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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.
    Story of an African feminist
    Story of an African feminist
    With a long fascination for both the Karoo and storytelling, I have surprised myself by belatedly realising how little I knew of one of the...
    Local market indicators shrug off bad news – for now
    Local market indicators shrug off bad news – for now
    We are just weeks away from elections with many voters unsure who to vote for or if to vote at all.
    The Republic of Commissions could need just one more inquiry
    The Republic of Commissions could need just one more inquiry
    Switch on your television or browse the news these days and a fresh torrent of public sector corruption comes stumbling out. This is innocence...
    Get out of the way, Eskom
    Get out of the way, Eskom
    About a blink of an eye ago, it seemed that Eskom might be able to see its way out of the financial woods. The government, in the person of Finance...
    My colleague’s stake in the Reserve Bank billionaire club
    My colleague’s stake in the Reserve Bank billionaire club
    In March 2017, after a high court order that forced South African Reserve Bank shareholders who held in excess of 10 000 shares in breach of the...
    New Sars boss to call in Tax Inspectors Without Borders?
    New Sars boss to call in Tax Inspectors Without Borders?
    There appeared to be two major takeaways from the global grandee get-together at Davos last month — 1 500 of them arrived in private jets,...
    More power to greenfield thinking
    More power to greenfield thinking
    If you were to contrast two extremes of United States politics, you could hardly do better than Donald Trump and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Trump...
    Dancing where light and river meet
    Dancing where light and river meet
    The Blue Lagoon, the mouth of the Umgeni River where it runs into the sea in Durban, was never blue when I visited it as a kid. The standout...
    A Dusi for the virtual paddler
    A Dusi for the virtual paddler
    The dusi.co.za and myriver.co.za...
    Maria Ramos, the new captain of Ship SA?
    Maria Ramos, the new captain of Ship SA?
    When the chief executive of an enterprise valued at R160-billion announces his or her intention to quit, good succession planning normally requires...
    Idle watchdogs take a beating
    Idle watchdogs take a beating
    Assume a corrupt politician somehow managed to get himself into the highest office in the land, holding sway with heavy hitters in the ruling party...
    IMF backs state-issued digital currency
    IMF backs state-issued digital currency
    Cryptocurrencies have been collapsing. Market leader Bitcoin this week fell below $5 000 for the first time in more than a year. It traded on...