Vodacom did not put R2 billion back into our pockets, as its CEO claimed this week

2019-05-17 08:32

You've got to hand it to the Vodacom spin machine: they really outdid themselves this week, writes Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: Election 2019 - Keep an eye on your pensions

2019-04-25 12:46

It's been whispered that prescribed asset legislation is unlikely, but we should not be so easily soothed, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: Managed by blacks, owned by whites

2019-04-12 05:00

Supporting franchises is an excellent way to get skilled black businesspeople over the capital barrier, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: PwC’s Steinhoff report is a whitewash laced with white privilege

2019-03-22 11:11

Steinhoff’s caretaker board and management have not risen to the challenge of good corporate citizenship, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: Atul Gupta’s beady eye on Eskom and the Zondo Commission

2019-03-08 10:48

There is still a Sahara-sized desert between the family and extradition, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: Budget Blowback 1, 2, 3 - Can Cyril Ramaphosa take the heat when the toyi-toyi starts?

2019-02-21 06:30

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has thrown down a series of gauntlets in Budget 2019, and there will be blowback, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: I've got the Blackout Blues

2019-02-14 15:05

Load-shedding gives her the sense that 'Things Fall Apart', says Ferial Haffajee

Ferial Haffajee: Dear Premier Zille, how about a rates revolt in my DA-run ward?

2019-01-31 06:55

Ferial Haffajee was looking forward to seeing what the DA was going to do with Johannesburg. What followed, she says, was disappointment and dirt.

Ferial Haffajee: Data expiry must expire

2019-01-17 06:55

Expiring data is a business anachronism and must die out, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: Is this why Edgars is in so much trouble?

2018-12-20 07:32

Edgars lost its golden thread and it's going to need a Midas touch to bring it back, says Ferial Haffajee.


Ferial Haffajee: After elections, workers will become owners

2019-05-01 14:53

Deep stakeholder ownership can be the ticket to transformative black economic empowerment, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: Big budgets cushion bigwigs from the consequences of poor government

2019-04-18 05:00

If VIPs were affected by poor service delivery, would we see the same level of deterioration? asks Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: An abused nation welcomes a tax boss. Why? This is not normal!

2019-03-28 18:35

The national salutation that greeted Edward Kieswetter’s appointment as SARS commissioner on Wednesday night is the oddest thing, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: Unreadable Ramaphosa tanks business confidence – with a little help from Eskom

2019-03-14 15:34

President Cyril Ramaphosa has his work cut out if he doesn't want business confidence to go into a deep funk, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: Even Glencore’s notorious cowboys were no match for the Gupta mafia

2019-03-02 13:54

It was quite something to see Glencore as the victims before the inquiry into state capture rather than the captors, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: Middle classes pay for the years of rot – as corporates get off more easily

2019-02-20 18:59

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s Budget for 2019 is toughest on the middle class, which pays the largest part of the cost of state capture, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: You are going to pay more for Eskom’s capture – and it’s not going to be broken up anytime soon

2019-02-07 13:36

Don't hold your breath for Eskom restructuring as a solution, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: The amazing data maze

2019-01-24 16:11

Maybe data packages are just too complex to be consumer-friendly, writes Ferial Haffajee.

Top 5: Jobs and other economic priorities in ANC's election arsenal

2019-01-13 08:16

Despite the fact that it has not ever made a job target it has set itself, the ANC has pledged to create an extra 275 000 jobs a year.

Ferial Haffajee: Where Ramaphosa failed on land in 2018

2018-12-13 14:08

There's been a failure in land reform, and it's not where you think, says Ferial Haffajee.

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