EXCLUSIVE: Why this is the ANC’s last chance to get the economy right

If President Cyril Ramaphosa fails now, the ANC will lose Gauteng in five years’ time, and it will be the beginning of the end

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The Nene short

Not only did Gupta-linked Regiments Capital allegedly use inside information to make millions, it seems to have made this money off its client, the Transnet ...

What hinders SA’s automotive sector?

Plans to expand SA’s automotive sector won’t succeed unless the government gets to grips with the country’s deteriorating infrastructure and lack of vision

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Time for SA to move on new automotive technologies

While the global motor industry develops new automotive technologies, SA is sticking to what it knows. There’s no immediate rush, but it can’t stay in a time ...

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SA’s ambitious new motor policy says all the right things. Can it be done?

The motor industry has come a long way since 1994, when ridiculous protectionist measures made it unsustainable. Now, government’s new motor industry policy ...

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Which party deserves your vote? It really is about the economy

The key question facing voters in the May 8 election is which party has the best policies to rescue the economy. Unfortunately, the options are uninspiring: ...

How some charismatic churches fleece their flocks

Some of the new wave of bold prophet-pastors who preach the prosperity gospel are criminals - who have been convicted - and shysters who use snakes and ...

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Have prosperity pastors turned Christ’s message on its head?

South Africans have been shocked and dumbfounded by the messages of some pentecostalist pastors

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Why the churches don’t pay tax

The government seems to prefer the idea of churches regulating themselves, which is probably a good idea, but is this because of the power the prosperity ...

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Why more and more people lap up the prosperity gospel?

Some scholars say people look to religion for comfort when the state has failed them. This could undermine institutions such as the family and it opens people ...

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Rating Ramaphosa: Why the president gets 62% for the job so far

How has Ramaphosa performed since being sworn in as president of the country in February 2018? Here’s why the following report card gives him 62.3%

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PRINCE MASHELE: Let’s not be deluded by Cyril’s charm

Even if we forget Ramaphosa’s role under Zuma, Marikana and his son’s business dealings, and fall for a choreographed likability, we’re still confronted with ...

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PETER BRUCE: Who else but Cyril?

What I want is for Ramaphosa to buy himself enough time to get our institutions right. He has made a good start and I’d rather have him at the helm than almost ...

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How SAB went from industrial conglomerate to global brewer

Decades of hardly any competitors gave SAB an enviable problem: too much cash and too few places to put it

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How SABMiller went flat after AB InBev’s $106bn takeover

Last year SA was a drag on AB InBev’s global performance. The brewing giant has not made life easier for itself by fiddling with a machine that was working fine

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The building of a beer behemoth

SAB, at 125 years, is one of the oldest companies in SA, but that’s young compared to some of its new stablemates

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