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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.
Grey skies still cloud Zim economy
Grey skies still cloud Zim economy
Upheaval in Zimbabwe may mark the end of Robert Mugabe’s financially devastating reign, but analysts say it does not signal an awakening from the...
No money = no free fees, no health aid
No money = no free fees, no health aid
Discussing how to fund free higher education, or even the long-mooted National Health Insurance (NHI), seems a lot like rearranging the deck chairs...
Bulls shrug off bitcoin bubble
Bulls shrug off bitcoin bubble
In March 2014 United States tycoon and master investor Warren Buffett dismissed bitcoin as a mirage. At that time one bitcoin, a virtual currency,...
Regulation reins in tax havens
Regulation reins in tax havens
Ho hum. Another day, another leak showing how big companies, the rich and the famous make use of tax havens. These leaks have become commonplace in...
Parastatal waste equals tax shortfall
Parastatal waste equals tax shortfall
The R50‑billion shortfall in tax revenue that the treasury will need to find elsewhere to plug the budget gap is close to how much state-owned...
Cape Town races to beat Day Zero
Cape Town races to beat Day Zero
The R321 cuts straight through the centre of the Theewaterskloof Dam in Caledon. Before you approach the bridge that traverses the water, the scene...
Gigaba gives markets the jitters
Gigaba gives markets the jitters
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Fiscal risks grow at alarming rate
Fiscal risks grow at alarming rate
As a parking novice in Cape Town, I was astonished by the R132 invoice that awaited me when I returned to the car I had left in front of Parliament...
Mid-term budget: Gigaba brutally honest on economic woes
Mid-term budget: Gigaba brutally honest on economic woes
Malusi Gigaba’s first medium-term budget policy statement as finance minister was surprising in its brutal honesty about South Africa's poor...
McKinsey’s apology is a laugh
McKinsey’s apology is a laugh
You would be forgiven if you experienced a sense of déjà vu while reading the McKinsey & Company statement this week.
Ante upped in varsity fees showdown
Ante upped in varsity fees showdown
University campuses and the #FeesMustFall movement have been eerily calm in 2017, but as the year draws to a close the burning issue of free higher...
Regulators must show their teeth
Regulators must show their teeth
Regulators may be investigating the conduct of KPMG and its alleged role in state capture with great fervour, but their ability and experience to...