NATASHA MARRIAN: Who’s the boss?

Tito Mboweni’s taking to social media to vent must be an irritation to some in the Union Buildings, as it exposes the shortcomings in Ramaphosa’s administration

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Natasha Marrian Financial Mail deputy editor & columnist
GIULIETTA TALEVI: The City of Johannesburg is crumbling

Joburgers are casualties of the corruption and indifference meted out by the ANC government to its citizens

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Giulietta Talevi Companies editor & columnist
JUSTICE MALALA: Is the ANC just rubbish with money?

ANC leaders seem to think money grows on trees but unless they wise up, another downgrade is inevitable

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JAMIE CARR: Behind humble Spar Group’s ‘extraordinary performance’

Spar’s switch to higher-margin grocery and fresh categories boosted profits

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Jamie Carr Columnist
TRACEY DAVIES: Pay rules are ripe for an overhaul

SA shareholders are pushing back at excessive executive pay — but their votes on the issue remain nonbinding

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CARMEL RICKARD: A ‘just in case’ tax

Uganda’s tax ity is on the hook for the equivalent of an R87m payout, after imposing an invented ‘domestic VAT’ levy on importers

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FRED KHUMALO: Mbongeni Ngema — fact or fiction?

Playwright Mbongeni Ngema says he has closed the chapter on abusing women, but some wonder if he is just playing to the box office

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: The cost of a guarantee

If you consider an average return of 7.7% a year enticing, it’s the one for you. But I’m sure you can do better

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Stephen Cranston Writer & columnist
MARC HASENFUSS: The future of gyms

At this fragile juncture, the market has some serious misgivings around the R7.85bn valuation Brait accords to Virgin Active

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Marc Hasenfuss Investors Monthly editor, writer & columnist
TOBY SHAPSHAK: Dear runners, a ‘buff’ isn’t a face mask, it’s a disguise for buffoonery

Running masks, or buffs, are the least effective facemask, says a recent study

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JOAN MULLER: Recycling of empty offices may become world’s next big challenge

Urban planners, developers and real estate investors are already looking at ways to recycle what could become a growing tally of mothballed buildings in many ...

Joan Muller Property writer & columnist
CLAIRE BISSEKER: It’s way past midnight for the SA project

Not since 1994 have SA’s local currency ratings been this low. The fact that the ratings agencies have kept SA on a negative outlook suggests the country may ...

Claire Bisseker Economics writer
SHIRLEY DE VILLIERS: Covid vaccines: the good, the bad, and the unknown

Blimp of good news on the horizon as Covid vaccines hit the sweet spot

Shirley de Villiers FM features editor & columnist
EDITORIAL: Ratings agencies won’t buy the spin

Any further negative ratings action would reinforce the doom loop SA is trying to break free from, and likely steepen the cost of borrowing

ROB ROSE: Watershed at Shoprite as Wiese departs after 40 years

Shoprite stalwart Christo Wiese has left the building. His departure from the food retailer after 40-odd years marks the end of an era

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Rob Rose Editor: Financial Mail
NATASHA MARRIAN: Oh, the way madness lies

Zuma was always going to be a lose-lose for the commission — he was never going to try to address the evidence

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Natasha Marrian Financial Mail deputy editor & columnist