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Bruce's List: A chance for Carrim to redeem himself

The delay in signing the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act into law will affect us all, not only banks, writes Peter Bruce

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After SAB: SA's next big deals

With the record SABMiller/AB InBev merger done, these are the dream transactions we’d like to see next year

Why investors are hungry for Famous Brands

No other fast-food operation in SA has the number and variety of franchises as Famous Brands, whose market value grew 150-fold to R15bn on CEO Kevin Hedderwick’s watch. As rivalry in the sector heats up, the group — now led by Darren Hele — has branched out into the premium luxury segment. Is this a wise move as SA’s appetite for fast food grows?

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ANC put on the spot

President Jacob Zuma may have survived calls from within the ANC’s national executive committee to step down, but his power over the party is weakening

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Tiger Brands: Planning a power surge

Under new CEO Lawrence MacDougall Tiger is taking a long, hard look at itself

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Entrepreneur: CEO of WeChat Africa Brett Loubser

The man who thinks he can take on WhatsApp may not have had success as an entrepreneur, but his career highs and lows have taught him remarkable resilience

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Cape Town International Jazz Festival: Walking a tightrope

The festival line-up will please the jazz police and keep the revellers joyful

Hot Property: Gary Player’s Karoo stud farm for R50m

Your choice of Gary Player’s Karoo stud farm Rietfontein for R50m or a a spacious, elegant home that offers seven en-suite bedrooms in Mount Edgecombe golf estate for R45m

Features

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Minimum wage: If everyone’s unhappy ...

The head of SA’s national minimum wage panel says if the plan put to government pleases no-one, he and his colleagues must have done their job well. But the R20/hour figure looks like an educated guess

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Darren Hele: New man at Famous Brands helm

Darren Hele, the man taking over from Kevin Hedderwick as CEO of Famous Brands, knows he has big shoes to fill

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Nuclear power by the numbers

SA has pushed its nuclear programme back by 15 years, suggesting it would only be needed by 2037

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Uber: No more Mr Nasty Guy

It hasn’t engaged people as it should, Uber admits. Does that mean it will alter its engagement with cities and taxi owners?

Hot Property: Gary Player’s Karoo stud farm for R50m

Your choice of Gary Player’s Karoo stud farm Rietfontein for R50m or a a spacious, elegant home that offers seven en-suite bedrooms in Mount Edgecombe golf estate for R45m

Opinion

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Editor’s Note: Red lights in Habib deal

Salim Essa, a man intricately involved with the Guptas, is part of a controversial deal to buy the bank. But its clients aren’t happy at all, writes Rob Rose

Bruce's List: Zuma: the writing’s on the wall

And we don’t have to be a fly on that wall to know his days are numbered — but are the ANC’s?

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Editorial: Yes Mr President, a rating is a big deal

Zuma casually distorts fact, while blithely choosing to discount the day-to-day impact of his kamikaze-presidency on people he swore an oath to protect

Money & Investing

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Private equity: Fund for firms in trouble

The economic squeeze on businesses is creating an opportunity for investors with risk appetite who want to help

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Tongaat Hulett: Sugar-coated prospects

Despite difficulties, sugar production is starting to recover and Tongaat Hulett may have some aces up its sleeve

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Backstory: Liberty Group’s Sandile Hlophe

We question Sandile Hlophe, CEO of Group Arrangements at Liberty Group SA

Media & Advertising

Smart data takes Africa’s pulse

The world wants data on Africa and Africa itself needs to gain insights of its own to guide business strategies, decisions and forecasts

Africa & International

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Fidel Castro: A man of many parts

In Africa, where Che Guevara T-shirts are ubiquitous among the youth, the reputation of Cuba’s leader, Fidel Castro, who died aged 90 last Friday, retains much political and cultural élan

Digital

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Pattern Recognition: Delights of digital photography

Images have come a long way — from time-consuming negatives to smartphone cameras and instant results, writes Toby Shapshak

Bruce's List: I think we can assume Cyril has started campaigning

It looks like Cyril Ramaphosa has finally stepped forward and begun his campaign for the presidency, writes Peter Bruce

Between the Chains: Who is fooling whom?

You have to ask why Eskom wants to commit funds it does not have to a nuclear programme it does not need, writes Sikonathi Mantshantsha

Diamonds & Dogs: Naspers; Visual International

It’s been an astonishing ride, and Naspers still has plenty of appetite left to keep the journey going, while Visual International battles for survival

Pattern Recognition: Delights of digital photography

Images have come a long way — from time-consuming negatives to smartphone cameras and instant results, writes Toby Shapshak

Food for Thought: Sweet on Kwazulu Natal

The province has more to offer the country than just Jacob Zuma. A visit to the Sugar Club is sure to convince you of that, writes Justice Malala

Boardroom Tails: Anti-elite mobs run out of steam

Populists fall into line with elites after gaining power, writes Ann Crotty

In Good Faith: Justice delayed

It’s taken so long to settle a row between two farmers that a jail term imposed on one of them has been stayed — it’s not even known if he is still alive, writes Carmel Rickard

Investor’s Notebook: Brave new world

The special opportunities hedge fund is a rare example of a small-to mid-cap focused hedge fund, writes Stephen Cranston

Market Watch: Keep an eye on this

It seems ludicrous that the specialist lending business, Reward, is buried beneath real estate, writes Marc Hasenfuss

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