ROB ROSE: New tax won’t save the SABC

The public broadcaster, seeking to revive itself, has proposed a new ‘household levy’. But this isn’t the magic solution it thinks it is

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ROB ROSE: Irba 2.0 after wasted year

Within weeks, caretakers Roy Andersen and Nonkululeko Gobodo closed 41 investigations and overhauled the strategy

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ROB ROSE: Warren Buffett’s tip for SA firms

SA’s CEOs would do well to learn how to communicate with investors, while ditching the tumour-inducing jargon that would bore even their mum

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ROB ROSE: Eskom’s misplaced priorities

Its price hike of 15.6% will crush many of its customers, but Eskom seems to care more about the fact it’ll lighten the pressure on government

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ROB ROSE: KPMG bites its own tail

It may not go far enough, but KPMG CEO Ignatius Sehoole is at least doing something — even if other audit firm bosses say it’s superficial

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ROB ROSE: Vaccines: Whose medical aid money is it anyway?

Medical aid Profmed is adamant the government can’t dip into its reserves without asking members — especially given the state’s abysmal misspending

ROB ROSE: Audit watchdog saga far from over

While Tito Mboweni has sacked the board of audit regulator Irba, the person at the centre of the row, Jenitha John, remains unscathed

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ROB ROSE: It’s not ‘vaccine nationalism’ that’s the problem, Mr President, it’s our own bungling

Is SA’s inability to find enough vaccines quickly due to ‘vaccine nationalism’? Or is this a wafer-thin excuse for shoddy planning?

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ROB ROSE: The predictable demise of Mirror Trading

The entirely predictable demise of Mirror Trading is the story of a scam foretold. And it’s a story which, unusually, reflects well on the FSCA

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Conspiracies are running wild

Ramaphosa needs to remedy the poor communication around the virus. In the absence of that, conspiracies are running wild

ROB ROSE: Ban reveals ANC’s flaws

With trauma wards empty, it’s hard to argue against the alcohol ban. But the fact that prohibition was the first go-to answer says much about the ANC

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ROB ROSE: What’s Tongaat CEO Gavin Hudson’s secret?

Unlike Steinhoff, EOH and the Kebble companies, Tongaat has sprung back from an existentially threatening fraud. What’s Gavin Hudson’s secret?

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ROB ROSE: Steinhoff’s foiled $200m mattress scam

New details of the Steinhoff fraud suggest, in some parts, a remarkably simple swindle. So the idea that it’s too complex to prosecute doesn’t hold

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ROB ROSE: Joburg’s shameless mayor underscores SA’s municipal crisis

The claims swirling around Joburg mayor Geoff Makhubo illustrate exactly why our municipal officials don’t deserve our taxes

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ROB ROSE: Santam’s big Covid miscalculation

Santam has lost its court bid to avoid paying tourism operators ‘business interruption insurance’. Rather than pay, however, it’s now appealing

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ROB ROSE: Watershed at Shoprite as Wiese departs after 40 years

Shoprite stalwart Christo Wiese has left the building. His departure from the food retailer after 40-odd years marks the end of an era

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