Barrick’s bid for Newmont starts with CEOs trading insults

Gary Goldberg is a loser and Mark Bristow's leadership is anaemic, according to each other

How SA mines have adapted to Eskom’s unreliable service

Mining companies seem to be better prepared to cope with load shedding thanks largely to an agreement struck between the utility and the industry in 2010

Maria Ramos’s Absa exit sharply shows dearth of women in SA’s top jobs

There are now no female CEOs running any of SA's 40 largest listed companies, and women make up only a fifth of directors serving on the boards of listed ...

Explainer: SA’s Reserve Bank: ownership, mandate and independence

The president needs to ensure the continued good governance of the Bank, not least by ensuring its continued good staffing, writes Jannie Rossouw

PG Group’s Ronnie Lubner was a rule breaker with the golden touch

Ronnie Lubner was the visionary, strategist and dealmaker. He could see where things were going in the long term and get into markets before anyone else

Why 2019 could be the year of another tech bubble crash

The app boom is showing a worryingly similar trajectory to the dotcom boom — where traditional metrics of performance are overshadowed by IPOs and big spending

TONY LEON: In his new role, labour may be Tito Mboweni’s new nemesis

Even the most able ministers of finance do not make the economic weather, but can, if skilled and dextrous, navigate the head and tail winds

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KATHARINE CHILD: Steinhoff's destructive cocktail of corporate greed, arrogance and entitlement

'There is nothing wrong with friendship and trust or clubs, but it is not the way you want to describe a board of directors of a multinational organisation'

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ROBERT CYRAN: Can Mark Zuckerberg deal with Facebook's alarming existential crisis?

'Figuring out how to protect a site of over 2 billion users is extremely difficult, as its size and influence make it a tempting target for the most ...

ANN BERNSTEIN: The terrible truth about South Africa's jobs catastrophe

'Only about 43% of SA's adults work. In most countries, the figure is 60% or more'

LIAM DENNING: Elon Musk loses chairmanship of Tesla, but dodges a bigger bullet

'Given the apparent strength of the SEC’s complaint, with so much evidence typed and broadcast by Musk’s own hand, this surely counts as a win for him'

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HARI KISHAN: US Treasuries about to send strong US recession signal

'At just 27 basis points now, the gap between two-year and 10-year notes is expected to shrink further to 17 basis points in a year from now, the narrowest ...

UDAY SAMPATH: How a controversial ad has boosted Nike sales by 60%

'The world's largest sportswear maker sold out far more items between Sept. 3 and Sept. 13 than in the 10-day period before the ad came out'

STEVEN BOYKEY SIDLEY: Is China pulling the wool over Ramaphosa's eyes?

Sri Lanka was recently forced to cede an entire port, Hambantota, to the Chinese

SHIRA OVIDE: Shiny new iPhones don't hide Apple's troubles

'Smartphone sales are stuck for both Apple and the industry at large. The company has cleverly managed to deflect and offset those painful facts'

Is it too late to buy Apple and Amazon shares?

'A bullish stance on the likes of Apple, Amazon and Alphabet has generated strong returns this year as well as in 2017'

The gaping holes in Markus Jooste's 'know-nothing' defence

'Instead, he blamed a former European partner, and auditing firm Deloitte, for the “uncertainty” that he claimed caused the slide in the share price'

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LEONID BERSHIDSKY: Elon Musk's grim options - pull through or crash and burn

'If he does pull through, though, I’m pretty sure he’ll be able to hit the pillow and satisfy all the criteria of quality sleep, if only for four or five hours'

JAMIE MCGEEVER: Time to recall Greenspan's 'oasis of prosperity' warning

'The source of the increased stress the then-Fed chairman referred to is pretty much the same as the root of emerging markets’ problems today'

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