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Lynley Donnelly  

Lynley Donnelly  

    ​Fiscal risk: Beware the parastatals
    ​Fiscal risk: Beware the parastatals
    The government’s embattled state-owned entities are one of the chief obstacles to its aims of stabilising national debt and government finances....
    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...
    Pointless legal action? Then you pay, says tax ombud – and Zuma, Hlaudi could be next
    Pointless legal action? Then you pay, says tax ombud – and Zuma, Hlaudi could be next
    Public servants and leaders at state-owned entities who pursue legal cases that have no merit or go against sound legal advice should be made to...
    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.