Top small-cap picks for 2020

Small-cap stocks took an even worse leathering than the larger JSE shares last year. But there were pockets of sunshine. The FM picks ten 10 to watch

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Man of the year: Raymond Zondo

At the heart of the Zondo commission’s findings will be whether or not state capture occurred and, if it did, who was involved and how. He’s been shocked by ...

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State capture inquiry: Now for the big fish

What is now needed is for the big bosses, the likes of Matshela Koko and Dudu Myeni, to come before the inquiry and give their side of the story – and be held ...

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SA’s top suburbs: amid the gloom, an R85m sale

SA’s housing market is battered, but it means there are discounts aplenty – the largest sale this year was picked up for 30% less than the asking price

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SA’s worst-performing suburbs: Why prices in some areas have not budged

There are various reasons why a suburb falls out of favour. Often it relates to an increase in crime and grime, or to construction activity and the related ...

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Top suburbs: where to get the best bang for your buck

The bad news is that property prices in stalwart suburbs like Camps Bay and Hyde Park are actually falling. The good news is that there are still suburbs that ...

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Tiger Brands: a once proud company on its knees

It’s the largest food company in SA, with nine brands bringing in R1bn a year, and yet Tiger Brands has taken a thrashing, with its share price 24% lower than ...

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Populism: How SA can resist the global tide

In SA, Malema articulates the mass disenchantment better than most. But South Africans, by and large, aren’t likely to actually vote for him

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SA's chief justice: A prophecy that came to pass

Mogoeng Mogoeng is by far SA’s most controversial chief justice, and though he did not arrive with quite the stature of some of his predecessors, he has become ...

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Delisting crisis for the JSE

Almost every day, there’s some new announcement of a company looking to delist from the JSE. For investors, it’s creating a smaller pool of options. What’s ...

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FREE TO READ: How communities are defying the Ingonyama Trust’s land grab

Ahead of SA’s watershed 1994 election, 3-million hectares of KwaZulu land were transferred into the Ingonyama Trust, under the Zulu king. On November 22, the ...

Metros in the balance for DA

DA policies are to be repackaged and a new leadership elected to kick-start its 2021 local election campaign — but some observers don’t see the party ...

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What Mmusi’s exit means for black liberalism and opposition politics

Mmusi Maimane’s resignation was, on his own terms, inevitable: he failed, for whatever reason, to grow the DA. But his departure spotlights afresh the party’s ...

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EVITA BEZUIDENHOUT: Old, damaged rainbow for sale, Ts&Cs apply

The former ambassador to Bapetikosweti tracks the nation’s miracle birth under Mandela’s rainbow, right up to the capture of the pot of gold at the end of it

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CYRIL RAMAPHOSA: Reviving the rainbow nation

In the face of stagnant growth, deepening unemployment and load-shedding, we have a choice. We can despair or we can act. We can walk away from the ‘rainbow ...

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THULI MADONSELA: In search of a shift moment

At times in SA’s recent history, significant acts by individuals changed the country's fortunes. Now, at a new crossroads, we must work together as a nation to ...

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