NEWS ARCHIVES


27 June 2017

5 ways Cape Town and Western Cape plan to maintain investor confidence

After engaging with stakeholders, the Western Cape's investment agency Wesgro has set out five ways in which investor confidence can be maintained...

Ace prosecutor Gerrie Nel: Four things SA needs right now to fight corruption

A strong political will; a free judiciary; a free press and an independent and active civil society, according to Gerrie Nel

Glencore's last minute gambit gives Rio cash-or-China dilemma

If it wins, Glencore plans to raise at least $1.5bn by selling or monetizing assets...

JSE inches higher on the back of Naspers and firmer gold prices

Whilst investors on the JSE were eagerly awaiting Naspers’ full year results which were released last week...

Smoke on The Water – what to save when you are about to lose it all

Writer, journalist, producer and musician CHRIS DU PLESSIS lost his home and everything in it during the recent fires that raged through Knysna. Read his story...

Mallett hails 'incredible' Springboks turnaround

Former South Africa forward and coach Nick Mallett hailed the Springboks for completing a 3-0 Test series whitewash over France...

How the Springboks fared as they whitewash France

The Springboks finally buried their Ellis Park bogey against the French with their first-ever victory against the Tricolors in Johannesburg...

Roger Federer beats Alexander Zverev to win Gerry Weber Open in Halle

The 35-year-old Swiss, who is aiming for a record eighth Wimbledon crown and 19th Grand Slam title, beat Alexander Zverev 6-1 6-3 in 53 minutes...




24 June 2017

Does the Auditor-General need more teeth?

Irregular expenditure exploded while there was a reduction in fruitless and wasteful expenditure...

Second week of mass evictions and violent protests in Port Elizabeth

Police conducted a raid at 03:00, arrested 12 and confiscated petrol bombs and tyres...

New charter won't bring down mining sector - Zuma

“And lastly, I’m not standing here because I said Jacob Zuma is a good leader. He was elected by the people of this country. And that...

Curro goes on winter buying spree ahead of Stadio unbundling

Private education group Curro has bought its second academic college in just one month...

Rand strength sets tone for JSE slide

The rand managed to strengthen to highs of R12.94 against the US dollar after trading on the JSE began on Thursday...

Resources slide on continued Mining Charter doubts

Resources shares were again the big losers on the JSE on Thursday as the dust has not settled over the controversial proposed Mining Charter...

Why You Should Think Twice Before Ordering Coffee or Tea on a Plane

Overnight and early morning flights are hard on all of us. Sometimes, the only saving grace is a nice warm cup of tea or coffee to...

Prince Harry says no royal wants to be king or queen

"Even if I was king, I would do my own shopping."

Who’s doing what in the South African & African M&A space?

Datatec subsidiary Logicalis Group has acquired a 54% stake in Packet Systems Indonesia, an ICT systems integrator and service company for $6,8 million (R46,98 million)...

Corporate Finance Activity of the Week

Sibanye has successfully completed a $1,05 billion international corporate bond offering which was approximately two times oversubscribed...

Movers & Shakers -Mmatiki Aphiri

Aphiri has experience in the mining and property sector, specifically on the implications of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act...

Thorts - Transversing the boundaries of competition law

In the current times of widespread economic uncertainty, managing regulatory risk is no easy feat...




23 June 2017

Cell C seeks to cut debt by 73% (to R6bn) with Blue Label deal

The proposal is the latest attempt by Cell C to push through the sale of a 45 percent shareholding to Johannesburg-based Blue Label for R5.5 billion...

Why foreign investors choose Peru and not, erm, Uganda?

Why would investors seeking healthy returns and a stable environment choose Uganda over other locations around the world with similar potential?

'Radical economic transformation' twisted to mask state capture

But in this speech below, Ramaphosa puts forward sensible, meaningful and realistic ways of boosting inclusive growth and driving wide-scale transformation in a rational way...

Black audit firms need a big step up

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) said in a statement...

Proteas look to lay the foundations of a legacy at the World Cup

South Africa begin their World Cup campaign in England this weekend...

Who’s doing what in the South African & African M&A space?

Datatec subsidiary Logicalis Group has acquired a 54% stake in Packet Systems Indonesia, an ICT systems integrator and service company for $6,8 million (R46,98 million)...

KZN thoroughbred auction to attract SA’s horse racing elite

This year’s July is expected to attract more than 50 000 racing enthusiasts...

Corporate Finance Activity of the Week

Sibanye has successfully completed a $1,05 billion international corporate bond offering which was approximately two times oversubscribed...

How long will it take for your job to be automated?

It raises a troubling question for all of us – when will a machine be able to do my job?

Movers & Shakers -Mmatiki Aphiri

Aphiri has experience in the mining and property sector, specifically on the implications of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act...

Uber just made is easier for you to tip your drivers

Riders won't be required to provide a tip, but can choose from different suggested tip amounts or enter their own amount...

Thorts - Transversing the boundaries of competition law

In the current times of widespread economic uncertainty, managing regulatory risk is no easy feat...




22 June 2017

The wearable shame of men labelled trash

The scourge of domestic violence, rape, femicide and infanticide are top priorities in my work as Minister of Police. - Fikile Mbalula (Minister of Police)

Revealed! Bell Pottinger got R5.5m for one weekend to ‘help’ ANC, MK in anti-white campaign

It doesn’t get much lower than stirring up racial animosity in the country with the legacy of apartheid hanging around its neck...

From the Inside: Things we learnt in the fire

In the context of this racial madness, the best place to be was Knysna itself, a cocoon of sanity, under a pall of smoke. - By...

Barclays, former CEO charged with fraud

Barclays, Varley and Jenkins were charged with another count in regard to the second round, as well as a separate charge of providing unlawful financial assistance...

SARB governor fights back: Hands off the central bank - if you want to preserve SA economy

As President Jacob Zuma and his clique make noises to change the Constitution, South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Governor Lesetja Kganyago has fought back...

SAA wins for best staff service

We will continue with the introduction of service enhancements to add to a host of improvements such as a family check-in services at OR Tambo International...

AB ‘excited’ to lead T20 side

Although the date of the next ICC World T20 tournament is yet to be confirmed, De Villiers says bilateral T20 series are important...

Older fathers have 'geekier sons'

Men who delay starting a family are more likely to have "geekier" sons, a study suggests...




21 June 2017

Open letter to the 'super-suit without substance', Minister Malusi Gigaba

It’s also emerged in recent days, that Gigaba bulldozed through the Guptas’ South African citizenship, despite previous government officials rejecting their applications...

Rand tanks as Public Protector opens Pandora’s Box on currency laws

The rand tanked after the Public Protector recommended changes to the Constitution that would see the removal of a clause to protect the currency...

Mining Charter sees bloodbath resume on JSE

The mining firms lost over R50bn in market value last week, following the announcement of the Mining Charter...

Absa: No obligation to pay R1.125bn bailout

It relates to SARB’s assistance to Bankorp between 1985 and 1995...

African aviation forum seeks new perspectives

According to the founder and managing director of AviaDev, Jon Howell, 2017 was stated as the year that the skies in Africa would open...

Boks to prepare for French backlash

The Springboks will continue to focus on their own processes and fundamentals during the build-up to the final...

You're not above the law, Mr Armed Response

The thing is, parking on public open spaces is actually, truly illegal. In terms of the Joburg By-laws...

More than 7 500 animals ready for African Animal Ark operation

Trailed by great clouds of dust, a massive convoy of noisy diesel trucks rumbles out of Zimbabwe this week starting on Monday...




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