The JSE is over a barrel

Almost every day, there’s some new announcement of a company looking to delist from the JSE. For investors, it’s creating a smaller pool of options. What’s ...

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SIKONATHI MANTSHANTSHA: Myth of SA exceptionalism

The cocky South African who a decade ago vowed never to eat seafood in Africa has been humbled

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JUSTICE MALALA: Blow the whistle at your peril

My friend was exposed to the very people he accused of malfeasance and now he faces a trumped-up investigation

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EXCLUSIVE: Absa to get its first black CEO

Former Reserve Bank deputy governor will be appointed CEO of a bank in desperate need of a makeover

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CLAIRE BISSEKER: SA economy is a house aflame

Fiscal risk keeps rising, forcing the government to fight fires on all fronts. Weak growth, high contingent liabilities and unpaid bills pose the greatest ...

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ROB ROSE: Shenanigans at Shoprite

Facing a swell of investor anger, chair Christo Wiese now says it’s clear that ‘we all get to the end of our shelf life’ — and that he plans to step down

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Why has Busisiwe Mkhwebane subpoenaed Jacob Zuma’s tax records?

Mkhwebane seems to think Jacob Zuma would have come clean to Sars about bribes. She must believe the public is very easily fooled

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Fear and loathing in Nelson Mandela Bay metro

As mayor Mongameli Bobani clings to office, provincial authorities are looking to put the troubled Eastern Cape metro under administration

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FRED KHUMALO: It’s our culture to move on

Searching for an uplifting twist to events that left me as miserable as Gwede Mantashe’s claim that he did not pay the bribe he offered to reporters

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EDITORIAL: Investment pledges — it’s sort of true

Hopes that SA has turned the corner, and that business confidence and economic growth will only climb from here, should be tempered

ANN CROTTY: Sasol board still demand excess deference from shareholders

Where deference flourishes, hubris follows (with destruction close behind)

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MARC HASENFUSS: Looking for a cheeky company buyout offer?

Three dozen companies could easily justify pitching a buyout and delisting scheme. Here are the top bets.

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EDITORIAL: “DD” Mabuza, the ditherer

Mabuza believes SA should “keep [its] mouth shut” about the ongoing assault on gay rights in Uganda and elsewhere in Africa

MARC HASENFUSS: Small fry Bowler Metcalf achieves enviable return from sale of SoftBev shares

The group’s frugal head office in unfashionable Ottery perfectly encapsulates the no-frills approach to business

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JAMIE CARR: TFG grows turnover in the local market by 6.4%

TFG’s results show that canny operators can keep things nudging in the right direction

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Facebook still lets politicians lie

Political ads make up just 0.5% of Facebook’s $66bn revenue but it still allows them, even if they contain falsehoods

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Mayday as SAA strike bites

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Little comfort in SA inequality gap study

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The gap between the lowest and very highest earners widened alarmingly between 2001 and 2015

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Ashburton realises it’s time for the big guns

The retail client base was virtually ignored when RMB Asset Management was the group investment house

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Rob Rose Editor: Financial Mail

ROB ROSE: Shenanigans at Shoprite

Facing a swell of investor anger, chair Christo Wiese now says it’s clear that ‘we all get to the end of our shelf life’ — and that he plans to step down

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Natasha Marrian Deputy editor: Financial Mail

NATASHA MARRIAN: Why has Busisiwe Mkhwebane subpoenaed Jacob Zuma’s tax records?

Mkhwebane seems to think Jacob Zuma would have come clean to Sars about bribes. She must believe the public is very easily fooled

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