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Budding entrepreneur puts his faith in amazing moringa

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 ... Read Story

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Power utility still thinks we believe in Santa Claus

Eskom’s incompetent management has shown its petticoats yet again and the legs on show are far from pretty.

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Marcus leaves credible legacy and a stable of able successors

Wisdom is the ability to foresee the results of your actions – not just immediate outcomes but the long-term, often unintended, consequences of your decis... Read Story

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US-Africa Summit shifts relationship from aid to commercial partnership
August 13 2014 at 05:01

A number of South African and international commentators have wondered whether there was any real substance to the US-Africa Summit in the first week of the month, or whether all the pomp and ceremony concealed nothing mor... Read Story
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Mining bill won't help black communities
August 12 2014 at 05:06

Twenty years after the dawn of democracy, black Africans are still not afforded their rightful place in the making of laws and their administration.

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Australia’s jobless rate is a warning for the Fed
August 13 2014 at 05:30

A jobless rate in Australia that surpasses the US level may not seem like a problem for Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen and European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi.

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Focus on strengths leads Spar towards Europe
August 12 2014 at 05:13

LIKE Woolworths, Spar is concentrating at what it is good at and that is distribution and wholesale, according to Chris Gilmour, an equity analyst at Absa Investment.

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SA’s bank bail-in better than that of Portugal
August 12 2014 at 05:03

Another week, another bank bail-in. On August 3, Portugal pumped e4.4 billion (R63bn) into Banco Espirito Santo (BES), gave creditor debt a haircut, and split BES into good and bad banks.

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Abil suffers as poor fail to use loans to develop skills
August 11 2014 at 05:32

Allowing poor people access to credit is high on the developmental agenda globally. The success of the Grameen Bank, set up by Mohammed Yunus in Bangladesh in 1976, inspired similar initiatives around the world – inc... Read Story
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$343bn repayments raise red flags over China’s trust industry
August 11 2014 at 05:28

China’s “trust companies” are a growth industry, notable not for imparting stability to the country’s $9.2 trillion (R98 trillion) economy, but for the red flags they raise.

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Abil preyed on low earners, got what it deserved
August 11 2014 at 04:58

The most basic law of banking is to ensure that loans are backed by collateral.

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Simple lesson for battling bank: it could run, but not hide
August 11 2014 at 04:54

The implosion of African Bank Investments Limited (Abil) has been a disaster long waiting to happen.

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Global inequality widens
August 10 2014 at 13:34

The 1 percent is literally rich beyond measure, depriving nations of billions in tax revenue and obscuring shifts in global inequality.

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