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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.
Butter price and supply going rancid
Butter price and supply going rancid
A seasonal low, the effects of a protracted drought, those darned Banting enthusiasts and even the Chinese could all be the reason you may struggle...
Cellphone costs are a wake-up call
Cellphone costs are a wake-up call
Oddly enough, committing to a two-year cellphone contract is not really an angst-ridden experience for most South Africans.
Uncertainty is now SA’s ‘new normal’
Uncertainty is now SA’s ‘new normal’
No confidence. This summed up consumer and investor sentiment in the country ahead of this week’s motion in Parliament against President Jacob...
Audit watchdog sharpens its fangs
Audit watchdog sharpens its fangs
While the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) is busy with its investigation of the major auditing firm KPMG, it can’t say much.
Heads in the sand over Gupta listing
Heads in the sand over Gupta listing
The controversial Gupta family stands accused of inflating the share price of their mining company just before it began to trade on the JSE, but...
IDC moves to transparency by publishing a list of businesses it lends to
IDC moves to transparency by publishing a list of businesses it lends to
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is leading a charge toward greater transparency in state-owned institutions by publishing a list of...
JSE-listed Sygnia fires KPMG over 'Gupta links'
JSE-listed Sygnia fires KPMG over 'Gupta links'
JSE-listed asset manager Sygnia has fired KPMG over its alleged role in state capture – the first private sector pressure that has been brought...
Is the era of parastatal paralysis over?
Is the era of parastatal paralysis over?
The dramatic and swift overhaul of the SABC by the new board could signal that it is the first domino to fall in clearing out the rot at corrupted...
Will Eskom drive us into IMF’s arms?
Will Eskom drive us into IMF’s arms?
If scandal-hit Eskom is not in as good financial health as it would like us to believe, South Africa could find itself closer to seeking an...
Surprise interest rate cut
Surprise interest rate cut
The South African Reserve Bank’s surprise decision to cut interest rates by 25 basis points offers some reprieve for financially strained South...
Reserve Bank announces surprise interest rate cut
Reserve Bank announces surprise interest rate cut
The South African Reserve Bank's surprise decision to cut interest rates by 0.25% offers some reprieve for financially strained South...
Global brands queue to feed hungry SA
Global brands queue to feed hungry SA
This week yet another global brand launched on South African soil, greeted by throngs of consumers waiting in line. This time it was Popeyes...