Punitive laws just drive obnoxious notions underground, where they can fester in secret.
We should be driven by the thought that SA belongs to all who live in it, says Solly Moeng.
2017 will see battles between politicians as well as those tired of politicking, says Daniel Silke.
The week’s promising run on the back of strong global markets has been halted by some profit-taking, although most major indices have lifted after initial sharp losses.
The positive mood on world markets continued and the JSE has followed suit despite a rampant rand, with the Industrial index the star performer.
The JSE made an early start out of the starting blocks this morning in response to a strong surge on world markets, with bargain hunters looking for opportunities.
The JSE started the day higher in line with global trends, but all major indices have lost ground as the strong rand caused a quick change of sentiment.
Financial shares have been the star performers on the JSE after Standard & Poor’s followed other ratings agencies in keeping South Africa’s credit rating intact.
A sharp drop in commodity prices in China has held the big resources shares back, but the JSE's major indices were however supported by strong gains in the Industrial index.
Virtual Reality is likely to see a spike in usage in 2017 with numerous manufacturers unveiling new technologies in the industry – the latest being Facebook’s Oculus Rift.
Is good for foreign investment
Won't ease the lot of the jobless and destitute
Makes no difference to me
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