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Most read, most talked about business articles of the past week:

1.

The Guptas almost got a foothold at Treasury (“a non-military coup d'état”) when Jacob Zuma fired Nhlanhla Nene, according to Africa Confidential correspondent John Battersby.

2.

Bad news for property owners; you're now liable for the municipal debt of previous owners dating back 30 years!

3.

5 terrifying things that could come out of next Wednesday’s Budget Speech (by Vestact’s Paul Theron).

4.

You are being fooled every day of your life, says Nobel Prize-winning economists.

5.

How to master the art of public speaking (even if you’re terrified of it).

6.

Why is Mauritius rich and Madagascar poor?

7.

The rand powered to R15.29/dollar on Thursday (up from R17.99 on 11 January).

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