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Though there is mounting concern about the growth of ETFs as a tool of passive trading, active fund managers still have an important role to play

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GARETH VAN ONSELEN: How SA politics kills ideas and shuns intellectuals

DA stalwart Wilmot James, who is taking a year’s leave of absence, reflects on his time in the party and parliament, and on how the ANC has crushed new thought ...

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969 Festival: Grahamstown events brought to Jo’burg

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The rise of professional influencers

Microbloggers and social media celebs have taken the traditional endorsement industry by storm

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The price of life. What do you do if the life-saving drug you need is unavailable in SA?

SA needs a scientific approach based on international standards to determine when a medicine is priced excessively and is therefore unaffordable

What SA restaurants think of UberEats

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MARC HASENFUSS: Battle of the booze

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How SA's downgrade affects bond market

Foreign investors, in their hunt for yield, have turned aggressively risk-on towards emerging market bonds

Steady recovery after a disastrous decade for Afrox

Trading on a modest 10.4 p:e, Afrox is a share to consider as a core long-term portfolio holding

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BACKSTORY: Bravo Group’s Greg Boulle

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INFOGRAPHIC: Looking to China for box office revenue

US film makers are looking east to help save its industry: China has the power to turn movies that have failed in the US into blockbusters

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Tullow Oil takes $600m hit from lower crude price

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US bank stress tests: four things to watch

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Yes, size counts. Especially when it comes to asset managers

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CARMEL RICKARD: Slippery schemer finally runs out of wriggle room

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