Financial Times perspective: The ‘Bain’ of SA’s life
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Financial Times perspective: The ‘Bain’ of SA’s life

I never thought I’d find myself wanting to outdo the EFF’s heckling of Zuma in parliament to ‘pay back the money’, but with Bain and Company, even greater reparations are in order for the immense damage they caused to SA. Bain weirdly seem to think protestations that they were unwitting partners in state capture and…

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Financial Times perspective: The idea of South Africa continues to battle the reality

South Africans are still waiting; for jobs, equality, selfless leadership, courageous action, for a faster realization of the ideals of our nobly wrought Constitution, for more evidence of Archbishop Tutu’s ‘Rainbow Nation.’ This commentary by Financial Times writer, David Pilling, sums it up for any South African with a shred of integrity and hope of…

Financial Times perspective: Zondo creates Cyril’s “defining moment”
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Financial Times perspective: Zondo creates Cyril’s “defining moment”

Judge Zondo recommends a return of a Scorpions-like body with some real sting in its tail, unlike the puny flightless Hawks which replaced them, something the ANC has avoided until faced with yesterday’s explicit recommendations. How much longer the feckless ruling party will continue avoiding this is indicated by Ramaphosa, who while defining Zondo’s first…

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Financial Times perspective: SA holding back the hunt for Rwandan genocide leaders, says UN prosecutor

The South African government is hindering a hunt for the fugitive leaders of the Rwandan genocide. This is according to the United Nations prosecutor leading the search, who told The Financial Times that Ramaphosa’s government is causing “very frustrating and disappointing” obstructions. The genocide suspects may have found refuge in SA in recent years, said…

Financial Times perspective: In-depth interview with Elon Musk well worth an investment of your time
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Financial Times perspective: In-depth interview with Elon Musk well worth an investment of your time

“The controversial Tesla chief executive has triggered a historic shift in the auto industry towards electric vehicles.” “The controversial Tesla chief executive has triggered a historic shift in the auto industry towards electric vehicles.” This article is exclusive to Biznews Premium. Members please login here. Not yet subscribed? Taste before you eat by signing up here for…

Financial Times perspective: SA back on UK’s Red List as alarm bells ring over new Covid-19 variant
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Financial Times perspective: SA back on UK’s Red List as alarm bells ring over new Covid-19 variant

26th November 202126th November 2021 by Alec Hogg “From noon today there’s no more flights to or from the UK. It puts a spanner into the slowly recovering works of SA’s tourism sector.” “From noon today there’s no more flights to or from the UK. It puts a spanner into the slowly recovering works of…

Financial Times perspective: passive investing – does it stoke inflation?
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Financial Times perspective: passive investing – does it stoke inflation?

Merryn Somerset Webb for the Financial Times writes, “The move away from active management has given immense power to the big passive players.” Merryn Somerset Webb for the Financial Times writes, “The move away from active management has given immense power to the big passive players.” This article is exclusive to Biznews Premium. Members please…

Financial Times perspective: Trafigura, Zim president’s ally and an SA fuel trader
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Financial Times perspective: Trafigura, Zim president’s ally and an SA fuel trader

Use Spotify? Access BizNews podcasts here. Use Apple Podcasts? Access BizNews podcasts here. Trafigura, Zimbabwe’s ‘Queen Bee’, and the question of a South African fuel trader By Joseph Cotterill for Financial Times Alphaville   OCTOBER 28 2021 Trafigura is backing a South African fuel company that had ties to a US-sanctioned Zimbabwean businessman, more than a year after the global…

Financial Times perspective: China hypersonic weapon test sparks alarm among US defence officials
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Financial Times perspective: China hypersonic weapon test sparks alarm among US defence officials

New defence system-busting weapon could change the balance of power between the US and China, writes The Financial Times. New defence system-busting weapon could change the balance of power between the US and China, writes The Financial Times. This article is exclusive to Biznews Premium. Members please login here. Not yet subscribed? Taste before you eat by…

Financial Times perspective: LinkedIn’s China compromise
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Financial Times perspective: LinkedIn’s China compromise

There is something inevitable about the decision by LinkedIn to “sunset” its global site in China, writes the Editorial Board of the Financial Times. There is something inevitable about the decision by LinkedIn to “sunset” its global site in China, writes the Editorial Board of the Financial Times. This article is exclusive to Biznews Premium.…