ISMAIL LAGARDIEN: Why an African woman leading the WTO would be a seismic shift

The World Trade Organization has been dominated by Europeans and men — but that looks set to change

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STEVEN FRIEDMAN: Debate on tracing app sidelines issue of beating Covid-19

Organised business should have been debating how to ensure testing and tracing are effective instead of lobbying for end to restrictions

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WANDILE SIHLOBO: Higher summer grains and oilseed prices raise risks for livestock farmers

Weaker domestic currency and growing demand from Asian markets have caused increases

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NEIL MANTHORP: Cricket SA defies Sascoc, gives minister the middle finger

Paralysis at the sport’s local governing body continues as a forensic audit report that could sink it remains under lock and key and secret

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TOM EATON: It turns out Big Brother really is watching. Says Big Brother.

At the heart of ‘The Social Dilemma’ is a paradox: the screen is warning us about … the screen

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BUSI MAVUSO: SA has a plan, now it’s time to roll up our sleeves

Before complaining about the slow pace of change, we must remember how close we were to disaster

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CAROL PATON: Old habits die hard in Ramaphosa’s cabinet

As during the Zuma era, boards of state entities are being filled with party colleagues rather than people with the skills required to do the job

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MICHEL PIREU: Owning company shares a better bet than holding cash

The real value of cash is always sinking while shares offer an opportunity to reinvest capital at higher rates of return

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Why you should not be the victim when a business falls for e-mail fraud

Large companies often refuse to accept liability for failing in their duty of care when e-mail accounts are hacked

NEVA MAKGETLA: Covid-19 grant is vital, SAA not so much

We can no longer afford to maintain projects out of sentiment or habit: we need to ask cold-blooded questions about their value to society

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DUMA GQUBULE: First principles of tackling second waves

Testing, contact tracing and targeted quarantining help negate the need for economy-wrecking lockdowns

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LUKANYO MNYANDA: Resource and skills gap causes financial journalism to forgo watchdog role

Industry lacks accounting and forensic nous as well as links with potential whistle-blowers

GAVIN RICH: Jake White is back, the Bulls are back, and SA cheers

It did not take long for the former Bok mentor to remind us why he was missed

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When bad news is good news

From the earliest market crash recorded, the aftermath of each is normally accompanied by temporary remedies

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PETER ATTARD MONTALTO: Toxic brew of ANC decision-making poisons confidence

Scant insight into how government’s decision-making works is a problem that infects business and investor confidence

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DESNÉ MASIE: Britain’s second wave: chaos in the U-turn Kingdom

New lockdown restrictions to deal with rise in Covid-19 infections could lead to job losses in hospitality sector

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