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​Gupta dealings are small change
​Gupta dealings are small change
COMMENTLast month, the news broke that the department of mineral resources withheld information about the transfer of R1.5-billion from a...
​Betting on addiction is a sure winner
​Betting on addiction is a sure winner
Humankind has often been the source of its own progress — and its own downfall. Nowhere is this better illustrated than on the JSE: look for...
​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...
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...
More money, fewer jobs?
More money, fewer jobs?
Widespread strikes in the agricultural sector in 2012 culminated in a victory – a substantial hike in the minimum wage for farmworkers from R70...
Energy plan puts nuclear on backburner
Energy plan puts nuclear on backburner
Planning for South Africa’s energy future these days is like flying blind.
Government delays nuclear plant plans as economy stagnates
Government delays nuclear plant plans as economy stagnates
South Africa delayed plans to build new nuclear power plants over concern about their cost and the waning demand for additional electricity as...
​Big tobacco 'boosts' little farmers
​Big tobacco 'boosts' little farmers
COMMENTThe production and consumption of tobacco and tobacco products are firmly in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regulatory...
Why Eskom isn't in great financial shape
Why Eskom isn't in great financial shape
With news of state capture making headlines across South Africa, and...
Will Trumpenstein wreck or bless?
Will Trumpenstein wreck or bless?
ANALYSISWhether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump emerged victorious in the United States presidential election, the result was always going to...
​Globalisation is ticking along and it’s best not to mess with it
​Globalisation is ticking along and it’s best not to mess with it
ANALYSISThis year has been full of news about the slowing or perhaps even the end of globalisation. The evidence is global trade volumes...
​Molefe quitting is ‘common sense’
​Molefe quitting is ‘common sense’
There are many laws and regulations intended to hold disgraced company executives to account but in South Africa, as was the case of Brian...
The Donald exacerbates debt tsunami
The Donald exacerbates debt tsunami
COMMENTTalk about great timing. Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States has sent the dollar and treasury yields soaring,...
​Amnesty ‘not the answer’ for Zexit
​Amnesty ‘not the answer’ for Zexit
NEWS ANALYSISTime is running out and talk of an exit strategy for President Jacob Zuma has begun in earnest, but he would be better off...

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