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Propaganda in Portugal’s colonies: lessons for the West today

The much-praised progress — roads constructed, homes built, fields tilled — is built on and through big and small acts of violence, writes Marissa Moorman

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Banks brace for next big thing: the return of the human being

Just as automation transformed manufacturing in the 20th century, big data and artificial intelligence will change financial services

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Gordhan's budget will need top-level support

The state of the nation address was full of good intentions but short of new ideas

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Machine mines still at carrot-and-stick stage


For more than three decades, South African mining groups have promised investors a mechanised future and warned labour unions about it

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Woolworths stung by retail malaise in Australia


Food and clothing retailer Woolworths has been deepening its presence in Australia since 1998, when it bought Country Road

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Cold shoulder from Unilever fails to cloud Kraft-Heinz's glad eye

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Unilever rejected a surprise $143-billion takeover bid from US food company Kraft Heinz on Friday, saying it saw no reason to discuss a deal which it believed had no financial or strategic merit

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Little benefit seen in retail giant Shoprite-Steinhoff


Since the announcement of the Shoprite-Steinhoff move to launch a retail giant in December, investors and analysts have feared that the deal is being struck at the expense of minority shareholders

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