Many cliches of investing do not stand up to serious interrogation

Howard Marks explodes myths about efficient markets, risk, forecasts and being a contrarian

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STREET DOGS: Farrell

At one time Bob Farrell was considered one of the best strategist on Wall Street, and his ‘10 Lessons Learned,’ are as relevant today as they were in 1992

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CAROL PATON: Dlamini-Zuma puts her shortcomings on display in campaign

It's significant that Jacob Zuma and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma share the view that they are accountable only to the ANC, not the Constitution or public opinion

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ISMAIL LAGARDIEN: The problem with liberalism is the economics

South Africa’s deep historical problems cannot easily be tackled by ‘winners and losers’ brand of liberalism, writes Ismail Lagardien

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NEIL MANTHORP: Titans put titanic battle back into cricket’s lexicon

Not content with simply being better than the rest, and winning, the Titans want to see just how far they can raise the bar

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EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: Joburg’s ‘corrupt’ fire engine contract is extinguished

Inside Mugabe’s mind as the massive protest unfolded; and Cash Paymaster Services may have underreported its profit from social grants

STUART THEOBALD: Bond downgrades will be another nail in coffin

Downgrades are almost inevitable after the mid-term budget showed that our debt levels as a percentage of GDP are higher than ever in post-apartheid SA

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GAVIN KEETON: Nation not in need of nuclear energy but renewables

Two-thirds of global power investment to 2040 will be in renewables — the outlook for nuclear power has ‘dimmed’

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AYABONGA CAWE: Proposals for free education unlikely to see light of day

The effect of the proposed income contingent loan will not only be felt by students’ indebted households, but also the macroeconomy

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GARETH VAN ONSELEN: How Mugabe has revealed the EFF’s true nature

When push comes to shove the EFF is happy with military force, proud to exonerate injustice, eager to suppress the pursuit of justice and accountability, and ...

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TIM COHEN: MultiChoice’s ANN7 deal is good news

MultiChoice does not want other content providers to know what it’s paying because these negotiations are head-butting, risky affairs

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MARK KEOHANE: Springbok victory in Paris just plastering over the cracks

Why is so much reverence given to a team who consistently fail to deliver? France were hopeless in the three-Test series in SA

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EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: Is McKinsey doing anything about paying back R1bn to Eskom?

Mxolisi Nxasana could be compelled to take his NPA job back, and this is how Googe and Facebook threaten the viability of the media

KEVIN MCCALLUM: As transparent a rugby affair as smoke and mirrors

Rugby painted itself into a corner with its poorly conceived double process of lobbying

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CHRIS THURMAN: Pixellated slaves to our many mediated realities

Zwelethu Machepa employs what he calls a ‘pixellated format’ in his work to represent ‘our currently reality that is mediated through technology’

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GARETH VAN ONSELEN: How Busisiwe Mkhwebane whitewashed the David Mahlobo report

The public protector’s Alice through the Looking Glass logic robs our democratic lexicon of its power and purpose, writes Gareth van Onselen

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