Peter Bruce Editor-at-large & columnist

Peter Bruce was editor-at-large at Arena Holdings (formerly Tiso Blackstar) and editor-in-chief of Business Day, Financial Mail and ABC, the broadcaster of the Business Day TV, Home Channel and Ignition channels. He was editor of Business Day from 2001 until August 2012. His previous roles include editor: Financial Mail; editor: Business Report; UK news editor: Financial Times; and Madrid correspondent, Bonn correspondent, industrial correspondent: Financial Times. He describes himself as a media junkie, a die-hard Proteas and Springbok fan and a hopeless Sharks supporter.

The two faces of Mboweni, each as sincere as the other

Opinion

The finance minister is torn between common sense and ideological fecklessness. Let’s hope the former wins out

Let the private sector do its work

Opinion

Besides internal ANC wrangling, the greatest danger to SA is a state that won't keep its paws off the economy

DA’s elective congress: colour-blind or short-sighted?

Opinion

The party’s position of ignoring race, and not having a clear economic policy, could prove disastrous

That screeching was Mboweni hitting the brakes on promises to cut spending

Opinion

The finance minister has reneged on his commitment to cap debt at 87% of GDP within three years

A siege economy under ANC control? It won’t work

Opinion

The president has plans for a series of infrastructure projects, but more obvious fixes such as maintenance are not ...

End to lockdown won’t turn our pumpkin economy into a fairy tale

Opinion

SA’s leaders have managed to turn an emergency into a disaster, with trust gone and corruption the new normal

Manufacturing won’t save the economy

Opinion

The elite are out of touch with a country that is rapidly shedding jobs and businesses

Is Mboweni in mood to stand against insanity?

Opinion

There's no more room sadly, for magical thinking. An IMF bailout beckons and it's no good blaming the pandemic. We were ...

Ionic columns will fall but only in slo-mo

Opinion

The West is slowly being dismantled by identity politics, but we won't live to see what replaces it

Bloodless e-election will rob DA of ideas

Opinion

Party will repeat its 2019 mistakes if it elects leaders without vigorous campaigns

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