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Johann Rupert says he won’t be ‘blackmailed’ into board overhaul at Richemont

Shareholder Bluebell Capital Partners is pressing for boardroom change at luxury group, but billionaire chair says there was no reason

CARIEN DU PLESSIS: Why SA is prepared to risk so much for Russia

Russia’s charm offensive on the continent continues as it seeks friends and trading partners

EDITORIAL: Let the private sector help

The government must get off its ideological perch, harness the goodwill shown during the pandemic and work with business to improve the nation’s health

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Shareholders overwhelmingly give nod to PSG unbundling

More than 95% of shareholders vote in favour of the R23 cash offer, described by some as too low

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State has until the end of August to pay Marikana victims

Only R76m worth of settlements have been made and another 48 cases are being negotiated

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Citrus players still uneasy despite reported EU breakthrough

Department of agriculture says a deal has been struck to release cargoes in Europe, but growers body says industry still faces uncertainty and huge losses

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Motor-sector bosses offer Numsa inflation-based pay increases

Employers have offered a multiterm wage agreement for increases of up to 6.2%, but Numsa wants a one-year 20% increase

Eskom warns of possible stage 2 load-shedding

Breakdowns of a generation unit each at the Majuba and Tutuka power stations and two at Kriel power station, are the cause

Nedbank sees ‘material digital transformation’ of its client base

SA’s fifth-biggest bank by value says clients are embracing digitisation in the wake of Covid-19

MONDE TYUSHA: Black entrepreneurs risk missing out on SA gas market

Now is the time for a dedicated and honest public awareness campaign about the benefits of LPG

ANC flip flops on cooling-off period for independent candidates

The party has decided there should not be a cooling-off period as provided for in the Electoral Amendment Bill

STEVEN KUO: Both East and West try to bully Africa

With tensions rising in the Indo-Pacific, both sides will want the support of the continent

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Trade barriers threaten to tear the heart out of iconic SA farm sectors

Pressure builds on government to step in after citrus and wool exports have been hit by phytosanitary restrictions

CEF has completed due diligence on R1bn stake, Renergen says

Final approvals are still needed for the potential stake of 10% in the emerging gas producer, which has faced delays at its Virginia Gas Project

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Driven to distraction by cars that are ‘too smart’

Denis Droppa

It’s time to talk about the safety of in-car tech that takes a driver's attention off the road

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How soaring living costs threaten new unrest

Jaco Visser

An FM survey shows that even the prices of basic foods has rocketed more than 20% in a year, putting SA’s already-tenuous social stability at risk. But hiking grants, while a temporary relief, won’t put more people in jobs and provide a living income

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BOOK REVIEW: From Babylon to Beijing — what the world’s top cities say about us

David Gorin

A new book asks why certain cities became the epicentre of the world at a specific point — and speculates which ones might lead in the future

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How government betrayed SA’s construction firms

Claire Bisseker

The construction industry has borne the brunt of government’s inability to deliver its promised surge in infrastructure spending. Instead, the private sector has taken the lead, though a broad-based fixed investment upswing is likely to remain elusive

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EDITORIAL: Let the private sector help

The government must get off its ideological perch, harness the goodwill shown during the pandemic and work with business to improve the nation’s health

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Data prices may fall if new spectrum allocation leads to more competition

But SA consumers may have to be patient to see how the increased spectrum allocation translates into more affordable mobile data costs

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