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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ROB ROSE: Saica’s code of omerta

The accounting body has been a dismal failure, more intent on looking after its own than doing what would be best for the public

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ROB ROSE: Is this KPMG’s worst scandal yet?

Disturbing revelations of ‘fictitious transactions’ from inside VBS Mutual Bank suggest that this debacle may be KPMG’s worst scandal yet

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ROB ROSE: How sweet is the C-Suite?

Some of the JSE’s blue chips have become adept at brushing off investors’ concerns over CEO pay. It’s time to toughen up the rules

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ROB ROSE: Why Investec blundered

Debacle over bank’s ‘apology’ for its analyst’s view on Tongaat Hulett exposes unhealthy conflict of interest in modern finance firms

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ROB ROSE: A bitter feud is brewing at Steinhoff

Many people lost plenty when Steinhoff imploded — so why does Pepkor’s top brass deserve special treatment?

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ROB ROSE: Time for JSE to take stock

The clash at the bourse’s AGM flagged the fact that while the exchange can’t reject listings for subjective reasons, its rules may need an overhaul

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ROB ROSE: Steinhoff’s ground zero

Germany’s probe into Steinhoff is at a standstill. Are the Germans trying to pretend it’s only an SA problem?

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ROB ROSE: BAT’s cocktail of misconduct

Tobacco companies have never been great on transparency, but BAT’s silence over a probe into its alleged corruption is particularly galling

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ROB ROSE: Just do your homework on short-sellers

In many boardrooms around the country, there’s an irrational fear of short-selling activists. Allan Gray says this panic is unwarranted

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