LUKANYO MNYANDA: Diverse opinions seem to be lacking at the Reserve Bank

Surely someone could have argued in the MPC meeting for lower rates

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ADEKEYE ADEBAJO: African, Caribbean and Pacific states urged to reduce EU dependence

Policy seminar holds lessons about bloc negotiations with external powers as continent seeks to implement its free-trade area

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KEVIN MCCALLUM: Better than déjà vu, it’s the World Cup again

Every World Cup has its own character and this one will be no different, yet unique, like all the others

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GENEVIEVE QUINTAL: Rica ruling adds to the pressure to clean up the spooks

Groundbreaking judgment is good news for all South Africans, not just those who have been paranoid about surveillance

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Prescient Thabo Dloti weighs up insurance innovations

He has the experience and CV to replace his old friend Peter Moyo — but looks on his time at Old Mutual as a different era

STREET DOGS: The key to creativity

The link between creativity and dishonesty is related to how we lie to ourselves

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BRIAN KANTOR: How to work out your rand’s spending power abroad

A substantial fortune of R100m in SA would provide a mere $4m of buying power in the US

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JONNY STEINBERG: Cyril Ramaphosa’s clear eye lacks the vision of Mandela

Madiba’s leadership hinged on an ability to see the big picture and bring it to life through symbolism

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THE LEX COLUMN: Hard data a better reflection than Black Mirror-like ratings

Businesses are increasingly relying on customer scores to explain results

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JEREMY THOMAS: Investors turn from Naspers jalopy to sexier ride in Prosus

The Amsterdam-listed company dons a new face and puts distance between it and the mother company

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PETER BRUCE: Moments of truth loom for the ANC and DA

The governing party has to be resolute about Eskom and the budget, while the main opposition party must decide on liberalism or social democracy

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STREET DOGS: Cautionary tales for every investor

Never bet the farm on a single investment, no matter how certain you feel

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KHAYA SITHOLE: Let’s make very clear the consequences of corporate corruption

Prohibition from doing business with government should be the first step

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GARETH VAN ONSELEN: The disintegration of the EFF’s revolution

Rather than storm the walls of the white minority capital, the EFF is flopping around aimlessly in the revolutionary shallows

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MICHAEL FRIDJHON: New Cape wine sale could put fizz back into auctions

First gusts of change as Cape Town merchant teams up with Strauss & Co to offer products from private collectors

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