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Politics bedevils transformation
Politics bedevils transformation
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Banking sector needs diversity, but risks are high for little guys
Banking sector needs diversity, but risks are high for little guys
Bringing new black entrants into banking would enhance the diversity of ownership in the sector and they would be more likely to extend financing to...
​‘Earning R1.5m a year is not rich’
​‘Earning R1.5m a year is not rich’
Tax increases announced in last month’s budget speech target the wealthy but, in announcing that a new tax rate of 45% would apply to those who...
Net1’s tentacles everywhere
Net1’s tentacles everywhere
This is the story of Aletta Bezuidenhout.
SA hits a century of good returns
SA hits a century of good returns
Through world wars, economic depression, apartheid sanctions and global financial crises, the South African equities market has offered investors...
​Cheeky upstart challenges the JSE
​Cheeky upstart challenges the JSE
It’s lunchtime on a gloomy Monday at the offices of ZAR X and there has not yet been a trade on the fledgling exchange.
US plea bargain shows how forex fixes were rigged in SA
US plea bargain shows how forex fixes were rigged in SA
In a chat room in 2010, a Barclays foreign exchange trader explicitly discussed with a JP Morgan trader co-ordinating the prices offered for...
Traders backed by a massive armoury
Traders backed by a massive armoury
Foreign exchange traders at Barclays employed various strategies to manipulate the fixes.
Elephants in the budget room
Elephants in the budget room
There is a meme that is often posted on social media when someone has had a particularly bad day.
Sugar tax only for the sweetest
Sugar tax only for the sweetest
Your sweetened soft drink is going to cost you more after Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget speech.
Little relief to offset bracket creep
Little relief to offset bracket creep
Apart from a few welcome glimmers of relief, the 2017 budget did not offer the average citizen much joy.
Tainted Molefe fits Zuma's needs
Tainted Molefe fits Zuma's needs
If you are a deeply compromised leader who needs an inside man at a critical government institution, Brian Molefe is arguably not a bad choice....
Budget wrap: Gordhan ups social spending and squeezes the rich
Budget wrap: Gordhan ups social spending and squeezes the rich
Despite trying circumstances, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced on Wednesday that the budget introduces new tax...
What will it take for Africa to industrialise?
What will it take for Africa to industrialise?
There is a shared sense that international trade has a strong potential to contribute to growth and poverty reduction. There are several examples...

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