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SIMON BROWN: Till finances do us part

Money issues can wreck even the happiest relationships, especially marriages. So here are a few things to consider as you navigate the joint money minefield

PROFILE: How Geordin Hill-Lewis plans to future-proof Cape Town

The Springboks are an example of how South Africa can be excellent, he says

Evita’s Darling and what makes it special

The west coast village has much to offer: a treasure trove of history, a sardonic look at the politics of South Africa and a feast of local food brands

Tax: it’s not as bad as you think

At a time when many corporates are taking immense strain, as reflected in the sharp weakness in corporate income tax collection, the surprising buoyancy of ...

Small caps, big yields

There are more than a few hefty dividend payers on the JSE; you’ll just have to go fishing in small caps’ sometimes murky waters

THE FINANCE GHOST: Why building in public is hard

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DUNCAN MCLEOD: Nigeria’s growth promise for SA companies

MTN and MultiChoice stand to score from the new president’s reforms

Joburg’s street art is just a click away

After years spent commissioning and curating a public art collection featuring sculptures, statues and murals, Joburg is putting it all into a digital archive

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Municipalities’ service delivery struggles and failure to pay workers on time are likely to affect the 2024 national polls

Why Dipula is a stock to watch

The underrated South Africa-focused Reit has seemingly been overlooked due to its size but is outperforming its larger peers on a number of metrics

MARC HASENFUSS: When will the disappointment end at RCL Foods?

Defensive and apparently disengaged executives at the group have drawn the ire of increasingly impatient shareholders, who want to know when Remgro will act

Cloak-and-dagger mine in Agulhas on hold

No gold rush just yet for mystery miner in Western Cape land of farms and vineyards

Hospital groups are fit and flourishing

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Musk killed Twitter; he just doesn’t know it

There’s no coming back — not when your social media platform glorifies Hitler and Nazis

Six years on, nostalgia for the good old days of Robert Mugabe

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Municipalities are living beyond their means, Treasury says

Luyolo Mkentane

Expenditure is almost 10% higher than the adopted budget

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Transaction Capital stops financing new taxis

Katharine Child

The company expects to will swing to a headline loss of more than R700m

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NCOP in surprise delay of vote on NHI bill

Tamar Kahn

The move comes soon after intense lobbying from organised business, which appealed to presiding officers to stop it from being passed

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