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23 April 2017 17:59 (South Africa)
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Op-Ed: Where is the FICA Bill, Mr President?

  • Magda Wierzycka
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    Magda Wierzycka

    Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka is no stranger to challenging the status quo. The actuary and consumer advocate believes in forcing transparency in the financial services industry, one educated investor at a time. Her outspokenness has earned her a legion of online trolls and is reported to have “SA fund managers shaking in their boots”. She’s the only female CEO of a fintech company in Africa and loves all things future tech. She tweets from @Magda_Wierzycka.

Photo of President Jacob Zuma by Jordi Matas.
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Fitch downgrades SA to junk status

By Jillian Green
Photo: A general view at dawn of the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm in South Africa 08 July 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Analysis: Highly critical written responses received by DoE to its Draft IRP 2016

By Chris Yelland
Photo: A US Government Survey map indicates that the location for the tremor which shook much of the subregion this week was underneath the gas well drill sites where Tlou has been operating for at least the last five years.

Did fracking in Botswana cause Johannesburg to tremble? 

By Jeffrey Barbee
Photo: Eskom’s chief nuclear officer, David Nicholls (EE Publishers)

Interview: Eskom’s chief nuclear officer on renewed interest in the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor

By CHRIS YELLAND & PIERRE POTGIETER
Photo by Pixel Kisses Photography via Flickr.

Competition Commission: Fresh produce dealers ‘collude’ to up food prices and muscle out emerging black farmers

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: American dollar notes are displayed in this photo illustration in Johannesburg August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Corporate Collusion: The harsher penalties challenge

By Greg Nicolson
Main photo: Dhaka, by Mariusz Kluzniak via Flickr

Bangladesh: An African Path to Prosperity?

By Greg Mills
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Report: Another bank seems to be closing its doors on Gupta-controlled companies

By Jillian Green
Photo: South African Rand coins are seen in this photo illustration taken September 9, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Interview: Corporate collusion in the spotlight

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan (C) arrives with his staff to present his Budget Policy speech to Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 22 February 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Gordhan’s Budget 2017 meets broad approval

By Marianne Merten
Photo: South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan presents his Budget Policy speech to Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 22 February 2017. The speech outlines the current state of the economy and governments plan going forward.  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

2017 Budget Speech

By Pravin Gordhan
Photo: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas, Cape Town, February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)

In numbers: Budget 2017

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan (Greg Nicolson)

BUDGET 2017: Political uncertainty overshadows tight “transformation” budget

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma reacts before replying to the debate about his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2017. The president responded to the debate in Parliament following the 09 February 2017 SONA. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

SONA, The Rebound: Battered Zuma bounces back, puts bank collusion in the spotlight

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: New South African bank notes featuring an image of former South African President Nelson Mandela are displayed at an office in Johannesburg January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

TRAINSPOTTER: Currency collusion scandal – the Great Global Bank Heist comes to South Africa

By Richard Poplak
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amaBhungane: Gupta-owned newspaper in line of fire of new Nielsen report

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: Early morning light catches rainway carriages as they wait for the Monday morning rush hour at the Johannesburg station, South Africa, 18 November 2007. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

World Bank to SA parliamentarians: The key to economic growth is private investment

By Marianne Merten
Photo:Workers underground at Lonmin Rowland Shaft setting up for drilling and later drilling. (Greg Marinovich)

TRAINSPOTTER: Waiting for Charter at Mining Indaba

By Richard Poplak
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Nuclear SA: Ep 3 – Uranium Rush

By SOUND AFRICA
Photo: People line up to receive their social grants at the Sassa office in Delft. Archive photo: Barbara Maregele

GroundUp: Sassa grants contractor may have to pay back the money

By GroundUp
Photo: Project Manager Klaus Schrot checks the last solar panels before the opening of a new solar farm on a former firing range in Star Buchholz in Schwerin, Germany, 16 Decemeber 2015. The company PVStrom has installed almost 40,000 solar modules. The installation will thus generate more than 10,000 megawatt hours of solar power annually. EPA/JENS BUETTNER

Op-Ed: Industrialisation is just as important as cost when considering IRP options

By Mike Levington
Photo: Workers underground at Lonmin Rowland Shaft setting up for drilling. Photo: Thapelo Lekgowa.

What’s mine is mine: Lonmin and the dangerous art of intimidation

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, 23 November 2016. EPA/WILL OLIVER

Op-Ed: The impact of Brexit on South Africa

By Richard Gibb
Photo: Then Namibia's Prime Minister Hage Geingob (now President) leaves the fourth EU-Africa Summit of Heads of States at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 03 April 2014. EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

amaBhungane Namibia: Geingob’s pals ‘sank oil deal’

By AMABHUNGANE
Some of the parrots confiscated from executive member of the Parrot Breeders Association of South Africa, Dieter Horstmann. Photo: Diana Neille

Grey area: The illicit parrot trade and SA’s captive-breeding industry

By Kimon de Greef
Photo: Bottles of beer produced by AB InBev and SABMiller are pictured in London, Britain, 28 September 2016. EPA/HANNAH MCKAY

Charles Glass Half Full: The end of SABMiller, but what comes next?

By DIANA NEILLE & RICHARD POPLAK
Photo: US Investor George Soros arrives at the 51st Security Conference at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany, 06 February 2015. EPA/ANDREAS GEBERT

Op-Ed: Should philanthropy be funding arts and culture?

By Shelagh Gastrow
Main photo: Protesters hold placards written in the Greek, German and English language during a demonstration in front of the Greek Labour Ministry in Athens, Greece, 04 July 2016. The Greek Communist party unions in the fields of tourism, pensions, workers and students staged a protest against the social security law and unemployment. EPA/SIMELA PANTZARTZI

Greece: Rent-Seeking, Hell and the Prime Minister

By GREG MILLS and IOANNIS KOLLIAS
Photo:  Mineral Resources Minister and then  Acting Minister of Communications Mosebenzi Zwane speaks at Ga-Seleka Village Community Hall during the Imbizo focus week launch in Lephalele, 4 April 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Cabinet to seek judicial inquiry into banks’ moves against the Guptas

By BDLIVE