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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Why Cell C should be saved

Best bet for survival hinges on an R8bn deal with new shareholders with compelling ideas on how to turn the company around

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Mosebenzi Zwane’s charter of ruin

The Chamber of Mines and others are raising red flags over the new mining charter imposed on the industry, saying it will scare off investment and harm SA

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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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