Opinion

Draft 2018 Mining Charter: Better, but still profoundly flawed

And a continuing choke on investment.

Why supposedly ‘safe’ sectors may be nothing of the sort

Safety stems from the price you pay, not the underlying dynamics of the businesses you buy.

Digital technology is making car insurance more affordable in SA

Using technology for insurance purposes may reduce costs and ease the pressures often associated with traditional insurance.

Facebook and Google = world domination?

Google and Facebook commanded 84% of global digital ad spend between them in 2017.

Why Capitec (and not Nedbank, the PIC or the Grindrod consortium) should buy Mercantile

The business banking space is hotting up, and few will be able to match the simplicity and fees that Capitec offers.

Lessons from the Vodacom YeboYethu deal for black investors

Live your life and don’t let disappointment lead to poor investment decisions.

These are the days of a reactionary labour movement

Organised labour is responsible for its own weakening status and influence.

The revised Mining Charter fumbles and crashes

No friend of labour or mining communities, and likely to discourage investors.

Maybe the big four auditing firms do need breaking up

‘A break-up between auditing firms may be necessary, but existing rules should first be given a chance to work.’

Neglect data management at your peril

Business leaders be warned – poor information management can and may be used against you. 

What’s wrong with BEE?

Vodacom transaction triggers a share sell-off.

Star: the curse of an embarrassing parent

Can Steinhoff Africa Retail emerge unscathed when the market wants little to do with anything in the Steinhoff stable?

Governments and entrepreneurship

The Holy Grail of purpose that should apply to all business – that of serving its market or customers – must equally apply to government.

South Africa’s investment appeal continues to be sabotaged

There is a lack of understanding of the obstacles that an incoherent government policy creates.

Acting Sars commissioner’s 90-day term runs out soon

But Moyane’s disciplinary process will likely delay permanent appointment.

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