STEPHEN CRANSTON: Ashburton gets it all

Ashburton has some credible offerings in the alternative space, such as its structured products

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EDITORIAL: Inside the JSE’s plan to restore trust

The JSE says recent events have highlighted the need for it to review its responsibilities and strengthen its rules on listings

JUSTICE MALALA: Ramaphosa’s halo slips but glory days ahead

Ramaphosa will come through, but he is going to need time to clean up the unbelievably enormous mess left behind by Zuma and his corrupt cronies

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THULI MADONSELA: To strengthen, defend and reimagine democracy

There’s no denying democracy is facing a crisis of credibility like never before. Can greater social accountability make for a stronger product?

JUDITH FEBRUARY: Land and the ANC’s history

To understand the land question SA is grappling with, you must understand the ANC’s history

ROB ROSE: Banking on ignorance

Testimony that senior ANC leaders suggested the Guptas’ accounts were closed ‘on instructions from Stellenbosch’ reveals so much

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SIKONATHI MANTSHANTSHA: How Nigeria abuses its power

It would seem that SA companies are being unfairly targeted by Nigeria, which is having its own problems funding government expenditure

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EDITORIAL: Naspers flips the switch

As welcome as any measure is to realise value for investors, there may be other factors that forced Naspers’s hand

CARMEL RICKARD: Stick to the rules employers

An employer’s failure to act against someone who breaks a rule for a period doesn’t automatically mean the rule didn’t apply

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TOBY SHAPSHAK: Happy birthday to the hashtag

Twitter laughed off the idea of using the symbol when it was first suggested, and now it’s a global internet phenomenon

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ZEENAT MOORAD: Coke in a can(nabis)

There is a growing trend of established companies, from booze players to Big Pharma, moving into the marijuana industry as legalisation spreads

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PETER BRUCE: Steel yourselves for China’s white elephant

Factor in the politics: China needs to reduce its pollution and metallurgy is energy hungry; Ramaphosa needs Limpopo on side

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CARMEL RICKARD: Black eye for Limpopo lender

After a tip from Sassa, a microlender in Limpopo is being made to pay for its abuses, to the benefit of those it overcharged and cheated

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MARC HASENFUSS: Time for a change at RMH

There is a long way to go before investors recognise RMH as an investment company rather than a holding company or proxy for FirstRand

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ROB ROSE: Markus Jooste’s road not taken

It won’t be the last time we see Steinhoff’s former CEO in the witness box. But while he didn’t reveal much in parliament, we did learn plenty

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SIKONATHI MANTSHANTSHA: Laughing like a Zuma lawyer

The legal profession is one of the very few industries that will miss Jacob Zuma’s presidency

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