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'Get real': Gordhan will find it hard to sell sceptical investors a good story
'Get real': Gordhan will find it hard to sell sceptical investors a good story
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is not in for an easy ride when he meets investors to sell them a good story about South Africa at a time when the...
​What youth really think about a national minimum wage
​What youth really think about a national minimum wage
There has been little attention paid in the national debate to what young people know about minimum wages, their wage expectations and who stands to...
Investors shun banks' good news
Investors shun banks' good news
Despite providing exceptional results in tough times, South Africa’s biggest banks have failed to convince investors of their resilience and their...
Black business in spat over whether Zuma should finish his term
Black business in spat over whether Zuma should finish his term
The stance of the Black Business Council (BBC) that President Jacob Zuma should finish his term in office has divided the organisation, with two of...
Uber cited as example of the sharing economy, but its vast revenues suggest otherwise
Uber cited as example of the sharing economy, but its vast revenues suggest otherwise
A new generation of start-ups has sent the world into a frenzy. At the forefront of the movement – like a flaunting, radiant cover model – is...
The Guptas show no sign of heeding Gordhan's advice to take the banks to court
The Guptas show no sign of heeding Gordhan's advice to take the banks to court
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, in a meeting with Oakbay Investments in May, suggested that, if the company believes it has been unfairly treated...
Pravin Gordhan: Resilient SA economy can still avoid a downgrade
Pravin Gordhan: Resilient SA economy can still avoid a downgrade
Although growth my be challenging going forward, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said that growth will be above 0%.
IDC comes to terms with bad debts but maintains it is within global norms
IDC comes to terms with bad debts but maintains it is within global norms
Bad debt delivered a blow to the Industrial Development Corporation’s balance sheet, but the IDC maintains it is in line with global norms for...
The rumoured sale of just part of the Guptas' Optimum Coal beggars belief
The rumoured sale of just part of the Guptas' Optimum Coal beggars belief
With the Guptas’ recent announcement that they will have sold all their South African assets by year end, most analysts predicted they would be...
‘Cost disease’ plagues varsities and efficiency at institutions is closely examined
‘Cost disease’ plagues varsities and efficiency at institutions is closely examined
Rising costs, like a tapeworm, gorge on the substance of universities, hollowing them from the inside out. Their appetite for income is insatiable,...
A new minimum wage is all the talk but it will affect relatively few workers
A new minimum wage is all the talk but it will affect relatively few workers
The value and relevance of a minimum wage for all workers is being debated following the recent appointment of the National Economic Development...
​Why Parliament should move to Pretoria, and why Capetonians want it to stay put
​Why Parliament should move to Pretoria, and why Capetonians want it to stay put
The Economic Freedom Fighters eliminated the political agenda in the “move Parliament to Pretoria” debate when it helped the Democratic...
Gupta firms, to be sold by December this year, could go for a song
Gupta firms, to be sold by December this year, could go for a song
Market commentators and competitors argue that the Gupta companies, bereft of their current owners’ political connections, will be a shadow of...
It's high noon for beleaguered SAA as Zuma and Gordhan face off
It's high noon for beleaguered SAA as Zuma and Gordhan face off
SAA may be staring financial collapse in the face but there is no indication that President Jacob Zuma is prepared to replace its board chairperson,...

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