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ROB ROSE: The auditors who refused to buckle

Oceana’s annual report reveals that PwC, which has just taken over its audit, lodged five ‘reportable irregularities’ with the regulator

ROB ROSE: Johann Rupert, the truth and the empty berets

The EFF has set up Johann Rupert as white bogeyman-in-chief, though most of what it says about him is completely wrong

ROB ROSE: The FM — simpler, better, faster

SA's oldest business magazine, now 63 years old, is reverting to the glossy, more compact design that worked for decades

ROB ROSE: Acsa debacle lays bare truth behind Ramaphosa’s investment spin

The airports company fiasco casts a cloud over rhetoric that the private sector should invest alongside the government in Eskom

ROB ROSE: How Comair made a bad situation worse

After four safety incidents in a month, the airline is in a desperate bid to restore passenger confidence. But its shoddy handling of the crisis has only made ...

ROB ROSE: Why SA’s ultra rich are heading for the exits

New survey suggests that SA’s wealthiest are becoming an increasingly rare species — with dire implications for the country’s slim tax base

ROB ROSE: Don’t panic – SA isn’t a failed state (yet)

SA’s government can still raise taxes, is largely seen as legitimate (even if this is waning), and can protect its borders – but there are warning signs

ROB ROSE: Extra R8.7bn for police will fix nothing

The failure of policing isn’t because there aren’t enough boots on the ground; it’s a case of shoddy management

ROB ROSE: Oceana’s fishy tale of woe

Its CEO has quit, its CFO is on ice, and its accounts are weeks late. What more can go wrong for the fishing firm?

ROB ROSE: Tiger Brands’s tall tale

Despite claiming it has the best interests of listeriosis victims at heart, Tiger Brands has spent 18 months on a fishing expedition to shift the blame. This ...

ROB ROSE: Would you​ tackle corrupt politicians for only R31,000 a month?

If the state wants to put white-collar criminals behind bars, how will it get the forensic accounting skills to do this if it pays R31,000 a month?

ROB ROSE: Why the PPC insider sale has sparked jitters

After a 187% stock surge in the past year, you can see why CEO Roland van Wijnen and shareholder VCP sold part of their stock. But, traders wonder, should we ...

ROB ROSE: Behind Tongaat’s stormy vote

About 20% of the sugar firm’s beleaguered shareholders voted against a R4bn capital raising plan that will bring in controversial new Zimbabwean-based investor ...

ROB ROSE: ANC ‘donation’ twist to Shell fracas

Judge Gerald Bloem said it seems mining minister Gwede Mantashe has “made up his mind” in support of Shell. Which looks bad, given a R15m donation to the ANC ...

ROB ROSE: Behind Saica’s comedy of errors

The FM spoke to a number of accountants who wrote the notoriously chaotic board exam on December 1. It bodes ill for the profession

ROB ROSE: Behind the R8bn Covid test racket

The three main pathology labs have made a killing from Covid tests. So why has it taken the Competition Commission until now to investigate?