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Patrick Cairns is one of South Africa's most respected commentators on the investment industry. He also covers economics issues and business news.

What do Edgars, Steinhoff and AB InBev have in common?

Why investors need to pay attention to company debt.

We don’t need prescribed assets

We need better incentives for private sector investment.

The investment opportunity you can’t ignore

But how do you access it?

Business must lead SA’s rehabilitation

If only in its own self-interest.

Cross-border financial planning

A multitude of aspects needs to be considered – preferably well ahead of time.

Only 19 local equity funds have beaten inflation over five years

Dividend funds show particular resilience.

This is how much you need just for medical aid in retirement

Are you prepared for the impact of this recurring cost?

Orbis proposes changes to some of its fee structures

Hopes to better align fees with client experience.

The potential unintended consequences of prescribed assets

Impacts could be far-reaching.

‘Someone must have known’

Governance can’t be left to boards.

Making sense of the outlook for SA Inc stocks

As the economy continues to stutter.

More headaches for the Public Protector

Former FSB head Dube Tshidi files a strongly worded review application to her findings against him.

There’s value in listed property, but risks remain

At a 10% yield, there is a margin of safety.

The only unit trust to hold AEEI and Ayo

And AEEI is its largest holding.

How to give yourself the best chance of achieving financial goals

With life expectancies increasing, you will probably need to live off your savings for 20 years or more after you stop working.
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