How Markus Jooste conned SA’s brightest

A number of former CEO Markus Jooste’s closest friends, including some of SA’s savviest investors, ended up being deceived and losing a lot of money they put ...

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Inside SA’s Enron: Deconstructing Steinhoff

Inside what new Steinhoff chair Heather Sonn describes as ‘SA’s Enron’ lurked a scam that had been going on for years under disgraced boss Markus Jooste

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How Agarwal positioned Vedanta in global markets

Anil Agarwal is a self-made man in the fullest sense, having built three significant businesses

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AngloGold Ashanti: In a vulnerable state

AngloGold Ashanti’s fate depends largely on governments in Tanzania, the DRC and elsewhere in Africa

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Can Vedanta swallow giant Anglo American?

Can Vedanta the minnow swallow Anglo the whale?

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Construction sector’s crumbling foundations

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

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Why Murray & Roberts is preparing for battle

Hostile takeover bid for Murray & Roberts by Aton announces a new reality for local infrastructure companies

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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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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 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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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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Is the FSB a toothless watchdog?

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

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SA’s casino industry down on its luck

Industry faces a multitude of challenges, not least pedestrian gross gaming revenue growth

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Second-licence blues for Sun International

Sun International stands to lose the most from the new casino proposals

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Why the decks are stacked against Sun International

Sun International has big debts, thanks mainly to the launch of Time Square

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