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On my mind

It was with a sigh of relief that we received the news last Friday that…

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Wine of the Month: Dirty Little Secret 2015

Wine of the Month

South Africa is arguably the one country that can challenge the great chenin blancs from…


Investment approach in low-return environment


Back in 2014 we warned investors they needed to get used to low returns across…


Berkshire Hathaway 2016 Annual General Meeting – what we can learn

Wealth Management

I recently returned from the US, where I attended the annual general meeting (AGM) of…


Savvy premium mobility

May saw the launch of BMW’s new X5 xDrive 40e SAV (sports activity vehicle) plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in South Africa. For starters the naming convention is quite a mouthful, and how all the ‘hybrid’ stuff works also took some time to digest as I navigated the outskirts of Johannesburg in shocking traffic. However, this is a BMW, so to be expected it’s all German efficiency and quality at the top of its game.

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The editor's note

Three SA creative icons caught our editor’s eye.

Artist and cultural icon Esther Mahlangu first hit the international headlines when the BMW Group invited her to paint one of their Art Cars in 1991 and in doing so she joined an exclusive list of art luminaries including Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella and Jeff Koons.


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