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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.
‘Jellyfish’ fails to impress investors
‘Jellyfish’ fails to impress investors
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s backhanded style of politicking, replete with doublespeak, did not win over investors during meetings in London...
Taxi owners bled dry by credit costs
Taxi owners bled dry by credit costs
Taxi bosses brought Gauteng highways to a standstill last week. The middle classes lamented the inconvenience, but the real target of the disruption was SA Taxi Finance and its eye-popping interest rates....
New Fica signed in nick of time
New Fica signed in nick of time
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has signed and gazetted the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act (Fica) just in the nick of time.
Here’s #HowToPayTheFees
Here’s #HowToPayTheFees
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funded 466 000 students this year. But 46 000 others who met the qualifying criteria have...
New Fica is just waiting for Gigaba
New Fica is just waiting for Gigaba
All eyes are on Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s next telling move: Will he delay implementing new legislation that makes it harder for crooked...
India rebounds from cash crunch
India rebounds from cash crunch
Hiding on a bus from the unrelenting 42°C heat, a young Gujarati man, Vaughji Desai, tells me with great fervour and in great detail about the day...
Zupta coal contracts, by the numbers
Zupta coal contracts, by the numbers
The Gupta-affiliated Tegeta seems to have the Midas touch when it comes to the South African coal business.
Bet the farm and save the world
Bet the farm and save the world
The world population is expected to reach about nine billion by 2050 — and we are all going to have to eat. If you can feed us, you are sure...
Jo’burg Zoo runs a wild business
Jo’burg Zoo runs a wild business
If you examine the City of Johannesburg’s financial statements, you will find a long-term asset you may not have expected — zoo animals....
Data loss will make you wanna cry
Data loss will make you wanna cry
Is your information worth $300 dollars to you? “Hell, no” is the answer from the victims of the WannaCry ransomware attack.
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...