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A new low for hedge funds

It’s fair to say that vulture funds are the scourge of impoverished countries, writes Jamie Dunkley.

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Nicola’s Notes: Wage hikes

The government needs to do more than argue that wage hikes are not affordable, writes Nicola Mawson.

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Flaws in the funding environment

SA’s development finance institutions only contribute about 5 percent of the country’s GDP, writes Toby Chance.

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Uber case highlights labour quandary
June 24 2015 at 12:21

In an economy that increasingly relies on contractors and temporary hires, when is a worker an employee?

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Fix problems before new increase
June 24 2015 at 04:54

I write this as I watch bits of the Eskom public appeal for funds and rate increases.

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Eskom’s cash mill is creating millionaires
June 24 2015 at 04:47

One of the best democratic practices is the right of MPs to question government ministers.

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Why Swift succeeded where record labels failed
June 23 2015 at 12:16

Taylor Swift’s victory over Apple shows how high-profile artists can use public shaming to shape the music business, writes Lucas Shaw.

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Politics and politicians aren’t the solution to SA’s woes
June 23 2015 at 05:00

This past week, South African parliamentarians again embarrassed our country as EFF members prevented President Jacob Zuma on Thursday from responding to questions that would have made him account to the people of South Af... Read Story
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Entrepreneurship is key to curbing youth unemployment
June 23 2015 at 04:46

As we commemorate Youth Month, spare a thought for the millions of young people among us who are unemployed and many others destined to join their ranks.

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It was for the greater good of the country
June 23 2015 at 04:33

It is doubtful that David Wolpert reads anything beyond his own letters or believes his own propaganda (“Stop bullying potential South African importers”, Business Report, June 22), because if he did, he would ... Read Story
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Wal-Mart does so much wrong
June 22 2015 at 12:03

No single company is more responsible for the decline of the American middle class than Wal-Mart, writes Andrew Dewson.

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SA needs to commit to improving education
June 22 2015 at 05:04

The media recently published several articles on South Africa’s prominent leaders, many holding top positions in the government, claiming they had obtained certain academic qualifications.

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Readers’ Forum: Stop bullying potential South African importers
June 22 2015 at 04:51

Let us put aside the inaccuracy of Mr Lovells’ ever-changing and spurious job figures and consider the sheer audacity of his latest comments.(Business Report, June 19).

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