JAMES FORMBY: Can this time be different for SA?

Hold off on new taxes, cut state spend and stop the SOE rot — add that to Ramaphosa’s recovery plan, and SA has a chance

SA needs an e-wallet wake-up

Online payments: Covid-19 could help drive financial inclusion for non-credit card users by pushing more companies to embrace digital

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JUSTICE MALALA: What are these secrets foreigners have that South Africans don’t?

By targeting immigrants, Gauteng politicians are scratching their bums while a runaway train is bearing down on us

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Are SA’s banks facing a bad-debt crunch?

One concern is that civil servants may start to fall victim to retrenchments as the government seeks to cut costs, resulting in many more people (and their ...

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EDITORIAL: Why ‘solidarity tax’ won’t fly

The government must show it can keep its hands out of state coffers before it increases taxes on already overburdened citizens

PROFILE: Guy Richards, critical-care professor at Wits University

As one of the founders of the intensive-care specialty in SA, this doctor was at the forefront of treatment for Covid-19 patients

Why PSG’s Piet Mouton is shunning the JSE

More companies ditch the JSE, citing an onerous and taxing compliance regime that thwarts entrepreneurship

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NATASHA MARRIAN: As unfathomable as it seems, spectre of new lockdown looms

If the government imposes further restrictions to counter a second wave, it would do so cautiously and well aware that compliance is by no means guaranteed ...

Pick n Pay: Bottles up!

The market cheered Pick n Pay’s interim results this week —and the news that it’s bought on-demand liquor app Bottles to further its online appeal. We spoke to ...

GIULIETTA TALEVI: If SA gets a second wave, chances are it’ll be less lethal

While the number of beds in wards set aside for Covid cases are filling up, they represent only a fraction of the actual ward capacity available in most ...

Cricket SA: Beyond the spin

In the absence of any ‘self-correction’ on the part of Cricket SA, sports minister Nathi Mthethwa looks set to take action against the struggling body

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NATASHA MARRIAN: The A-Z of desperate men

The ANC’s 2005 NGC was a turning point in Zuma’s favour ahead of his ascent to the presidency, but Magashule will need a miracle if he thinks the upcoming ...

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Cartrack riding right over Covid

Owner-managed vehicle tracking group Cartrack is one of the JSE’s best performers this year. With good reason

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Setting the Johannesburg Art Gallery record straight

Joburgers love a Johannesburg Art Gallery rumour. Jillian Carman knows a thing or two about the cultural institution and weighs in

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DUMA GQUBULE: President’s plan for the sake of a plan

Duma Gqubule

The banks do not want to lend, and Ramaphosa has failed to persuade them

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NEVA MAKGETLA: The frustrating power of small groups

Neva Magketla

They often seem able to have their interests prioritised over those of the entire society or economy

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MTN appoints new CEO in Nigeria

Mudiwa Gavaza

Karl Toriola, the group’s vice-president for West and Central Africa region, will take over as MTN Nigeria CEO

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‘Cool heads’ absent as JSE investors worry about Covid-19

Odwa Mjo

Investors are awaiting unemployment and consumer inflation data during the week

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ROB ROSE: SA’s hotels may be bleeding, but the Vineyard is doing just fine

Can Covid-19 have ravaged the tourism sector so comprehensively that the Vineyard, ranked by the Telegraph as one of the top 10 hotels in Cape Town, is on the verge of being liquidated? Well, no, not really

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Anticipating a ‘second wave’ — and when and how SA should try to prevent or mitigate it

It is the work of governments to act in support of – and not second-guess – the scientific and health system imperatives

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GIULIETTA TALEVI: If SA gets a second wave, chances are it’ll be less lethal

While the number of beds in wards set aside for Covid cases are filling up, they represent only a fraction of the actual ward capacity available in most hospitals at the moment

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