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Lisa Steyn

Lisa Steyn

Lisa Steyn is a business reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She holds a master's degree in journalism and media studies from Wits University. Her areas of interest range from energy and mining to financial services and telecommunication. When she is not poring over annual reports, Lisa can usually be found pottering about the kitchen.
​Political ‘green shoots’ raise hopes of growth
​Political ‘green shoots’ raise hopes of growth
In a briefing this week, top executives of the credit ratings agency Moody’s said that, despite the “political noise”, South African...
Investment projects ramped up
Investment projects ramped up
The state’s economic cluster is preparing to implement 40 high-impact investment projects, 10 of which will be fast-tracked.
​SA takes tentative steps towards economic recovery
​SA takes tentative steps towards economic recovery
Selling South Africa as a good-news story to international investors at the moment is an unenviable task. Details of political skulduggery continue...
'Get real': Gordhan will find it hard to sell sceptical investors a good story
'Get real': Gordhan will find it hard to sell sceptical investors a good story
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is not in for an easy ride when he meets investors to sell them a good story about South Africa at a time when the...
Black business in spat over whether Zuma should finish his term
Black business in spat over whether Zuma should finish his term
The stance of the Black Business Council (BBC) that President Jacob Zuma should finish his term in office has divided the organisation, with two of...
Investors shun banks' good news
Investors shun banks' good news
Despite providing exceptional results in tough times, South Africa’s biggest banks have failed to convince investors of their resilience and their...
Jimmy Manyi's foundation targets Sipho Pityana and AngloGold Ashanti for 'promoting anarchy' in SA, operating illegally
Jimmy Manyi's foundation targets Sipho Pityana and AngloGold Ashanti for 'promoting anarchy' in SA, operating illegally
The Decolonisation Foundation, led by former government spokesperson Mzwanele ‘Jimmy’ Manyi, intends to lay two formal complaints against...
The Guptas show no sign of heeding Gordhan's advice to take the banks to court
The Guptas show no sign of heeding Gordhan's advice to take the banks to court
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, in a meeting with Oakbay Investments in May, suggested that, if the company believes it has been unfairly treated...
IDC comes to terms with bad debts but maintains it is within global norms
IDC comes to terms with bad debts but maintains it is within global norms
Bad debt delivered a blow to the Industrial Development Corporation’s balance sheet, but the IDC maintains it is in line with global norms for...
‘Cost disease’ plagues varsities and efficiency at institutions is closely examined
‘Cost disease’ plagues varsities and efficiency at institutions is closely examined
Rising costs, like a tapeworm, gorge on the substance of universities, hollowing them from the inside out. Their appetite for income is insatiable,...
Will the Democratic Alliance's blueprint work in their newly-won metros?
Will the Democratic Alliance's blueprint work in their newly-won metros?
As the Democratic Alliance takes to the seats of power once occupied by ANC councillors in three metros, its newly elected mayors have reiterated...
​The nightmare on e-toll street: Sanral is in massive debt that is mounting rapidly
​The nightmare on e-toll street: Sanral is in massive debt that is mounting rapidly
The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) finds itself in an ever-worsening financial vortex as motorists hold firm in boycotting the...