Construction sector’s crumbling foundations

Almost all SA’s major construction groups have fundamentally reviewed their business in recent years

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Edgar Lungu: a marked man

An impeachment motion against Edgar Lungu may be unlikely to succeed, but it aids opposition efforts to undermine his legitimacy as president

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Is Facebook too big to fail?

Welcome to the surveillance state, where Facebook has more power in our lives than repressive regimes do

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SA’s first low-cost MBA

Though SA universities are among those offering ‘massive open online courses’, the completion rate is low. And it is unclear how much value these ...

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KARYN MAUGHAN: SA, the hollow state

SA authorities are simply not equipped to investigate large-scale economic crime

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What’s Steinhoff really worth now?

The furniture retailer has raised some cash recently, but analysts says it’s impossible to discern what Steinhoff is really worth

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These are SA’s new luxury property hotspots

Despite a declining rand since 2007 there is still plenty of demand among SA’s dollar millionaires for plush abodes valued at R20m or more

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The minefield of forecasting SA’s GDP growth

Until there is hard evidence of rising productivity, efficiency and investment, SA’s economic growth potential will remain weak, says the Reserve Bank

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Why Facebook can’t change

Your personal data is what social media uses to target you with advertising, where a single ‘like’ is enough to determine your psychological profile

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A herculean task awaits Botswana’s new leader

Botswana’s new president takes over at a tricky time: the country’s economic growth is expected to slow in the long term, on the back of falling ...

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Social media ‘a menace to society’

Facebook creates ‘bright dings of pseudo-pleasure’ says the man who created the social network’s famous ‘like’ button, Justin ...

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Is the FSB a toothless watchdog?

Numerous disasters have placed the Financial Services Board under an unforgiving spotlight

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Twin Peaks: policing the market

The new Twin Peaks regulatory regime will cost companies — and by extension, consumers and investors — R6bn/year. Given the FSB’s poor ...

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The trouble with short sellers

Where short sellers should be called to order is when they pursue a strategy of ‘short and distort’

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SA economy: back from the abyss

SA’s future as a sustainable society is at stake as the new Ramaphosa government inches its way towards real reform

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Land reform gaining ground

Constitution allows for expropriation in the public interest; its ‘limitation clause’ can be used to justify a lack of compensation