu, left, and Dali Mpofu, right back. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
25 day(s) ago

National and provincial houses need to prevent the fight over dress code from degrading their stature

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The Third Umpire

Amplats CEO Chris Griffith. Dealt a poor hand by the extended platinum strike, his focus on improving productivity is in the best interests of shareholders and — even if they don’t realise it — union members too.

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Capsule Technologies founder Megan Verkuil. The company's solar-powered computer may not be pretty but will fill a niche in Africa and help to close the technological gap that disadvantages rural people.

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Blitzboks coach Neil Powell, whose charges defeated New Zealand in the Commonwealth Games sevens rugby final at the weekend to bring home the gold. Just reward for consistency and hard work over a number of years.

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