CHRIS THURMAN: A play that will not let you off the hook on the violence below the surface of language

lan Committie and Nicole Fortuin veer between eloquence and halting miscommunication in a riveting production of David Mamet’s play Oleanna

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MICHAEL FRIDJHON: Krone among brands that have withstood Italian bubbly invasion

Bubbly has gone from being an occasional celebration beverage to an almost everyday aperitif

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KEVIN McCALLUM: What a difference two points can make, remember?

With a year to go until Japan kicks off, the Boks rattled the All Blacks, shook the world of rugby and reminded them who they are

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SIMON LINCOLN READER: Find Gwede Mantashe a nook where he can do no damage

There is the expectation that the Zondo commission will result in a raft of charges and prosecutions against the worst offenders of the Gupta-Zuma axis

NATASHA MARRIAN: Witnesses to set Tom Moyane’s pants on fire

Hearings will be a moment of truth for Moyane as those loyal to him face the withering scrutiny of the irascible Nugent

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: With insurance rich in its blood, Lireas creates truly SA products

The incubator has devised fire protection for informal settlers and products based on stokvels

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SIMON BARBER: Bob Woodward shows there is method to Trump’s madness

There is a creeping piecemeal coup under way in the White House

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LUMKILE MONDI: Reserve Bank must be allowed to keep doing its own thing

The Bank is one of the few SA institutions that has withstood the hollowing out of public institutions by the ANC and well-connected individuals

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PETER BRUCE: President Ramaphosa must go big with stimulus plan

Whatever plan he presents, it’ll be imperfect. Try not to complain too much though

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STREET DOGS: Small cap opportunity

There may be an opportunity in the small cap sector, says Unum Capital

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TIM COHEN: Investors go nuts as they eye new stream of commercial marijuana revenue

The Canadians are doing the change in a very organised and rational way

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MNINAWA NTLOKO: Boks buck a woeful SA trend and bring us brilliant news

It was certainly nice to momentarily forget the many ills we face every day

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STEVEN FRIEDMAN: Scorched earth approach to change has too high a price

Given their weaknesses, why must economic change be negotiated with unions?

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CHRIS GILMOUR: Prognosis for private tertiary education positive in long term

There is limited infrastructure in the public tertiary education space and government no longer has the funds to build more capacity

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GARETH VAN ONSELEN: A tale of two DA leaders

When it comes to leadership in the DA, this is age of instant success and endless elevation, not time and experience

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DIANNA GAMES: Nigeria’s hounding of businesses risks making it off-limits to investors

International financial institution HSBC is the latest victim as the hand of Nigerian politics reaches deep into the private sector

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