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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.
    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...
    Tax dodgy Chevron targeted
    Tax dodgy Chevron targeted
    Tax evasion and avoidance by multinationals have been identified for decades as prime contributors to continuing global inequality.
    Beware, the everything bubble
    Beware, the everything bubble
    Think back not too many years and it seems we have floated from bubble to bubble, cases of out-of-whack prices being recorded in eras such as...
    Thank Donald Trump for fuel-pump bump
    Thank Donald Trump for fuel-pump bump
    Fuel levy increases, in part to fund the fiscus shortfalls brought about in the corrupt Zupta era, are bad enough. But now there’s the additional...
    Investors eye the volatile pot bubble
    Investors eye the volatile pot bubble
    Forget crypto, pot is the hot new thing. Call it dagga, ganja, zol, pot, weed, grass, cannabis or marijuana, these stocks are the new momentum...
    Betting on Elon’s a risky business
    Betting on Elon’s a risky business
    If a messiah was needed to lead us in these climate-challenged times, Elon Musk could be seen to fit much of the bill. His projects include...
    Ramaphosa’s Erdogan problem
    Ramaphosa’s Erdogan problem
    If you had to look at South Africa’s total trade —imports and exports — as an indicator of how important Turkey is in the economic...
    A French revolution in the making
    A French revolution in the making
    Forget food, fashion and luxury, France believes it has a new image to sell: innovation.