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Some of the useful ways to reform tax system, fund fiscus and boost growth

What can be done to reform the tax system in a useful way?

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Business-Opinion

Relief likely to feed in as prices disenflate

While South Africa is still battling inflation above the Reserve Bank’s 3 percent to 6 percent target rate – 6.4 percent in August – many coun... Read Story

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Compassion and the minimum wage

Your columnist Pierre Heistein is to be complimented on his compassionate defence of minimum wages for low-skilled workers.

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Government dithers as outlook dims
September 29 2014 at 04:55

While politicians focus on secret deals, key posts go unfilled, crisis warnings are ignored, and corruption rules at all levels.

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Nuclear energy lobby is wilfully blind to dangers
September 29 2014 at 05:01

The debate over a yes or no to nuclear power has recently only dealt with the economics of it.

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No more local municipality bureaucracy – what a shame
September 29 2014 at 04:51

The Romans said there was always something new coming out of Africa, but you could equally apply this to the US – space rockets, miniature computers, the atomic bomb, thousands of patents granted every year, and now ... Read Story
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Progress in Nepal will cast light on sustainability
September 26 2014 at 05:11

When this is published I will be in Nepal, nearly as remote from economic development as is possible for an inhabited area.

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Right-wing critics wilfully undermine US economic recovery
September 25 2014 at 05:17

Around midday on January 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the US. At that moment, the euro fetched $1.30.

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Time for SA to use lessons learnt from RDP to make NDP a success
September 25 2014 at 04:53

If you attended the ANC conference in Mangaung in 2012, you will share the view that the National Development Plan (NDP) was welcomed with a warm reception by the delegates who received the presentation.

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Housing froth Down Under depends on China bubbles
September 23 2014 at 05:17

Lindsay David’s new book on Australia deserves a medical disclaimer: reading this will greatly raise your blood pressure. In Australia: Boom to Bust, David sounds the alarm about an Australian housing bubble he argue... Read Story
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Failure of growth in European economy may be deep-seated
September 23 2014 at 05:10

What’s next? British politics will settle down a little now that it is clear that the UK will continue to exist for a while yet, but economic issues will not settle down at all.

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Labour relations key to building a national brand
September 23 2014 at 04:58

It is often said that an organisation’s true competitive advantage is its human capital. This is also true for a national brand.

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Budding entrepreneur puts his faith in amazing moringa
September 22 2014 at 05:09

Imagine a tree that grows in poor soil, resists drought, light frost, produces edible oil that converts to diesel, whose leaves and seedpods are tasty, high in vitamins, a tree that grows quickly, and can purify salt water... Read Story
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