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Lynley Donnelly
The aviation authority says a drone licence isn't onerous. What about hidden charges?
The aviation authority says a drone licence isn't onerous. What about hidden charges?
It crashed near the Koeberg nuclear power station and Eskom had a meltdown, so much so that the safety officer was suspended and the police were...
Caution, but also hope from financial industry after municipal elections
Caution, but also hope from financial industry after municipal elections
The dust has far from settled after the local government elections, as the serious business of solidifying leadership structures for municipalities...
Telkom Mobile has the lines buzzing about its prices and, surprisingly, its service
Telkom Mobile has the lines buzzing about its prices and, surprisingly, its service
It was at a sunny birthday breakfast that talk about Telkom came up. But instead of the usual complaints about poor service, the conversation...
ANC may lose ground in metros, marginally, ushering in potentially messy coalitions
ANC may lose ground in metros, marginally, ushering in potentially messy coalitions
International investors will be watching next week’s local government elections more closely than they have in the past.
The JSE's R100bn foreign investor slip-up 'is embarrassing but not devastating'
The JSE's R100bn foreign investor slip-up 'is embarrassing but not devastating'
“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics,” American satirist Mark Twain famously stated. Last week, erroneous...
The tax ombud is on a quest for more power and greater independence from Sars
The tax ombud is on a quest for more power and greater independence from Sars
“Pay now, argue later.” This sums up the power the South African Revenue Service (Sars) has when it comes to making taxpayers comply with the...
Beware of the web’s dark side
Beware of the web’s dark side
Never let it be said that customer service is dead: great July promotions on heroin and cocaine; specials on counterfeit money (buy 20 notes and get...
Cheaper lending in sight as Postbank readies to start banking the unbanked masses
Cheaper lending in sight as Postbank readies to start banking the unbanked masses
After years of talk about establishing a state-owned bank, the government could soon end up with two.
Reckless farm meds feed superbugs
Reckless farm meds feed superbugs
The world was once a place where a bad cut to your hand meant infection and the possibility of death, and surgical procedures that are now routine...
Government's planned sugar tax needs sweetening in the form of incentives
Government's planned sugar tax needs sweetening in the form of incentives
One of the largest health industry players in the country has added its voice to the debate about a tax on sugary drinks.
Brexit: The mother of all babalases
Brexit: The mother of all babalases
The world woke up after...
​Pravin Gordhan, Presidency move to reassure South Africans over Brexit
​Pravin Gordhan, Presidency move to reassure South Africans over Brexit
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan moved to reassure South Africans that the local financial system was sound in the wake of the massive...