Society newsmaker of the year: Glenda Gray

Glenda Gray may have ended up in a spat with Zweli Mkhize this year over lockdown rules, but it says much about the respect she commands that he was the one ...

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Political newsmaker of the year: Ace Magashule — Cyril’s wild card

The secretary-general of the governing party dominated political news this year. But, he tells the FM, he’s just being ‘targeted’ because people want to ...

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International newsmaker of the year: Elon Musk’s genius muscle

There is no international business figure who came out of 2020 with his fortunes so radically enhanced. Despite the glut of short-sellers betting on his ...

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Checkers vs Woolies: Battle of the trolleys

Woolworths has always taken the lead in high-end food shopping, but Checkers is increasingly snapping at its ankles

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NATASHA MARRIAN: Bain’s bid to muzzle whistleblower

The company has yet to come clean about the full extent of former managing partner Vittorio Massone’s machinations in the state capture project

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ROB ROSE: What’s Tongaat CEO Gavin Hudson’s secret?

Unlike Steinhoff, EOH and the Kebble companies, Tongaat has sprung back from an existentially threatening fraud. What’s Gavin Hudson’s secret?

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JUSTICE MALALA: The year of big man gone loco

Our politics, like the virus, is a long-term game with ups and downs; ignore the noise and frustration and look ahead

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TRACEY DAVIES: Bank bonuses screw the planet

Standard Bank’s climate policy is more than just hypocrisy; it shows financial institutions pay only lip service to climate goals

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MARC HASENFUSS: Resting on Rupert laurels

Very few punters, as far as I know, have rattled the cage at Reinet Investments, the offshore company controlled by the Rupert family and managed by Johann ...

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Hidden hand behind truck attacks?

In recent months, a wave of attacks on truck drivers has brought SA’s cement industry to a halt. A new union tells the FM it’s about ‘foreign drivers’, but it ...

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EDITORIAL: Beach rules echo logic of tobacco ban

Ramaphosa was right that South Africans need to pull together and act responsibly. But shouldn’t the government set the example?

SA’s best and worst Reits

If you ignored the naysayers and bought Stor-Age, congrats. But nothing in 2020 was obvious for SA’s property stocks

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British American Tobacco: Thank you for not smoking

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Reversing Trumpism

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Wrapping up a turbulent year

Dear reader, I can only say a heartfelt thank you for staying with us during this time — even when you disagree with us

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EDITORIAL: Beach rules echo logic of tobacco ban

Ramaphosa was right that South Africans need to pull together and act responsibly. But shouldn’t the government set the example?

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Rob Rose Editor: Financial Mail

ROB ROSE: What’s Tongaat CEO Gavin Hudson’s secret?

Unlike Steinhoff, EOH and the Kebble companies, Tongaat has sprung back from an existentially threatening fraud. What’s Gavin Hudson’s secret?

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