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Treasury does the maths on shifting Parliament to Pretoria – as Cape Town fumes
Treasury does the maths on shifting Parliament to Pretoria – as Cape Town fumes
“Cape Town has awakened too late to prevent the likely move of Parliament to Pretoria over the next few years, top government sources have...
President Trump would be bad news globally but much of what he says is just hot air
President Trump would be bad news globally but much of what he says is just hot air
If Donald Trump takes office as president of the United States and implements the promises he has made, it will be worse than Brexit.
Suggested changes to petrol could cause serious damage to cars, have health risks
Suggested changes to petrol could cause serious damage to cars, have health risks
Proposed changes to petroleum regulations means South Africans won’t have a metal-free fuel, resulting in damage to vehicles and more pollutents...
Red tape delays ICT imports, placing South Africa at a disadvantage that’ll cost jobs
Red tape delays ICT imports, placing South Africa at a disadvantage that’ll cost jobs
The information communications technology (ICT) industry has grown frustrated about mounting red tape over technology imports that has not only...
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...
Emerging markets have seen a boom in coffee consumption, but has SA hit its peak?
Emerging markets have seen a boom in coffee consumption, but has SA hit its peak?
If you were a coffee snob on a road trip in South Africa 10 years ago, you would have faced long stretches of drought. You would have been miserably...
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...
Energy policy flaps in the wind, and confusion in the sector is due to poor planning
Energy policy flaps in the wind, and confusion in the sector is due to poor planning
BUSINESS ANALYSISKey stakeholders agree on the reason Eskom doesn’t want to buy more independent green power: policy inertia — and...
Figures suggest SA has the highest concentration of wealth in the hands of a few
Figures suggest SA has the highest concentration of wealth in the hands of a few
Although South Africa is known for its extreme income inequality, the degree of wealth inequality is even greater. New tax and survey data suggest...
Upturn in SA's balance of trade is not all good news, but will please rating agencies
Upturn in SA's balance of trade is not all good news, but will please rating agencies
South Africa’s second trade surplus two months in a row is a strangely positive development for an economy that is expected to record no growth...
Malawi ombud gets death threats for Tractorgate probe that fingers state officials
Malawi ombud gets death threats for Tractorgate probe that fingers state officials
Malawi's ombud, Martha Chimuza-Mwagonde, says she has received death threats because she is investigating graft in the government’s Green Belt...
What are the capital costs and the cost of electricity from new-nuclear in SA?
What are the capital costs and the cost of electricity from new-nuclear in SA?
A new study by EE Publishers looks at the...
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...

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