Shifts in global property hotspots

Countries that have dealt well with Covid-19, such as New Zealand, are fast appearing on the radar of wealthy property investors

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Inside Zimbabwe’s gold underworld

The decriminalisation of digging for gold was supposed to open Zimbabwe’s metals sector. Instead, it’s given rise to a violent, criminal underworld

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South Africans are buying anything but electric vehicles

SA must keep up with international developments in automotive technology or face devastating economic consequences, say experts

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Paul Hanratty’s plan for Sanlam

Where is Sanlam CEO Paul Hanratty planning on taking Africa’s largest insurance company in the next five years? The deal with Patrice Motsepe’s African Rainbow ...

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SA economy: the good, the bad and the ugly

Despite a swift jobs rebound after SA’s strict lockdown, permanent economic scarring due to Covid-19 in an already fragile economy will likely cause ...

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ANC succession: Ace or bust?

The arrest of ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule on charges of corruption, fraud and money laundering is shining a light on the realignment of factions ...

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CHRIS ROPER: Never mind the truth, Mashaba

Herman Mashaba’s casual disregard for the facts about migrants in SA is a dangerous appeal to populism, and carries the seeds of violence

Ethiopia’s ‘war of visions’

The conflict between the federal government and the ruling party in the northern region of Tigray has the hallmarks of civil war, say analysts. And neither ...

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Strong leadership fought Covid-19 in Africa: the next step is to harness research

African countries have proved that they have the skills and expertise to provide local solutions to this global pandemic

Ready for the Black Friday rush

Retailers around SA are getting into the swing of things ahead of Black Friday. With Covid-19 looming large, they’re doing things slightly differently ...

Kimi Makwetu: A visionary internationalist who loved SA to the end

Deputy auditor-general and auditor-general-elect Tsakani Maluleke pays tribute to her boss and mentor Kimi Makwetu, who died on November 11

‘Rogue unit’: Kieswetter details process of reparations to affected staff

The SA Revenue Service has effectively binned the controversial report which cemented the ‘rogue unit’ narrative

Covid positive: South Africans who’ve defied the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has plunged the world into terrible turmoil, but some rays of light have emerged from the darkness ...

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Why Biden’s victory matters for SA

Joe Biden’s victory in the US election provides an opportunity to undo some of the damage wrought by Donald Trump. At the least it will unwind some of the ...

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Crunch time for Cape Town’s half-empty hotels

Some Cape Town hotels face permanent closure unless the government lifts its travel ban on key international tourist markets

Malls with mini-shops

Shopping centres are having to make new plans to fill stores that have been left vacant by the effects of the coronavirus on businesses and the empty pockets ...

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