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Some of the useful ways to reform tax system, fund fiscus and boost growth

What can be done to reform the tax system in a useful way?

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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

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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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Scots have been offered fantasy of independence
September 16 2014 at 05:12

According to one new poll, the recent surge of support for Scottish independence may have been checked – but the result of Thursday’s referendum could still go either way.

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Bank expected to keep rate steady as CPI inflation eases
September 16 2014 at 05:03

We continue to expect no change in the repo rate for the remainder of the year as consumer price index (CPI) inflation falls, but the Reserve Bank’s stance is hawkish.

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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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Scottish ‘yes’ would mean tribe trumps economics
September 15 2014 at 05:19

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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Affirmative action must be applied appropriately
September 15 2014 at 05:14

I refer to Rich Mkhondo’s article, ”Affirmative action must help fix centuries of prejudice” (Opinion & Analysis, Business Report, September 10).

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Economic results of independent Scotland still unclear
September 15 2014 at 05:11

A growing uncertainty over the outcome of the independence referendum in Scotland, exemplified by the results of a Sunday Times/Yougov poll putting the “yes” vote ahead for the first time, has caused a right ol... Read Story
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The Luminance debate
September 14 2014 at 14:52

The story in the City Press on September 7, headlined “Luminance Loan was not quite paid”, continues to perpetuate a dead story.

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Scottish business leaders raise concern
September 14 2014 at 14:49

“Frankly, anything that puts that at risk, I’m not for.”

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Contempt of court orders fail to stick
September 14 2014 at 14:37

A number of judgments handed down recently have highlighted how unions and their members have been able to escape the consequences of contempt of court orders relating to strike action, mostly on technical grounds.

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Right to reply: Stanlib fund had limited exposure to failed Abil
September 12 2014 at 04:23

We would like to acknowledge the letter published in Business Report on September 8, from Mr Mike Brown.

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