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​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...
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...
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...
Can Eskom woo the big spenders?
Can Eskom woo the big spenders?
ANALYSISRemember the bad old days when the power supply was so tight that the mines were asked to halt production?
Much ado about responsible mining in Africa yields few results
Much ado about responsible mining in Africa yields few results
DEVELOPMENTThe African Mining Vision was adopted in 2009 by the African Union and developed by the Economic Commission for Africa. In the...
​Airbnb shakes up the rental space
​Airbnb shakes up the rental space
I know a guy. Let’s call him Joe. He owns a small bachelor flat in Cape Town. His tenant’s lease is up in a few months’ time and he is...
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...
​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...
Bitter exchanges sour sweet talk
Bitter exchanges sour sweet talk
On the way to work on Monday, I turned around to find my two-year-old sucking happily on a discarded sugar sachet, with another clutched tightly in...
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...
Your guide to investing where your heart urges you to
Your guide to investing where your heart urges you to
From the tragedy that was Marikana to the scandal Ford is facing over spontaneously 
​Trump can be tripped by sanctions
​Trump can be tripped by sanctions
COMMENTThe forces arrayed against Donald Trump’s presidency and neo-fascist movement range from the CIA to oppressed minorities, and will...
‘Tackle big business on many fronts’
‘Tackle big business on many fronts’
The leaking of the public protector’s interim report into banking giant Absa’s apartheid debt has again brought the messy issue of how to...
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...

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