JONATHAN JANSEN: Mom, I want a gap year ... why you should say yes

A new world needs new degrees of knowledge

PETER BRUCE: Zuma rot festers in every corner of Ramaphosa’s rickety roost

If you were to ask any experienced builder whether he would want to build a new city or fix an old one, they’d all choose the new-build

TONY LEON: SA needs less can-kicking and more bucket-filling

Growth, investment and consumer confidence won’t come out of a committee, panel or strategy document



Opinion on the move: Rand Daily Mail becomes BusinessLIVE Opinion

From June 27, all new content that would have appeared in Rand Daily Mail will be published only in the BusinessLIVE Opinion section

RANJENI MUNUSAMY: Goals seem out of reach without solid execution plans

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address was a bland statement of intent without anything tangible to peg it on

TOM EATON: Devious tricks and risky bets are novel solutions to fix the economy

There are obvious ways to plug the R200bn hole we know as SA's state-owned enterprises

CHARMAIN NAIDOO: A bad week, informed by breast cancer

Dr Google was all doom and gloom, with horror stories about operations gone wrong, about incisions that never healed

JONATHAN JANSEN: Sometimes all teenagers need is sympathetic ear

A second mother is the person you confide in about things you dare not talk to your real mother about

PATRICK BULGER: Ace and Dr No seem cut from the same cloth

Ace Magashule and Andries Treurnich share a confrontational style and an ongoing feud, amounting to sabotage, with the leaders who by necessity have had to ...

THE STEINHOFF SAGA: The inside story of SA's biggest corporate meltdown

Read all four parts of this outstanding University of Stellenbosch Business School study into the rise and fall of Markus Jooste's Steinhoff

RANJENI MUNUSAMY: Time to dispense with the niceties and get down to brass tacks, Mr President

In the state of the nation address on Thursday, SA must hear exactly what's going to be done about Eskom, SAA and land reform

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI: While the country cries out for decisive leadership, payback time shackles the president

Too many people wield enormous influence on critical matters simply by virtue of their proximity to power

JUSTICE MALALA: Nothing to celebrate as our young people show politicians the finger

Why do young South Africans not care for our democracy? Just look at the job stats

RANJENI MUNUSAMY: Bathabile Dlamini blaming her failures on sexism just won’t wash

If ours were an accountable society, Bathabile Dlamini would be banned from further association with gender struggles

Race is on to find protection against HIV transmissions

Global trials are being conducted under the auspices of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network to develop effective vaccines or antibodies

Why young South Africans have no faith in the political system

Strategies to counteract the marginalisation of young people and to restore their confidence in democracy.are critical

JONATHAN JANSEN: Automatic promotion plan will be disastrous for our primary schools

It makes profound educational sense to promote children on grounds that they have mastered the content of one grade

TOM EATON: Dlamini showed her true colours right to the end

Former minister Bathabile Dlamini blames everyone else for the whooping, flaming, cartwheeling cluster of failure that was her career

TONY LEON: Ramaphoria on the ropes as the storm clouds gather

Amid negative sentiment, President Cyril Ramaphosa is more, on evidence to date, Theresa May than Donald Trump, in the rhetoric versus reality stakes

Healthy living is a tough challenge for young women in Soweto

Women in Soweto and in SA in general need the support of policymakers to live healthier lifestyles.

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LUNCH WITH THE FT: Win Bischoff on stamping one’s foot in retrospect, and other tales

Patrick Jenkins

Bischoff is set to step down in October as chair of the UK’s audit regulator, after a half-century career in finance

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Debt-relief law will further weaken economy, warns Banking Association

Bekezela Phakathi

However, others say estimates of what the bill may cost the economy are over-exaggerated, and it will have almost no impact on lenders

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Resilient hopes to put annus horribilis behind it

Alistair Anderson

Shopping centre owner's income payout drops for the second year in a row

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Debt-relief bill hits financial services stocks and retailers

Nick Wilson, Odwa Mjo and Nick Hedley

The Treasury estimates the debt-relief proposals could result in the write-off of between R13.2bn and R20bn of debt

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