ROB ROSE: KPMG’s client dilemma

KPMG’s reform includes an ambitious plan to prioritise ‘public interest’ — but will this help it avoid the next Gupta or VBS Mutual Bank scandal?

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ROB ROSE: The sins of Covid-19 have made NHI an even more unlikely fantasy

Some politicians are spinning the yarn that Covid-19 shows SA can manage immense healthcare projects — where were they when all the looting was taking place?

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ROB ROSE: A new record for Steinhoff

Two years down the line in trying to fix the fraud-ravaged retailer, it won’t help CEO Louis du Preez that investors have now voted to reject its accounts

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ROB ROSE: Sasol’s odious R95m golden handshake for CEOs

Sasol’s value has shrunk R267bn since it began building Lake Charles — so why is it giving its former CEOs a R95.8m golden handshake to leave?

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ROB ROSE: The cracks in Mirror Trading’s get-rich-quick scheme

Johann Steynberg, the founder of Mirror Trading International, says 50,000 South Africans ‘invested’ in his get-rich-quick scheme. It seems destined to end in ...

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ROB ROSE: The lone insurer who defied peer pressure and paid Covid claims

Danie Matthee, CEO of Outsurance, is reaping the benefit of paying out claims for Covid-19’s lockdown, while many of his rivals run for cover

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ROB ROSE: Booze ban: it’s Whitey Basson vs Dlamini Zuma

As 120 wine farms prepare to fight Dlamini Zuma in court on August 18, one of their star witnesses will be SA’s highest-rated retailer

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ROB ROSE: So much for the science ...

Don’t believe the politicians – doctors didn’t suggest that kids not go back to school and taxis fill up. No wonder the medical advice is being kept secret

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ROB ROSE: Inside the battle for Jet

Edcon’s business rescue has been a fraught process – not least as questions arise over why a higher bid for Jet than TFG’s R480m was buried

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ROB ROSE: Audit watchdog AWOL in EOH debacle

SA’s largest technology company is still battling to resolve a 2018 scandal – and it’s getting no help from the audit regulator

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ROB ROSE: Lessons from the collapse of Wirecard

SA’s regulators should see the collapse of payments company Wirecard as evidence of how short sellers help, not harm, markets

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ROB ROSE: Where’s the JSE in Pembury fiasco?

Until now, there’s been no sheriff calling anyone to account in the wild west that is schools group Pembury. Will an allegation of stock manipulation change ...

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ROB ROSE: Who dares seize Edgars?

The Edcon group is dead; long live Edgars (and Jet), as clothing and food retailers are in the running to buy these chains out of business rescue

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ROB ROSE: Dennis Davis says 100% inheritance tax ‘absurd’, as storm rages

SA is deeply unequal, with wealth divided along racial lines. But few believe that a 100% inheritance tax is the answer – more likely, it’ll finance SA’s new ...

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ROB ROSE: Entrepreneurs are browbeaten and tired, says Ninety One’s Hendrik du Toit

As the threat of prescribed assets looms, companies like Ninety One are pre-emptively showing that they can try to solve social issues

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ROB ROSE: Covid-19 awakens the ANC’s statist soul

The pandemic should have been the moment for the ANC to reassert sane policies. Instead, it has dredged up the ideas that bankrupted SA in the first place

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