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Economy Perspective. Our state, as mentioned last week, had a mere half billion Rand to offer as aid following on the pandemic – because it is broke. This week, Eskom said that it will take R56bn from the existing state bailout… not to speak of SAA waiting in the...

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Economy Price gouging: price gouging is wrong, right? Price gouging is driven by greed and, especially in emergencies, is simply morally wrong. Politicians love such laws as they appear to be defending people suffering from a setback and makes for happy voters –...

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Economy The endless economic breast-beating and death updates are really becoming quite tiresome: what, economically speaking, happens after our isolation? Interestingly, it appears that economies rebound after wars but don’t after depressions. It remains to be seen...

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Economy When stocks are volatile, conventional wisdom dictates that you should invest in bricks and mortar, right? Perhaps not, somewhat overexcited predictions are that the US housing market might crash to 29-year lows. The VIX is shorthand for a measure of the...

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Economy Nedbank has revised our GDP for this year down to 0.3% and says that we run a high risk of recession. The South African BER business confidence index has sunk to its lowest level in 20 years: 8 out of 10 respondents are unhappy about current business...

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Practice A short article, written by Judge Cameron, deals with our prisons system: he says that instead of the retributive approach under the previous regime, this country embraced a restorative approach to offenders and their punishment. This demanded prison...