The value of financial advice, and the changing role of advisers

The first in a series of BDFM Investment Dialogues Live, in partnership with the JSE, focused on the changing role of financial advisors and the growth of ...

DEON GOUWS: The case for vaccine passports

The way Covid passports have been embraced in France says a lot about a country that chose ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’ as national motto

MATTHIJS EIJPE: Old school banks needn’t fear — mobile money needs them

Traditional banking is not going anywhere; no technology can uproot the entire sector

SA’s good news growth shock

The view that SA’s economy is set to remain mired in stagnation after the pandemic is rejected by some economists, who believe the tide is turning on a host of ...

Political party donations: a taxing issue

The question of tax breaks for political party donors was raised a while ago, but it is anything but straightforward

City Lodge: now, it’s all about survival

City Lodge is either the ultimate Covid recovery play or a value trap, full of failed promise

THE FINANCE GHOST: How the Viceroy hit squad got hit

Huge reputations are at stake. If Viceroy cannot prove its claims, the Capitec report would have been a costly mistake that would set legal precedent in short ...

SA’s stolen gun free-for-all

Illegal firearms from state supplies are fuelling violent crime in SA, but transparency over state weapons is lacking

ROB ROSE: Allan Gray: Just do it

There is increasing frustration among SA’s pension fund managers at the country’s failure to relaunch after Ramaphosa took the reins in 2018

JUSTICE MALALA: ANC leaders have no backbone

ANC leaders have been lying to every meaningful constituency in SA for years, causing policy uncertainty and lack of trust

PROFILE: Arthur Fraser — a convenient sleuth

Zuma’s incarceration threatened to torpedo the ANC’s election hopes in KZN — but the party knew who it could call on to save the day

EDITORIAL: An expense SA can’t afford

Enoch Godongwana made it clear that the country simply cannot afford a BIG, nor could it fund various other projects on the wish list, while at the same time ...

Naspers: time to double down or get out?

It was hard to imagine, at the start of 2021, that Naspers shares would be among the worst performers on the JSE’s top 40 index come September

How to read the Financial Mail e-edition

Page through a digital version of the printed Financial Mail magazine

Are the Guptas trying to steal back Optimum?

It’s well over three years since Optimum Coal Mine was placed into business rescue. Now, new concerns about possible Gupta influence may slow proceedings ...

JSE’s gaming groups keep feeding those slots

Tsogo and Sun International have made punters a packet on their shares this year. But dividends are still a way off

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MARKET WRAP: JSE ends weaker as investors weigh global risks

Lindiwe Tsobo

Risks of slowing global economic recovery, Delta variant, central bank rates decisions and further strict regulations in China weigh on markets

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PwC flags ESG reporting risk for SA’s ‘resilient’ banks

Garth Theunissen

ESG reporting by banks must move beyond climate-related disclosures by also including performance measurement indicators

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Parole case in the spotlight after top court dismisses Zuma’s rescission application

Erin Bates

After the Constitutional Court ruling, the former president will now face legal onslaughts over the validity of his medical parole

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Spur says recovery is steady as loyal patrons shift to takeaways

Karl Gernetzky

A strong second half has helped the group grow oA strong second half has helped the group grow overall revenue and profit in its year to end-June, with RocoMama’s the standout performerverall revenue and profit in its year to end-June, with RocoMama's the stand-out performer

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SHIRLEY DE VILLIERS: The story of a cabbage patch, and power-mad metro cops

In many ways this is a storm in a cabbage patch. But it speaks to broader issues of land use and whether our bylaws are fit for purpose in changing times

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MATTHIJS EIJPE: Old school banks needn’t fear — mobile money needs them

Traditional banking is not going anywhere; no technology can uproot the entire sector

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EDITORIAL: An expense SA can’t afford

Enoch Godongwana made it clear that the country simply cannot afford a BIG, nor could it fund various other projects on the wish list, while at the same time sustaining its bloated wage bill

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