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July19

Zuma: Mandela’s nightmare

I HAVE to admit that I find it quite impressive that President Jacob Zuma can keep going around the countrywithout batting an eyelid, addressing seemingly gullible people about the virtues of former president Nelson Mandela and the need to emulate the examples he set, the fight against corruption, as well as on other leadership values we
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February24

WATCH: Why SA’s budget matters to the outside world

Cape Town – The Budget Speech is important for local and global investors, brand reputation management adviser Solly Moeng said. “If people are going to invest money in South Africa, they are going to want to know if we manage our public finances properly.” He explained that if the corporate sector – globally and domestically
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May18

Playing ‘cat and mouse’ with ratings agencies

SOMEONE stopped me the other day and asked me what political reputation has to do with finances, and why it is so relevant to discuss South African politics on this platform. I told her it has everything to do with the matter.   It is not only private companies that trade on reputation: individuals and
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May04

Will the NPA join us?

IN Monday’s Business Day cartoon, Shaun Abrahams, the head of the National Prosecutions Authority (NPA), is depicted waiting on a scooter at an intersection. He’s sitting there trying to make up his mind about whether to proceed straight, turn right, or turn left. Each direction represents, respectively, a decision to appeal the Pretoria High Court’s
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