CHRIS GILMOUR: Famous Brands suffers indigestion at home and abroad

Famous Brands bet the farm and paid a lot for something that is not working out

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STEVEN FRIEDMAN: When property rights crusaders are silent

Property rights are more important than the opponents of change would have us believe, They are vital to the many, not just the few.

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EDITORIAL: Rand’s role as a risk barometer

The rand is now — in the minds of traders and business people — a structurally weak currency

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EDITOR’S LUNCHBOX: Mark Minnie, who exposed alleged NP paedophile ring in a new book, found dead

Gold Fields looks to retrench more than 1,500 employees, and the government is said to need R43bn to fund Cyril Ramaphosa’s stimulus package

CAROL PATON: DA’s growth creates identity crisis around race and liberalism

Moving on to try to capture a share of the African vote, the DA found it was no longer a liberal party

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NEVA MAKGETLA: Ailing state companies have bigger flaws than just graft

Chasing corrupt individuals is obviously necessary, but the SOEs need much deeper systemic change

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MARK BARNES: Our desire for instant gratification has made debt a worldwide ramification

Foreign direct investment is the only way out, even if it means selling stakes in things we would rather not

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TOM EATON: SA has a toehold on hope despite its foot-shooting

There’s enough evidence to show that SA staggers on not because of its politicians but despite them

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MICHEL PIREU: Rigged stock markets load dice in favour of insiders who coin it

Bourses all too often cause losses to those who rely on them to provide a fair trade

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NEIL MANTHORP: Cricket SA needs to show 20-20 vision to save new league

All is not well within the wreckage of the Global League and its smouldering remains may yet be dangerous enough to derail its successor — and worse

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STREET DOGS: Buybacks done at shareholders bidding

Apple has spent $20.8bn buying back its own stock and so far in 2018 has tripled its share repurchases over the first half of 2017.

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LUMKILE MONDI: Cyril Ramaphosa wanted evidence-based policies — so what gives?

Rushing to provide economic stimulus is misguided, almost as misguided as putting all SA’s eggs in the flawed BEE basket

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LUKANYO MNYANDA: ANC’s flip-flopping puts economy at risk

The new stimulus package seems too small to achieve its stated aims and has a look of electioneering about it

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AYABONGA CAWE: Identifying additions to the shopping list of zero-rated items

The real crisis of SA is that access to a product, even in the absence of this tax, is not assured

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STUART THEOBALD: Expropriation without compensation puts preferential access to US markets at risk

Axing SA from Agoa would be devastating, at a time when the economy is already under severe strain

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GAVIN RICH: Odds on SA depend on Boks travelling better this year

Springboks need to be in contention when they hit home soil later in the competition

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