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Can the colonel save an ailing brand?

Is Kentucky Fried Chicken’s new ad campaign a first sign of revival or a last act of desperation?

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In North Korea, women make the money

Women earn more than 70 percent of household income in North Korea, reports Ju-min Park.

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Premier has done his bit on e-tolls, now it’s our turn

What do you think is the key attribute a leader should possess? There is no one easy answer.

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Financial services sector needs greater transformation
May 12 2015 at 04:57

Transformation is at the centre of the South African story; it reflects our collective desire to both correct the injustices of the past and our desire to ensure a sustainable future.

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Britain faces division, isolation after poll
May 12 2015 at 04:51

The victory of the Conservative Party in British elections last week has brought two possibilities closer to fulfillment: withdrawal from the EU, and, more drastically, the secession of Scotland.

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Time for industry’s chickens to come home to roost
May 11 2015 at 05:10

Incredibly, last Thursday, the Minister of Trade and Industry announced that negotiations between SA and US poultry industries over the Agoa deadlock remain far apart.

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Brexit no longer as unthinkable as it once was
May 11 2015 at 05:08

The last major European nation to organise a referendum on withdrawing from an international treaty organisation to which it belonged was Germany in November, 1933.

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It’s the interface where all the big profit is
May 8 2015 at 04:23

The world’s largest taxi firm, Uber, owns no cars. The world’s most popular media company, Facebook, creates no content. The world’s most valuable retailer, Alibaba, carries no stock. And the world’... Read Story
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Powerwall solution is the game changer
May 7 2015 at 04:35

While a certain group of South Africans seem hell-bent on keeping us in the dark, one South African is making huge strides in providing the world with decentralised, renewable electricity.

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MIT’s invention could be answer to SA’s problem
May 7 2015 at 04:27

MIT scientists have done it again. They have invented a cheap and portable saltwater purification system that uses energy from photovoltaic panels.

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Non-profit entities should develop small business hubs
May 6 2015 at 04:40

Last month, the Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu conceded that the township industrial park concept meant to stimulate local economic development is in a dire state and should be revived in order to cre... Read Story
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The changing face of workplace will affect jobs
May 5 2015 at 04:53

Many people have long dreamed of becoming less chained to their workplace. Their vision is to become freer in managing their various tasks throughout the day.

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Varoufakis could return to Greek drama
May 5 2015 at 04:37

I have never met or spoken to Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister. Yet I feel I have gotten to know him through his writing and interviews, and by reading about his interactions with both the official and pri... Read Story
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