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22 March 2018 23:40 (South Africa)
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Betting on active managers doesn’t pay

  • Steven Nathan
    Steven Nathan

    As the former Managing Director of Deutsche Bank in Johannesburg and London, Steven spent more than 10 years in equity research and corporate finance. He was consistently the top-rated Banks and Life Insurance analyst in South Africa, and was also voted best overall analyst in SA and EMEA (Emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa). During his time as Head of Research, the Deutsche Bank team was consistently rated number one.

Photo: Communal taps in Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay, Cape Town. 13 March 2018. Photo: Leila Dougan.

ISS Today: South Africa can balance its water system, but the clock is ticking

Photo by AppleDave via Flickr.

Hired Guns: Alarming escalation in political assassinations threatens democracy, study finds

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Grade 3 learners line up outside their classroom at a Cape Town school. 8 March 2018. Photo by Leila Dougan

Op-Ed: Every child deserves access to a decent, affordable education

Photo: Residents of Masiphumelele throw rocks and petrol bombs at an armoured police vehicle during a protest against the lack of policing in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa, 29 September 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

A Reflection: Nowhere to hide in race and land debate in SA

By Nkateko Mabasa
Photos: Leila Dougan

So Tired, Tired of Waiting: Cape Town protesters demand housing

Main Photo: Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille and land claimant Rebecca Hlokwana at a land handing over ceremony at Rondebosch East Primary School in Cape Town on 19 March 2018. All Photos: Hlumela Dyantyi

Land claimants get their land: ‘My grandparents will be smiling from their graves’

By Hlumela Dyantyi
Main photo: Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (R) and Floyd Shivambu, member of Parliament for the Economic Freedom Fighters (L), react as South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (not pictured) speaks during a question and answer session in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 14 March 2018. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA. (Insert: Members of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweeging Wave the Neo-Nazi and old Boerestaat Flags, 22 May 1986 in Pietersburg. (Photo by Ismail Lagardien)

Op-Ed: Public Disruptions and Intimidation of Journalists – it all seems so familiar

By Ismail Lagardien
File Photo: Gideon Sam, President of SACOC, during the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Town Square Mall of Africa, Midrand South Africa on the 27 February 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Analysis: Sascoc Inquiry highlights grotesque arrogance and disregard for SA athletes

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: President Cyril Ramaphosa signs the Kigali Declaration on the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area at the 10th Extraordinary Summit of the Assembly of the African Union in Kigali, Rwanda, 21 March 2018. (GCIS)

AU Extraordinary Summit: Ramaphosa’s major step towards the African Continental Free Trade Area

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Then Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Gauteng Provincial Government’s Senior Management Service Conference, with Gauteng Premier David Makhura, 30 March 2016, Boksburg (GCIS)

Analysis: The 2019 Gauteng politics and Life Esidimeni tragedy

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Opposition party leader Mmusi Maimane from the Democratic Alliance (DA) addresses a media conference in response to the resignation of President Jacob Zuma at the Houses of Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 15 February 2018. EPA-EFE/Brenton Geach

TRAINSPOTTER: Landed Gentry – Can the DA’s polite land reform programme save the party from itself?

By Richard Poplak
Original Photo: The suspended SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane (photo by Leila Dee Dougan)

Op-Ed: It’s time to call off the tax revolt

By Wayne Duvenage
Photo: SA vice-president David Mabuza during Tuesday’s question slot in the National Assembly, 20 March 2018. (Photo by Leila Dee Dougan for Daily Maverick)

Parliament: Mabuza's past comes knocking in first Q&A session

By Marianne Merten
Photo: SA president Cyril Ramaphosa arrives to Kigali, Rwanda, 20 March 2017 (Photo courtesy of Rwandan government)

Africa Free Trade Forum: Continental gathering rocked by a bout of Ramaphoria

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: A young girl stands on a pipe near Lonmin’s mine in Wonderkop. Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine is in the background. All photos: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Marikana workers live in dire conditions three years after Farlam report

By GroundUp
Photo: Neil Coleman (Supplied)

Q&A: Between the lines of a national minimum wage with Neil Coleman

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Minister Gwede Mantashe briefs media on Mining Charter engagement and immediate priorities for the industry, 20 March 2018 (Photo: GCIS)

Mining Charter: Communities cry foul over Mantashe's consultations

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: James Komape has started a library drive in his community in Limpopo. Photo: Mary-Anne Gontsana

GroundUp: Michael Komape's father starts drive to fix Limpopo schools

By GroundUp
Photo: Former Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini in Parliament last year. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Advocate accuses Bathabile Dlamini of lying

By GroundUp
Photo: Robert McBride is seen at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on Thursday, 30 September 2010 during an appeal by the Citizen newspaper against an award of damages and defamation granted to him. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Newsflash: IPID head Robert McBride off the hook for child abuse

By Rebecca Davis

While you were sleeping: 20 March 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: Former SARS commissioner Tom Moyane (Leila Dee Dougan for Daily Maverick)

SARS Wars: End of the road for Tom Moyane, one of State Capture’s most loyal foot soldiers

By Marianne Thamm
Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash

#GuptaLeaks Collateral Damage: KPMG SA makes a bold attempt at clawing itself out of an ethical hole

By Marianne Thamm
Original painting, ‘Scream’ by Edvard Munch.

Life Esidimeni families: How shared, collective pain created a community

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Outgoing African National Congress Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe (C) greets journalists after his final press conference during the 54th ANC National Conference held at the Nasrec Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 18 December 2017. EPA-EFE/Cornell Tukiri

Mining Charter: New Minister, old approach?

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: President of Rwanda Paul Kagame looks on during the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market at the 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 29 January 2018. EPA-EFE/STR

Africa: A dream of a continental free trade area deferred

By Carien du Plessis

Street Talk: Boyhood/Ganghood (Video)

By Street Talk
All Photos: Conservation Action Trust

Born Free Foundation: SA support for lion bones trade is damaging its image

By Don Pinnock
Photo: Aerial view of Mogwase including the railway line, shopping centre and informal shops. The informal shops are mostly next to the trees that run alongside the railway. Satellite photo from Google Maps

GroundUp: Traders vs Transnet – court case has consequences for informal businesses

By GroundUp