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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.
Elephants in the budget room
Elephants in the budget room
There is a meme that is often posted on social media when someone has had a particularly bad day.
‘Rate-rigging’ traders still at work
‘Rate-rigging’ traders still at work
Many of the traders identified in the Competition Commission’s currency-rigging case against major banks are still employed by them, and some are...
Budget wrap: Gordhan ups social spending and squeezes the rich
Budget wrap: Gordhan ups social spending and squeezes the rich
Despite trying circumstances, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced on Wednesday that the budget introduces new tax...
Banks bust: ‘Price-rigging’ fine would be enough to wipe out SA's budget deficit
Banks bust: ‘Price-rigging’ fine would be enough to wipe out SA's budget deficit
If South Africa’s Competition Commission were to succeed in its price-fixing case against some of the world’s biggest banks, it would be enough...
Gordhan is negotiating a minefield
Gordhan is negotiating a minefield
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget speech next week will see him managing tight economic constraints and even tighter political ones....
​Love drives up prices at Africa’s only flower auction
​Love drives up prices at Africa’s only flower auction
A Friday at the Multiflora flower market in Johannesburg is not typically...
Mr Mayor – keep your promise
Mr Mayor – keep your promise
It was in the run-up to the 2010 World Cup that Engen proposed sinking R14-million into upgrading a petrol station just off the main road in...
Panic adds urgency to ANC rhetoric
Panic adds urgency to ANC rhetoric
ANALYSISThe ANC has urged that the State of the Nation address should endorse the 12 urgent tasks identified by the movement but critics say...
Big Food raises a big question
Big Food raises a big question
In South Africa’s food value chain, oligopolies exist in almost every link. From seed to store, just a handful of players control much of each...
​Apple devotees blind to MacCessories rip-off
​Apple devotees blind to MacCessories rip-off
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​Commodities back from the dead
​Commodities back from the dead
For the past two-and-a-half years, calling the bottom of the commodities price cycle was taboo. Depressed prices and unusual market conditions saw...
How to survive your Kuga
How to survive your Kuga
Jokes about the fire-prone Ford Kuga 1.6 litre are coming thick and fast on social media. “Devastated! Woman just swore at me so badly cause...