THE LEX COLUMN: Shipping containers will sail again

A temporary disruption should end by February as the pandemic subsides

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STREET DOGS: An optimistic outlook for 2021

Most economic conditions from 2020 will probably be reversed

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MARK BARNES: Real production yield might be old-fashioned, but at least it provides dinner

About 80% of the S&P 500 Index is made up of technology-based client value extraction majors, many of which don’t actually make anything

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STEVEN KUO: SA could be a Joe Biden favourite if it plays its cards right

This country's history with the new US president is a big plus

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GARETH VAN ONSELEN: How to misunderstand SA’s political market

The unthinking ease with which people refer to ‘black’ and ‘white’ voters in totalising terms is an addiction

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KATE THOMPSON DAVY: Facebook ironically played a role in WhatsApp panic

The company, which owns the chat service, has failed to clamp down on fake news and misinformation

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SIFISO SKENJANA: These are the opportunities Covid-19 presents to insurers

Industry could cash in on aspects such as virtual healthcare and telemedicine

STREET DOGS: A warning on bitcoin

Tether, which has been under investigation, could be manipulating price of cryptocurrency

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JOHN DLUDLU: Ace Magashule sits tight as battles rage within ANC

A month after the recommendation that he step aside, secretary-general has not budged

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GRAY MAGUIRE: Davos moves to virtual, while SA’s climate plans are virtually unmoving

The private sector will have to step into the breach as the World Economic Forum focuses on inequality and carbon emissions

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NEIL MANTHORP: Tight security in Pakistan has allayed fears, says Proteas skipper De Kock

But living in bio-secure bubbles has been tough on the players, he says

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MICHEL PIREU: Lone traders should practise patience instead of falling prey to boredom

It is best to sit tight, with a long-term strategy, than to try to work harder than everyone else

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TOM EATON: No great expectations in this bleak house of candles and crooks

South Africans have become inured to the ANC’s looting and lack of accountability

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CAROL PATON: ANC might come to regret Cyril Ramaphosa’s bland blah-blah

Like so many party leaders before him, the president continues to sit on the fence

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BUSI MAVUSO: In solving SA’s energy crisis, we have options

While focus must be on fixing Eskom plants and restoring generation quickly, the reality is very little can be done about load-shedding in the short-term

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STREET DOGS: The folly of keeping close tabs on stocks

People are sensitive to short-term losses in long-term investments

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