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The call to hike the salaries of public officials, such as teachers, at a rate exceeding inflation indicates that the trade unions are wholly disconnected from ...

What was behind the foul sulphur smell in Gauteng?

Gauteng residents were subjected to foul-smelling air pollution in February. It’s still not entirely clear what was responsible

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CHRIS ROPER: Why the outcry over Gqeberha?

The recent name changes in SA have elicited a flood of whining and clichéd complaints. It’s hard not to see racism, entitlement and sheer stupidity in those ...

Woolworths: Bring on the athleisure

Woolies has embraced the athleisure trend. That, and a debt clean-up Down Under, make for a perkier half year

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EDITORIAL: Mkhwebane’s ouster may split ANC

The Magashule faction in the ANC caucus is unlikely to vote for the removal of Mkhwebane, even if this is a caucus position, given her usefulness in its fight ...

BRUCE WHITFIELD: Why it’s so hard to believe Brian Molefe

Smart, affable and connected, the former Eskom CEO was a rising star. Then he hitched his wagon to the Guptas

JUSTICE MALALA: Why Tito’s budget could unravel

Internal ANC power dynamics could lead to messy compromises that would undo the new realism on economic policy

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THULI MADONSELA: Why SA’s matric results don’t add up

Just announcing a 76% pass rate means nothing if the real proficiency in schools isn’t helping SA become a better place

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Empire builder: Adrian Gore’s grand plan for Discovery

The health and insurance units remain stalwarts for now, but analysts expect dramatic changes in future

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How to read the Financial Mail e-edition

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Hawks ‘don’t have the budget’ for Steinhoff probe

The state ‘didn’t have the budget’ to probe Steinhoff’s fraud, so the retailer gave it R30m to do so — a direct conflict of interest

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The day the music died for Musica

In a world of online music and entertainment, there’s little room for bricks-and-mortar retail. The Covid-19 lockdown was simply the final nail in the coffin ...

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Nepi Rockcastle: Doing better than most

Mall owners in Central Europe foresee earnings bouncing back quicker than those of their SA counterparts

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Matric hard-knocks class of 2020

The class of 2020 endured a disruptive, difficult school year. While the pass rate is down on previous years, there are some reasons to be upbeat

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Joburg’s lost hotels

The city’s CBD was once home to a pack of glamorous hotels. Now most of us don’t even know they existed. Brian McKechnie and Jo Buitendach unearth the lost old ...

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A bad week for Bathabile Dlamini

Dlamini, who almost deprived millions of their pensions through rank bungling, had her pension docked on instruction from the social security agency to recoup ...

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Lindiwe Tsobo

The JSE gained 3.23% for the week, with miners and banks performing best

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Kumba warns over 1,600 employees of potential job cuts

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Revenue, profits and the group's interim dividend all grew in the six months to end-December, amid a better-than-expected recovery

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The extension is to allow oral submissions by interested parties who indicated they wanted to make these in their written submissions

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