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SA must tackle dominant firms

SA must tackle dominant firms

The focus on “state capture” in South Africa has tended to divert attention from a deeper question. How can the distribution of wealth and control over the economy be changed in material terms? There is an implicit justification for corruption

Samsung is heading for a split

Samsung is heading for a split

Samsung Electronics didn’t quite come out and actually say it, but Korea’s most valuable company is probably going to split as soon as next year. Samsung’s stock reached its highest since going public

SA’s new energy plan: will it break the bank?

SA’s new energy plan: will it break the bank?

The release of South Africa’s long-awaited update to the Integrated Resource Plan is certain to inspire renewed debate about the country’s energy future. Once public consultation has taken place, the plan will drive policy

Why MTN’s BEE offer missed its target

Why MTN’s BEE offer missed its target

MTN’s public offer in terms of its third black economic empowerment deal, valued at R9,9bn has closed – but short of its target. The public offering to qualifying black participants at a subscription price of R20/share for a minimum

Streaming is the future of television: DStv

Streaming is the future of television: DStv

Streaming video is the future of television, but it’s not necessarily a better business model than traditional, satellite-based pay TV. That’s the view of DStv Digital Media head Graeme Cumming

Google, Facebook emerge as ad duopoly

Google, Facebook emerge as ad duopoly

How can you tell the US$200bn market for digital advertising is devolving into a two-horse race? The duopolists are retreating to their respective corners to specialise in what they do best. Those two titans are Google and Facebook, which

MTN’s Mteto Nyati takes the fight to No 1

MTN’s Mteto Nyati takes the fight to No 1

It’s well known that MTN South Africa has had a torrid few years. It’s lost market share to Vodacom and Cell C, it’s suffered debilitating industrial action, its network hasn’t been up to snuff, its customer service

Why Eskom’s finances are deeply troubling

Why Eskom’s finances are deeply troubling

With news of state capture making headlines across South Africa, and the unexpected resignation of the state power utility’s CEO Brian Molefe, it was easy to overlook an annexure in the finance minister’s medium

Why Zuma isn’t going anywhere

Why Zuma isn’t going anywhere

South Africa’s embattled president, Jacob Zuma, is staying put. The writing appeared to be on the wall for Zuma, 74, as recently as last week, with more than 100 ANC veterans joining labour unions, civil rights groups and opposition parties

Kenya fast emerging as Africa’s rising star

Kenya fast emerging as Africa’s rising star

There’s been nothing but trouble for much of Africa as the price of oil plummeted 55% during the past two-and-a-half years. But there’s a brighter side to the sub-Saharan continent. Unlike Nigeria, where oil accounts for more

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