ROB ROSE: Telkom’s sneaky trick

If the company, part-owned by the state, gets an exemption on BEE rules, it will hurt smaller companies that have battled for years to compete

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ROB ROSE: Government’s retreat in disgrace

Bureaucrats, who referred to children as ‘fraudulent’ for daring to go to school without birth certificates, have capitulated on their hard-line ...

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ROB ROSE: Why is Netcare so scared?

Netcare faced a protest vote from big investors, including BlackRock and Sanlam, over its board. No wonder it didn’t want the media there

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ROB ROSE: Balancing the Ramos book

Once SA’s largest retail bank, Absa has endured a torrid decade. Much of the blame for that was laid, unfairly, at Maria Ramos’s feet

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ROB ROSE: Audit angst over Bosasa

The regulator will now look closer at the firm that audited Bosasa. But the firm itself says it is ‘appalled’ at grim admissions from an ex-staffer

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ROB ROSE: Safa’s $10m tantrum

Though whistleblowers admitted to taking a $10m bribe to select SA to host the 2010 World Cup, football bosses say they’re in the clear

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ROB ROSE: Ascendis’s grisly turn as JSE’s worst performer

Ructions among the shareholders of Ascendis, which was SA’s worst-performing company on the JSE last year, seem ominous

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ROB ROSE: Telkom’s short straw

For reasons yet to be properly explained, Telkom froze payments to a small Pretoria supplier — and the owner sold his home to stay afloat

ROB ROSE: The children condemned to poverty

Former home affairs DG Mkuseli Apleni seems to believe children as young as six are acting ‘fraudulently’ by wanting to go to school

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PETER BRUCE: Could Helen Zille get the DA ready to stand with Cyril?

A strong DA is the best way to support Ramaphosa and other reformists in the ANC. Or is it?

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ROB ROSE: Curbing the big short

SA’s authorities are proposing new rules to introduce greater transparency into the short-selling market. It’s a welcome move

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ROB ROSE: The Nathan Ganas effect

Momentum’s iniquitous initial decision on Nathan Ganas has sparked much-needed introspection in the insurance industry

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ROB ROSE: Farewell to colossus of SA business Renier van Rooyen

Though hardly acknowledged now, the man who launched the careers of Whitey Basson and Christo Wiese also founded a gigantic retail machine

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ROB ROSE: The Tigon problem

A fraud case that has been dragging on for 16 years has deep implications for any prosecution at Steinhoff

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ROB ROSE: Adrian Gore’s call to arms

For those despairing over land expropriation, unemployment and corruption, the Discovery CEO’s speech last week was just the tonic

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ROB ROSE: The mercy killing of VBS

Banking is a game of confidence, so heated calls for VBS to be kept alive, despite a crippling R2bn fraud, were never going to find real support

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