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Economic results of independent Scotland still unclear

A growing uncertainty over the outcome of the independence referendum in Scotland, exemplified by the results of a Sunday Times/Yougov poll putting the “y... Read Story

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Affirmative action must be applied appropriately

I refer to Rich Mkhondo’s article, ”Affirmative action must help fix centuries of prejudice” (Opinion & Analysis, Business Report, Septemb... Read Story

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Scottish ‘yes’ would mean tribe trumps economics

If Scotland opts for independence this week, Scottish consumers will pay more for some goods when the country separates from the UK.

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Uber: Example of resistance to change
September 7 2014 at 15:14

An ugly war is being fought by “traditional” taxi companies against a new form of competition from Uber.

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Equity investors sit pretty as ‘Goldilocks scenario’ delivers
September 5 2014 at 05:02

The world economy continues to muddle along at a pedestrian rate of growth. For equity investors this has been a “Goldilocks” scenario – not too hot to worry about higher interest rates, nor too cold to b... Read Story
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Plastic pollution soon a thing of the past thanks to new polymer
September 5 2014 at 04:56

We all know that plastic pollutes oceans, rubbish tips, rivers and so on. We regard it as a scourge and curse its invention.

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Health data must be protected against hacking
September 4 2014 at 04:59

Recently it was reported that personal data belonging to about 4.5 million health-care patients in the US was exposed due to the Heartbleed bug.

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Let’s invest in preventing the tragedies that are likely
September 4 2014 at 04:54

Which of the following two options has a greater potential to threaten the security of a South African citizen: an unidentified traveller with fake documentation, or an unemployed local youth?

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Africa needs to diversify its economy
September 3 2014 at 10:28

Investor enthusiasm for Africa is gaining traction. As the home to two economic powerhouses, the continent offers growth and the opportunity of lucrative return on investment.

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Clear up legislative uncertainty in the minerals industry
September 2 2014 at 05:22

The South African minerals industry finds itself in somewhat of a lacuna in regard to various important aspects of the legislation applicable to the mining industry and also to the oil and gas industry.

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Petrol’s 67c drop will bring relief for consumers
September 2 2014 at 04:55

Deeply indebted consumers, who collectively owe about R1.44 trillion, will get some relief when the petrol price drops 67c at midnight today.

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If you need a lawyer, it sure pays to be poor
September 2 2014 at 04:54

Without any sense of irony, a South African insurance company can offer cover against legal costs and proclaim: “There aren’t many advantages that go with being indigent, except for all the free legal services.... Read Story
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Technology allows customer acquisition to leapfrog barriers
September 1 2014 at 04:55

The potential for emerging and frontier markets to see accelerated economic growth due to technology transfer is a regular theme in our research, but we are increasingly seeing a new feature - the capacity for new technolo... Read Story
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