ROB ROSE: Why Cell C gave a R7.5m leg up to an elite school

Of all the schools in the country that could do with a multimillion-rand sponsorship from Cell C, the privileged Hilton College isn’t one of them

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ROB ROSE: The bank no-one saw coming

A new report into bank fees shows that Capitec is the cheapest bank by miles — and some of its competitors have tried to copy what it’s doing

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ROB ROSE: Sam Sithole's new activist venture is taking bulls by the horns

Last December, they bought 15% of Altron for R400m. Within weeks, chairman Bill Venter and his son, CEO Robbie Venter, had resigned. Then, two weeks ago, Value ...

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ROB ROSE: BAT sees its butt

It’s been a rough week for BAT — a R197bn loss in value and, now, confirmation that British authorities are probing its shady deals in Africa

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ROB ROSE: A bloody nose for bullying credit regulator

Disturbingly, the National Credit Regulator seems to have the same degree of respect for a free press you’d expect to find in Russia

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ROB ROSE: Gigaba's Twin Peaks contradiction

Why Malusi is wrong on bank rules

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ROB ROSE: How the Guptas hoodwinked the IDC

The state funder, which is meant to lend to companies to create jobs and spur entrepreneurship, will take a R90m hit on its Oakbay investment

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ROB ROSE: Why auditors are hopping mad over KPMG scandal

KPMG, the joke goes, is no longer just an auditor; it’s now a wedding planner, too. But it’s no laughing matter for auditors fighting new rules

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ROB ROSE: Guerrilla war at Group Five is just beginning

It may look as if there was a bloodless coup at construction company Group Five, but don’t be fooled

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ROB ROSE: Some rather awkward questions for Naspers

An obscure Swiss money manager has emerged from nowhere to rudely interrupt Bob van Dijk’s charmed three-year honeymoon as CEO of SA’s largest company, Naspers

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ROB ROSE: Ben Ngubane: good riddance to a man worth his weight in Saxonwold gold

Ben Ngubane’s departure may be overdue, but he leaves behind a crippled board with just five directors — compared to 14 three years ago

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ROB ROSE: Belamant: Breaking Bad

New rules are needed to give shareholders the right to reject a golden handshake that has been granted by a weak board

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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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