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Companies should take big role in doing good

“Any system in the world where too many people feel they are not participating or are excluded will ultimately reject itself.”

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Will more of the same result in transformation?

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s Medium-term Budget Policy Statement once more confirms the most obvious fact: the ANC government long buried the Freedom ... Read Story

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Uber model spreading its tentacles to finance

The more I use Uber, the more I am convinced of the transformational power of recent technology innovations, especially when it is intelligently combined with b... Read Story

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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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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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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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