ROB ROSE: Checkmate for spin firm Bell Pottinger

Did the man seeking to buy the Habib Overseas Bank really ‘bribe’ Mcebisi Jonas? Unlikely — but either way, he and Bell Pottinger are now trapped

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ROB ROSE: Duplicity at Group Five

Behind the ‘resignations’ of the construction firm’s CEO and others lies an intriguing tale of secrecy and double-dealing, writes Rob Rose

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ROB ROSE: Don’t believe the hype in the rand rigging case

While some see the case against the rogue bank traders as part of a Gupta-led plot to demonise white business, the facts don’t support this

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ROB ROSE: Holding out for a hero

Warren Buffett is deified as an investment oracle, but is he taking an overly romantic position on the ruthless cost-cutting at 3G Capital?

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ROB ROSE: Koko shows his colours

Eskom CEO, under a personal cloud, questions media "self-regulation". But all the evidence shows countries with a free press have higher growth

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ROB ROSE: Why execs iced Gigaba

CEOs draw a line in the sand — there’s no point spending time on growth plans if Zuma is simply going to sabotage it all

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ROB ROSE: We can’t ban fake news

The manner in which ‘fake news’ is bandied about to discredit facts that individuals simply don’t like makes it harder to wage the real war for truth

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ROB ROSE: A tax revolt for SA: a nice idea, but …

The tempting idea of starving Jacob Zuma’s state-capture project of tax money is gaining currency. Unfortunately, it’s a nonstarter, writes Rob Rose

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ROB ROSE: Who got the inside track?

Never before has anyone been found guilty of insider trading involving the rand. Could Pravingate change this?

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ROB ROSE: You can bank on failure

Calls are mounting for government to launch a state-owned bank so the poor can gain access to credit. It’s a bad idea in many ways

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ROB ROSE: Deloitte in the firing line

The case over African Bank is unfortunate timing for audit firms, already in a furious battle over ‘mandatory rotation’

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ROB ROSE: We bribed nobody, says CPS

As a society, we often leap to the conclusion that somebody was paid off when the truth is probably that numbskulls were calling the shots

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ROB ROSE: Fear and loathing in Sars

With a R30bn hole to plug and paranoia rife, the creeping security crackdown of Tom Moyane’s tax agency is deeply troubling

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ROB ROSE: Disrupting the JSE Capitec style

4AX aims to get gardeners and domestic workers buying shares, becoming the Capitec of exchanges

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ROB ROSE: The war for Stuttafords

As the clock runs down on a retail icon battling for survival, a boardroom battle has broken out between two of SA’s elite families

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ROB ROSE: How I imagine the Trump/Zuma call went down

Two presidents, both facing huge protests, had a chance for a consoling catch-up. Just imagine ...

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