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Relief likely to feed in as prices disenflate

While South Africa is still battling inflation above the Reserve Bank’s 3 percent to 6 percent target rate – 6.4 percent in August – many coun... Read Story

Compassion and the minimum wage

Your columnist Pierre Heistein is to be complimented on his compassionate defence of minimum wages for low-skilled workers.

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Bryer’s jobs show his nuclear bias

In the article “Environmental and economic critiques are based on envy” in his Profit Motive column in Business report, October 15, Keith Bryer clai... Read Story

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Marcus leaves credible legacy and a stable of able successors
September 22 2014 at 05:22

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

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Marcus suffers case of bad timing
September 19 2014 at 04:35

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus could not have chosen a worse time to announce her exit, writes Ellis Mnyandu.

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Turnaround in the home property market will last
September 19 2014 at 04:48

WE NOW have – at long last, you might sigh – a residential property market that has thrown off the burden of a long recessionary period while defying obstacles to growth such as a dismal economic performance, r... Read Story

Gordhan’s appointment first step to Clean Audit in 2018
September 19 2014 at 04:47

WHILE it is unlikely the government’s ambitious Operation Clean Audit 2014 target will achieve its original deadline of the end of the reporting period this year, analysis undertaken by Grant Thornton indicates that ... Read Story

Young minds tackle old problems
September 18 2014 at 05:06

On average, “HIV/Aids patients living in rural areas of South Africa need to travel 96km to get to the nearest medical facility. Design a product or system to affordably connect these patients with their medications ... Read Story

Too early to tell if Eskom support package enough
September 18 2014 at 04:42

The National Treasury’s Sunday press release confirmed a multifaceted approach as expected, but did not contain enough information for us to assess the exact impact on sovereign or company ratings, or specifically on... Read Story

Marketing genius of organic foods unwrapped
September 18 2014 at 04:39

If marketing is the art of persuading consumers to buy things, then the initial promoters of “organic” foods – all amateurs with little or no marketing experience – have taught advertising and sales... Read Story

China debt could bust world economy
September 17 2014 at 05:03

China looking likely to repeat Japan's mistakes and the consequences would be dire.

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Scottish referendum: why it matters
September 17 2014 at 05:04

Scottish independence vote on knife edge and consequences will reverberate for centuries.

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Politicking stands in way of growth approach
September 16 2014 at 04:40

Narrowly averting a recession with marginal expansion in the second quarter does not belie the fact that South Africa’s growth remains both exclusive and woefully inadequate.

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