From industry darling to villain? FM goes inside Aspen's competition battle

Aspen’s predicament boils down to the tension between its perceived responsibility to provide life-saving drugs at a reasonable price and turning a profit

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STUTTAFORDS: The unnecessary death of SA’s last department store

Grand old Stuttafords, once the Harrods of SA, will be shutting up shop on August 1, representing perhaps SA’s largest corporate failure in recent years

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CHEQUE MATES: How leaked e-mails lay bare Gupta game of state capture

A trove of leaked e-mails seems to confirm the Gupta family’s scheme to take over key state entities. Can political and legal action bring the miscreants to ...

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What GM’s exit means for SA’s motor industry

Is GM’s disinvestment really such a bitter blow to the SA motor industry? And will its decision make it easier for other companies to leave?

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What is the investment case for Mondi and the resurgent Sappi?

Mondi's market cap has grown fourfold since 2007, largely as a result of its focus on packaging, while Sappi's stock is at a record high

How Mondi and Sappi proved everyone wrong and reinvented themselves

Mondi's market cap has grown fourfold since 2007, largely as a result of its focus on packaging, while Sappi's stock is at a record high

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Books defy e-reading

Downloads have stagnated and Kindle sales have been slowing as people return to the printed page. Even so, SA booksellers are struggling.

What Brian Molefe's return to Eskom means for SA

The cynical and expedient reappointment of disgraced former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe looks like another hoop in the Zupta state-capture enterprise

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PETER BRUCE: How to fix SA

Now THIS would be RADICAL transformation ... (from May 2017)

Life after Koseff

Some think Investec has become stale and that now, in the wake of its successful cleanup, would be a good time to name a new CEO to replace Stephen Koseff

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Inside SA’s unscrupulous business of death

The funeral insurance and burial business generates about R9bn a year in SA. But there is a wave of unscrupulous operators who prey on the bereaved

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Can Thabo Dloti reignite Liberty?

It was once one of SA’s most powerful listed companies, now it is the junior member of the life insurance sector. Can the flame burn brightly again at Liberty?

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Five shares to buy in a world of junk

These are the stocks we think should be in your portfolio to ride out the junk roller coaster

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Five shares to avoid in a downgraded environment

Some of these are great in a bull market, but you wouldn't want to find yourself boxed in with them when the going gets tough

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Picking stocks to see you through the junk era

It’s possible investors in SA have become battle-hardened and scouring for value in the new landscape is just another challenge

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Junk president. The cost of a downgrade

SA’s toxic politics has cost the country its investment-grade credit rating with S&P. Unless Zuma is stopped, multiple downgrades are likely to follow

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