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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ROB ROSE: Inside audit watchdog’s Tongaat blunder

Jenitha John seems to have the right credentials, but there is one rather awkward sticking point: she was chair of the audit committee at Tongaat

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ROB ROSE: Heather Sonn’s Greek tragedy

For two years, Heather Sonn has handled SA’s worst corporate job – chair of Steinhoff – fantastically. Her abrupt resignation is a step backward

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ROB ROSE: Why you can’t accuse Mboweni of ‘ill-discipline’

To say finance minister Tito Mboweni was ‘ill-disciplined’ by voicing a dissenting view misconstrues what ‘discipline’ actually means

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ROB ROSE: Why tourism minister’s rules will hurt 95% of staff, who’re black

Tsogo Sun will probably survive Covid-19’s onslaught on the tourism industry. But many others won’t — and the government isn’t helping

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ROB ROSE: Casualties of the Covid-19 crisis

Covid-19 didn’t sink fund manager Electus, but it snuffed out its lifelines. Other firms already battling SA’s moribund economy face a similar fate

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ROB ROSE: Wealth tax no Covid cure

It’s an enticing idea – a wealth tax on the rich to boost SA’s desperate search for Covid-19 funding. But it’s a remedy that won’t really work

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ROB ROSE: Death by a thousand paper cuts — the bureaucracy of the ‘relief’

The projections are dire: GDP growth down 6%-10% and 1-million out of work. To ensure it’s temporary, we must sideline the pencil-pushers

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ROB ROSE: Can our economy survive an extended lockdown?

The Paternoster Group reckons that SA’s lockdown will probably be extended. But sooner or later, we’ll have to find a compromise

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ROB ROSE: Why Ramaphosa mustn’t lift the lockdown too soon

The human and financial cost of temporarily closing businesses and keeping people from going about their daily activities is immense – but not doing it would ...

ROB ROSE: The elusive radical economic transformation donors

Is Atul’s cheque in the mail? Where are the agents of radical economic transformation (RET) now that small companies are battling to survive?

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ROB ROSE: An unlikely tale of 1918

In predicting what a post-corona SA economy will look like, the Spanish flu suggests the recovery can begin in the most unlikely places