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Why SA’s super-rich are flocking to Hermanus

The whale coast, with its beautiful beaches, wine farms and mountain trails, has emerged as SA’s new wealth hotspot

No room at Zimbabwe’s mortuaries

Harare’s public funeral parlours have exceeded their capacity — the result, it seems, of the government’s underinvestment in public services and infrastructure

The role fire has played in SA’s history

Two particular fires in SA over the past year have captured the imagination. But fire has played a more terrifying, less symbolic, role throughout the ...

Can the JSE be saved?

The JSE has had a torrid time of things, dropping from about 800 listings in the late 1990s to just 314 today. And some believe that number could drop as low ...

JSE Ltd is still a solid bet

Delistings drama aside, the JSE remains a slick outfit — and a decent value proposition for investors, given its solid business model, low-risk new growth ...

A snapshot of the alternative exchanges

There needs to be a focus on smaller businesses — on the ‘mom and pop’ companies and family-owned businesses that have been around for  more than 50 years

NPA in budget bind for state capture cases

The NPA estimates it will need an additional R2.25bn over the next three years if it is to successfully prosecute state capture cases. In the meantime, it ...

The reality of reform in SA

Structural reform that removes the key impediments to business expansion is essential to shift SA onto a faster growth path. Progress is tangible but it will ...

Hands off our grants

The constitutionally unlawful social grant distribution contract between Sassa and CPS threatened the welfare of millions of SA’s most vulnerable. This was no ...

Train wreck: how Transnet derailed SA business

We all know the impact that Eskom has had on destroying SA’s economic growth, but Transnet’s abject failures have been equally corrosive

Good governance the loser in Eastern Cape election

Mabuyane’s win may suit Ramaphosa, but his weak leadership during Covid and tepid response to corruption doesn’t bode well for the province’s people

Why the Chinese dragon is faltering

How much China’s growth slows depends on how much it stimulates its economy and whether it relaxes its zero-Covid stance. There is a great deal of uncertainty ...

Roe leak underscores path for SA to avoid

The Roe v Wade saga in the US demonstrates the value of a politically impartial judiciary — long may ours stay that way

Namibia: beware the oil curse

Namibia is sitting on more than $300bn worth of oil at present prices. But unless the state plays smart, this find may be more curse than blessing

Is the party over for commodities?

The sharp rise in gold, platinum group metals, oil and coal over the past two years has provided an unexpected windfall for SA, supporting the rand at a ...

Commodities: stock picks for punters

Which resources stocks to buy, and which to jettison? Should retail investors even be messing around in commodity companies at this delicate juncture? Tough ...