MICHAEL FRIDJHON: Multifarious Platter Guide has its virtues

Platter Guide tasters have access to more wines than many judges in local competitions so the list is bound to be more complete, writes Michael Fridjhon

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HANNA ZIADY: VBS looting should not blind us to all the good things about mutual banks

It is high time we move past the idea that banks need to look like the big four and be all things to all people

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KEVIN McCALLUM: NFL player takes a stand to try to level the playing field

National Football League player Le’Veon Bell is staging a 'hold-out' for a fairer contract. But in the end, it's all about the money

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ANTHONY BUTLER: Legal eagles feathered the nests of state capture

That bean counters were enable to see the rot came as less of a shock because we have already watched our lawyers enable the looting

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Personality cults are a distraction from life-and-death issues

The defenders of corruption are rallying while new crises unfold as a result of their actions

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STREET DOGS: Life’s more poker than chess

Annie Duke: Life is much more like poker where there is lots of hidden information

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PETER BRUCE: Under fire Gordhan is the best man to help Ramaphosa fix SA

The EFF and Zuptas appear to have the same agenda of pulling down the president by attacking integrity of the minister tasked with tackling corruption

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LUMKILE MONDI: Decisive action on VBS shows the way for failing SOEs

A hemmed-in Ramaphosa prevaricates as privatisation emerges as the only way forward

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SIMON BARBER: Democrats and Mueller lie in wait for bumbling Trump

The US president faces more pressure from opponents after the midterm elections

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STREET DOGS: The waiting game

Charlie Munger: It’s waiting that helps you as an investor, and a lot of people just can’t stand to wait

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TIM COHEN: Is there room in SA for two new banks? Tyme will tell

Banking is going through the very first stages of a massive revolution and, generally, it is responding very badly

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STREET DOGS: On intrinsic value

From The Essays of Warren Buffett: an explanation of the difference between book value and intrinsic value

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GARETH VAN ONSELEN: Six core characteristics of the EFF propaganda machine

You will rarely find any measure or proportion in EFF language — to do that would require the party to be grounded in reality, defined as it is by difference ...

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JOHN DLUDLU: SA’s economy will suffer while Cyril Ramaphosa avoids more enemies

Cyril Ramaphosa has passed up several chances to rejuvenate his cabinet and revive the sagging economy. Instead, he has opted to not recruit new party enemies

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SYLVIA MCKEOWN: Finding ways to prevent devastating fires is of utmost importance

A group of South Africans may have found ways to help contain fires in urban areas

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THETO MAHLAKOANA: Woolworths workers get justice at last

Constitutional Court ruled that the retrenchments were unfair

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Published by Tiso Blackstar and distributed with the Financial Mail on the last Thursday of every month except December and January.