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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 ...

EXCLUSIVE | Kgalema Motlanthe’s warning: ‘anarchy’ in SA

SA of late feels as if it is lurching from one crisis to the next: Covid, unrest, xenophobia, natural disasters, a morbund economy ... In the absence of ...

Kgalema Motlanthe: ANC poisoned by ‘money and ethical corruption’

The ruling party has long been plagued with the issue of graft. It’s become a systemic problem

The Pepkor trajectory

Pepkor has its roots nearly 60 years ago in the then modest, platteland outpost of Upington

How Pepkor put Steinhoff hangover behind it

For four years, Steinhoff has been something of a millstone around Pepkor’s neck. But a razor-sharp focus on business has allowed the company not just to ...

Why SA splurges billions on its Cuban connection

Cuba accounts for virtually no trade with SA, yet this country has lavished billions on the Caribbean island state. Is the ANC’s loyalty to historical friends ...

Why immigration is a win-win for SA

Allowing skilled immigration is a small policy shift that could pay big dividends. SA has been advised of this repeatedly since 2008 – it is even one of ...

Home affairs dithers on migrant entry

Despite an ongoing influx of migrants into SA, the country’s refugee processing centres remain stubbornly closed for new asylum applications

Why SA can’t exorcise its xenophobia demon

South Africans have for too long described themselves by what they are not — and  have done so within the narrow confine of nationality. Today, the chorus of ...

Future imperfect for world’s miners

Metals are set to benefit from the global move to decarbonisation. But fallout from the war in Ukraine may upend near-term expectations

Exit interview: Mark Cutifani and the great Anglo turnaround

Come April 19, Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani will hand the keys of the 105- year-old mining major to Duncan Wanblad. In the nine years he’s been at the ...

Big Tech behaving badly: Why you can’t trust Facebook and Google

Facebook and Google have become the largest advertising agencies in the world — and they’ve apparently done it by hoodwinking publishers

Behind the giddying swings in Naspers

These are not the best of times for Naspers; it’s fighting fires on every front. And it’s not just China and Russia — the hefty gamble on food delivery is also ...

What the hell is happening to Spar?

It was once punted as an imminent hit for investors, but Spar’s inability to fix its overseas businesses quickly has hurt it. And since it cut its dividend by ...

CLAIRE BISSEKER: Rand holds up as metal prices spike

The consensus is that the Ukraine conflict will not derail the global recovery, but the impact is likely to be negative on balance for SA, even with the extra ...