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Lisa Steyn

Lisa Steyn

Lisa Steyn is a business reporter for the Mail & Guardian.
​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 road agency’s debt is mounting rapidly and is six times greater than it was in 2007.
The fuel price is set to be as cheap as it was in 2012 because of the rand’s strength
The fuel price is set to be as cheap as it was in 2012 because of the rand’s strength
The currency is much weaker than it was then, but crude was more than double its current value.
President Trump would be bad news globally but much of what he says is just hot air
President Trump would be bad news globally but much of what he says is just hot air
But Trumpanomics would create uncertainty and risk aversion, which would see emerging markets suffer.
Red tape delays ICT imports, placing South Africa at a disadvantage that’ll cost jobs
Red tape delays ICT imports, placing South Africa at a disadvantage that’ll cost jobs
The industry is growing increasingly frustrated by the inefficiency of local agencies and seemingly contrived informal trade barriers.
Energy policy flaps in the wind, and confusion in the sector is due to poor planning
Energy policy flaps in the wind, and confusion in the sector is due to poor planning
South Africa’s current energy landscape can be summed up in two words: fractious and paralysed.
Upturn in SA's balance of trade is not all good news, but will please rating agencies
Upturn in SA's balance of trade is not all good news, but will please rating agencies
There is a grim downside to the upturn, which reflects an economy performing well under par.
​Africa needs innovative debt to grow, and is turning to international markets
​Africa needs innovative debt to grow, and is turning to international markets
"Diaspora bonds" and remittances could be two ways to advance the continent’s economy
Reserve Bank decides to hold repo rate at 7% and prime lending rate at 10.5%
Reserve Bank decides to hold repo rate at 7% and prime lending rate at 10.5%
As was widely anticipated, the South African Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee has decided to hold interest rates.
South Africa and other emerging markets ride an unexpected Brexit boom
South Africa and other emerging markets ride an unexpected Brexit boom
Money is flooding emerging markets only because inverstors are desperate to turn a buck and commodites are hinting at a comeback.
​Going green: SAA flies high in its maiden tobacco-fuelled flight
​Going green: SAA flies high in its maiden tobacco-fuelled flight
SAA has successfully flown a Boeing using biofuel. The power source will be more sustainable when it’s processed in South Africa.
Pensions: Why it literally pays to be a man
Pensions: Why it literally pays to be a man
Besides the burden of children and lower earnings, females live longer and need more.