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After earning a B. Comm (Communications) degree, Adriaan spent 10 years working as a financial reporter. After spending 15 years as analyst at different stockbroking firms and a stint as lecturer in economics, he decided to feed his need of reading annual reports, business news and whatever financial articles he can find. He also admits to serving a term as ward councillor.

When high returns raise suspicions

House of Monopoly offers 20% monthly returns, but is keeping mum on how this is possible.

Implats opts to expand footprint outside Africa

Invests R11bn in ‘mining-friendly’ Canada, a country with reliable and cheap electricity.

Manufacturing industries that go against the tide

While a few sectors are thriving, as a whole the manufacturing industry seems to be in decline.

Who are Ramaphosa’s new economists?

What the résumés and activities of the members of his economic advisory council reveal.

Tax ruling against BMW has implications for all

Court rules that tax consulting fees paid by employers should be seen as part of an employee’s income and are thus taxable.

This is how Eskom throttles the economy

Reserve Bank analysis shows the effect of load shedding on economic growth, particularly on mining and manufacturing.

Why George said no to Mediclinic

Municipality (sort of) explains why it would not grant permission for the building of a new hospital.

Surreal happenings around Lily and Barbrook sale

Efforts to sell and reopen the gold mines raise new questions.

Mediclinic barred from building new hospital

Refused permission for R700m development in George.

FirstRand keeps its head above water

Increased provisions for bad debt, higher operating expenses and a huge tax bill limit earnings growth.

Marginal gold miner enjoys stand-out year

DRDGold’s full-year results reflect the benefit of a higher gold price, production and grades – with indications that the good times have just begun.

RCL Foods bruised by tariffs and taxes 

But move to high value branded products counters losses from chicken and sugar.

Gold and Krugerrands attract investors

A higher gold price, weak rand and continued uncertainty make physical gold more popular.

Capital gains surprise for Naspers shareholders

The listing of Prosus in Amsterdam results in an unexpected tax bill (but it’s not that bad).

Naspers directors approve their own pay

Had to rely on the 1 000 votes per A-share to pass remuneration policy.
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