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‘Creating jobs impacts lives, gives hope’

Talia Sanhewe, founder of Talia Productions, says businesses must position Africa as an attractive place for investors.

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Politics and language: Greece vs EU

EU and Greek leaders have traded barbs during negotiations - and their words are becoming more and more personal.

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Ethiopia’s rapid growth draws mixed response

Every so often, a speaker at a conference says something provocative or simply voices an opinion that sparks discussions long after the event.

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Fifa’s governance culture all about exchanging favours, say observers
June 9 2015 at 05:07

Fifa officials and staff spent years avoiding conflict, using a culture of favour-swapping to create a governance model resembling a cozy private club, say executives of national soccer organisations and sports groups that... Read Story
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Poultry deal a day late and a dollar short
June 9 2015 at 05:01

The announcement over the past weekend that the South African Poultry Association (Sapa) and their US counterpart, the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (Usapeec) have reached agreement over a dispute about South African ... Read Story
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Tracing the origins of SA’s power crunch
June 8 2015 at 12:34

Eskom will have to address more than a funding squeeze and moribund plants to keep SA’s lights on.

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Hong Kong may well become the next great short trade
June 8 2015 at 04:55

Bill Gross of Janus Capital says his next great short trade may be Chinese stocks. With the Shenzhen and Shanghai markets up another 9 percent this week, it is not hard to understand why.

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Is Beijing repeating Seoul’s mistakes?
June 5 2015 at 05:04

Many observers assume that China is on a path to become the next Japan – a major economy mired in a multiyear deflationary funk that deflates its global clout.

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How predictable is the future of the car industry?
June 5 2015 at 04:42

After 30 years of intense convergence in the car industry – a period that has seen most mass-market products and brands evolve toward near-interchangeability - shifting dynamics appear to be pushing cars into an unpr... Read Story
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Businesses cannot operate outside of society they serve
June 4 2015 at 06:17

Companies only truly succeed if they meet the needs of society. Business leaders must engage society in a courageous, honest, intelligent and responsible way.

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Foreign tax will have good, bad outcomes
June 4 2015 at 05:13

As of January 1, 2016, South Africa is expected to introduce a 15 percent withholding tax on service payments to non-resident entities.

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WEF a platform to discuss pressing challenges
June 4 2015 at 04:46

The first day of the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa) yesterday looked a lot like a quiet day but behind the scenes there was a flurry of activity.

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Environmentalism is not just another marketing tool
June 4 2015 at 04:34

Businessmen and women who think environmentalism is only a profitable fad are wrong. While it seems benign and even noble, on its fringes it is not.

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