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If there’s one lesson to be learnt from last year’s market savaging, it is this: breathe deeply, and keep your head

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MARC HASENFUSS: Ascendis’s car-crash debt

Ascendis CEO Mark Sardi likened the health-care conglomerate to “driving a Ferrari with the handbrake on”

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Behind SA companies’ foreign misadventures

What’s behind SA companies’ foreign misadventures? In part, it seems to be a lack of a company-specific foreign policy

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Local government elections: What now?

Neither the authorities nor the IEC can simply postpone local government elections as a result of the pandemic. Doing so would require an amendment to SA’s ...

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CHRIS ROPER: A ‘Corruption Olympics’ anyone?

A ‘Corruption Olympics’ would give real meaning to a contest between strongmen and strongwomen. SA is a bit off the pace on this count, though the DA may ...

How Covid sped up SA’s digital transformation

Nearly 80% of local organisations have fast-tracked their digital transformation programmes and SMEs can’t afford to be left behind

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SHIRLEY DE VILLIERS: With the finish line in sight, beware the ‘Covid cheats’

Now is not the time to drop our vigilance. There’s just too much at stake

Land grabs in SA: The age-old game

Expropriation is hard-wired into the country’s DNA. It has led to centuries of violence, which suggests that any promise that a new law will be the solution to ...

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A lesson in courting private equity

The state is keen to see more private equity make its way into public projects. But the industry’s not buying it — yet

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Rethinking the post-pandemic office

The consensus is that in future we’ll have a hybrid model — partly working at the office, partly at home

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How to read the Financial Mail e-edition

Page through a digital version of the printed Financial Mail magazine

Bob van Dijk’s Naspers dilemma grows

Tencent is reporting record numbers — but these profits just aren’t feeding through to Naspers as they should

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JEAN PIERRE VERSTER: Could Archegos happen in SA?

Archegos had a highly concentrated portfolio financed with leverage of more than 500%, and failed to shore up its collateral

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The trouble with SA’s Covid tests

It seems SA’s private pathology labs are in a months-long standoff with the health products regulatory authority over the validation of laboratory-based Covid ...

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