Pandor: SA glad ‘US is back’

Dirco minister Naledi Pandor shares her thoughts on the incoming Biden administration, and SA’s mandate in the global arena

JUSTICE MALALA: Mute Africa must grow a spine

The continent’s voice on human rights is quiet on China and it says nothing as the US president flouts democratic norms

2020’s unit trust crapshoot

The JSE 2020 gain of 4% might be dull overall, but some funds shot the lights out — on the upside and the downside

EDITORIAL: Let them eat cake

Behaving like a wounded harpy at the first sign of a challenge isn’t a characteristic much prized in a leader

CHRIS ROPER: Wikipedia’s moment of truth

As online encyclopaedia Wikipedia celebrates its 20th birthday, it’s worth reflecting on some of the challenges in the free-knowledge space

ROB ROSE: Ban reveals ANC’s flaws

With trauma wards empty, it’s hard to argue against the alcohol ban. But the fact that prohibition was the first go-to answer says much about the ANC

NATASHA MARRIAN: ANC on shaky ground

The polls will be a key measure of sentiment. Voters have shown they are no longer satisfied merely with struggle credentials

EDITORIAL: ANC loonies spread vaccine distrust

If Ramaphosa wants to show these rules aren’t just empty words that don’t apply to the elite, comrades in his own party, should be feeling the sting for ...

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Vaccines for SA: Better late than never

Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of an additional 20-million doses of a Covid vaccine — on top of 1.5-million already secured — is welcome news, if belated

Heartbreak rand at it again

Just as the going got good, the rand went on a tear — the wrong way. What now for the volatile currency?

State capture: Time for corporates to face the music

Civil society bodies push for corporations implicated in state capture to be more thoroughly grilled by Zondo

JSE bounces back but will remain vulnerable in 2021

The bounce-back in the world’s stock markets, after the crash in March, is no indication that global economies are now back on track

XHANTI PAYI: Why the delay in free trade?

If the continental plan is to succeed where other plans failed, it needs to prioritise inclusive growth

Cartrack: Bright lights, big city

Cartrack — whose shares have rallied a steamy 461% over five years — is now intent on a primary Nasdaq listing. We spoke to CEO Zak Calisto

FRED KHUMALO: Let’s celebrate Elon Musk

Why is it difficult to draw inspiration from a fellow South African who went to an apartheid-era school but went on to conquer the world in his field?


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MARKET WRAP: JSE weaker as US stimulus ‘already priced in’

Lindiwe Tsobo

The all share lost 0.52% and the top 40 0.49%, with the rand falling along with its emerging-market peers

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Steinhoff sets out plan for creditor approval for shareholder claims

Warren Thompson

The beleaguered retailer has undertaken legal processes to obtain the requisite authority to reach settlements with shareholders

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Bell Equipment rises more than 4% on potential delisting


Bell is regarded as a natural takeover target now, but this is being thwarted by a complicated ownership structure

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JSE muted as investors look towards US stimulus package

Lindiwe Tsobo

Global stocks had initially firmed on Thursday on a report that the stimulus package could be as big as $2-trillion

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TELITA SNYCKERS: Countering illicit trade: where’s the strategy, Sars?

If the Moyane era taught us anything, it’s the importance of keeping a close eye on developments at Sars

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Ramaphosa needs to remedy the poor communication around the virus. In the absence of that, conspiracies are running wild

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