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November21

Post-Guptas, a great deal must still fall

My heart missed a beat, probably even two, when I read recently that some ANC members are planning a comeback for Malusi Gigaba in our national politics.  This is despite many unanswered questions still hanging over his head, concerning his alleged role in facilitating the appointment of Gupta-anointed enablers in the boards and executive management
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November14

What state capture could cost labour law amendments

The devastating effects of state capture on our country’s ability to collect tax revenue are now common knowledge, and it is widely understood that the impact will be felt for a lot longer than many dare to acknowledge. There was a shortfall of R50.8bn in the 2017/18 financial year; the shortfall may be even greater
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November07

But can you be ruthless, Mr President?

There has been an avalanche of positive hype emanating from several gatherings addressed by President Ramaphosa in recent weeks: the investment summit, the jobs summit, the Discovery Leadership Summit, several walks in communities across the country to address issues of crime, women and children’s rights, as well as the influential company he keeps in the
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November06

When the general elections need some general corrections

As 2018 draws to an end and 2019 begins to appear in the no-longer-so-far horizon, many South Africans are wondering what will happen when President Cyril Ramaphosa finally announces the date for the next general elections. Indications are that they will happen within the next eight months. The clock is ticking louder by the day,
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October24

Solly Moeng on Mboweni’s biggest job, his style and credibility

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s biggest task when he delivers his maiden Medium-term Budget Policy Statement on Wednesday is to give assurance to not only the investor community and the markets, but to South Africans and the taxpayers. Brand reputation expert Solly Moeng told Fin24’s Moeshfieka Botha in studio that Mboweni “needs to give us a
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