GARETH VAN ONSELEN: Fikile Mbaloser, sports minister of failure

The sports minister is known as Razzmatazz, and with good reason — all he seems to be able to produce is hot air. Oh, and a consistent record of failure and ...

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Eskom's coal-fired power struggle

Eskom’s intended closure of five old coal-fired power stations has infuriated unions — but energy and environmental experts say it was long overdue and better ...

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Post Office: getting workers onside

In view of the spectacular way strikes brought the Post Office to a halt for four months in 2014, new CEO Mark Barnes is taking no chances

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Zuma in an awkward spot. Will he act against ally Dlamini over grants fiasco?

It is in fact a 'funny democracy' if social development minister Bathabile Dlamini is not held accountable

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SA Post Office: Has Mark Barnes delivered what he promised?

Getting government backing for every move he makes may prove to be a tougher challenge than anything competitors can throw at Mark Barnes

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Murray & Roberts: The demise of an icon

When did the bottom fall out and what exactly led to Murray & Roberts’ decision to sell its renowned infrastructure and building businesses?

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GARETH VAN ONSELEN: The austerity paradox

The effect of treasury’s call for frugality has been limited, and the national administration’s reliance on consultants suggests that it is not just an ...

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Ready-made towns changing skylines across Africa

Brand new cities that are privately funded by foreign companies and have little reliance on government infrastructure are going up in Kenya, Nigeria, the DRC, ...

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Cracks in the walls

Irregularities in the appointment of the Engineering Council of SA have led to legal action, which civil engineers’ body Saice says questions the council’s ...

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Entrepreneurs: A new mind-set needed

While there are fears that employment equity provisions may be stifling the emergence of black entrepreneurs, schools are also battling to teach ...

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ANC battle lines are drawn

Discussion documents released ahead of the ANC’s policy conference suggest a party at odds with itself. The policy battle is likely to give an indication of ...

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Downscalers to find ideal space at Somerset West’s lifestyle estates

SPONSORED | The Western Cape has become a popular destination for people in the market for a carefree, lock-up-and-go lifestyle

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Gentrification: The name of the game

Gentrification? Developers prefer to call it regeneration. But critics say people who have lived in target suburbs for many years are being pushed out by ...

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SABC’s dubious contracts and dire financial state

Among the findings of a probe into the SABC’s dire financial state are dubious contracts — including one to collect R1.7bn a year in unpaid licence fees

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Murray & Roberts: A victim or villain?

When did the bottom fall out and what exactly led to Murray & Roberts’ decision to sell its renowned infrastructure and building businesses?

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Tech jobs: More skills needed

The question of the tech sector creating or destroying jobs is a complex one. But there is a strong case for schools and tertiary institutions to place greater ...

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