ROB ROSE: Steinhoff’s foiled $200m mattress scam

New details of the Steinhoff fraud suggest, in some parts, a remarkably simple swindle. So the idea that it’s too complex to prosecute doesn’t hold

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ROB ROSE: Joburg’s shameless mayor underscores SA’s municipal crisis

The claims swirling around Joburg mayor Geoff Makhubo illustrate exactly why our municipal officials don’t deserve our taxes

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ROB ROSE: Santam’s big Covid miscalculation

Santam has lost its court bid to avoid paying tourism operators ‘business interruption insurance’. Rather than pay, however, it’s now appealing

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ROB ROSE: Watershed at Shoprite as Wiese departs after 40 years

Shoprite stalwart Christo Wiese has left the building. His departure from the food retailer after 40-odd years marks the end of an era

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ROB ROSE: The revolt is already here

Whether because they can’t afford it or are finding ways to avoid it, South Africans aren’t paying their municipal bills. Something has to give

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ROB ROSE: ‘We’re laying charges’ against Markus Jooste

The FSCA says it’s not letting the insider trading case against Markus Jooste rest with a mere R122m fine — it’s now laying criminal charges

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ROB ROSE: Does 14% of SA really believe Covid is a hoax?

A study finds that one in six South Africans say it’s definitely or probably true that Covid-19 is a ‘myth’. Are we really a nation of conspiracists?

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ROB ROSE: The R109,000 water bill

Everyone has a story about a shock rates bill — and the effort it took to fix it. Now a new ruling may force dozy officials to carry the can for this

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ROB ROSE: Thwarted by Ramaphosa’s glacial reforms

When Sipho Pityana spoke at the FT Africa Summit this week, there was a tangible sense of despair at the president’s glacial pace of reform

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ROB ROSE: Woolies, and the R77m package for its failed CEO

Eyebrows go sky-high over huge payouts to former Woolies CEO who made one of the worst foreign investments in SA history— and investor advisers mutter about a ...

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ROB ROSE: Hear no evil: Mkhize axes the critics from his experts panel

Is it really just a coincidence that the health minister has reconstituted his Covid-19 advisory committee — and left out the most outspoken critics?

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ROB ROSE: KPMG’s client dilemma

KPMG’s reform includes an ambitious plan to prioritise ‘public interest’ — but will this help it avoid the next Gupta or VBS Mutual Bank scandal?

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ROB ROSE: The sins of Covid-19 have made NHI an even more unlikely fantasy

Some politicians are spinning the yarn that Covid-19 shows SA can manage immense healthcare projects — where were they when all the looting was taking place?

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ROB ROSE: A new record for Steinhoff

Two years down the line in trying to fix the fraud-ravaged retailer, it won’t help CEO Louis du Preez that investors have now voted to reject its accounts

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ROB ROSE: Sasol’s odious R95m golden handshake for CEOs

Sasol’s value has shrunk R267bn since it began building Lake Charles — so why is it giving its former CEOs a R95.8m golden handshake to leave?

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ROB ROSE: The cracks in Mirror Trading’s get-rich-quick scheme

Johann Steynberg, the founder of Mirror Trading International, says 50,000 South Africans ‘invested’ in his get-rich-quick scheme. It seems destined to end in ...

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