FedEx CEO Fred Smith urges Donald Trump to embrace China

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Rhodes Must Fall activist Mbalenhle Matandela earns Rhodes Trust scholarship

Matandela works at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies at Wits and her honours research focused on experiences of black women in the Rhodes Must Fall movement

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DA must take action against MP Gavin Davis, Angie Motshekga says

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‘Nothing sinister’ in state request for medical scheme members’ particulars

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SA and Nigeria likely to hold rates steady on weak growth and high inflation

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Anglogold Ashanti to put job cuts on hold, says NUM

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Budget’s tax hikes set to target high earners

Hilary Joffe

Capital gains and marginal income rate could be affected as the finance minister struggles to plug a R28bn shortfall

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AUBREY MATSHIQI: Zuma move will show who insiders are

Aubrey Matshiqi

Aubrey Matshiqi examines Jacob Zuma’s potent administrative and political tool — a Cabinet reshuffle — and what it means for the ANC succession

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Given the ruling party’s inability to do anything properly, a secret scheme it hatched to plant fake news from a fake site failed

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