TRUDI MAKHAYA: Opening banking industry can bring competition benefits

Debates about regulation in banking have sometimes set up a false dichotomy between openness versus safety, writes Trudi Makhaya

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NEVA MAKGETLA: Stalling of grants puts all of SA at risk

The social grant system is a critical element of the social compact, writes Neva Makgetla

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Protests threaten SA and Nigeria ties

A decade of deteriorating relations has nearly destroyed the foundation for collective action laid down by Thabo Mbeki and Olusegun Obasanjo

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Black Business Council bemoans dividend tax rise

The Treasury says empowerment deals may take a little longer to pay back

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Blade Nzimande gives Thabo Mbeki the glad eye at Unisa inauguration

Unisa chancellor Thabo Mbeki says education is key to reversing Africa’s dismal socioeconomic conditions, as his one-time political nemesis looks on

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Hlaudi Motsoeneng laughs off SABC inquiry report

The final report is to be tabled in the National Assembly on Tuesday as the public broadcaster executive remains unfazed

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Pravin Gordhan urged to launch a probe into SARS for VAT refund delays

DA calls for the tax ombudsman to investigate SARS VAT system’s backlog of about R5bn

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Max Price calls for tax on graduates

The University of Cape Town vice-chancellor says a graduate tax would help poor students to get through university

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Prasa board moves to suspend Collins Letsoalo

The acting CEO faces disciplinary process for alleged misconduct in awarding himself a salary hike

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IN FULL: Prasa views 350% salary hike ‘in a dim light’

The full statement by Prasa on acting Group CEO Mr. Collins Letsoalo’s controversial R5.9m pay packet

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Gauteng premier David Makhura faces motion of no confidence on Tuesday

The DA tabled the motion after the deaths of more than 100 state psychiatric patients at nongovernmental organisations in Gauteng

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The plain truth is that plain packaging does not cut smoking

The market, rather than the government, has created an alternative in e-cigarettes, most of which vie directly against Big Tobacco, writes Yael Ossowski

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Thabo Mbeki condemns spate of attacks on immigrants

SA’s problems would not be solved by attacking immigrants, former president Thabo Mbeki warned at his inauguration as Unisa chancellor

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I did not raise my salary by 350%, says Prasa's Collins Letsoalo

The Sunday Times reports that Letsoalo also fired acting Prasa human capital executive Bhekani Khumalo, in an alleged dispute over the salary increase

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Mbeki calls on students and society to turn away from destructive protest

While sympathising with students, new Unisa chancellor Thabo Mbeki called in his inaugural address in Pretoria for an end to destruction of property in protest ...

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Extra time to submit comments on funding tertiary education

The public has been given until March 31 to comment on the Ikusasa Student Financial Aid Programme to fund "missing middle" and poor tertiary students

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Sustained commodity prices could spur SA and other emerging economies

If commodity prices continue higher and inflation keeps falling, a lacklustre South African economy should accelerate slowly this year, writes Tony Cadle

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Cites needs to change its strategy after failure of the ban on rhino-horn trade

SA must find conservation solutions rather than propping up the failure that is the Convention for International Trade in Endangered Species, writes Michael Eustace

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MICHEL PIREU: Warren Buffett on fund managers

From Warren Buffett’s 2017 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders: When trillions of dollars are managed by Wall Streeters charging high fees, it will usually be the managers who reap outsized profits, not the clients. [Therefore] my regular recommendation ...

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BUY, HOLD, SELL: A smaller foot in the global door

Is it worth looking at some of the more modest global investment instruments?

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NEIL MANTHORP: Like Steyn did in Tendulkar duel, Kiwis have raised white flag against AB blitzkrieg

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EXCLUSIVE: EFF blamed for collapse of coalition

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Metsimaholo mayor Sello Hlasa blames the EFF for 'siege', but is said to have aligned himself with the ANC

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