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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.
Let them eat macaroons
Let them eat macaroons
The world’s super-rich swanned around a luxury ski resort in the charming Swiss town of Davos. They sipped champagne and nibbled on macaroons...
From a golden shower to a golden White House? Place your Trump bets
From a golden shower to a golden White House? Place your Trump bets
The United States president-elect, Donald Trump, has not moved into the Oval Office yet but the odds — literally — are already...
'Apartheid-era debt': Absa share value down R1.75bn by midday
'Apartheid-era debt': Absa share value down R1.75bn by midday
The market’s response to the public protector’s preliminary report – directing a R2.25-billion claim from Absa Bank for apartheid-era debt...
Courts last refuge from Hurricane JZ
Courts last refuge from Hurricane JZ
When it comes to passing the Financial Intelligence Amendment Bill, the courts are set yet again to be the last stand against an onslaught from...
Reality check for nuke power trip
Reality check for nuke power trip
The closing months of 2016 delivered a burst of momentum to the country’s contentious nuclear build. In November, the Cabinet resolved that Eskom...
Markets in a dither over The Duck
Markets in a dither over The Duck
In just two weeks the United States and the rest of the world face D-Day — when Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the...
9/12: The day SA business woke up
9/12: The day SA business woke up
In a year that was truly stranger than fiction, big business found its voice and piled into politically sticky situations it has traditionally...
​‘Cannabusiness’ is worth billions
​‘Cannabusiness’ is worth billions
A stop at a Dutch coffee shop has for long been on many a tourist’s bucket list — less for the coffee than the opportunity to buy and smoke...
Zuma throws spanner in SA’s financial works
Zuma throws spanner in SA’s financial works
The president and the parliamentary standing committee on finance appear to be headed for a stalemate over the provisions of the Financial...
Boom in low-fee private schools
Boom in low-fee private schools
At the Spark school in the Johannesburg suburb of Bramley, the pupils wear neat khaki shorts and skirts and navy golf shirts but they come from...
Tough times drive Black Friday
Tough times drive Black Friday
I thought I was adequately prepared for Black Friday 2016 but as I pulled my car into my local Checkers supermarket it quickly dawned on me just...
​How to Zuma-proof the future
​How to Zuma-proof the future
In the aftermath of many of the world’s worst man-made disasters, there were a number of reforms implemented to prevent such crises ever...