How SA’s MBAs must change

The future of the business environment has never been so uncertain. How can business schools help companies and individuals navigate their way into this void?

Nine myths about SA’s economy

Poverty, unemployment and inequality in SA, though deep-seated, can be resolved without resort to radical populist policies which are based on untruths about ...

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The Herculean task of pulling SA back from the precipice

SA stands on the edge of a political and fiscal cliff, Claire Bisseker argues in her new book. It has averted disaster before — but it will require immense ...

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Why Woolworths is getting whipped

Woolworths’ troubles stem from a combination of external factors and its own missteps. But those willing to sit it out can expect the business to be in a much ...

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Is Woolworths planning to take over Australia's largest department store chain?

It’s thought that Woolworths, which already owns David Jones, aims to also take over Myer, Australia’s largest department store chain. Is this why ...

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How Shoprite wants to out-posh Woolies

Competition in food retailing is now more intense than ever, and Shoprite’s Checkers is determined to challenge Woolworths on its quality food offering

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EXCLUSIVE: Herman Mashaba one year on — what has he really done for Joburg?

A year into the job of running Johannesburg, executive mayor Herman Mashaba needs to start showing tangible improvements in the way the city is run

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Koos Bekker's Tencent dilemma: a victim of its own success?

Koos Bekker picked 'the best investment ever in the world' when he invested in Tencent. Yet critics are raising questions about Naspers’s true value

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How Brait’s New Look deal bombed

Is Brait being unjustly punished for the purchase of highly leveraged fashion retailer New Look, or is this a well-deserved outcome for poor judgment?

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Why the platinum industry is in a worse place five years after Marikana

Platinum’s boom years have been followed by a multi-year slump in the metal’s price. Yet miners are reluctant to adapt to a changed market

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How the Guptas captured Denel

Leaked e-mails expose how Denel’s CEO lied under oath to protect a dubious Gupta arms-deal partnership, as well as many other cunningly plotted moves involving ...

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How our BEE policy gets it wrong

The largest JSE-listed firms have planted their flags offshore. A new report suggests that, as a result, black South Africans own only a fraction of the economy

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The truth behind the investment strike

The huge growth in corporate cash reserves, at the same time as private sector fixed investment has all but dried up, suggests to some we’re in an ...

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Why the rand must fall to save SA

Michael Power, a strategist at Investec Asset Management, but who writes here in his personal capacity, says a vital part of fixing the SA economy is an ...

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Why Group Five is a watershed for shareholder rights

A special meeting at Group Five has reinforced the notion that boards of directors aren’t used to being told what to do by shareholders. But that may ...

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Cut-throat competition hits SA business schools

Companies and government departments looking to improve their management and leadership skills have more choice available than ever

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