2020-03-20 16:05 From the Cape to Cairo – it’s Ramaphosa’s turn The July kick-off to the Africa-wide free trade deal hinges on getting rules of origin exactly right.
2020-03-17 10:07 Battling Bacchus and human behaviour In an effort to combat students’ binge drinking, Stellenbosch University has banned alcohol within student residences, but this policy could have unintended consequences.
2020-03-09 10:43 Action needed against municipalities South Africa’s rural areas are buckling – and some have already fallen over – as corrupt officials suck the life out of municipal service delivery. This needs to stop.
2020-02-18 13:02 Plan to develop artisans could help reignite SA’s economy The former Transkei government boosted training of artisans, leading to many being elevated into the middle class.
2020-02-05 13:47 Economic growth: what we know and don’t know It’s unclear exactly what causes economies to take off, which makes it difficult to implement policies that create more prosperous societies.

Policy synchronisation required to boost SA’s re-industrialisation 2020-01-27 11:05 The manufacturing sector was one of the largest negative contributors to South Africa’s gross domestic product in the third quarter of 2019. The economy will continue to suffer if trade and indus ...
Beyond 2020: A vision of a prosperous South Africa 2020-01-22 11:16 Graduates and immigrants have built some of the largest tech companies in the US. South Africa should catch up quickly.
Where are the US-trained African economists? 2020-01-04 10:46 Some of the best and brightest minds teach economics at US universities, and foreign students, who study under them, often become impactful scholars and thought leaders. Yet, very few African stu ...
Which policies create economic growth? 2019-10-31 14:55 South Africans would do well to take note that when it comes to stimulating economic growth, especially when trying to turn a bad situation around, there is simply no quick fix.
Impact investment can shift our affordable housing crisis 2019-10-29 09:19 South Africa is facing a massive urban housing crisis. It will take major investment and a concerted effort from a number of role players to transform our cityscapes, but it can be done, writes H ...

Beware debt-laden stocks

Apr 06 2020 08:55

Simon Brown explains why investors should scour their shareholdings and have a hard look at consumer-facing companies with large debt burdens.

Company Snapshot

2 April issue
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