WANDILE SIHLOBO: Food crop figures show SA won’t starve

’SA is in a relatively comfortable position for food production and the weather prospects paint a promising picture’

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STREET DOGS: Not so simple

Four reasons why the investment industry favours complexity

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EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: Why did the NPA not prosecute Duduzane Zuma for death?

SA’s cricketers just miss spot in final of world cup, and the share prices of Clicks and Di-Chem are proving the lipstick theory

HILARY JOFFE: Gigaba’s toothless list fails to tackle gaps

‘It’s far from clear how this apparently random list of items would boost growth and inclusion’

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LEON LOUW: Gigaba’s overcooked action plan will take SA further off course

‘While the plan has virtually nothing that is progrowth, it has much to curtail it. Growth is not rocket science’

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MAGDA WIERZYCKA: Zuma is right to fear civil rights groups

‘Case by case, the process of bringing to justice those responsible for plundering SA grinds forward’

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STEVEN FRIEDMAN: SACP will stay in the ANC as long as it has a seat at the decision-making table

Deciding to fight elections on its own would not be as dramatic as we are led to believe because the SACP could stay in its alliance with the ANC, writes ...

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CHRIS GILMOUR: If Woolies is trapped in economy’s pincer, then all other retailers are likely to struggle

‘Woolies is a world-class business and if it were operating in the developed world, it would be pumping’

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STREET DOGS: Don’t shy away from new highs

‘Despite fits and starts, there is an interesting relationship between record in the stock market’

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GARETH VAN ONSELEN: The ANC in opposition — a model of failure

‘Modern constitutional democracies demand political parties that can function both in government and opposition’

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EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: Apologies are for errors, not unpopular actions

Bell Pottinger is still not off the hook as a deal for the Guptas’ stake in the Richards Bay Coal Terminal is off

NEIL MANTHORP: Captain Faf’s magic gets everyone involved and smiling

‘Unlike with Cronjé, we should be happy and free to utilise a natural series of checks and balances about Faf the man, and captain’

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PALESA MORUDU: Reinvention of weasel wordsmith Cronin

Jeremy Cronin’s characterisation of Jacob Zuma as ‘not entirely uncompromised’ misses the mark

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TRUDI MAKHAYA: Cronyism has helped kill positive vision for multinationals in SA

‘Time will reveal the extent of distorted relationships between some local firms and multinationals in the Gupta orbit’

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NEVA MAKGETLA: Why too much pulling in different directions is killing SA’s growth story

‘The government needs to accept economic policy is an extended negotiation’

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MARK BARNES: Go and ring your PR Bell somewhere else; your apologetic defence is a sorry excuse

‘Fake news and propaganda are part of Bell Pottinger’s stock in trade’

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