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Editorial: Retreating from the moral high ground

SA’s exit from the ICC has seemed inevitable since the Al-Bashir debacle. But why now?

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Investors turn sour on Taste

Has Taste Holdings CE Carlo Gonzaga bitten off more than he can chew?


Dis-Chem's listing plans

After years of speculation, the health and beauty retailer, which has major expansion plans, will make its debut on the JSE


Banking game changer

SA is set to welcome new competition in the banking sector as provisional licences are awarded to three operators


Editorial: Warning: she’s no Thuli

If Busisiwe Mkhwebane's first week in the office is any indication, SA is in for a very long seven years

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Budget analysis: All you need to know

Pravin Gordhan’s budget falls short of easing downgrade fears

Why SA won't intervene in Zimbabwe's worsening political and economic crisis

Political parties in Zimbabwe are seething over SA’s mellow response to its political and economic crisis, which they say is spiralling out of control

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Labouring the issue

SA’s social partners are finally co-operating in the national interest, but it may be too late


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Two sides to ICC move

Those against withdrawal from Rome Statute say the move goes against SA’s commitment to human rights; others contend that international court was biased and did not promote peace in Africa

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Social programmes: Mining not on the money

SA’s mining industry needs to rethink its social spending strategy if it is to benefit the communities it is meant to serve

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JSE wags its finger at Invicta

It says there was a ‘prior understanding’ between directors and Humulani


Trending | AT&T Time Warner bid: Will bigger be faster?

Just when you think the media industry is set to fade into the sunset like a heroic cowboy at the end of a spaghetti western, AT&T launches an audacious US$85.4bn bid for media giant Time Warner in the US

Renewable energy by the numbers

Infographic on renewable energy


On My Mind: The fault is not with Fica

Criticism of the Fica Bill from the ANC Youth League and Manyi’s Progressive Professionals Forum should be dismissed outright, writes Azwimpheleli Langalanga

Bruce's List: Zuma slips on a banana republic

You really do have to ask what planet the president lives on, writes Peter Bruce

On My Mind: The trouble with flying

Air travel is fuel hungry: if aviation fuel were replaced with biofuels by 2050, aviation would still emit 12% of total carbon dioxide, writes James Reeler

Money & Investing

Wesizwe Platinum: Changing the game plan

Platinum player Wesizwe, backed by a Chinese consortium, is steaming ahead with its development plans

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Directors' Dealings: What does it mean when company executives hedges their shares?

Is it simply a way to reduce risk, considering that in many cases executives have large exposure to their companies’ shares? Or is it a cynical but effective financial instrument that allows executives to make money off their companies’ poor performance?

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Extract Group: Taking a long view

Mining services remnant from enX-Eqstra deal has plans to bolster profitability and diversify its revenue base

Media & Advertising

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Targeting new trends in media and advertising

A fresh advertising research report on social innovation finds that understanding culture can help marketers anticipate where consumer behaviour is changing

Loeries: Top rankings

Loeries rankings provide a useful indication of who’s who in the brand communications industry across Africa and the Middle East

Africa & International

Why SA won't intervene in Zimbabwe's worsening political and economic crisis

Political parties in Zimbabwe are seething over SA’s mellow response to its political and economic crisis, which they say is spiralling out of control


Mobile phones: Finding a new used niche

The demand for second-hand devices and phone repairs has picked up, creating a rich market for enterprising upstarts

Editor's Note: Top brass find a voice

The pledge by 81 CEOs to support Gordhan is a step change from the lily-livered approach that business used last year after Nenegate, writes Rob Rose

Between the Chains: Strangling the goose ...

Nigeria needs to build solid regulatory institutions to attract sustainable investments, not to shake down investors, writes Sikonathi Mantshantsha

A Good Week for Pitso Mosimane and a Bad Week for Johan Enslin

Pitso Mosimane is now the most successful coach in SA football, while Lewis share price plunge is not a nice way to end the week for the CEO

Hot Property: Stellenbosch and Simon's Town

A gentleman’s estate on a boutique wine farm for R80m and a new seafront development in Simon’s Town

Checkout Counter: Did someone say all-day Egg McMuffins?

A weekly round up of the hottest international retail and consumer news

Bruce's List: I’ve said it before; Zuma’s friends, not his enemies, will sink him

President Jacob Zuma’s poor judgment has led him to surround himself with incompetent sycophants who will land him in trouble rather than keeping him out of it, writes Peter Bruce

On My Mind: Handling the headwinds

The mini-budget has reinforced that sound fiscal management is intact in SA, but challenges for the economy are growing

Food for Thought: Zuma does the splits

Everywhere there are signs that the ruling party is falling apart. But you can be pretty sure of a jolly party at a certain Umhlanga restaurant, writes Justice Malala

Shop Talk: All’s fair in profits war

The average customer is dead and average retailers will die with them, writes Zeenat Moorad

Boardroom Tails: King 4 and the tough pay poser

Ann Crotty asks if the King committee will take the words of governance expert Geoff Everingham on executive remuneration to heart, or just stick to the low road