ROB ROSE: How British American Tobacco torpedoed Sars’s efforts to reclaim tax owed

A new book, ‘Tobacco Wars’, exposes the shady game that British American Tobacco played in undermining the SA Revenue Service

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ROB ROSE: Hawks in prosecution paralysis over Steinhoff

It’s 19 months since Steinhoff collapsed, and the Hawks seem to be treating SA’s largest fraud as if it were a mall shoplifting snafu

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PODCAST | Debt Relief Bill — new bill blues

Rob Rose and Giulietta Talevi talk to Banking Association MD Cas Coovadia

ROB ROSE: Vultures in our midst

More than half the 7.8-million South Africans with unsecured credit are in default on their loans. It’s a broken system – and no-one seems to mind

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ROB ROSE: It’s not just Lake Charles that is Sasol’s problem

Had investors seen a 2014 Werksmans report, questioning Sasol’s ability to deliver megaprojects, the Lake Charles fiasco might have been less surprising

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ROB ROSE: Markus Jooste goes stalingrad

While the former CEO of Steinhoff initially admitted to ‘mistakes’, his strategy has shifted. Now he plans to use every technicality he can find

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ROB ROSE: Cloud bursts on Discovery

A new analyst report adds to long-held talk that the company’s accounting is too aggressive. It couldn’t have come at a worse time

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ROB ROSE: Quitting while ahead

As the JSE’s CEO bows out, it’s clear that some investors feel they haven’t had a fair shake

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ROB ROSE: Spur’s taste for recovery

The 52-year-old restaurant chain is emerging from a boycott organised by a fringe right-wing group. The ordeal provides plenty of lessons

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ROB ROSE: Busi bungles the basics on Ivan Pillay

A childhood friend of former Sars deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay can’t believe that Busisiwe Mkhwebane can get the simplest of facts so wrong

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ROB ROSE: Be careful who you trust with your money

With R168m having seemingly vanished into the business of one financial adviser, we need to re-examine how we dole out trust

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ROB ROSE: Rewarding the wrong things

Bonuses paid at struggling hospital company Mediclinic show how executive reward is based on bad metrics

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ROB ROSE: Letting down SA’s small towns

The National Arts Festival being staged in Makhanda focuses attention on the epidemic of entropy afflicting small-town SA. Not that municipal managers care

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ROB ROSE: Discovery’s painful situation

Discovery may be SA’s largest open medical scheme, but it’s battling a rising swell of costs which it can’t afford to pass on to members

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ROB ROSE: Pembury gets a caning

Amid serious questions around its ethics, schools and retirement village company, Pembury gets an ‘F’ for governance and transparency

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ROB ROSE: Wake-up call for cosy auditors club

Auditors rail against the new rule forcing companies to switch audit firms every decade. But a wave of scandals has eroded their argument

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