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‘Perseverance is key lesson of past 50 years’

Not many organisations live to see their half-centenary and we are indeed grateful to God Almighty whose grace and goodness kept us through the very many turbul... Read Story

Rev Hlongwane

Airline losses are a luxury taxpayers cannot bear

The South African government owns two airlines and if you are a taxpayer you are losing money to both of them. In the 2012/2013 financial year, SA Express Airwa... Read Story

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Nuke deal a two-decade debt millstone

The apparent nuclear power deal with Russia is a slow-motion replay of the arms deal on a far bigger scale, says Mike Wills.

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Most land claimants do not want to be farmers
August 20 2014 at 05:11

If one is to believe the government’s pronouncements on the “land issue” then land hunger is acute among South Africa’s African population.

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Thanks Bench Marks, you tell a bad story well
August 20 2014 at 05:01

WE HAVE got to be grateful for organisations like Bench Marks Foundation. Whether or not we enjoy their special breed of gloom and misery mongering that makes our daily diet of disaster, mayhem, crime and political venalit... Read Story
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African Bank failure wouldn't cause run
August 19 2014 at 05:15

It has been suggested that the real reason why African Bank was bailed out was the exposure of money market funds to its debt instruments.

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‘Save, save’ mantra ignores ways the poor are milked
August 19 2014 at 05:28

South Africa’s high levels of indebtedness and low savings rate elicit frequent hand wringing by economic commentators and public officials alike.

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Rating agency did the dirty on Capitec
August 19 2014 at 05:02

There must be a mechanism somewhere that can be used to hold ratings agencies to account.

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Oil price slides as big banks pull out
August 18 2014 at 05:28

Layers of speculative froth have been scooped out of the crude oil market, which is why the price of benchmark crude oil is sliding, despite the recent rise in geopolitical risks.

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Seifsa chief rubbishes rival employer body’s claims
August 18 2014 at 05:26

For quite some time now, the National Employers’ Association of SA (Neasa) has been engaged in strident propaganda aimed at anybody and everybody, including the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern... Read Story
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Papenfus pulls no punches in response
August 18 2014 at 05:16

The chief executive of the National Employers’ Association of SA (Neasa), Gerhard Papenfus, has written an open letter to the leadership of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa).... Read Story
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CPI and real inflation are different animals
August 18 2014 at 05:11

I read with interest the report “Wage increase outlook is worrying – Mminele” (Business Report, August 14). I cannot recall the Reserve Bank’s primary mandate ever being anything else than inflation... Read Story
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SADC leaders must show zeal
August 17 2014 at 15:08

The heads of state and government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) members are ensconced in the resort town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

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