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Ranking the Analysts: Leader of the pack

SA firm has for the first time beaten its global peers and won the research award

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Brian Molefe needs to show us the nuclear numbers

Peter Bruce doesn't see how the argument for or against nuclear power can be logically settled

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Xenophobia surprises stable Zambian nation

One of the selling points that Zambia dangles before potential outside investors is its record of peace and hospitality towards people from other countries

Capitec’s burgeoning business created multimillionaires

Capitec’s top brass have made a packet from the bank’s gravity-defying rise on the JSE, trading R181m worth of shares over the past year

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Employment: World wide work

Betterwage.com is a new website designed to help people find ways to make extra money outside their working hours

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Nothing Zuma has started as president is going to end well

Jacob Zuma is in it only for himself and his family and it has begun to show, writes Peter Bruce

How Egypt pipped SA

SA remains Africa’s most developed economy with more diversified economic base, despite Egypt overtaking SA to be Africa's second largest economy

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Brewers: More foam, less beer

It is screamingly apparent that AB InBev’s attraction for SABMiller lay in its emerging market operations in Latin America and Africa

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Editorial: A Gordhan arrest would end it all

Besides outright neglect of the SA economy, government is actively sabotaging it — hastening the slippery slope to junk status

Features

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How one buffalo cost R176m

SA’s game industry is in need of some serious damage control

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Theme parks not much fun in SA

Roller coasters and water slides are big business globally, but in SA theme parks seem to be punching below their weight

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Windfalls all round for investors in Capitec

Capitec’s rise from nowhere to banking heavyweight has earned a windfall for just about everyone, including Stellenbosch investment company PSG and insiders from the ANC

FM Fox

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FSB spat: Relentless Hunter

Financial Services Board's Rosemary Hunter files court papers against her boss, Dube Tshidi, accusing him of 'unlawful conduct'

Profile: Hendrik Jordaan

Hendrik Jordaan musters the support of 30 of the world's wealthiest families and joins them together to be transformational in Africa

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Gimme: Come out swinging

Kate Ferreira reviews new golfing accessories that track movements of golfers’ clubs or gloves, providing data and visualisations of their movement

101: Uber in SA

All you need to know about Uber drivers in SA

Life Healthcare: Cost pinch

Life Healthcare reports13.4% increase in headline earnings per share to 82.7c

Opinion

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In Good Faith: Nice try, Port Elizabeth

Local authorities can decide how to collect the money they are owed, but they at least have to get it from the right people, writes Carmel Rickard

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On My Mind: Blow to corporate secrecy

For years, secretive companies have argued they needn't provide their share registers to the media. Last week, this all changed, writes Dario Milo

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Editorial: Uber does to meter taxis what rail did to horses

Metered taxi drivers are behaving like owners of horse-drawn coaches that linked cities of Victorian England, before coaching was made redundant by comfortable trains

Money & Investing

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PIC: Big money, little information

Scary lack of accountability and oversight, considering how much money is involved

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Directors’ Dealings: Smoking all the way to the bank

Raubex, which has previously been fined R58.8m by Sanral will be defending the recent claims of its participation in an illegal collusion case

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Unit Trusts: Mixing up the assets

For the majority of investors and their advisers it makes sense to invest in a portfolio that offers similar returns to a general equity portfolio

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Mining: All choice and no appetite

The private equity business model in general is to draw up a mandate and strategy, raise money from investors, seek out assets, create value and sell after a number of years

Media & Advertising

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How Vodacom tripped up

Vodacom has lost the public opinion battle against rival Cell C after both network operators made major gaffes

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Creative circle rankings: Up, down and out

Advertising’s creative directors rank agencies by how they do in the industry’s top award festivals

Africa & International

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Xenophobia surprises stable Zambian nation

One of the selling points that Zambia dangles before potential outside investors is its record of peace and hospitality towards people from other countries

Digital

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Free content: No need for data

SA startup firm teams up with an NPO from the US to bridge the content and data divide

Opinion

Zuma’s Rubicon

Memories of P W Botha’s failure loom large

FM Fox

The Guptanomics of Optimum Coal

Tegeta has new ideas to turn mine around and has advantage over larger corporations as it is a smaller, more entrepreneurial organisation, focusing on cost savings

Features

Villas in Mauritius are the new SA must-have

Mauritius remains one of the most attractive rand-hedge destinations for SA investors, judging by the latest figures from the Mauritius Board of Investment

Editor's Note: Grim peek into Abil kitchen

The autopsy of African Bank shows that investors who believe boards are ensuring all the i's are dotted are fooling themselves, writes Rob Rose

If you believe Gordhan is off Zuma’s hook you’re kidding yourself

The fact is, Jacob Zuma needs a month or two, no more, with his hands on treasury to effect a lasting change of direction to his advantage, writes Peter Bruce

Twentysomething: The cold, hard truth

You should check your credit report at least once every 12 months, and it’s free, writes Colleen Goko

Food for Thought: Hurry past the curry

The Japanese restaurant Daruma at the Elangeni Hotel seved a meal that was so good it compensated for not having a favourite curry, writes Justice Malala

Shop Talk: Eating out part of the social lives of majority consumers in SA

Dress code for casual dining: a jean pant instead of tracksuit bottoms, writes Zeenat Moorad

Pattern Recognition: Brainwash bay

Facebook's trending bias scandal reveals how powerful the 1.66bn-strong social network's influence has become, writes Toby Shapshak

It’s a Foodie’s World: Winter winners

Riante Naidoo compiles a list of some essential winter ingredients that you should have in your cupboards to enable you to whip up a quick meal

Boardroom Tails: Why reporting time is grim

Top bank executives are still being paid huge salaries, perpetuating inequality though they are sheltered from personal consequences, writes Ann Crotty

Twentysomething: The fiscal diet

Consider travelling overseas to avoid the icy grip of winter. There are ways to do this, writes Colleen Goko