ADAM HABIB: The problem with Zuma's plan

To expose the populism of the president, the EFF has been prepared to behave in the same populist manner and create a crisis at SA universities

TENDAI MUSIKAVANHU: My family's history of Zimbabwe revolution

The downfall of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe and the swearing-in of Emmerson Mnangagwa spins us right back to where we were in 1980

GINA SCHOEMAN: Downgrade: bonds on the brink

WGBI exit comes with a good dose of pain and means a country has been relegated firmly to noninvestment grade status

DAVID MAYNIER: Cost review is urgent

The resignation of Michael Sachs from treasury underlines what seemed apparent for weeks: the budgeting process is in chaos

BERNARD AGULHAS: Ethics matter in audits

When audit firms shift their attention to profit, and lose their focus on doing their main job properly, it’s a recipe for disaster

MILLARD ARNOLD: The folly of rankings

The problem with surveys based on reputation, as Malcolm Gladwell wrote, is that they’re essentially just a compendium of prejudices

DANIËL KRIEL: Myeni's real victims

Disaster-ridden SAA would do well to imitate Emirates, which is state-owned but is run on a commercial basis without government support

ON MY MIND: Mines buying silence

The disturbing rise in the number of suits against environmental activists by mining companies is designed to thwart transparency

ON MY MIND: Merkel’s tough G20 balancing act

The leaders’ summit is an opportunity to forge co-operation on international issues — but success will require particular skill from the German leader, given ...

DAVID MAYNIER: Malusi Gigaba is MIA

In the face of an onslaught on the independence of the Reserve Bank, one would at least expect the finance minister to step up. That hasn’t happened

From June 2017: Trevor Manuel on why Mkhwebane's order exposed more than her ignorance

Making a scapegoat of the Reserve Bank for SA’s economic ills masks the real culprit — the state’s incapacity and corruption

ON MY MIND: Brave new world

Brexit offers the opportunity to cure the colonial hangover and build more equal UK-Africa relations

SIPHO PITYANA: Resist state capture

The Save SA campaign’s blueprint for change is essential reading for anyone who feels we need to do everything possible to save SA before it is too late

DAVID MAYNIER: ‘Malikanegate’ ahead?

Either the finance minister was lying when he said his economic adviser had been told to keep quiet, or he is too weak to ensure he does so

RALPH MATHEKGA: The missing link in SA’s policy environment

The missing link is state capacity, and nationalisation is not the solution

CATHLEEN POWELL: Firing a president

The president can feasibly be removed only if he has lost control of the party leadership as well as the confidence of parliament