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Municipal audits: the winners and losers

Auditor-general Tsakani Maluleke last week tabled the results of the 2019/2020 municipal audit outcomes. For the most part, the situation is pretty dire and, ...

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DAVID FURLONGER: Daze of our lives

New automotive rules bring clarity but also a sense of uncertainty

David Furlonger Editor-at-large
EPP: Back on the ‘buy’ list

Polish mall owner EPP is finding itself back in favour with investors, especially if efforts to slash debt pay off

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Covid vaccines: the state’s skewed priorities

A vaccinologist says the first shot of Pfizer’s vaccine provides sufficient protection to warrant a decision to pause second doses

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EDITORIAL: Higher pay, low value for South Africans

There’s little to cheer about in the fact that the state has failed to hold the line on public sector wage increases

The looting of Charlotte Maxeke hospital

Copper piping worth R30m was looted from Charlotte Maxeke hospital while it stood empty after the fire in April

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Why the jailing of Jacob Zuma is a powerful symbol

Zuma’s incarceration is not just about him — it is a symbol, a message, a powerful, ringing bellow by lady justice that gone are the days of impunity and ...

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Natasha Marrian Financial Mail deputy editor & columnist
SAM MKOKELI: Zuma ‘se gat’

Zuma’s arrest is the first move in a downward spiral through the deep and dark hole he dug for himself since the arms deal started two decades ago

Sam Mkokeli Columnist and contributor
Hot (penny) stock: Aveng is back from the brink

Aveng is gradually emerging from the worst. The FM spoke to CEO Sean Flanagan and CFO Adrian Macartney

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EDITORIAL: The problem is ANC impunity — not Zuma

If there was one message that was constantly reinforced this week, it is that those in power are more equal than everyone else

How to read the Financial Mail e-edition

Page through a digital version of the printed Financial Mail magazine

CHRIS ROPER: Why does the IRR downplay the reality of racism in SA?

The Institute of Race Relations’ ‘Racism is NOT the problem’ campaign sets back the process of dealing with an entrenched issue in SA

Can SA be ‘fireproofed’ against nefarious leaders?

Can SA be secured from a venal, corrupt executive? The first step towards minimising the risk of capture, say experts, is to strengthen parliamentary oversight ...

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Eswatini: Farce and the furious

Eswatini has been rocked by its worst protests since the 1990s, as activists clamour for multiparty democracy and reform of the absolute monarchy

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Government says SAB case on alcohol ban is only in its commercial interests

Katharine Child

Ban on alcohol sales will be lifted as soon ‘as the situation on the ground justifies this,’ minister says

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Magashule vows to clear his name, says he adores Zuma

Erin Bates and Luyolo Mkentane

In a televised interview the ANC’s suspended secretary-general said he carries the ‘stigma of corruption’ and was being judged when not found guilty

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Opposition parties reject amendment on land expropriation bill

Bekezela Phakathi

ANC’s proposed changes to Section 25 of the constitution are dismissed outright, meaning the bill is unlikely to pass through parliament

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MARKET WRAP: JSE regroups after volatile week

Andrew Linder

All share rebounds from Thursday’s steep loss with Sasol the biggest winner amid a slew of negative developments

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Shirley de Villiers FM features editor & columnist

SHIRLEY DE VILLIERS: Mswati, the venal dictator, should heed Zuma’s comeuppance

Zuma has had his comeuppance. It’s time for Mswati to have his day, too. These are men who had their time in power and added not a jot of value for it

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David Furlonger Editor-at-large

DAVID FURLONGER: Daze of our lives

New automotive rules bring clarity but also a sense of uncertainty

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Sam Mkokeli Columnist and contributor

SAM MKOKELI: Zuma ‘se gat’

Zuma’s arrest is the first move in a downward spiral through the deep and dark hole he dug for himself since the arms deal started two decades ago

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