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Lisa Steyn

Lisa Steyn

Lisa Steyn is a business reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She holds a master's degree in journalism and media studies from Wits University. Her areas of interest range from energy and mining to financial services and telecommunication. When she is not poring over annual reports, Lisa can usually be found pottering about the kitchen.
Diamonds are not forever
Diamonds are not forever
Diamond industry experts have been talking about “peak diamonds” for decades. But, unless there is a major reserve discovery, the end of the...
Red tape puts brakes on fracking
Red tape puts brakes on fracking
Oil and gas industry executives and environmentalists were all aflutter when Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane recently delivered a speech...
Mid-income SA scores on housing
Mid-income SA scores on housing
Housing in Hong Kong is among the most expensive in the world and prospective first-time homeowners have given up on any aspirations of acquiring a...
Treasury official: 'Ratings agencies were a bit unfair to us'
Treasury official: 'Ratings agencies were a bit unfair to us'
Mampho Modise woke up in the early hours of March 31 – as is to be expected for the mother of new born child. Less expected, however, were the 20...
Nuclear turn-off tumbles giants
Nuclear turn-off tumbles giants
Once a pioneering nuclear energy giant, the Westinghouse Electric Company now finds itself filing for bankruptcy. This follows uncomfortably close on...
​Farmers are smiling – up to a point
​Farmers are smiling – up to a point
Laurens Schlebusch farms with crops and livestock in the Free State. Looking around his farmlands, he says the drought has almost certainly been...
From Cabinet reshuffle to junk status in just 90 hours
From Cabinet reshuffle to junk status in just 90 hours
It took just 90 hours after President Jacob Zuma axed Pravin Gordhan as finance minister for South Africa’s credit rating to be downgraded to...
Gordhan's last anti-Gupta gasp
Gordhan's last anti-Gupta gasp
In its final act with Pravin Gordhan at the wheel, the treasury succeeded on Friday in quashing a bid to force it to make an urgent decision about...
Spooked markets swift to punish SA
Spooked markets swift to punish SA
The government’s ability to borrow on the market took a hit within hours of Pravin Gordhan’s removal as finance minister.
Don’t push us around, Reserve Bank tells Gupta allies
Don’t push us around, Reserve Bank tells Gupta allies
The Reserve Bank and the registrar of banks said they cannot be strong-armed into approving an application for a Gupta business associate to...
Guptas' banking D-day looms
Guptas' banking D-day looms
As rumours swirled about the potential firing of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, the courtroom in which his declaratory order was heard was stuffed...
Money Magda kicks Net1 butt
Money Magda kicks Net1 butt
Magda Wierzycka was just 13 years old when she and her family fled communist Poland, crossing the border illegally in the dead of night. Her...