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EDITORIAL: Sham public consultation

The government’s newest plan to build nuclear plants is, so far, another case of sham public consultation and faces yet another court challenge

EDITORIAL: The SABC’s endless farce

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

Hlaudi Motsoeneng has reportedly received an R11.4m bonus and is being internally redeployed in clear violation of a legal stipulation

EDITORIAL: Ineptitude rules on student fees

Students from Wits University demonstrate in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Free tertiary education will increase inequality

EDITORIAL: Defiance of courts amazes

Nomgcobo Jiba. Picture: SOWETAN

Jacob Zuma can display a commitment to the National Prosecuting Authority by firing Jiba and Mrwebi immediately — but then who will guard his back?

EDITORIAL: Zuma’s SAA PR offensive

A South African Airways Airbus. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

SA has no need to heap praise on President Jacob Zuma for his brave effort in taking flight SA 203 to New York

EDITORIAL: So little and so late from SARS

South African Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

The suspension of second-in-command Jonas Makwakwa is an essential first step — but there’s a big question mark over his boss Tom Moyane

EDITORIAL: On paying back the money

President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD

The Nkandla saga finale reflects a victory for accountability — but questions remain

EDITORIAL: Independent or not? Let’s see

Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Picture: SUPPLIED

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's proposed successor, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, is still very much an unknown quantity

EDITORIAL: The thin blue line gets thicker

Robert McBride. Picture: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES

The Constitutional Court ruling on the Robert McBride case is reassuring

EDITORIAL: Nothing positive in recklessness

Mosebenzi Zwane. Picture: GCIS

The Zwane debacle is a reflection of dysfunction within the state

EDITORIAL: Enter the bond market

Jacob Zuma. Picture: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Private sector managers' stand marks a significant step forward for shareholder — or bondholder — activism in SA as governance concerns multiply

EDITORIAL: An unreserved attack

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

The utterances by Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane and the ANC’s Jessie Duarte seem to display a dangerous ignorance of the very real practical damage that their attacks on the Reserve Bank could do

EDITORIAL: The complex life of the rand

South Africa’s politicians and the US Federal Reserve hold the controls

EDITORIAL: Stand up — or stand down

Pravin Gordhan. Picture: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES

We must all resist the groundless pursuit of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and the transparent attempt to force him out of office

The Employment Tax Incentive allows employers to claim a tax concession if they employ young workers. Picture: ISTOCK

EDITORIAL: Young deserve a shot at work

Two more years of a job incentive scheme that allows employers to claim a tax concession if they employ young workers is good news

EDITORIAL: A slight easing of pressure

Lesetja Kganyago. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

The Reserve Bank was at pains to damp rate cut hopes

EDITORIAL: Who will heed Pityana’s call?

Sipho Pityana. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA

Business responds to Sipho Pityana's bold call with the usual self-interest — the Black Business Council is outraged, while Business Unity SA and Business Leadership SA remain silent

EDITORIAL: Minimum wage panel cops flak

The different tacks from Cosatu and Nafcoc on discussions around the impending national minimum wage are instructive

EDITORIAL: Rand thwarted despite progress


Slashed deficit on the current account of SA’s balance of payments fails to prop up currency

EDITORIAL: Let Anderson visit SA

People walk in a parade as they celebrate the annulment of an anti-homosexuality law by Uganda's constitutional court in Entebbe last week.  Picture: REUTERS

There have been all sorts of pious declarations that a visit by Anderson would threaten SA’s hard-won democracy

EDITORIAL: Tempting Apple out of reach

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an event in San Francisco, California, the US, on Wednesday. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

iPhone raises barriers as billions seek to connect

EDITORIAL: Sustainable growth in doubt

Stock exchange. Picture: ISTOCK

Second-quarter economic growth figures show just partial expansion in economy

EDITORIAL: Crime remains endemic

Nathi Nhleko.   Picture: THE HERALD

Smaller increases are hardly any gain at all as businesses, big and small, bear the burden of daylight robberies and 50 South Africans are murdered every day

EDITORIAL: Democracy needs your X

Picture: SOWETAN

For the first time in some time there is a sense real change is possible; political power is disintegrating and realigning

EDITORIAL: Farmers need a better policy


Although the government declared eight provinces as disaster areas during the worst of the drought, there’s been very little help for the sector

EDITORIAL: President Hillary, step up

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Picture: EPA

Shape-shifter Hillary Clinton may find her strengths in office

EDITORIAL: Johannesburg Like Me

Herman Mashaba. Picture: SUPPLIED

Johannesburg’s new mayor Herman Mashaba has the perfect rags-to-riches story

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

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The Third Umpire

Philippines President Rodrigo “Dirty Harry” Duterte. If calling US President Barack Obama a “son of a whore” was not meant as a personal insult, please spare us when his attempts at diplomacy really do get personal.

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UCT vice-chancellor Max Price, for keeping his cool despite extreme provocation by #FeesMustFall protesters at Tuesday’s Cape Town public hearings on the feasibility of free higher education. #RationalityMustRise.

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Police Minister Nathi Nhleko, who faces calls for his dismissal after the highest court ruled his suspension of Ipid head Robert McBride — who was investigating corruption among senior police officers — was unlawful.

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