ANTHONY BUTLER: Carcerophobia epidemic may lead to Ramaphosa’s downfall

The president cannot go too far in having corrupt ANC leaders arrested, especially those from his own faction

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ISAAH MHLANGA: Creating benchmarks will boost productivity in public sector

Looking at basic things, such as time to deliver a service, will be a start to improving capacity

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Maverick Denker still making contrarian moves

It is buying stocks others wouldn't sniff at, such as unbundled Old Mutual units, but says it is looking to the future

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STREET DOGS: It’s man with a hammer syndrome

Listening only to those that reinforce our ideas is a sure way to miss the truth

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PETER BRUCE: Local not so lekker if prices go sky high

Cyril Ramphosa's policy of import substitution could have severe drawbacks for SA's producers and consumers

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ALLAN SECCOMBE: Contamination in Kabwe not solely fault of Anglo

Miner has distanced itself from the historical pollution around the Zambian mine

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STREET DOGS: They’re not dogs any more

When low multiple stocks make money, more often than not it is driven by sector flows or some sort of insider activity

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VINCE VAN DER BIJL: Waiting for the lunatic asylum that is Cricket SA’s board to reboot or get the boot

Fans, sponsors, players, broadcasters, the media and even politicians have all lost faith in our cricket leaders

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MARK BARNES: Throwing money appeases populists but it won’t buy growth

We need to invest more in social development than we are spending on social rescue

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STEVEN KUO: Biden victory would be a chance for SA to repair US bridges

Cyril Ramaphosa should dispense with his predecessor’s anti-US stance and increase bilateral trade and diplomacy

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KATE THOMPSON DAVY: Kate Moss in a designer slip dress — that is the new iPhones

The box-edge devices are so assured of their design cred that they are not even trying

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JOHN DLUDLU: Dear minister Mboweni, about that budget deficit ...

The time is right to finally tackle inequality and poverty for good

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CHRIS GILMOUR: Flagging retail sales performance casts shadow over recovery

Growth is still negative after four months of easing of restrictions, trailing behind countries such as Brazil

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STREET DOGS: Age-old art of buying high-quality companies

Quality is now an established investment style and a risk factor

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SIFISO SKENJANA: Public employees must be brought up to speed to help with SA’s digital transformation

The government should ensure the skill set of its staff is able to respond to the delivery and execution needs of the migration

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GRAY MAGUIRE: Great strides made preparing the ground for green investments

The National Business Initiative and the Carbon Trust have developed a taxonomy for social and sustainable finance initiatives

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