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Markets in a dither over The Duck
Markets in a dither over The Duck
In just two weeks the United States and the rest of the world face D-Day — when Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the...
Stokvels move with the times
Stokvels move with the times
Johannesburg resident Noks Shoko has a little something to help soften the “Janu-worry”. In 2016 she and three friends every month diligently...
The odds are stacked against the Brics
The odds are stacked against the Brics
The weeks following an underwhelming Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) mid-September summit in Goa and the United States presidential election in November have unveiled ever-widening contradictions across the bloc....
​‘Cannabusiness’ is worth billions
​‘Cannabusiness’ is worth billions
A stop at a Dutch coffee shop has for long been on many a tourist’s bucket list — less for the coffee than the opportunity to buy and smoke...
The future of financial indicators
The future of financial indicators
You’re driving in your car, listening to the 6pm news bulletin on the radio. The news ends, the anchor reads the weather forecast and then gives...
​Divide and conquer, Eskom
​Divide and conquer, Eskom
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Boom in low-fee private schools
Boom in low-fee private schools
At the Spark school in the Johannesburg suburb of Bramley, the pupils wear neat khaki shorts and skirts and navy golf shirts but they come from...
Zuma throws spanner in SA’s financial works
Zuma throws spanner in SA’s financial works
The president and the parliamentary standing committee on finance appear to be headed for a stalemate over the provisions of the Financial...
Is your personality creditworthy?
Is your personality creditworthy?
Those who were previously disqualified from getting bank loans because they were deemed too risky or lacked a credit history may now qualify – if...
#DataMustFall report suggests telcos could be forced to spin off wholesale arms
#DataMustFall report suggests telcos could be forced to spin off wholesale arms
The South African telecoms regulator, Icasa, should “urgently convene a technical colloquium” whose purpose is to determine how to split up...
​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...
​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...
​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...
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...

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