ANTHONY BUTLER: Old Lekota’s version of young Ramaphosa foggy and wrong

Cope leader forgets the tactics of security police to tarnish activists and isolate them

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MICHAEL FRIDJHON: Costly tickets for the theatre of unobtainability

Where luxury and rarity overlap, control of price resides almost entirely with the producer

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TIM COHEN: Changes to competition law will achieve the opposite of intended effect

The arbitrariness of the new legislation with so much power in the hands of politicians will hurt small companies as much as large companies

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CHRIS THURMAN: Natural nakedness fuses with art in essay with body-painting Amazon tribe

Brazilian photographer Petrella spent years living with indigenous communities in order to produce a mind-expanding collection of images

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KEVIN MCCALLUM: How Pele helped Gordon Banks reach greatness with that World Cup save

The death of the English goalkeeper this week brought back memories of an extraordinary contest

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PETER BRUCE: Import skills so we can export

Foreign specialists are the only people who can help widen the complexity of SA's products

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LUMKILE MONDI: ANC's macroeconomic policy confusion at the heart of the Eskom crisis

First Gear, then Asgisa, followed by a leftward shift took state-owned enterprises into the hands of rent-seekers

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SIMON BARBER: US yea to Congolese poll a victory for pragmatists

More idealistic experts are decrying Trump's acceptance of the theft of an election

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TIM COHEN: Jumia listing may be an inflection point for African telecoms

Planned listing of one of three African 'unicorns' has some investors wondering if it’s an effort at sustaining a difficult business, or an attempt at fuelling ...

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STREET DOGS: Warning signs from 1929 crash

Fred C Kelly: I know that every time my broker asked me for margin, I should have refused to give it to him

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EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: Will the last person to leave Kusile please turn on the lights

John Dludlu points out that unions are furious with plans to unbundle Eskom — and they should be (and so should all of us)

GARETH VAN ONSELEN: The Malema Moral Washing Machine

To Julius Malema, no person is a person: they are at best an absolute ally; at worst a total enemy, but always a metaphor in a story he is telling, writes ...

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STEVEN FRIEDMAN: No easy task for Cyril Ramaphosa to restore security services

Sona promise that the days of the head of government using the machinery as a weapon of war are over, at least shows the president is serious about repairing ...

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SYLVIA MCKEOWN: Mind the gap: how scientists are working to get computers to read our thoughts

Neuralinking will help people who have lost speech articulate themselves through a device

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THETO MAHLAKOANA: Unions need to stop barking and bring solutions

Organised labour must participate in the policy processes that are under way to steer the country out of crisis

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JOHN DLUDLU: A deadly combination has triggered the backlash at Eskom

Leadership has been unable to improve operations, and splitting the utility into three subsidiaries will not solve the problems 

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