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June28

Beware South Africa, it’s a scam!

THOSE of you who have been seriously scammed before will know that professional scammers belong in the category of the most patient people around. They take their time scanning the environment to identify their potential victim. They probably follow them around, study and make note of their habits, strengths and weaknesses, compile a list of
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June20

SA suffers while we bicker

I’M NOT sure whether to bow before and praise the genius of the dreaded Bell Pottinger PR firm, or to be merely angered by it. But one thing is for certain: the PR firm has delivered magnificently on the mandate it was hired for. By the time clever South Africa woke up to the mess
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June14

Of masks, plasters and open wounds

NOW that all three global rating agencies have downgraded South Africa’s sovereign credit rating and that our economy is dangling just a notch from being thrown under the bus by major fund managers;  Now that the avalanche of emails and other revelations seem to be gathering pace as they make their way into the public
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May31

Time to get serious about water supply

THE following is what is reported to have been said recently by a standing water and sanitation minister in the midst of the ongoing water shortage in several parts of the country.  It’s not clear whether it was said in jest or in earnest, which would be in line with the same minister’s well recorded and
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May24

Where to with the BUSA, BBC split?

SO, the easy sometimes and difficult most of the time, on-and-off, relationship between the Black Business Council (BBC) and Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) has finally screeched to an end. Where to from here? Who gets to lose and who stands to benefit? And, what about the broader business unity needed to take the country
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