SA farming is back ... but is the ride about to end?

SA farming has enjoyed a fantastic two years of soaring profits, putting local agriculture back on the map after years of drought

Why isn’t Ramaphosa winning the war on corruption?

In late 2017, when Cyril Ramaphosa won the leadership of the ANC at the Nasrec elective conference, he promised a ‘new dawn’ for SA — a no-nonsense approach to ...

How Zondo tore a hole in the ANC

For a party that has repeatedly insisted it was ‘not on trial’ at the Zondo inquiry into state capture, the ANC is front-and-centre in the commission’s report

The ANC’s packed political calendar

The run-up to the ANC’s elective conference in December will be more intense than usual

Top small-cap picks for 2022

It’s rare that a hand-picked portfolio returning a more than 40% gain over a year is comfortably trounced by the index. Welcome to the weird and wonderful ...

Hot stocks 2022: what to buy now

The JSE paid out handsomely in 2021 for punters who were in the right sector at the right time. It’s early days yet, but the market looks trickier to predict ...

Newsmaker of the year: Jacob Zuma — the face of an insurrection

Former president Jacob Zuma showed this year that he will do anything to keep out of prison and keep a hold on power — even if that means SA has to go up in ...

Newsmakers of 2021: Gift of the Givers’ Imtiaz Sooliman

Imtiaz Sooliman’s Gift of the Givers provides communities with water, hospital patients with food, doctors with PPE. In all ways, it stands in where the state ...

Newsmakers of 2021: Eskom’s heart of darkness

Persistent load-shedding has kept SA’s struggling power utility solidly in the news this year — and its under-fire CEO André de Ruyter along with it

Newsmakers of 2021: Xi Jinping’s red flags

China’s Xi Jinping has spent the better part of 2021 consolidating his power. What that means for the international system remains to be seen — but early signs ...

Newsmakers of 2021: Herman Mashaba gets in on the action

The success of ActionSA in the local government elections caught many off guard, and its subsequent surprise vote (with the EFF) for DA mayoral candidates in ...

Newsmakers of 2021: Judging Rassie Erasmus

SA’s director of rugby had the world game in a state with his strident assessment of a referee’s performance in a Springboks-British & Irish Lions match in ...

SA’s top suburbs

Covid has prompted many to reassess where and how they live. This, along with interest rates that are close to 50-year lows, has sparked a surge of activity in ...

Where to buy your next house

A shift in home-buying patterns has seen a number of new contenders replace perennial outperformers in the FM’s top suburbs rankings this year

Omicron ultimatum: the end of lockdowns and beginning of mandates

International travel bans due to Omicron have tanked many a travel operator’s summer season hopes. But the SARS-CoV-2 variant needn’t spell disaster for SA’s ...

Just what is the ‘new Net1’?

Fintech firm Net1 is still trying to shake the image of a company fleecing social grant recipients. But winning back legitimacy isn’t that easy