The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Tesla unveils battery game-changing technology on the near horizon.

What portfolio managers know about asset allocation - that prospective investors just don’t…

What portfolio managers know about asset allocation - that prospective investors just don’t…

Like many articles about investing, I am going to start this one with a Warren Buffett anecdote. But fear not, it's a little different to the...

The COVID Currency Survival Guide for Corporates

The COVID Currency Survival Guide for Corporates

What larger companies need to know about foreign exchange (FX), both during and after COVID-19.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Possible second wave of coronavirus sparks fears of nationwide lockdowns in parts of Europe.

USDZAR hits 16.20!

USDZAR hits 16.20!

Should you double down on rand or switch to US dollars?

Volatility is predicting something extraordinary this November…

Volatility is predicting something extraordinary this November…

Futures on the Volatility Index (often called the VIX) are showing an unusual pattern in terms of their pricing.

What's Happening in the Markets this Week

What's Happening in the Markets this Week

The Chinese economic recovery keeps going | South African second-quarter GDP figures were released on Tue Sep 8 and were far worse than generally anticipated.

The big players may have found a new way to game the market

The big players may have found a new way to game the market

Many of you may have been surprised by the recent rise in markets, despite the fact the real economy remains depressed.

If you like ETFs, wait till you hear about structures

If you like ETFs, wait till you hear about structures

I believe the next stage of financial innovation is the Retail Structured Product.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

SA Q2 GDP figures released on Tue Sep 8. Not for the faint-hearted.

Elon Musk’s most ambitious venture

Elon Musk’s most ambitious venture

Elon Musk, the South African born multibillionaire, is famous for his many ambitious ventures.

Is it too late to buy mega-cap tech stocks?

Is it too late to buy mega-cap tech stocks?

When news of the pandemic first broke at the start of the year, global stock markets fell in unison. So, what should you do?

Living The American Dream: The Cronje Family Success Story

Living The American Dream: The Cronje Family Success Story

For years the EB-5 visa has been the chosen method of immigration to the United States of America by South African entrepreneurs and business people.

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour

The US presidential election becoming too close to call.

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The Week Ahead

S&P 500 reaches new record high.

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The Week Ahead

S&P 500 almost back at record highs.

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The Week Ahead

Gold breaks through $2000 per ounce.

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The Week Ahead

Gold rises on weaker US dollar.

Origin of the species

Origin of the species

You might be astonished by what you thought you knew, but didn't. Or by what you thought you didn't need to know, but did.

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour

US/China political tensions heighten.

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The Week Ahead

Initial jobless claims in the US totalled over 1 million for the 17th straight week last week.

Insights into the Future of Reporting

Insights into the Future of Reporting

Discover why companies are finally embracing corporate reports as a means to communicate with stakeholders.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

US employment numbers improving rapidly.

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The Week Ahead

US equity markets weaken as the number of new coronavirus cases spikes.

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The Week Ahead

Mixed signals from US equity markets.

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The Week Ahead

US unemployment numbers may have bottomed in April

Global tourism gradually starts picking up again after forced hibernatio

Global tourism gradually starts picking up again after forced hibernatio

Let's see what Chris Gilmour has to say about the week ahead.

THE U.S. E-2 VISA - THE QUICKEST ROUTE TO LIVING AND WORKING IN AMERICA

THE U.S. E-2 VISA - THE QUICKEST ROUTE TO LIVING AND WORKING IN AMERICA

Many South Africans are motivated to immigrate to the U.S. and are prepared to invest a significant sum of money, but are not prepared to wait...

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Global unemployment remaining dangerously high.

Blessing in disguise

Blessing in disguise

Call in the International Monetary Fund for the economic restructure that a factious ANC government cannot launch. Increasingly, the call seems inevitable.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

The strong rise in the S&P 500 may be overly optimistic

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The Week Ahead

Some countries slowly opening up after lockdown.

Kimpton Kawana Bay Resort. A World-Class Citizenship by Investment Opportunity

Kimpton Kawana Bay Resort. A World-Class Citizenship by Investment Opportunity

There has been increased demand from High Net Worth Individuals in South Africa seeking secondary citizenship as a way to protect themselves and their families from...

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

An additional 4.4 million Americans filed for unemployment benefit last week, bringing the total US unemployment figure above 26 million.

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 20 April 2020

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 20 April 2020

Chinese GDP growth contracts to levels not experienced since the 1970s

Ascendis Health – Fortune could favour the brave investor

Ascendis Health – Fortune could favour the brave investor

The plan was simple. Ascendis Health was brought to the JSE in late 2013 by private equity operation Coast2Coast with a view to exiting the business...

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 6 April 2020

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 6 April 2020

The global economic storm gathers momentum

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 30 March 2020

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 30 March 2020

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 23 March 2020

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 23 March 2020

Fear grips the world

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 16 March 2020

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 16 March 2020

Expect another volatile week on global financial markets

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 9 March 2020

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 9 March 2020

Huge volatility on financial markets

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 2 March 2020

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 2 March 2020

Global Equity markets suffer rapid correction.

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 23 February 2020

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 23 February 2020

Global economic growth facing recession.

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 17 February 2020

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 17 February 2020

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq keep on hitting record highs.

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 10 February 2020

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 10 February 2020

The S&P 500 shrugged off the coronavirus scare and reached a record high last week.

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 4 February 2020

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 4 February 2020

Global equity markets continue to suffer from the perceived economic impact of the Corona virus

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 27 January 2020

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 27 January 2020

SA's long bond yields spike in reaction to IMF slashing growth outlook

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 20 January 2020

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 20 January 2020

The South African economic outlook remains extremely poor

Chris Gilmour takes a look at what's happening in the markets

Chris Gilmour takes a look at what's happening in the markets

The release of Q4 US corporate earnings next week will show whether or not the exuberance of the stock market last year was justified.

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Last week signalled good news for financial markets. Trade tensions between the US and China eased and the Conservative Party won a convincing majority of seats...

The Week Ahead 9 December 2019

The Week Ahead 9 December 2019

Global growth to get a boost from EM economies next year.

What is the Golden Visa?

What is the Golden Visa?

The Portuguese Golden Visa program is one of the most popular both in Europe and the world and for good reason.

The Week Ahead of 2 December with Chris Gilmour

The Week Ahead of 2 December with Chris Gilmour

Global growth has probably turned up but nothing profound insight.

Investing in Africa

Investing in Africa

The story of Africas growth potential is brought to life by 1.2 billion inhabitants and an urban population estimated to increase by 24 million people annually.

The Week Ahead of 25 November with Chris Gilmour

The Week Ahead of 25 November with Chris Gilmour

Global growth showing a mixed signal. SA’s growth prospects declining.

Nine investment elements your parents wish they had – there’s never been a better time to be an investor

Nine investment elements your parents wish they had – there’s never been a better time to be an investor

Investing is hard! Let no one ever tell you that simply putting money aside on a monthly basis will solve all your retirement problems without a...

A2X celebrates R2 trillion market cap and R2 billion in trades in just two years

A2X celebrates R2 trillion market cap and R2 billion in trades in just two years

South African stock exchange A2X Markets launched on 6 October 2017 with three listings and four of the industry's leading brokers on board.

An icon resurrected: Lucas Sithole’s highly important buffalo sculpture to go on sale

An icon resurrected: Lucas Sithole’s highly important buffalo sculpture to go on sale

Strauss & Co will be offering Lucas Sithole's monumental bronze, Wounded Buffalo on Monday, 11 November in Johannesburg.

Comair Limited AGM was refreshing; though there is still some way to go

Comair Limited AGM was refreshing; though there is still some way to go

Comair held its annual general meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 29 October and, as expected, corporate governance (or the lack thereof) was high on the agenda.

Could solving real challenges be key to enterprise success?

Could solving real challenges be key to enterprise success?

In South Africa, we recycle just 11% of the 42-million tonnes of general waste we create per annum.

The Week Ahead of 28 October 2019

The Week Ahead of 28 October 2019

A further decline in US interest rates on the cards this week,

Theo Botha, representing Proxy View, has identified three governance issues that should  be raised at this AGM

Theo Botha, representing Proxy View, has identified three governance issues that should be raised at this AGM

While writing this article I have to admit to a degree of conflict in my mind.

Stonehage Fleming-Trying to wrap their arms around the family.

Stonehage Fleming-Trying to wrap their arms around the family.

Stonehage Fleming is one of the largest family office firms in the world and offers a bespoke service to its global clients.

The Week Ahead 21 October 2019

The Week Ahead 21 October 2019

Uncertainty on global equity markets remains.

Optimistic leaders are what the world needs

Optimistic leaders are what the world needs

Purposeful optimism is not easy, especially in a time of pervasive negativity.

Strauss & Co’s superb Saturday Live Auction offerings in Johannesburg include abstract, ceramic and socio-political works

Strauss & Co’s superb Saturday Live Auction offerings in Johannesburg include abstract, ceramic and socio-political works

A little over a month ago, we started discussing alternative assets and investment classes with Art being one of them.

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 14 October 2019

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 14 October 2019

Expect a bounce in US equity markets on renewed hope of a US/China trade deal.

World famous relationship guru and renowned international poet coming to South Africa

World famous relationship guru and renowned international poet coming to South Africa

Work-life balance is a concept that has us simply lashing ourselves on the back and working too hard in each of the three commitments. In the...

The Week ahead of 7 October 2019

The Week ahead of 7 October 2019

Poor economic data in the US causes drop in US equity markets.

Are C-Suite ready for ‘tech’ or just mouthing the words? The Nomad Now case study

Are C-Suite ready for ‘tech’ or just mouthing the words? The Nomad Now case study

Ross Paton and Claire Millward from the market-changing recruitment platform, Nomad Now, share with us their experience and challenges in rolling out a tech platform that...

The Week Ahead 30 September 2019

The Week Ahead 30 September 2019

Trade tension coupled with a possible Trump impeachment roil equity markets.

The Week Ahead of 23 September 2019

The Week Ahead of 23 September 2019

Expect more interest rate cuts across the globe.

The Week ahead 16 September 2019

The Week ahead 16 September 2019

The oil price is likely to spike in the wake of drone attacks on Saudi oil installations

It All Starts with Data, Your Data

It All Starts with Data, Your Data

Data is the fuel driving the future world, so its hardly surprising that technologies like machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, facial and voice recognition, wearables and...

Resistant to Change, but Built to Adapt

Resistant to Change, but Built to Adapt

There is an in-built contradiction to human beings. We are both insatiably curious and adaptable and yet wired to find comfort in routine and the familiar.

OUTVest has launched an endowment product offering great after-tax returns of almost 7% for cash investments.

OUTVest has launched an endowment product offering great after-tax returns of almost 7% for cash investments.

An endowment is a structure that uses an existing accessed tax loss, in this case from OUTsurance Life, to offer excellent after-tax returns to investors.

Financial Literacy In An AI World

Financial Literacy In An AI World

What is AI actually? Cognitive and intelligent automation lead for PwC Alistair Hofert believes the term AI is used loosely in discussions around the technology.

Corporate sustainability: strategy, resilience and competitiveness

Corporate sustainability: strategy, resilience and competitiveness

For many companies, the word "sustainability" conjures up negative connotations. Its all about compliance, box-ticking, advisers with hairy socks and sandals, and a glossy annual report...

The Week Ahead of 9 August 2019

The Week Ahead of 9 August 2019

Equity markets boosted by optimism over trade talks.

The Week Ahead 2 September 2019

The Week Ahead 2 September 2019

Global political uncertainty remains high, markets shrug it off for the time being.

The Week Ahead of 26 August 2019

The Week Ahead of 26 August 2019

Global growth is cooling and the measures that central banks have to stimulate is limited.

The Week Ahead of 19 August 2019 with Chris Gilmour

The Week Ahead of 19 August 2019 with Chris Gilmour

Global growth concerns hit equity markets. Nervousness spilled over into other emerging markets during last week and hit South Africa as well.

The Week Ahead of 12 August with Chris Gilmour

The Week Ahead of 12 August with Chris Gilmour

South Africa remains one of the most vulnerable emerging economies to global trade tensions.

The Week Ahead of 5 August 2019

The Week Ahead of 5 August 2019

Confusing signals from the Fed

The Week Ahead 29 July 2019

The Week Ahead 29 July 2019

Expect a 25 basis point cut in US interest rates next Wednesday

Power Of Saving

Power Of Saving

South Africans, however, are notoriously bad at saving. The Investec GIBS Savings Index ranks South Africa last out of the G20 countries in terms of its...

The Week Ahead of 22 July 2019

The Week Ahead of 22 July 2019

The US economy is heavily reliant on the consumer for sustained growth

The Week Ahead of 15 July

The Week Ahead of 15 July

Trump likely to turn his tariff attention to Europe shortly

The Week Ahead of 8 July 2019

The Week Ahead of 8 July 2019

The are few winners in the new cold war. As the US and China reached an uneasy truce of sorts on the fringes of the G20...

The Week Ahead of 1 July 2019

The Week Ahead of 1 July 2019

Global growth slowing but no recession in sight.

The Week Ahead of 24 June 2019

The Week Ahead of 24 June 2019

The S&P 500 reaches new all-time high. Geopolitical tensions in the middle east escalated significantly last week with the shooting down of an unmanned US drone...

The Week Ahead of 17 June 2019

The Week Ahead of 17 June 2019

The Fed will likely keep rates steady next week, but listen to the narrative very carefully. Crude oil prices spiked briefly on Thursday 13 June on...

The Week Ahead of 10 June 2019

The Week Ahead of 10 June 2019

Global growth prospects continue to deteriorate

The Week Ahead of 3 June 2019

The Week Ahead of 3 June 2019

Trump’s actions on trade continue to dampen the outlook for US equities

The Week Ahead of 28 May 2019

The Week Ahead of 28 May 2019

More chaos in UK politics should keep the GBP volatile.

The Week Ahead of 20 May 2019

The Week Ahead of 20 May 2019

Who’ll blink first-the US or China?

The Week Ahead of 13 May 2019

The Week Ahead of 13 May 2019

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…..

The Week Ahead of 5 May 2019

The Week Ahead of 5 May 2019

By virtually any gauge, the US economy is showing good sustained growth. US nonfarm payrolls for Apr which came out last Fri 3 May easily beat...

Judith February: OPINIONISTA: Ignore the polls, vote on 8 May -- and wait

Judith February: OPINIONISTA: Ignore the polls, vote on 8 May -- and wait

What is certain is that this election will be both important and unpredictable. Much will hinge on turnout. A high turnout will favour the ANC.

BUSINESS MAVERICK: The Shoprite/Wiese deal: Is there a plan B?

BUSINESS MAVERICK: The Shoprite/Wiese deal: Is there a plan B?

It's quite a standoff. The Shoprite board has recommended that its founder and chairman Christo Wiese should be paid R3.3bn for the high-voting shares that were...

The Week Ahead of 29 April 2019

The Week Ahead of 29 April 2019

The S&P 500 closed at 2 939.88, its highest-ever close and a whisker away from its record intra-day high set in Sep 2018. Much better-than-expected US...

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour - 23 April 2019

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour - 23 April 2019

US equity markets need a push from corporate earnings to move substantially higher

A little bit of good news goes a long way.

A little bit of good news goes a long way.

A little bit of good news goes a long way. Over the last few days we saw some good news coming out on three companies in...

The Week Ahead of 15 April 2019

The Week Ahead of 15 April 2019

Two global organisations-the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO)-released gloomy forecasts for global economic growth last week. The WTO’s latest global trade...

BUSINESS MAVERICK ANALYSIS: Trading on US-China deal to deliver the goods

BUSINESS MAVERICK ANALYSIS: Trading on US-China deal to deliver the goods

Global free trade is one of those amazing benefits to global wealth. The IMF has measured a 60% reduction in prices in emerging economies since 1990...

The Week Ahead of 8 April 2019

The Week Ahead of 8 April 2019

The S&P 500 may make a new high this quarter

South Africa dodges a bullet from Moody’s

South Africa dodges a bullet from Moody’s

The very strong bounce in the S&P 500 during the first quarter of 2019 has resulted in the strongest Mar quarter since 1998. After flirting with...

Kibo shares soar 150% after CEO updates shareholders on four key projects

Kibo shares soar 150% after CEO updates shareholders on four key projects

Over the past six months, JSE- and Aim-listed Kibo Energy has embarked on an extreme business makeover by selling off its mining assets to switch its...

The Week Ahead of 25 March

The Week Ahead of 25 March

An inverted yield curve in the US suggests a recession may not be too far off.

The Week Ahead of 18 March 2019

The Week Ahead of 18 March 2019

The S&P 500 rose by 2.9% to close at a 2019 high of 2822.5. It is now 20% higher than at its low point on Christmas...

Stadio Final Results to 31 Dec 2018

Stadio Final Results to 31 Dec 2018

Listed tertiary education provider Stadio was spun off from former parent Curro in 2017. Since then, it has confounded its critics with earnings in excess of...

The Week Ahead of 4 March 2019

The Week Ahead of 4 March 2019

The S&P 500 breaches the psychologically-important 2 800 level.

The Week Ahead of 25 February 2019

The Week Ahead of 25 February 2019

The slump in global trade continues, as evidenced by the recent drop in Japanese exports to China.

Discovery: An SA success story

Discovery: An SA success story

CEO Adrian Gore gave another virtuoso performance at the interim results presentation in Discovery’s new head office on Thursday 21 Feb.

What is your password?

What is your password?

Do you change your passwords often? Of course not! We are too busy...

The Week Ahead of 19 February 2019

The Week Ahead of 19 February 2019

#ChrisGilmour: Is the S&P 500 reaching resistance?

Steven Boykey Sidley: Eskom and the unseen spider web

Steven Boykey Sidley: Eskom and the unseen spider web

As I sit here in darkness again, trapped in the purgatory between outrage and resignation, an emergent fact about Eskom becomes evident.

The Week Ahead of 12 February 2019

The Week Ahead of 12 February 2019

#ChrisGilmour - Can Cyril Ramaphosa execute on his investor-friendly SONA?

The Week Ahead of 5th February 2019

The Week Ahead of 5th February 2019

#ChrisGilmour: The US economy remains strong

The Week Ahead of 29 January 2019

The Week Ahead of 29 January 2019

Is America going back to work on a sustained basis?

A generation of unwilling pensioners

A generation of unwilling pensioners

A somewhat grey and gloomy reality faces most of us as future-retirees in South Africa. High fees, declining returns, and insufficient contribution and saving rates are...

Soria Hay: Black Industrialists - a key aspect in government's commitment to grow South Africa

Soria Hay: Black Industrialists - a key aspect in government's commitment to grow South Africa

As South Africa enters an election year, the issue of black ownership continues to be a dominant aspect within the country's transformation landscape. This was clearly...

The Week Ahead of 22 January 2019

The Week Ahead of 22 January 2019

#ChrisGilmour - Is the S&P 500’s current strength signaling a bull trap?

IF ZIMBABWE WENT SOUTH: Could South Africa cope with a Migration Crisis like that of Syria?

IF ZIMBABWE WENT SOUTH: Could South Africa cope with a Migration Crisis like that of Syria?

The nightmare scenario of a Zimbabwean migration may be the result of the current crisis in that nation. If it happens, is South Africa's government ready...

OP-ED: Why Soviet troops fought Nazi forces to Boer War tunes

OP-ED: Why Soviet troops fought Nazi forces to Boer War tunes

It is often forgotten that the Anglo-Boer War was one of the great liberal and left-wing causes of the late 19th century. The first leader of...

Zapiro: Zim Crisis

Zapiro: Zim Crisis

Ivo Vegter: When nannies pay your healthcare, nannies run your life

Ivo Vegter: When nannies pay your healthcare, nannies run your life

By 2025, National Health Insurance will be compulsory for all South Africans. If the government pays for healthcare, expect even more totalitarian control. The UK is...

The Week Ahead of 15 January 2019

The Week Ahead of 15 January 2019

#ChrisGilmour - Can the S&P 500's winning streak continue?

The Week Ahead of 8 January 2019

The Week Ahead of 8 January 2019

#ChrisGilmour - The start to 2018 was highlighted by the expression “synchronized global growth”. As the year progressed, however...

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Hopefully, 2019 will be a better year for global equity markets than 2018

Would you like to help Friends of Johnny Clegg?

Would you like to help Friends of Johnny Clegg?

It reads like the a Blockbuster movie tagline: “Trained anthro-pologist and Durban academic becomes world-renowned and revered musician!”

The Week Ahead of 19 December 2018

The Week Ahead of 19 December 2018

#ChrisGilmour - All eyes on the Fed this week...

Shelagh Gastrow: Is corporate giving philanthropy?

Shelagh Gastrow: Is corporate giving philanthropy?

It is important for non-profit organisations to understand the difference in values and purpose when it comes to private philanthropy and corporate social investment. Alignment of...

MOTORING: Mercedes-Benz A250 Sport: A class act

MOTORING: Mercedes-Benz A250 Sport: A class act

With an innovative cockpit and hi-tech user interface, nimble dynamics and plenty of kit, the third-generation A-Class finally has what it takes to tackle its rivals...

Zapiro: 70th Anniversary

Zapiro: 70th Anniversary

The Week Ahead of 27 November 2018

The Week Ahead of 27 November 2018

US equity markets paused on Thanksgiving. The pause that refreshes?

Reg Rumney: Let us avoid privatisation by default at our public broadcaster

Reg Rumney: Let us avoid privatisation by default at our public broadcaster

Nothing would please market fundamentalists more than the media market being left entirely to the private sector. Be careful what you wish for, the saying goes....

Sponsored - 10 mistakes to avoid in your will

Sponsored - 10 mistakes to avoid in your will

Many people think a simple, one-page document is all they need to transfer ownership of their worldly possessions to their heirs. Some even go so far...

The Week Ahead of 20 November 2018

The Week Ahead of 20 November 2018

#ChrisGilmour - Global growth slowing but US growth keeps chugging along...

Pierre De Vos: Regardless of the politics, Public Protector's pursuit of Gordhan is legally flawed and fails the honesty test

Pierre De Vos: Regardless of the politics, Public Protector's pursuit of Gordhan is legally flawed and fails the honesty test

South Africans who pay attention (and consider facts more important than political slogans) already know that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has a limited knowledge of the...

The Week Ahead of 13 November 2018

The Week Ahead of 13 November 2018

#ChrisGilmour - Trump's wings clipped-to an extent.

Ivo Vegter: Trade in rhino and tiger products might well save the species

Ivo Vegter: Trade in rhino and tiger products might well save the species

China has declared it will permit limited trade in rhino and tiger products from farmed animals, for use in research or traditional Chinese medicine. Opponents of...

Letter from America: The mid-term elections and the battle for the soul of the US

Letter from America: The mid-term elections and the battle for the soul of the US

Tuesday's mid-term elections in the US are being described as the most critical American poll in decades. There are already signs that the voter turn-out may...

The Week Ahead of 6 November 2018

The Week Ahead of 6 November 2018

The US mid-term elections could have far-reaching ramifications for President Trump’s actions over the next two years and could also have an impact on the US...

Non-financial Performance Indicators

Non-financial Performance Indicators

It has become common place to evaluate an organisation based on its ability to generate soaring revenues, profits and shareholder dividends. In today’s free market era...

The week ahead of November 2018

The week ahead of November 2018

#ChrisGilmour - The S&P 500 is flirting with a correction...

The Week Ahead of 23 October 2018

The Week Ahead of 23 October 2018

Caution remains the watchword on global equity markets...

Zapiro: Saudi Diplomacy

Zapiro: Saudi Diplomacy

The Week Ahead of 16 October 2018

The Week Ahead of 16 October 2018

#ChrisGilmour - After a torrid week in the headlines, Finance Minister NhlaNhla Nene did the honourable thing and tendered his resignation to President Cyril Ramaphosa...

Ivo Vegter: Even the meagre promises of the Jobs Summit are empty

Ivo Vegter: Even the meagre promises of the Jobs Summit are empty

The talking heads at last week's Jobs Summit among government, business and labour have decreed that they will create 275,000 jobs per year. If it was...

OP-ED: Many Belts and Roads? Demystifying China's Africa Ambitions

OP-ED: Many Belts and Roads? Demystifying China's Africa Ambitions

There is no doubt that China's emergence as the world's second-largest economy and, particularly, its role in Africa, has shaken up the established order. No longer...

Sean Muller: Beyond Nene: Ethical shortcomings in the public sector

Sean Muller: Beyond Nene: Ethical shortcomings in the public sector

In South Africa's public service the proportion of officials with strong, clear commitments to ethical principles is small. Officials like Themba Maseko -- who dismissed the...

The Week Ahead of 9 October 2018

The Week Ahead of 9 October 2018

#ChrisGilmour - The main economic feature of the past week in South Africa was the Jobs Summit. Although far from perfect, this is a very welcome...

ISS Today: China's salami slicing takes root in Africa

ISS Today: China's salami slicing takes root in Africa

With the consent of African governments, China's subtle but deliberate strategy is paying off. By Ronak Gopaldas for ISS TODAY.

The Week Ahead of 2nd October 2018

The Week Ahead of 2nd October 2018

The US Fed raised US short term interest rates by 25 basis points as expected last week and signaled that one more rate hike can be...

The Week Ahead of 25 September 2018

The Week Ahead of 25 September 2018

#ChrisGilmour - While US president Donald Trump is correct in trying to “punish” China for its overt violation of free-market principles, especially those relating to intellectual...

TRADE WARS: How the Trump Stole Christmas, or, Oh, The Crazy Tariffs He Will Impose

TRADE WARS: How the Trump Stole Christmas, or, Oh, The Crazy Tariffs He Will Impose

The Trump administration has embarked on a major international trade policy initiative that may well end up causing much more harm to Americans and the world....

Happy Khambule: Eskom should look to the sun and wind - they offer unlimited energy

Happy Khambule: Eskom should look to the sun and wind - they offer unlimited energy

Eskom's recent warnings of gloom, doom and tragedy is enough to give South Africans nightmares. But in the gloom there is potential for hope.

The Week Ahead of 18 September 2018

The Week Ahead of 18 September 2018

South Africa will be lucky to escape the Emerging Market (EM) contagion currently caused by Turkey, Argentine and Venezuela.

Dirk De Vos: Time to dump the red-tape Acts that govern public finances

Dirk De Vos: Time to dump the red-tape Acts that govern public finances

The national and provincial finance managements Acts appear to tie government and public servants that want to comply with the rules in endless red tape but,...

The Week Ahead of 11 September 2018

The Week Ahead of 11 September 2018

#ChrisGilmour - MTN shares plummeted last week on the news that it faced fines totaling $10bn for spurious allegations from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)...

Consumer imports under attack from SARS

Consumer imports under attack from SARS

The Customs and Excise division of SARS has reportedly started to enforce an absurd regulation that says anyone who buys more than three consignments a year...

Understanding how capitalism really works

Understanding how capitalism really works

You have to give it to Karl Marx. Whatever your own ideological pre-disposition, there is no denying that when he set out to analyse capitalism, he...

The Trust Economy: Corporate Reporting's New Frontier

The Trust Economy: Corporate Reporting's New Frontier

The scene was brimming with smiles and protruding chests, as the figurative confetti of integrating reporting grandeur showered down on Nedbank Group Ltd...

The Week Ahead of 4 September 2018

The Week Ahead of 4 September 2018

#ChrisGilmour - The ZAR is one of the world’s worst performing currencies year to date. Having dropped by 15.8% so far this year, it is in...

Marius Oosthuizen: SA and UK can find a new rhythm in economic relations

Marius Oosthuizen: SA and UK can find a new rhythm in economic relations

South Africa, with access to diverse raw materials, a young workforce and proximity to future African consumers estimated to number 2.5 billion by 2050, is well...

A successful retirement needs more than just money

A successful retirement needs more than just money

When planning for retirement be careful to not put all the emphasis on the financial side. Equally important are the emotional and psychological aspects of this...

Adam Habib: The Political Mob, the State and Accountability

Adam Habib: The Political Mob, the State and Accountability

While we are trying to undo the damage under the Zuma administration, let us not allow a second element - the belief that the state and...

Ivo Vegter: National Health Insurance will be an unmitigated disaster

Ivo Vegter: National Health Insurance will be an unmitigated disaster

Despite its proven incompetence at managing public service organisations, the government is determined to create a vast centralised healthcare system. Instead of failing only some South...

The Week Ahead of 28 August 2018

The Week Ahead of 28 August 2018

#Chris Gilmour - Interestingly, Checkers has been slowly but surely cementing its foothold in the convenience food market, which is currently dominated by Woolworths...

The Week Ahead of 21 August 2018

The Week Ahead of 21 August 2018

#ChrisGilmour - Tiger Brands shocked the market with a dreadful trading update for the year to Sep 2018 and almost immediately the share price fell by...

ISS Today: Can China free Africa from dependency on the mighty dollar?

ISS Today: Can China free Africa from dependency on the mighty dollar?

By extending the influence of the yuan, China could become the new champion of globalisation. By Peter Fabricius

The Week Ahead of 14 August 2018

The Week Ahead of 14 August 2018

#ChrisGilmour - The escalation of geopolitical rhetoric took a new turn this week with the US imposing sanctions on Russia as a result of the Novichok...

Helen Zille: From the Inside: The dire consequences of expropriation without compensation

Helen Zille: From the Inside: The dire consequences of expropriation without compensation

In a few years' time, we will probably regard the events of Tuesday 31 July as mere foreshocks of the seismic shift that lies ahead.

OP-ED: Zimbabwe - So you think being in opposition is easy?

OP-ED: Zimbabwe - So you think being in opposition is easy?

Bitter past experience teaches that legal challenges to African elections are a waste of time and that once the results are out and the observers on...

The Week Ahead of 24 July 2018

The Week Ahead of 24 July 2018

#ChrisGilmour - Massmart released a very pedestrian trading update for the six months to 1 Jul and yet the market rewarded the share price with a...

Zapiro: Channelling Madiba

Zapiro: Channelling Madiba

The business logic for sustainability

The business logic for sustainability

If anyone were to ask the late American economist Milton Friedman what the purpose of business is, he would probably lean back on his nappa leather...

The Week Ahead of 17 July 2018

The Week Ahead of 17 July 2018

#ChrisGilmour: However, the background global economy was looking a lot better a year ago and emerging economies were very much in favour then. As long as...

The Week Ahead of 10 July 2018

The Week Ahead of 10 July 2018

#ChrisGilmour: Global financial markets face a delicious dilemma: while trade tensions dominate and are beginning to assume alarming proportions, economic data points to a booming US...

The Week Ahead of 3 July 2018

The Week Ahead of 3 July 2018

The JSE and other emerging markets fell sharply on Mon Jun 25 amid mounting concerns surround the scale of possible trade wars.

Emile Ormond: Success of Ramaphosa's investment drive is out of his hands

Emile Ormond: Success of Ramaphosa's investment drive is out of his hands

Observers should not expect the country's improved image and political risk environment to translate to higher investment rates any time soon.

The Week Ahead of 26 June 2018

The Week Ahead of 26 June 2018

The utility only expects all of its available capacity to be online by Wed 27 Jun, provided of course that no further instances of industrial action-related...

Stay woke: making sense of shareholder activism

Stay woke: making sense of shareholder activism

Top execs in some of the world’s largest corporations are vexed at the idea of this rampant shareholder activism. However, a quick skim of Dale Carnegie’s...

The Week Ahead of 19 June 2018

The Week Ahead of 19 June 2018

The falloff in retail sales may well be a hangover from some pre-emptive buying in Mar ahead of the one percentage point increase in VAT on...

The Week Ahead of 12 June 2018

The Week Ahead of 12 June 2018

#ChrisGilmour - May was described by a Twitterati as looking like a deranged automaton, a reject from Westworld in expensive shoes.

The Week Ahead of 5 June 2018

The Week Ahead of 5 June 2018

In SA, private sector credit extension (PSCE) fell in Apr to 5.1% year on year (y/y) from 6% in Mar. The main culprit was reduced borrowing...

The semantics of stakeholder communications

The semantics of stakeholder communications

Locals aren’t as enthused by the new development. Residents, occupying low-cost housing blocks, face the threat of eviction to make way for the new shopping gargantuan.

The Week Ahead of 29 May 2018

The Week Ahead of 29 May 2018

#ChrisGilmour: The SA Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee decided last week to keep the repo rate on hold at 6.5%. Although this was widely anticipated, SARB...

The Week Ahead of 22 May 2018

The Week Ahead of 22 May 2018

#ChrisGilmour: The trade talks between the US and China ended on Sat 19 May. Initial reactions were mildly positive but not enough detail was available to...

COMMA CHAMELEON: Behind most good books, there's a Merlin you'll never meet

COMMA CHAMELEON: Behind most good books, there's a Merlin you'll never meet

What's as shy as a leopard, sharp as a scalpel and helps wag the tale? A fine editor, of course.

The Week Ahead of 15 May 2018

The Week Ahead of 15 May 2018

#ChrisGilmour: Having raised interest rates to 40% the previous week, Argentina went cap in hand to the IMF for relief after it became obvious that hiking...

Tiara Walters: COMMA CHAMELEON: Spell check - Friend or faux?

Tiara Walters: COMMA CHAMELEON: Spell check - Friend or faux?

Your electronic typo spotter is only as good as your proofreading skills - which is not always a good thing in the business of sound reputation...

The Week Ahead of 8 May 2018

The Week Ahead of 8 May 2018

#ChrisGilmour - Britain’s Conservative Party fared far less badly in the English council elections than most had predicted, with the Labour Party failing to capitalize on...

The week ahead

The week ahead

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets this week in the US but no change to US interest rates seems likely. Expect another three rate hikes...

The paranoid, persecutory delusions of Survé's toady

The paranoid, persecutory delusions of Survé's toady

Adri Senekal de Wet, the "executive editor" of Business Report, continues to defend her lord and master, Iqbal Survé, and his experiments in corporate finance. In...

The week ahead

The week ahead

At its annual spring meeting in Washington last week, the IMF affirmed its positive sentiment toward strong and sustained synchronized global economic growth. Notwithstanding this optimism...

Ivo Vegter: Claims that a sugar tax works wither under scrutiny

Ivo Vegter: Claims that a sugar tax works wither under scrutiny

South Africa instituted a 20% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in April 2018. A recent study in Philadelphia claims that such a tax reduces the likelihood of...

A bucket list tickoff - St Kilda

A bucket list tickoff - St Kilda

St Kilda is an uninhabited volcanic archipelago in the north Atlantic, about 50 miles west of the Western Isles off the Scottish coast. A dual World...

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Geopolitical tensions erupted last week with the west bombing Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria.

Marelise van der Merwe: The Other News Round-Up: Sumo other time, ladies

Marelise van der Merwe: The Other News Round-Up: Sumo other time, ladies

Each week, Daily Maverick brings you some of the world's odder happenings from South Africa and further afield. This week: Sumo is back in the headlines...

Ivo Vegter: The super-galactic highway to absurdity

Ivo Vegter: The super-galactic highway to absurdity

Business Report, part of Iqbal Survé's debt-ridden, insolvent and terrifically misnamed Independent Media, has made for hilarious reading lately. Its toady-in-chief has been spouting gibberish in...

Whisky Galore

Whisky Galore

Recounting the title of an old black and white movie from the 1940s, I recently visited a collection of single malt distilleries in an around the...

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

What is of concern, however, is the gradual downtrend since the S&P 500 hits its high point of 2 873 on Jan 26 this year.

Susan Booysen: Winnie’s bridge-building changed South African politics

Susan Booysen: Winnie’s bridge-building changed South African politics

Once "Winnie" had put the Mandela United Football Club events of the late 1980s and poor judgements in the early days of government and in ANC...

The week ahead

The week ahead

As expected, the SARB’s MPC cut interest rates by a modest 25bp. This will help in a very limited sense to offset the impact of the...

Before you leave on holiday...

Before you leave on holiday...

You have booked that trip, researched the must-see attractions, recharged all your electronic devices, packed your bags and now… it’s the evening just before you leave...

Russia: Six more years of Vladimir Putin’s global play

Russia: Six more years of Vladimir Putin’s global play

In the wake of Vladimir Putin's latest crushing electoral victory, J. BROOKS SPECTOR tries to come to grips with the ideas that motivate the Russian president's...

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

The US Fed’s FOMC met for the first time last week under the chairmanship of Jay Powell. As expected, rates were increased by 25bp and the...

FLIXATION: Inside Brexit’s Bleak House; the (In)Humanity of Ricky Gervais

FLIXATION: Inside Brexit’s Bleak House; the (In)Humanity of Ricky Gervais

When avid television bingers go cold turkey on DStv and sign up for Netflix et al - and more such platforms will come our way in...

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Global equity markets appear to have largely shrugged off the possibility of large-scale trade wars breaking out, though nervousness and caution still prevail.

US: Absolute chaos corrupts absolutely – Trumpty Dumpty style

US: Absolute chaos corrupts absolutely – Trumpty Dumpty style

J. BROOKS SPECTOR keeps shaking his head in astonishment at the goings-on in Washington, as Donald Trump continues to see chaos as his modus operandi as...

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

As mentioned in last week's note, the possibility of trade retaliation has started to rear its ugly head, catalyzed by the Trump administration proposing tariffs on...

Marelise van der Merwe: The Other News Round-Up: For services rendered

Marelise van der Merwe: The Other News Round-Up: For services rendered

Each week, Daily Maverick brings you some of the world's stranger occurrences. This week: Nails in the coffin of "selfless efforts"?

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

President Cyril Ramaphosa reshuffled his cabinet late on Mon night. This was a compromise reshuffle that left many incompetent ministers still inside cabinet and made no...

The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

The global economic growth outlook still appears to be intact, with inflation only making a moderate reappearance. #ChrisGilmour

Marelise van der Merwe: The Other News Round-Up: In Fraud We Trust

Marelise van der Merwe: The Other News Round-Up: In Fraud We Trust

Each week, Daily Maverick brings you some of the world's more peculiar news. This week: when both Grace Mugabe and your cat can get a PhD.

The week ahead

The week ahead

The momentous events unfolding in South Africa last week clouded almost everything else in the media. But eventually, Cyril Ramaphosa was installed as President and he...

The week ahead

The week ahead

February has been especially poor for global equity markets. All of the euphoria that was so apparent in late 2017 and into January of this year...

The week ahead

The week ahead

The narrowly defined unemployment rate remained at 4.1%, with the broader rate, which includes discouraged jobseekers, moving slightly higher to 8.2%.

Sponsored - If you sell, sell!

Sponsored - If you sell, sell!

As we are all now aware, we are experiencing one of the toughest markets in years and so, due to consulting with the experts of the...

The week ahead

The week ahead

At the Allan Gray investment conference in late August last year, American economist Todd Bucholz laid out some clear guidelines that investors should observe when attempting...

The Other News Round-Up: Panic Mechanics

The Other News Round-Up: Panic Mechanics

Each week, Daily Maverick brings you a round-up of some of the world's stranger occurrences. This week: panic buying.

State Capture: Commissions of inquiry are flawed – do they hear the whole truth?

State Capture: Commissions of inquiry are flawed – do they hear the whole truth?

Early in January, on the eve of the first meeting of the new National Executive Committee (NEC) of the governing African National Congress (ANC), President Jacob...

The week ahead

The week ahead

The positive momentum of recent weeks on the global economy front continued last week with the release of China’s Q4 2017 and full year (FY) 2017...

Marelise van der Merwe: The Other News Round-Up: I Think, Therefore I Scam

Marelise van der Merwe: The Other News Round-Up: I Think, Therefore I Scam

Each week, Daily Maverick brings you some of the odder happenings from across the globe and closer to home. This week: desperate times call for scammers...

Anton Harber: By paying for interview, Bathabile Dlamini has destroyed SABC’s journalistic credibility

Anton Harber: By paying for interview, Bathabile Dlamini has destroyed SABC’s journalistic credibility

South African journalism has had some low points in its 200-year history. This week's admission that the SABC sells interviews without telling the audience is one...

Ian von Memerty: Why the ANC cannot return to its Glory Days – despite Ramaphosa’s claims

Ian von Memerty: Why the ANC cannot return to its Glory Days – despite Ramaphosa’s claims

Six reasons why the Top Six in the ANC are fighting a Sisyphean battle.

The week ahead

The week ahead

From a global economic perspective, both developed markets (DM) and emerging markets (EM) are moving nicely into 2018...

Pierre de Vos: A few tips for parliamentarians on developing rules for impeachment of a sitting president

Pierre de Vos: A few tips for parliamentarians on developing rules for impeachment of a sitting president

The rules committee of the NA faces an extremely difficult task to determine exactly what types of conduct by the President would warrant impeachment. A related...

Andrew Ihsaan Gasnolar: ‘Day Zero’ catastrophe creeps ever closer in Cape Town as DA’s internal dysfunction deepens

Andrew Ihsaan Gasnolar: ‘Day Zero’ catastrophe creeps ever closer in Cape Town as DA’s internal dysfunction deepens

Factionalism is embedded in the DA as it is embedded in South Africa's politics. However, the trouble with the current internal political squabble around mayor Patricia...

Judith February: On freedom, fact and falsehood

Judith February: On freedom, fact and falsehood

If there is hope for our future, it is in continuing to seek the truth where falsehood abounds - and to speak that truth to power.

US: The 'Very Stable Genius' of Donald Trump

US: The 'Very Stable Genius' of Donald Trump

Happy New Year as J. BROOKS SPECTOR is already wide-eyed at the events in the Trump universe and as he searches for suitable literary guidance to...

The week ahead

The week ahead

Global equity markets, as anticipated, began the year on a positive note. This is sometimes referred to as “The January Effect”, as the start of the...

A few ways bots disrupt our lives

A few ways bots disrupt our lives

So, we’re smack in the middle of the festive season. Have you done your Christmas shopping? Ordered anything online lately?

Top 5 gift ideas for coworkers

Top 5 gift ideas for coworkers

Here are my top 5 picks I thought might make great little gifts in the office. Remember, tis the season...

The week ahead

The week ahead

There were mixed blessings; S&P downgraded SA's foreign currency denominated debt by a further notch into sub-investment (junk) status...

ISS Today: Natural gas won’t solve Mozambique’s development challenges

ISS Today: Natural gas won’t solve Mozambique’s development challenges

Without basic service delivery and better budget management, gas reserves won't help Mozambique's poorest. By Alex Porter and Zachary Donnenfeld for ISS TODAY.

The Other News Round-Up: ‘Tis the Season to be Brawly

The Other News Round-Up: ‘Tis the Season to be Brawly

Each week, Daily Maverick brings you some of the lesser-reported news from South Africa and further afield. This week: the not-so-festive side of the season.

The week ahead

The week ahead

All eyes were on the release of Moody’s and S&P’s ratings decisions on Fri Nov 24. We had to wait until after the close of markets...

An ‘Indaba’ about energy endowment?

An ‘Indaba’ about energy endowment?

David Mahlobo is not the first Minister of Energy to resort to "endowment" as code for mineral energy resources, or concentrated energy resources that are easily...

Op-Ed: Beware ‘Crocodile’ Mnangagwa – Zanu-PF is not renewing, it is a snake shedding its old skin

Op-Ed: Beware ‘Crocodile’ Mnangagwa – Zanu-PF is not renewing, it is a snake shedding its old skin

Those who believe Robert Mugabe should be punished for crimes against humanity and stand trial, I agree with you. If you believe that then you must...

The week ahead

The week ahead

Last week was a tumultuous one in southern African politics, as Robert Mugabe’s ruinous 37 year-old reign was brought to an end by the Zimbabwean military.

Much of our current euphoria in Zimbabwe is misplaced

Much of our current euphoria in Zimbabwe is misplaced

The message to the Zimbabwe Defence Force must now be - thank you for cleaning up the mess you created but you must now return to...

The week ahead

The week ahead

Global economic growth keeps on rising, with some analysts now forecasting a peak of around 4% in 2018 and that momentum being sustained into 2019, albeit...

Travel trends between generations

Travel trends between generations

Did you know that your age is now likely to determine your travel style? Although this research may not be ground-breaking, this does give you insight...

The week ahead

The week ahead

SARB governor Lesetja Kganyago said last week he believed that none of the three main credit rating agencies would downgrade South Africa's sovereign ratings at their...

Things you don't want to regret in your 40s

Things you don't want to regret in your 40s

If you look on the internet, hundreds of people older and wiser than you have shared their best tips for living life to the fullest before...

The week ahead

The week ahead

SARB governor said last week he believed that none of the three main credit rating agencies would downgrade SA’s sovereign ratings at their reviews in late...

Power, money and sex: Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump and All the King’s Men

Power, money and sex: Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump and All the King’s Men

In which J. BROOKS SPECTOR finds similarities between Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump - and directs attention to the heavy political lessons in America's great novel...

The week ahead

The week ahead

A reminder to all IAS/CFA members that the annual CFA University Challenge will take place at the JSE at 17:30 on Tue 17 Oct.

Survivor: The White House Edition

Survivor: The White House Edition

In which J. BROOKS SPECTOR suffers the fate of Samuel Taylor Coleridge with a vivid dream. Only, instead of the immortal poem, "Kubla Khan", he imagines...

Op-Ed: It’s time to acknowledge the impact of capital flight on developing countries

Op-Ed: It’s time to acknowledge the impact of capital flight on developing countries

We know the story: Africa is poor, and it needs help from rich countries. And if Western powers have exploited the black continent through slavery, colonialism...

The week ahead

The week ahead

Global economics, politics, markets and company news for this week ahead. By #ChrisGilmour

Conservative Party Conference Manchester (2)

Conservative Party Conference Manchester (2)

Theresa May’s address to the Conservative Party Conference at Manchester was a farce-a complete and unmitigated disaster. #ChrisGilmour

Conservative Party Conference Manchester

Conservative Party Conference Manchester

Following on from the successful Liberal Democrat annual conference in Bournemouth and the equally successful Labour Party conference in Brighton last month... #ChrisGilmour

Op-Ed: State failed to deliver on connecting the majority

Op-Ed: State failed to deliver on connecting the majority

Nothing illustrates better the paucity of the ANC's developmental state philosophy than the failure of the South Africa Connect broadband roll-out plan to connect 50% of...

US: From Hurricane Harvey to Cyclone Donald, a country weathering multiple storms

US: From Hurricane Harvey to Cyclone Donald, a country weathering multiple storms

As yet another astounding hurricane lashes part of America, J. BROOKS SPECTOR reviews the legislative storm that struck Washington this past week.

Desmond Tutu to Aung San Suu Kyi: The price of your silence is too steep

Desmond Tutu to Aung San Suu Kyi: The price of your silence is too steep

As we witness the unfolding horror, we pray for you to be courageous and resilient again. An open letter by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

Op-Ed: Taking BRICS from economic pragmatism to reformed global governance

Op-Ed: Taking BRICS from economic pragmatism to reformed global governance

As the BRICS countries step up more in global issues, their credibility will be determined not only by their foreign policies but also their domestic stability...

Op-Ed: UK companies must distance themselves from Bell Pottinger after SA malevolency

Op-Ed: UK companies must distance themselves from Bell Pottinger after SA malevolency

Bell Pottinger should be run right out of South Africa, and all public bodies and businesses in Britain for which it works should at the very...

#CyrilRamaphosaLeaks: What we should do about it

#CyrilRamaphosaLeaks: What we should do about it

Even if the Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma faction wins the December elective conference, the ANC's choice to use Cyril Ramaphosa as a sacrificial lamb would have cost it...

Right of reply: Bell Pottinger threatens BizNews over Hitler video story

Right of reply: Bell Pottinger threatens BizNews over Hitler video story

Bell Pottinger has hit back at BizNews after we published a story that revealed new information and questions about the company's digital unit 'Engage'.

Paul Whelan: Dissecting Zuma's survival in Parliament's no-confidence motion

Paul Whelan: Dissecting Zuma's survival in Parliament's no-confidence motion

It may be confusing to determine whether last week’s motion of no-confidence result was a positive or negative result. Depending on what you read, you may...

Broken democracy: Why the Van Zyl Slabbert report haunts SA's parliament

Broken democracy: Why the Van Zyl Slabbert report haunts SA's parliament

The Van Zyl Slabbert Commission proposed that South Africa should consider adopting a mixed electoral system when it comes to appointing MPs.

Tackling corruption: 'Be prepared to lose something' - Madonsela

Tackling corruption: 'Be prepared to lose something' - Madonsela

South Africans can still save democracy if they hold those mentioned in the Gupta leaks to account for their role in state capture, says former Public...

Pro-Zupta propaganda war: How Bell Pottinger roped in Israeli tech firm

Pro-Zupta propaganda war: How Bell Pottinger roped in Israeli tech firm

Israeli-based, online reputation management company Veribo had been hired by UK PR firm Bell Pottinger to assist with their (now former) Gupta clients.

Pravin #JoiningTheDots - SARS captured as 'whistleblowers' shown the door

Pravin #JoiningTheDots - SARS captured as 'whistleblowers' shown the door

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan has confirmed what has been suspected for ever so long: SARS is captured as the good people are shown the door.

Fikile Mbalula: The fight against crime in South Africa requires collaboration

Fikile Mbalula: The fight against crime in South Africa requires collaboration

Some countries at war do not even come close to the number of brutal murders we are experiencing. We have no time to waste over these...

Right of Reply: Graeme Joffe on his SASCOC settlement

Right of Reply: Graeme Joffe on his SASCOC settlement

Primedia reporters will also do their best to try and discredit me after I exposed Primedia Sport in a kickback scandal for a SA rugby commercial...

From the Inside: A toe in the Berg River water

From the Inside: A toe in the Berg River water

So Bergrivier Council decided to pull the lever within its control. - Helen Zille

Dollars and Gmails: How the FBI could start sniffing around Gupta corruption

Dollars and Gmails: How the FBI could start sniffing around Gupta corruption

US law makes it a criminal offense to engage in or attempt to engage in a financial transaction involving funds that are known to be the...

Bloomberg editors on SA: Zuma wrecking ball risks destroying country

Bloomberg editors on SA: Zuma wrecking ball risks destroying country

It’s not often that you see an editorial written by Bloomberg editors issuing warnings over the state of South Africa...

Dear Mr Malema, if you can win my Zurich land back, I'm out of here

Dear Mr Malema, if you can win my Zurich land back, I'm out of here

Former ANC Youth League leader and now the head of the EFF, Julius Malema, has persistently called for expropriation of land without compensation...

4 ways you might be sabotaging your own retirement plan

4 ways you might be sabotaging your own retirement plan

You want to be in a position where you can work if you find employment that you like...

Tricks to make you effortlessly charming

Tricks to make you effortlessly charming

So next time you walk into a room filled with new faces, with a bit of effort it might be you that everybody wants to get...

What do we need after Zuma?

What do we need after Zuma?

Important as corruption and state capture are as features of the Jacob Zuma presidency, they do not represent the only elements that need to be addressed...

Secret ballot: Mbete has an opportunity to discard ANC hat in favour of SA

Secret ballot: Mbete has an opportunity to discard ANC hat in favour of SA

As Chairperson of the ANC, there is a conflict that some may argue has helped protect the likes of President Jacob Zuma...

Does the Auditor-General need more teeth?

Does the Auditor-General need more teeth?

Irregular expenditure exploded while there was a reduction in fruitless and wasteful expenditure...

The wearable shame of men labelled trash

The wearable shame of men labelled trash

The scourge of domestic violence, rape, femicide and infanticide are top priorities in my work as Minister of Police. - Fikile Mbalula (Minister of Police)

From the Inside: Things we learnt in the fire

From the Inside: Things we learnt in the fire

In the context of this racial madness, the best place to be was Knysna itself, a cocoon of sanity, under a pall of smoke. - By...

You're not above the law, Mr Armed Response

You're not above the law, Mr Armed Response

The thing is, parking on public open spaces is actually, truly illegal. In terms of the Joburg By-laws...

Broken SA education system 'pouring out' unemployable young people - FMF

Broken SA education system 'pouring out' unemployable young people - FMF

As part of its series looking at how to ensure ‘true’ radical economic transformation in South Africa, the Free Market Foundation (FMF) in this piece turns...