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Rwanda's essential oils offer big profits from little land
Rwanda's essential oils offer big profits from little land
Inside a metal shed in southeastern Rwanda, Nicholas Hitimana brandished a plastic container holding a green liquid: geranium essential oil,...
Where criminal (in)justice rules
Where criminal (in)justice rules
A flurry of criminal cases related to state capture has been referred to the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks), but the...
Nobody's buying ANC's Reserve Bank story
Nobody's buying ANC's Reserve Bank story
A few months ago, the South African Reserve Bank announced it was making 149 000 shares available to the public and I made a snap decision to...
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...
High cost of get-rich-quick scams
High cost of get-rich-quick scams
In August 2015, Angel Mkhize* had resigned from her job and withdrawn her R750 000 pension fund. She was looking for somewhere to invest her...
Downgrades will hit farmers hard
Downgrades will hit farmers hard
Ratings agency Moody’s recently downgraded South Africa’s top five commercial banks, along with the Industrial Development Corporation of South...
Pension funds in ANC crosshairs
Pension funds in ANC crosshairs
The ANC has again set its sights on pensioners’ retirement money as a potential source of funding for state development.
SAA flies rings around weary fiscus
SAA flies rings around weary fiscus
The latest bailout to SAA has again highlighted the risk that financially strained state-owned entities pose to the national fiscus.
ANC weighs up land expropriation policies
ANC weighs up land expropriation policies
Expropriation without compensation and nationalising the Reserve Bank are among the contentious policy options that have been put on the table at...
Implement the NDP now, say leaders
Implement the NDP now, say leaders
Investec chief executive Stephen Koseff warns that populist phrases such as “white monopoly capital” are a ruse for looting, but says he’ll...
'Something has got to give' with development finance
'Something has got to give' with development finance
The role of development finance to assist in the aims of radical economic transformation has come into sharp focus on the sidelines of the ANC...
‘Reserve Bank at risk of being a scapegoat for low growth’
‘Reserve Bank at risk of being a scapegoat for low growth’
Both the finance minister and the ANC have told delegates at the ruling party’s policy conference they believe the public protector has overreached in seeking to change the Reserve Bank’s mandate....
Poor must benefit from ANC economic policies
Poor must benefit from ANC economic policies
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said he does not believe the public protector has the power to order Parliament to change the Reserve Bank’s...

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