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Inside the zama zama war

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MARC HASENFUSS: Readers, send us your five stock picks for 2024

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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

ANTHONY CLARK: Grindrod is ready to roll

The cargo handling company is in prime position to gain from public-private partnerships in the rail and port sectors

Engineering a breakthrough in women’s health care

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GRAHAM BARR AND BRIAN KANTOR: Busting the compound returns myth

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ANN CROTTY: Ireland needs a radical overhaul, not a censorship plan

Years of lack of investment in the police force lie behind the riots in Dublin, and tighter control is not the answer

Safa’s quiet surrender on 2027 Women’s World Cup

Fears of too little money and poor crowds count against the bid

SARAH BUITENDACH: Homegrown reading highpoints

If you’re looking for your next great read, the international book lists are good, but local reads are even better

Country flavours in the Cape Overberg

Leave the winelands behind this summer and seek out the delicious local flavours being cooked up in the kitchens of the Western Cape Overberg

Sibanye suffers amid PGM slump

The drinks have dried up in the PGM party and there’s a feeling that Sibanye-Stillwater’s best days may be behind it — but the stock remains an interesting ...

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Worldwide glut affects SA wine exports

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Post Office: return to sender?

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