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Why AngloGold Ashanti is fitter than it looks

On paper, Anglogold's had the worst year among listed gold companies, but a ruthless handle on costs and a mine-by-mine review should start to pay off

DAVID FURLONGER: Tesla ups the brand ante

Chinese companies are the big winners in brand values ranking

How government betrayed SA’s construction firms

The construction industry has borne the brunt of government’s inability to deliver its promised surge in infrastructure spending. Instead, the private sector ...

ANALYSIS: Low-hanging fruit no-one can reach

Millions of unregistered voters, along with disaffected ANC supporters, are ripe for the plucking — but opposition parties can't seem to capitalise on the ...

Amid Phala Phala, game farms boom

It’s ‘highly unusual’ for such farms to have $4m cash on hand

CHRIS ROPER: First they came for the foreigners …

SA is a standout — in Africa at least — when it comes to the protection of LGBTQ+ rights. But as politics takes a harder turn to populism, will this become the ...

Can Altron please open up?

Reticence to answer questions at its recent AGM are a source of frustration for investors, who argue that the group's shares are ‘completely mispriced’

DUNCAN MCLEOD: Sentech gets a bad signal

The state-owned broadcasting body may soon face an existential reckoning as the high costs it charges and its monopoly upset some customers

Cape Town back as a premier film destination

It’s a big sequel: Cape Town returns to the film business, and even Tom Cruise came to town

TOBY SHAPSHAK: A reckoning finally arrives for crypto scams

But it’s too late for those who lost everything by betting on what were sometimes Ponzi schemes

A new power-lending boom?

Cutting the shackles on IPPs could create a need for up to R800bn in investment in generation capacity

ROB ROSE: Vampire bureaucrats come for the kids

It would seem like the main job of most municipal officials is to look for increasingly creative ways to suck residents dry. If only they applied this ...

Wake-up time for SA’s sleeping telecom giants

The push into fibre is where it’s at for local players, given recent results from Telkom and Vodacom

Nothing new in dark tunnels of the gold mines

Zama zamas are just a continuation of earlier generations of those who came to dig for gold

YOUR MONEY: Retail bonds vs bond ETFs

A reader asks which is better: the government’s low-cost retail bonds, or a listed bond ETF?

NATASHA MARRIAN: What the Bain case says about SA

Consultants aside, Moyane and Makwakwa, who together presided over the destruction of Sars, remain untouched

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Crime fighters support better tools to investigate unexplained wealth

Linda Ensor

Sars and corruption busters need more tools to investigate, says Edward Kieswetter

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Countdown begins: union to ballot public servants on strike

Luyolo Mkentane

Public Servants Association says it will conduct a strike ballot after unproductive talks on Friday

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Zuma tells SCA Fraser served public interest assessing riot threat when granting parole

Erin Bates

The high court ruled in December former prison boss Arthur Fraser’s decision to grant the former president medical parole was unlawful

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Devlin Brown at the water cooler: Do fat burning supplements work?

Devlin Brown

Before you make a decision it’s important to understand supplements for what they are

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