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Is Absa turning the ship around?

It is fairly obvious that Daniel Mminele chose the toughest job in South African banking upon his appointment as Group CEO of Absa. The 56 days he’s been in the job was always going to…

‘Toughest conditions in 20 years’ for Growthpoint

Deteriorating economic conditions in South Africa dragged down property giant Growthpoint’s performance for its half-year to December, virtually wiping out the income growth it achieved from its offshore property investments in Australia and Europe. This…

Shuter: Board will have a year to find…

Rob Shuter’s announcement that he will not seek to extend his contract as MTN CEO a year before it ends will allow the board enough time to pick a suitable candidate.  News of his departure…

Driving down your insurance premiums

I needed to make drastic budget cuts to an already-thin budget this month and when I reviewed my car insurance in search of a lower premium, I found that, as with most things today, there’s…

Construction sector prospects look brighter

The prospects for South Africa’s JSE-listed construction companies are looking brighter than they have for some time, particularly with the government making commitments towards infrastructure expenditure and reporting that the Infrastructure Fund has a R700…

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20 Top Economists Endorse Medicare for All as…

“We believe the available research supports the conclusion that a program of Medicare for All (M4A) could be considerably less expensive than the current system,” the economists wrote. (Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty Images)Rejecting “loose…

Greta Thunberg Urges Strikers to ‘Unite Behind Science’…

Because of the coronavirus outbreak spreading around the globe, climate action leader Greta Thunberg called on her supporters to observe a #DigitalStrike instead of attending in-person weekly climate protests this Friday. Thunberg has based her #FridaysForFuture…