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Old Mutual appoints Deloitte as joint auditor in a blow to scandal-hit KPMG

In this photo taken in September 2010 Atul Gupta is seen outside magistrates courts in Johannesburg. Photo: AP/SIPASouth African insurer Old Mutual has appointed Deloitte as joint auditor alongside scandal-hit KPMG, it said on Thursday, an unusual move reflecting what it said were unresolved challenges related to its sole auditor for nearly two decades.

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Characters in Zimbabwe’s next chapter

 
 

Grant McKinleyWith a new leader and high-stake elections planned for the middle of the year,  here is a look at some of the faces likely to make an impact in the year ahead

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Barclays Africa returns to its South African roots with Absa rebranding

Maria Ramos listens to questions during a media conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday Jan. 28, 2009. Photo: Virginia Mayo/AP/SIPABarclays Africa changed its name back to Absa on Wednesday, in a rebranding aimed at underlining its South African roots as Britain's Barclays gradually retreats from Africa.

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Zimbabwe mining: Platinum has promise and lithium looms large

 

Aaron Ufumeli/EPA/MAXPPPHarare has to balance attracting more investment with making Zimbabwe benefit as developments in the automotive industry focus interest on lithium

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McKinsey's new boss apologises to S.Africans over corruption scandal

In this photo taken in September 2010 Atul Gupta is seen outside magistrates courts in Johannesburg. Photo: AP/SIPAMcKinsey's new global head will today apologise to South Africans for work the firm did with friends of scandal-plagued former president Jacob Zuma, an ill-fated deal that tarnished the reputation of the world's biggest consultancy.

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Zimbabwe agriculture: A commanding performance

 

Sven Torfinn/Panos-REAA programme focused  on maize in 2016 has delivered rapid results, but critics want to know more about the unclear terms  of ‘Command Agriculture’ before passing judgement

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