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Haters gonna hate (African Rainbow Capital)

Patrice Motsepe's empowerment investment vehicle has been unpopular since coming to market in 2015. Now, a plan to raise R750m at R5 a share has drawn further ...

TOBY SHAPSHAK: Why Sam Altman was fired, then rehired (we think)

How news of the sudden sacking of a Silicon Valley start-up CEO overshadowed reports about two wars and is part of a future war over AI safety that hasn’t ...

SANDF bloated by the brass

SANDF loses the wrong people in retrenchments while it’s top heavy with generals

ROB ROSE: Palookaville on rand-fixing roadshow

Treasury officials puzzled as MPs jump onto misdirection bandwagon in parliament

PGM miners enter survival mode

The fat years are over — and Sibanye-Stillwater’s convertible bond may herald a rush by others to raise capital as platinum group metal prices bite

SHIRLEY DE VILLIERS: Sputla’s Eskom 'bonus' fail

While Eskom runs its emergency diesel reserves into the ground, electricity minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa is promising bonuses like Oprah on a giveaway show

War comes to Woolies

Retailer tries to calm emotions after ‘chilling’ threats

BRUCE WHITFIELD: Seven lessons from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger

The Berkshire Hathaway double act fundamentally influenced our understanding of money, wealth creation — and relationships

EDITORIAL: A dead letter?

If the Post Office gets another bailout, it’s more than likely to be back asking for more, unless drastic changes are made

Post Office: return to sender?

Business rescue practitioners have made public their plan to rescue the beleaguered post office. Turning the ship will be no small task

Speculation seethes on Sun cautionary

Who’s the acquisition target: City Lodge, Southern Sun, Peermont? Probably none of the above — rather, all bets are on a sports or online gaming swoop

Inside the zama zama war

Mining companies were taken by surprise when the government announced the army would be deployed to help defeat the illegal mining industry. They’re only ...

LYAL WHITE: The real Javier Milei

With his fiery rhetoric and hardline stance, Argentina’s president elect has captured the public imagination. But will he deliver on his radical promises?

Why South African wines flop overseas

In addition, domestic customers face financial constraints and farmers battle with load-shedding and port congestion

Global south seeks tax justice

The OECD’s 60-year tenure as global tax overseer is under threat as countries — many from the global south — push for the UN to take over the role

Sink your teeth into RFG

King of the pie market, and with enviable margins, RFG punches above its weight in the SA market — but still can’t catch a break from a sceptical JSE

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Deflated November car sales put a dent in sector recovery

David Furlonger

SA’s economic woes, the cash-strapped consumer, stage six load-shedding and supply chain disruptions at Transnet all contributed to falling sales

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ConCourt to hand down judgment that could affect 2024 elections

Tauriq Moosa

The court will rule on whether the current split of seats in parliament should be maintained, or altered to afford independent candidates a fairer chance of getting elected

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Joburg MMC dismisses DA’s allegations over R2.6m year-end party

Luyolo Mkentane

Loyiso Masuku says the DA councillors should have ‘verified the facts’ by approaching her office

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Q&A: No need to panic, Bidvest CEO says

Tiisetso Motsoeneng

Bidvest CEO Mpumi Madisa speaks to Business Day deputy editor Tiisetso Motsoeneng about the operational health of the businesses

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NATASHA MARRIAN: An ugly confederacy tries to smear the judiciary

Bantu Holomisa is brandishing a new ‘damning’ report that’s as laughable as Browse Mole and the rogue unit

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CHRIS ROPER: Joburg vs Cape Town — a food fail of two cities

Dine out in Joburg and you’ll be exposed to tacky spectacle and jarring disjunctures. Cape Town may not be all that different

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Why Sam Altman was fired, then rehired (we think)

How news of the sudden sacking of a Silicon Valley start-up CEO overshadowed reports about two wars and is part of a future war over AI safety that hasn’t even begun

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