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Hlaudi, a damaged lickspittle serving a brittle master

Symptoms of a failing state covering up its incapacity to rule, writes Peter Bruce

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A British flag flutters in front of a window in London, the UK. There is concern over how Brexit would affect the longstanding Trade, Development and Co-operation Agreement concluded between the European Community and SA. Picture: REUTERS/REINHARD KRAUSE

Home-made Brexit bomb

A disaster for everyone — but can the law help, asks Peter Bruce

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FSB: No harm done?

FSB chairman Abel Sithole says there's no evidence yet that deregistered pension fund clients have suffered financial loss

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SABMiller/AB InBev: Spinoffs of the megadeal

Never mind the beer, just look at the forex and tax SA will get from this deal


An indecent scramble

Truworths, Spar and Foschini are rushing to enter Europe, despite Asia’s stronger growth, writes Colleen Goko


SA's slip not drastic

Digging deeper, it appears South Africans are among the most self-critical of all the nationalities surveyed, writes Herb Payne

Aurora Grootvlei plant. Picture: ROBBIE TSHABALALA

Aurora Empowerment Systems: Looting with impunity

The fraud and destruction perpetuated by the Aurora deal could be repeated if the law isn't enforced and if only a few who have political connections are enriched



Innovation: GE launches Joburg centre

General Electric's new R500m innovation centre in Johannesburg will serve as a sort of showroom for its hospital solutions

Game is a subsidiary of Massmart. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Walmart: Cooling off on Africa?

Africa’s marginal contribution of less than US$6bn to Walmart’s huge $482bn in sales places it at the bottom of the Bentonville retailer’s global portfolio

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Khulubuse Zuma: Panama connection

Nephew of President Jacob Zuma allegedly made tens of millions from oil concessions in the Democratic Republic of Congo

FM Fox

Phuthuma Nhleko. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

MTN: Big changes

Phuthuma Nhleko fulfilled three major duties when he took on role of MTN's executive chairman last year, but now steps aside and to make way for new group CEO, Rob Shuter

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Entrepreneur: Clover CEO Johann Vorster

Clover CEO surprises many by scooping entrepreneur of the year award after changing business model and terminating agreement with Danone

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Brait: Beating expectations

Brait's results for year to March beats expectations with 77% increase in NAV and dividend


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The nuclear slippery slope

This way of generating electricity requires public funding support, and SA can't afford the cost overruns and time delays it's known for, writes Neil Overy

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In Good Faith: Yes, that sewage is your job

A community's resounding victory against municipal inaction should serve as a warning to others, writes Carmel Rickard

Money & Investing

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Oakbay: In better shape to raise funds

Oakbay’s balance sheet separately shows R5.2bn of mineral resources, which relates to the Shiva gold and uranium property


Market Watch: Pick n Pay

The Pikwik pyramid will go, but a legacy of shareholder inequality remains entrenched, writes Marc Hasenfuss

Charles Walters. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

Invicta Holdings: Trending warily

Invicta’s sole offshore exposure remains Singapore-based Kian Ann, acquired in 2012

Media & Advertising

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Y&R and Edcon: ‘A pitch we had to win’

The ad industry is talking about whether Y&R can switch from selling baked beans to fashion, writes Jeremy Maggs

Africa & International

Pushing ahead: Chinese workers on the rail route from Addis Ababa to Djibouti. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/CARL DE SOUZA

Djibouti: Land in a sweet spot

Djibouti will host a Chinese military base alongside those of other nations



Pattern Recognition: Linking into risk

Is Microsoft’s eye-watering US$25bn offer to buy LinkedIn another outrageous purchase which it will later write down, asks Toby Shapshak

Different deal: Teraco is a landlord for computers. Picture: SUPPLIED

Data centres: Inside the cloud

Take a peak into the low-key but secure data-storage facilities that house our online lives

Investor's Notebook: Alexander Forbes' evolution

We should give the new Investment Solutions CIO a chance to address the issues, writes Stephen Cranston

Food for Thought: Woo with a view

Great Chinese food in two restaurants with views that are, at least, of historical interest — but check out the price difference, writes Justice Malala

Editor's Note: Clark’s R1.2bn — too much?

He might have been in the trenches at SABMiller for 25 years, but it’s still an immense windfall for the CEO, writes Rob Rose

Shop Talk: Steinhoff is making eyes again

Poundland can be seen as the love child of, say, Game and China Mart, writes Zeenat Moorad

Between the chains: (Real) power to the people

The criminal scenes playing out in Pretoria show what is wrong with this democracy: power is vested with the lootocrats, writes Sikonathi Mantshantsha

Editorial: This could be a very big deal for UK, EU (and SA)

When it comes to SA’s relationship with Europe, a British decision to leave the EU would be catastrophic

British Prime Minister David Cameron resigns following 'Brexit' vote

Cameron said he would resign as prime minister by October after Britons voted in a referendum to leave EU