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President Cyril Ramaphosa is one of many world leaders and others whose phones may have been used for snooping

Malls: Power to the tenants

Tenants are calling the shots despite a steady rebound in the number of shoppers at Liberty Two Degrees’ malls

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CEO Sipho Maseko will leave Telkom next June, but his is a tenure that provides a blueprint for how state companies could be run

EDITORIAL: Unions embrace reality

It’s an encouraging sign that the majority of trade unions have shown an appreciation for the fiscal realities of the country

China slices a R500bn hole in the JSE

Chinese crackdown smacks the share prices of Naspers and Prosus, hurting SA’s pension funds

JUSTICE MALALA: Actually, SA has a KZN problem

KwaZulu-Natal was once a lawless place. Ethnic mobilisation under way in the province threatens to take it back there

Cape taxi war wrecks small businesses

The financial cost of the Cape taxi violence has yet to be quantified. But it’s taking a toll on businesses — and workers — across the board

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GIULIETTA TALEVI: Ructions on the eastern front

Uncertainty among shareholders after a recent move by Chinese authorities caused a major drop in local share prices, followed by a recovery. Should SA ...

Spotlight on the security of SA’s fuel supply

Unrest this month put the spotlight on the security of SA’s fuel supply — and shortcomings highlighted by an inquiry into the issue 15 years ago

CHRIS ROPER: Olympics — if the veldskoen fits …

In SA’s Olympic outfits, local designers have claimed, reclaimed, mashed up and mangled the symbols of our past. That’s a good thing

Behind Mswati’s crackdown

Two MPs who encouraged their constituents to petition Eswatini’s government for reforms have been arrested, adding to tensions in the absolute monarchy


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SABC Bill fails to fix revenue generation, board independence

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