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Next year will answer deflation debate

CRUDE oil trading at less than $60 (R701) a barrel for the first time in five years means lower petrol prices and more money in consumers’ pockets, right?... Read Story

Opec, US in contest to see who capitulates first

MOST economics can be understood by just looking around your house. Have you ever played a game of chicken with someone – the kind of game where boys cycl... Read Story

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Long-term energy investors must remain steadfast

IN THE past few weeks, crude oil has extended its biggest price slump since the 2007 to 2009 global financial crisis, dropping to the lowest levels since 2009 a... Read Story

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A vision for our media to flourish
November 25 2014 at 04:53

It has been a year since Dr Iqbal Surve, the executive chairman of Independent Media, took over Independent Newspapers.

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They may not always be right, but a customer is king
November 25 2014 at 04:46

When my wife accidentally dropped her laptop and broke the screen, we took it to our local computer store for the screen to be replaced. Instead of sending it to the repairers, the customer service agent kept the computer ... Read Story
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It will take a revolution to dislodge ANC
November 24 2014 at 04:32

The profound article by Business Report editor Ellis Mnyandu titled SA just wants to make you say ‘Cry, the Beloved Country’ (Business Report, November 17) follows.

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There are many flaws in Vilakazi’s historical notions
November 24 2014 at 04:31

While the existence of nodes of commonality in terms of language and culture among the different indigenous peoples of southern Africa is not disputed, Herbert Vilakazi’s assertion that in pre-colonial times they con... Read Story
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A breakdown of the collective bargaining system will result in chaos
November 24 2014 at 04:30

From many an employer’s perspective, the future of collective bargaining has been called into question for a number of reasons.

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Colonialism divided ‘one Africa’
November 21 2014 at 08:41

There are compelling historical and cultural reasons that justify the formation of a Southern African Economic Union.

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Brazil’s Rousseff must cultivate a global presence
November 21 2014 at 08:47

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s administration must contend with a rapidly increasing budget gap.

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Unions need to get back to putting workers first
November 20 2014 at 05:27

“Stop writing about it and teach the idiots!” That’s what a reader had to say about my article last week on the faults in the way trade unions are operating and how they are a detriment to workers and the... Read Story
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Union of Southern Africa solves colonialism
November 20 2014 at 05:00

The people of Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Namibia should form a “Union of Southern Africa”.

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Notice of Post Office as privatised entity should be in the post
November 20 2014 at 04:58

Contrast PostNet results with a failing SA Post Office and perhaps the calls to privatise public corporations and high-level thinking revealed in the medium-term budget policy statement should become a reality – perh... Read Story
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