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Paul Stober

Paul Stober

    A deal that empowers
    A deal that empowers
    The Public Investment Commissioners (PIC) — which has a 12,5% shareholding in Standard Bank — will "in principle" vote in support of...
    Getting down to business
    Getting down to business
    Armed with an overwhelming popular endorsement of its policies, the new African National Congress government is likely to stick with the social and...
    Budget 'to hold line on spending'
    Budget 'to hold line on spending'
    Next week's Budget will increase state spending on social and economic development programmes and job- creation initiatives while trying to ease...
    Zanu-MDC talks: The stumbling blocks
    Zanu-MDC talks: The stumbling blocks
    Even though informal contacts between Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) have produced a...
    Tricks of the trade war
    Tricks of the trade war
    There is almost no chance of a global trade deal favourable — or at least palatable — to Africa being put in place by 2005, when the...
    Govt sticks to guns on spending
    Govt sticks to guns on spending
    The government is to stick to its expansionary fiscal policy despite slower than expected economic growth this year.
    Officials ignorant of the law
    Officials ignorant of the law
    The Executive Members Ethics Act and the provisions of the Code of Ethics are not being implemented consistently by Members of Provincial Executive...
    All the pain, but no gain
    All the pain, but no gain
    Asked once again what the Commonwealth will be doing to get rid of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the organisation's Secretary General, Don...
    A political fix soon forgotten
    A political fix soon forgotten
    No matter the significant ring of its formal terms of reference, the Hefer Commission of Inquiry into whether National Director of Public Prosecutions Bulelani Ngcuka was a spy for the former apartheid government is little more than a political fix that will be discarded in a couple of...
    FW de Klerk's three lies
    FW de Klerk's three lies
    The story the Sunday Times couldn't tell: The secret trial of an army brigadier provides proof that President FW de Klerk was not telling the full truth when he revealed South Africa's nuclear...
    DP nominates blue collar candidates
    DP nominates blue collar candidates
    Although the PWV region of the Democratic Party has put Hougton's Tony Leon on top of its list of nominees for the national assembly, the party --...
    Bop defiance put on hold
    Bop defiance put on hold
    Despite its war-talk, the ANC has decided to duck direct confrontation with Bophuthatswana.