ROB ROSE: Eskom: a study in contempt

Its well known that the government routinely ignores court orders. But for an under-scrutiny company like Eskom it's a silly own goal

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ROB ROSE: New migraine for British American Tobacco

If the world’s second-largest tobacco company thought its tax problems in SA had disappeared, it should think again

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ROB ROSE: Behind the demise of SA’s iconic building firms

How many more construction companies need to hit the wall before the government realises it has a national crisis on its hands?

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ROB ROSE: Brait sets a disturbing precedent

Investment company Brait is under fire for footing a R1.1bn bill for a share incentive scheme for its executives that went belly-up

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ROB ROSE: The depressing truth about Eskom’s blackouts

Eskom has got to where it is now by ignoring, for many years, red flags and warnings of looming disaster. There won’t be an overnight solution

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ROB ROSE: Brace for PwC’s Steinhoff report — it won’t be pretty

The forensic report into what went wrong at Steinhoff will be out within days. Insiders say it won’t be pretty — especially for Markus Jooste

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ROB ROSE: Facebook’s shades of the Guptas

Call it lobbying, state capture or corruption ... whichever, in an election year South Africans should be very wary of Facebook’s casual amorality

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ROB ROSE: Medical aid — a system on its sickbed

As medical aids hike their fees, the case of Bonitas raises questions about the extent to which medical aid members are being protected

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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