ROB ROSE: Red lights in Habib deal

Salim Essa, a man intricately involved with the Guptas, is part of a controversial deal to buy the bank. But its clients aren’t happy at all, writes Rob Rose

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The 5 big business moments of 2016

As 2016 hurtles to a close I thought a retail retrospective would be rather fitting, writes Zeenat Moorad

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Between the Chains: Who is fooling whom?

You have to ask why Eskom wants to commit funds it does not have to a nuclear programme it does not need, writes Sikonathi Mantshantsha

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Minimum wage: If everyone’s unhappy ...

The head of SA’s national minimum wage panel says if the plan put to government pleases no-one, he and his colleagues must have done their job well. But the ...

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Editorial: Yes Mr President, a rating is a big deal

Zuma casually distorts fact, while blithely choosing to discount the day-to-day impact of his kamikaze-presidency on people he swore an oath to protect

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Boardroom Tails: Anti-elite mobs run out of steam

Populists fall into line with elites after gaining power, writes Ann Crotty

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How Kevin Hedderwick built a colossus

Hedderwick’s audacious 16-year journey wrong-footed critics every step of the way

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ANC put on the spot

President Jacob Zuma may have survived calls from within the ANC’s national executive committee to step down, but his power over the party is weakening

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SA loses its head over Black Friday

SA retailers enthusiastically embrace the day that launches the Christmas gift shopping season — but consumers would do well to double-check the purported ...

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Fidel Castro: A man of many parts

Cuba’s Fidel Castro long stood as the quintessential communist ideologue — but in reality his politics were much more murky

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Market Watch: Keep an eye on this

It seems ludicrous that the specialist lending business, Reward, is buried beneath real estate, writes Marc Hasenfuss

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Editorial: Fidel Castro’s complex legacy

Economically, Cuba was a disaster. But as a symbol for African liberation, Castro was an icon

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How the good times ended for SABMiller

The SA Breweries you knew and loved, which listed on the JSE back in 1897, is no more. After Anheuser-Busch InBev’s $109bn takeover last month, apprehension is ...

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How the Guptas squeezed the Oppenheimers

Oppenheimers claim Gupta family is behind the problems at their seven-star airport terminal, where they are struggling to get government’s nod to become an ...

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Trump presidency could spell hard times for SA

Trump’s victory reflects a rising tide of global discontent and could spell hard times for the SA economy

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The Dark Net: SA's market place for sin

It may be the safest way to blow the whistle on crime, but the Dark Web is generally used for illegal, sinister and dangerous purposes — and seems beyond the ...

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Peter Bruce Editor-in-chief, BDFM

Bruce's List: The Zuptas nailed again; and a bow and a scrape to John Robbie

The ANC’s power is waning, and it looks likely to lose its hold on the state in the not-too-distant future. When it does, Zuma will have his day in court, writes Peter Bruce

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Peter Bruce Editor-in-chief, BDFM

PETER BRUCE: A chance for Carrim to redeem himself

The delay in signing the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act into law will affect us all, not only banks, writes Peter Bruce

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Peter Bruce Editor-in-chief, BDFM

PETER BRUCE: I think we can assume Cyril has started campaigning

It looks like Cyril Ramaphosa has finally stepped forward and begun his campaign for the presidency, writes Peter Bruce

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Damning lessons on rotten governance

Natasha Marrian

The fight has just begun against poor governance and while winning it is a long shot, it is not impossible, writes Natasha Marrian

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SUHANA GORDHAN: Genuine messages of hope and positivity to inspire a nation

Suhana Gordhan

Ad agency FCB’s body of work over 90 years a veritable timeline for SA’s highs and lows, writes Suhana Gordhan

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THE FT COLUMN: The high, but hidden, costs of car group sweeteners

Sarah Gordon

The UK government knows that in wooing Nissan long-term economic merit may have been sacrificed to short-term political expediency, writes Sarah Gordon

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Experts’ advice ignored to force nuclear option

Carol Paton

Lowest-cost option omitted as task team tells public hearings of artificial constraints

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