ROB ROSE: Absa, Pityana and the Reserve Bank – a corporate soapie

Sipho Pityana has laid bare what happened behind closed doors in Absa’s efforts to appoint a new chair, filing a lawsuit against the Reserve Bank that drags in ...

ROB ROSE: Record petrol price risks fuelling dissent

As the petrol price approaches a record R20 to the litre, it’s clear we need an overhaul of fuel taxes, which suck up R6.11 for every litre you buy

ROB ROSE: ‘Army must protect mines’

A businessman in the North West, under siege from people he believes are trying to hijack his mine, tells the president to send in the military

ROB ROSE: Behind government’s BEE tourism smackdown

The appeal court has dismissed the former tourism minister’s diktat that Covid ‘relief’ would be given first to operators with the best empowerment ...

ROB ROSE: Evergrande: just how exposed is SA?

It was the train wreck everyone saw coming: analysts had been calling the Chinese property developer a ‘sell’ for years. But as its collapse nears, SA is ...

ROB ROSE: Allan Gray: Just do it

There is increasing frustration among SA’s pension fund managers at the country’s failure to relaunch after Ramaphosa took the reins in 2018

ROB ROSE: TFG’S royal pay snub

Citing Covid, retailer TFG has fiddled with its calculations to ensure CEO Anthony Thunström got R56.5m last year, including an R8.5m bonus

ROB ROSE: Protest over R91m MultiChoice pay

In all, 64% of shareholders voted against the pay policy of the company which owns DStv and Showmax

ROB ROSE: How Markus Jooste hid his stake in Lanzerac

The suspicions have been around for years, but Steinhoff has now claimed in papers in the UK High Court of Justice that the shadowy Malcolm King was Markus ...

ROB ROSE: JSE execs no match for the hackers

Of the 49 new nonexecutive directors hired by the JSE’s top 40 companies last year, precisely none had cybersecurity experience

ROB ROSE: Secrecy over Sbu Shabalala’s exit

Adapt IT won’t reveal what Webber Wentzel found when it probed whether the CEO ordered an assault on his estranged wife’s partner

ROB ROSE: Fuel hike the final straw?

This week, the fuel price hit a record, even though the oil price and rand are stable. The reason is taxes imposed by a vampire government

ROB ROSE: The quest to quit Telkom

CEO Sipho Maseko will leave Telkom next June, but his is a tenure that provides a blueprint for how state companies could be run

ROB ROSE: Disbelief, anxiety rattle business

Investec CEO Fani Titi says many in the ANC still see business as the enemy. This hostility has to stop, since it is local investors that will have to lead the ...

ROB ROSE: Who dares invest in SA now?

The wholesale looting of Food Lover’s Market stores this week “doesn’t augur well for reinvestment”, says the founder. That’s some understatement

ROB ROSE: Steinhoff vultures in the headlights

A new ruling torpedoes Steinhoff’s ‘settlement offer’. But the vulture investors, who bought in after the fraud, may lose their windfall