Android phones everywhere are adopting the iPhone X design — and it's caused them to miss a golden opportunity

2018-10-14 07:32

Last year, Apple unveiled a smartphone that looked completely unique. Thirteen months later, that design is everywhere — for better or for worse.

Chris Bryant: Mattress Firm bankruptcy is a corporate nightmare

2018-10-09 06:00

Steinhoff’s decision to pay a 115% premium to acquire Mattress Firm in 2016 was inexplicable. So it’s odd that Steve Stagner, who helped negotiate the sale and profited handsomely, is in charge still, writes Chris Bryant.

There are too many emoji and it's time for Apple to take a stand

2018-10-03 09:43

It's become far too difficult to ever find the emoji you're looking for at the exact moment you need it.

Daniel Silke: The politics behind Ramaphosa's stimulus

2018-09-25 07:56

The crucial issues dictating whether SA will sink or swim are distinct from the stimulus plan announced by the president, writes Daniel Silke.

How to focus on the economics that matter when investing

2018-09-07 22:05

Werner Erasmus of Overberg Asset Management takes investors through the most important economic information investors need to focus on, and what data can be safely ignored.

Read your way to a life of true influence

2018-09-02 06:01

Think about this: sports fans want to see their heroine win. They don’t care about how she trains, but the heroine cannot win if she doesn’t train. The same is true in your work.

ALF LEES: 'Stimulus package' or formula for debt, poverty and unemployment?

2018-08-28 06:15

As this hollowing out of the economy is continuing to take place and Ramaphosa’s plan seems to be to dig the hole deeper, South Africa will find it harder and harder to crawl out of this hole, writes the DA's Alf Lees.

What changing the ownership of SARB will, and won’t, do

2018-08-27 12:47

The push to nationalise South Africa's Reserve Bank is informed by the mistaken view that private shareholders affect monetary policy.

Why Parliament must vote for VAT-free chicken

2018-08-23 07:30

The report on expanding zero-rated VAT items has missed a key opportunity to reduce the cost of important foodstuffs for lower-income South Africans.

SA private health care market plagued by market concentration

2018-08-20 06:13

The preliminary findings of the inquiry into the private health care sector shows worrying trends and key among the revelations are high concentration levels in the market.


Why global markets are collapsing right now, and who you should blame for it

2018-10-12 05:45

A major correction in the asset markets has been building for a while.

Zimbabwe: Troubled nation now faces tough foreign policy choices

2018-10-05 17:37

The time for words is over – the world wants to see positive action if it is going to engage and invest.

Lameez Omarjee: A millennial's guide to apartheid heritage

2018-09-30 08:17

Lameez Omarjee considers some of the legacies of apartheid South African millennials are trying to navigate, while working towards reducing inequality in the country.

What is causing the JSE selloff?

2018-09-21 08:07

Kirk Swart unpacks the external contributing factors.

Should you buy those shares you've got your eye on?

2018-09-04 10:35

“Should I buy X share?” Analyst Brett Birkenstock looks at the methods of valuing a share.

Zero rated VAT items: how SA is going about expanding the list

2018-09-01 06:00

The review of the list of zero rated VAT items faces a tricky challenge of shielding the poor while ensuring that the relief isn't exploited.

The memoir by Steve Jobs' daughter makes clear he was a truly rotten person

2018-08-27 18:15

The details in the new memoir by Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the daughter of the Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, makes it clear that he was more than just someone who could act cruelly. He was a cruel person.

A damaging tweet about a damaging policy

2018-08-23 18:56

South Africa needs to think of the damage the land debate is exacting, not only on internal cohesion, but also on international investor relations, says Daniel Silke.

SA’s new energy plan is imminent. What to look out for

2018-08-20 12:17

South Africa's new energy plan is set to be announced.

Will sugar and chicken define an election?

2018-08-19 11:21

If the decision by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies to raise the import duty on sugar was intended to placate all levels of the industry, it failed dismally.

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