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WORLDVIEW: Why is the coronavirus freaking markets out?

The outbreak of the coronavirus has caused widespread alarm. But, while people may be anxious, the real panic has been felt in global financial markets.

Billionaire Patrice Motsepe says sorry over ‘Africa loves Trump’ slip

Patrice Motsepe apologised for telling President Donald Trump that Africa loves him, but warned that the perception that the continent is anti-US may hamper investment.

How deadly coronavirus is wreaking havoc across the globe

Viruses are prolific at adapting, crossing the species divide from animals to humans – as the new coronavirus in China is showing.

Call to government: Unlock R1.5trn property portfolio to boost economy – Brian Azizollahoff

Brian Azizollahoff offers a solution to the issue of land and property ownership: government should unlock its massive property portfolio.

A decade in retrospective – shaping our futures; investment analyst

John Swart demonstrates just how much can change in one tenth of a century – and how it can inform our planning for the future, especially in a country as volatile as South Africa.

Kevin Shames: How Bright Light Solar can deliver effective 21%pa to top earners

Founder and CEO of Bright Light Solar, Kevin Shames, unpacks how the company's Prospectus is able to project a 21% effective return for high end taxpayers.

Biggest critic applauds Tongaat’s hard-assed stance on former execs, Deloitte

Opportune SA's Chris Logan is impressed at the way new Tongaat chairman Louis von Zeuner and his CEO Gavin Hudson are determined to make those responsible for Tongaat's R11bn write-offs face the consequences.

An Improbable Life: The Autobiography – review by Dr Denis Worrall

South Africans have shown their resilience and compassion time and again and it's no wonder Sir Trevor McDonald had a change of heart when he travelled our land.

Saying goodbye to my hero, peerless Clayton Christensen

The world lost one of its greatest minds Thursday when 67 year old Harvard professor Clayton Christensen passed away from cancer.

Bargain-hunters snap up SA stocks as coronavirus hits JSE; gold; UK visa perk

Foreign investors have been snapping up SA equities. Offshore investors bought a net R1.97 billion of JSE stocks last week, data from the JSE showed on Monday.

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