RON DERBY: If only SOEs had the walls of the Bank

The protected status of the Reserve Bank has served SA and the rand well, unlike state-owned entities mired in corruption

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STREET DOGS: Killer hydrocarbon bubble

Jeremy Grantham: We are in the midst of a historic period of mispricing

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ISMAIL LAGARDIEN: Embracing science and technology will open a universe for SA

A local professor was on the team that took a picture of a black hole and three universities have established the fourth industrial revolution for SA

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GARETH VAN ONSELEN: The Northern Cape is the 2019 dark horse

The numbers speak for themselves: the ANC seems to have stalled in the Northern Cape, and the DA is carrying the remainder

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WANDILE SIHLOBO: Stimulating agriculture is the right step for Zimbabwe

The move by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to compensate white farmers will have positive spin-offs for food supply and job creation

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STEVEN FRIEDMAN: Zuma faction and EFF are playing the numbers game

A big win for Ramaphosa in the May elections means less power for Julius Malema and the former president’s stooges

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SYLVIA MCKEOWN: Human population may be heading down, not up

In their book Empty Planet, two authors argue that the numbers will begin to decline in about three decades

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MNINAWA NTLOKO: Throngs of memorabilia-covered fans add glitz to WrestleMania extravaganza

Try telling the devout that the event is scripted and they will tell you where to get off

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STREET DOGS: Earnings and the numbers game

Adam Smith: There are a lot of numbers floating around Wall Street

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CHRIS GILMOUR: Diversification pays off at Workforce Holdings

A growing proportion of the company's profits are now being generated from its new healthcare, training and financial services segments

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TOM EATON: True faith is quite a thing to witness

ANC's Cameron Dugmore tries hard but fails in Twitter debate about how SA would react if Cyril Ramaphosa is recalled after the elections

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KARYN MAUGHAN: SA now has more laws to cut out cancer of impunity, so let’s use them

In the past few months, President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law several crucial pieces of legislation that appear to be aimed at fighting back against ...

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DUMA GQUBULE: Tide turns against central bank independence

Many people now argue that monetary policies should again be subject to democratic processes

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CAROL PATON: Blade Nzimande is a hypocrite who doesn’t care about the working class

His knee-jerk reaction to the problems besetting Prasa 14 months after his appointment is pathetic and pointless

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MICHEL PIREU: Even the experts can get it wrong with dire bear predictions

Despite forecasts of a crash, most markets have enjoyed one of longest bull runs of all times, but the gloom has never seemed to quite go away

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NEVA MAKGETLA: Big land question is how and what can be sown and reaped

Giving people land does not provide real redress, and creating a new generation of first-time farmers takes time and resources

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Published by Tiso Blackstar and distributed with the Financial Mail on the last Thursday of every month except December and January.