Bring on Black Friday

Analysts expect a bounce-back in Black Friday sales this year — not a recovery to pre-pandemic levels, but a definite step up on last year. And omnichannel ...

Basic income grant alternative hits a hurdle

The clock is ticking down towards the expiry of the special Covid grant, but attempts to replace it with a more affordable grant targeted at the poorest ...

CHRIS ROPER: Iqbal’s other unicorn

What do 10 babies from Tembisa, publishing house the Daily Maverick and alternative life forms on the moon have in common?

Recalling Seychelles’ coup de farce

It’s 40 years since one of the more bizarre incidents in SA’s history: Col ‘Mad’ Mike Hoare’s attempted coup in the Seychelles

Your MBA – stepping stone, or set in stone?

The MBA degree needs to change to equip graduates with the skills to apply their knowledge practically within a complex and changing 4IR business landscape

The ABCs of DIY vaccines: Why tech transfer is a big thing

Africa could cut its reliance on vaccine manufacturers outside the continent before the next health crisis hits, if a new World Health Organisation initiative ...

Enoch Godongwana vs raiders of the Treasury

Finance minister Enoch Godongwana’s first medium-term budget speech was a valiant attempt to do the right thing — maintain spending discipline, lower debt and ...

Law-making: show us the minutes

A challenge relating to a share buyback proposal in the latest Companies Amendment Bill is shining a light on the sometimes opaque company law-making process. ...

Enoch Godongwana: new piper, same tune

Like his predecessor, Enoch Godongwana is pushing for economic reform and cost efficiency. But while the Treasury can opine about things, it cannot control ...

CHRIS ROPER: Miss SA’s Israel misstep

It’s time to demand accountability of beauty pageant contestants and governments alike. And consistency in their application of principle

How Pargo changed the face of e-tail in SA

Logistics tech firm Pargo has made convenience the name of the online shopping game. It’s changed the face of e-tail in SA

Horse-traders’ blues

The EFF won’t work with the ANC. The DA and ActionSA won’t work with the ANC or EFF. The PA won’t work with the DA. And the IFP won’t work with the ANC — ...

Eswatini: hoping for a miracle

Religious leaders from Southern Africa are hoping to achieve what has so far proved impossible: getting Eswatini’s conflicting parties around the negotiating ...

Emmanuel Taban on deepening Rally to Read’s impact

Rally to Read’s new ambassador, who became a lung specialist in SA after walking to this country from his native Sudan, can teach a thing or two about ...

Will the ANC finally lose SA in 2024?

Having just lost an outright majority nationally for the first time, it is entirely possible that the ANC could lose the country in 2024. But having got to ...

The true extent of the ANC and DA’s losses

An analysis for the FM by the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research gets beyond the spin and reveals the true extent of the decline of SA’s two biggest ...