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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ROB ROSE: Activist Albie Cilliers’s new target

Having tilted successfully at Sovereign Foods and HCI, Cape-based engineer Albie Cilliers has a fresh focus for his burgeoning legal skills

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ROB ROSE: Why would Markus Jooste do such a thing?

Revelations that Steinhoff’s former CEO tipped off friends to sell shares, as relations with Deloitte soured, are damning

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ROB ROSE: Restoring brand SA after Zuma years

If SA were a company, the dramatic plunge in its brand value would be a deep worry. Can the balance sheet be fixed?

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ROB ROSE: The PIC’s exposure to corporate train wrecks

With its finger in so many JSE pies the Public Investment Corp is exposed to all the train wrecks, such as Steinhoff and African Bank

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ROB ROSE: The nerve of Cell C executives

Paying R219m to just three executives of Cell C, after the cellular operator narrowly avoided hitting the wall, seems a little rich

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ROB ROSE: Banking on ignorance

Testimony that senior ANC leaders suggested the Guptas’ accounts were closed ‘on instructions from Stellenbosch’ reveals so much

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ROB ROSE: Markus Jooste’s road not taken

It won’t be the last time we see Steinhoff’s former CEO in the witness box. But while he didn’t reveal much in parliament, we did learn plenty

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ROB ROSE: The bats on Markus Jooste’s tail

Given the parlous testimony by the Hawks in parliament, you’d be hard-pressed to see them serving anything more complicated than lunch

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ROB ROSE: Debt, and the missing 9m

So many more people have debt than have jobs in SA. Not only is it an indictment of lending practices, it’s also a big risk for social stability

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