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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ROB ROSE: The shoddy treatment of whistleblower Rosemary Hunter

A company’s first reaction should be to probe alleged wrongdoing, not punish the person who has highlighted the problem

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ROB ROSE: The hermit of Hermanus

With the prosecuting authority in such a mess, you have to wonder why Markus Jooste is so afraid of breathing a word to anyone

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ROB ROSE: Why Wimpy (still) works

Last year, Famous Brands shut the doors of 96 SA restaurants, including Wimpy outlets. But the CEO says Wimpy isn’t past its sell-by date

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ROB ROSE: Tullow’s robber barons

Christo Wiese may be no angel, but in the most recent tax imbroglio, the real villains of the piece are Tullow and ENSAfrica

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ROB ROSE: Naspers’ luck of the Irish

Naspers has launched a charm offensive to explain to shareholders why its CEO, and other executives, earn as much as they do

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ROB ROSE: The ‘quantum shift’ in the way your pension money is managed

In the past few years, the asset managers who invest your pensions have finally been stepping up, rising to the expectations society has of them

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ROB ROSE: Big tobacco’s lying liars

The Tobacco Institute bemoans how the implosion of Sars opened the door for illicit tobacco. The truth is, its own members were tax cheats

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ROB ROSE: The rescue of Basil Read

While the IDC’s reluctance to extend funding tipped the scales, the construction firm may yet be one of the few business-rescue successes

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