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Kevin Davie

Kevin Davie

Kevin Davie is M&G's business editor. A journalist for more than 30 years, he has worked in senior positions at most major titles in the country. Davie is a Nieman Fellow (1995-1996) and cyberspace innovator, having co-founded SA's first online-only news portal, Woza, and the first online stockbroking operation. He is a lecturer at Wits Journalism. In his spare time he can be found riding a bicycle, usually somewhere remote.
    Beyond baobabble, toil & trouble
    Beyond baobabble, toil & trouble
    Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, no doubt frustrated at the somnolence of the economy and a noticeable lack of ideas to regenerate it, last week...
    Fake FDI tops global growth
    Fake FDI tops global growth
    Pope Francis this week exhorted the political leaders of Mauritius, known as a tax haven and enclave for shell companies, to promote policies that...
    Coal divestment hits South Africa
    Coal divestment hits South Africa
    If you’re a global mining giant, you want out of coal quick sticks for the simple reason that the major investment funds will no longer put their...
    Now is the time of monsters
    Now is the time of monsters
    Water cannons and stun grenades were used outside of the World Economic Forum Africa (WEFAfrica) meeting in Cape Town this week against womxn...
    Light at the end of Eskom tunnel?
    Light at the end of Eskom tunnel?
    Chef extraordinaire and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni put down his cooking spoons long enough this week to issue a spring surprise, a 77-page...
    A bicycle ride through Namibia’s sheltering desert
    A bicycle ride through Namibia’s sheltering desert
    Planning a cycle ride in Namibia, I came across the story of two German pacifists who hid in the desert for more than two years during World War II...
    Trump’s twitchy Twitter fingers add to SA woes
    Trump’s twitchy Twitter fingers add to SA woes
    Business Unity South Africa (Busa) president Sipho Pityana, whose prescient warning, “Wake up, the cows are being stolen,” when the state...
    Is South Africa spiralling into the ambit of the IMF?
    Is South Africa spiralling into the ambit of the IMF?
    Another week has come and gone and those waiting for an Eskom plan are … still waiting.
    Internecine lawfare hampers Eskom as it burns through bailouts
    Internecine lawfare hampers Eskom as it burns through bailouts
    As we all know, we now pay twice for electricity: once through the tariff and again when we pay our taxes. I wonder what my electricity is costing...
    Raw power dumped on farms
    Raw power dumped on farms
    There is an expansive view of northern Johannesburg from the edges of the informal settlement of Diepsloot. Below, on the dusty and wintry...
    Ramaphosa failed to offer us any real Sona power
    Ramaphosa failed to offer us any real Sona power
    President Cyril Ramaphosa has few peers who can master occasions such as a State of the Nation address (Sona) that leave you feeling good —...