Can the resurgent rand stay strong?

A weaker dollar and raging commodity prices have driven the rand back to pre-pandemic levels. As long as these trends persist, and the global recovery remains ...

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Magashule’s ‘consultation’ with the ANC elders went as everyone expected. And, once Magashule falls, it seems he may take the forces of ‘radical economic ...

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Creation of the Stellantis group unites a melting-pot of brands in SA

EDITORIAL: Moral pothole hazard

Mayor Geoff Makhubo seems to believe it’s fine to outsource his responsibilities while absolving his office of blame for the decay in infrastructure

ROB ROSE: Karpower deal — ‘This is grand corruption’

A bribe was allegedly being offered even as the state capture commission was hearing evidence of corruption

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Ace, now suspended, takes the nuclear option

This weekend’s NEC meeting will be an epic showdown between Magashule and Ramaphosa

FRED KHUMALO: Battle royal for Zulu throne

A war is brewing over the late King Zwelithini’s assets, with tempers heightened by suspected forgery and rumours of poisoning

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Public sector wages: state your piece

Pay increases far above inflation, given to the public sector since 2007, and ultimately paid for by taxpayers, are not affordable. But the government’s call ...

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Behind Apple’s 28,000 stock rise

Aside from blowout earnings, the company is at its most exciting right now as its own silicon chip receives rave reviews

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EDITORIAL: A BIG disaster just waiting to happen

A basic income grant would be unsustainable, given our sclerotic economy

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Smokin’ hot iron ore

Warnings of an imminent price crash have been met with a seemingly unstoppable rise. Can the fun continue?

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Why SA isn’t making its own vaccines

From 1935 to 2001, SA produced its own vaccines. But since then, we’ve fallen far behind our peers, which leaves us at the back of the queue for Covid jabs. ...

JAMIE CARR: Still amazin’ Amazon

The company has delivered revenues north of $100bn for the second quarter on the trot

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Why BAT is breezing through the clouds

US moves to ban menthol cigarettes, which make up 25% of BAT’s US profit, could speed up its focus on next-generation products

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It’s been the best-performing large emerging-market currency this year. Why is the rand looking so strong?

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It’s not just in the financial system — major corporates are also handing back the cash

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GIULIETTA TALEVI: As red flags mount, commodity traders are still dancing

While we love the good times, and the effect this has on profits for JSE-listed companies like Kumba, Anglo American and BHP, the fear that this will all end in tears is hard to shake

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