NEWS ARCHIVES


04 July 2017

One hit wonder? Naspers trades at 26% below Tencent’s market value

Investors and traders are seemingly punishing Naspers for value destruction in other parts of its business...

Hell’s Wedding Bells — How the #GuptaLeaks reveal that South Africans paid for the whole damn thing

So long as Jacob Zuma remains in power, the National Prosecuting Authority and the Hawks will do nothing to circumscribe the activities of the Guptas and...

Top global recognitions for Discovery, Capitec highlight SA’s huge potential

In a report published by nonprofit consulting firm FSG and the Shared Value Initiative...

Printing money would trigger a painful South African recession

SA risks slipping into a long and painful economic recession if the central bank is forced to abandon its policy...

Oil climbs for seventh consecutive session

The strength is driven by the weak dollar but in light of the rising Libyan production it will be temporary...

Sunny Ways – A brief note on Canada at 150

Canada turns 150. As sesquicentennials go, this one is unlikely to stir the world’s imagination...

One of Africa's best kept secrets - its history

Hopefully, future generations will have a better idea of their history and see there is much for them to be proud of from their past...

Where you do and don’t need to tip around the world

The infographic points out that in some countries like China, tipping is not a part of daily life...




01 July 2017

The building blocks of success: Capitec CEO on why they’re number 1

Last year, Capitec broke new ground with a live webcast of its AGM, and this year CEO Gerrie Fourie did the same thing...

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

Mediclinic International has acquired, through its Swiss subsidiary Hirslanden, a 64% interest in healthcare clinic Linde Holding Biel...

Broken Heart Syndrome kills ‘SABC 8’ journalist Suna Venter

Despite all this, she was the victim of continued intimidation, victimisation and death threats...

Rock-bottom prices could persuade BASF to branch into seed industry

"That’s why we will look into it and see whether it makes sense for us," deputy CEO Martin Brudermueller

ANC conference: It’s not about policy, stupid – it’s about who wins

the policy conference, which should be about, you know, policy, is going to be overshadowed by the leadership battle...

Wayde van Niekerk shatters 300m world record, enters history books

Watch the video of wonderboy of South African athletics, 24-year-old Wayde van Niekerk...

The device that turns you into a master of meditation

Sensate monitors and analyses biometric data such as heart rate, respiration, posture and body temperature and transmits readings wirelessly to the user's smartphone...

Corporate Finance Activity of the week

The company is proposing to restructure its multi-tiered ownership structure leaving shareholders with the same economic interest...

Thorts - Debt vs Equity: the solvency and liquidity test

While the Test is objective, it is not intended to be factual as it requires the consideration of all reasonably foreseeable financial circumstances at the time...




30 June 2017

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

Mediclinic International has acquired, through its Swiss subsidiary Hirslanden, a 64% interest in healthcare clinic Linde Holding Biel...

AngloGold Ashanti to restructure SA ops, 8500 jobs at risk

The company is committed to transparency and will make the plans and assumptions arising from this review...

Gupta-owned company blocks improved healthcare in Mpumalanga

Kwazamakuhle clinic in Hendrina was supposed to open in April...

Auction record $45.8m for German painter Beckmann

He then left his native land for Amsterdam, where he lived in self-exile for a decade, before moving to the United States...

South African court bars schools from promoting any one religion

Argued that it was in the interest of South Africa's democracy that public schools not be allowed to favour a specific religion...

South African firm develops new identification technology.

Developers say field tests so far have shown that aiDX capabilities surpass the accuracy of conventional methods by up to 20 times...

Corporate Finance Activity of the week

The company is proposing to restructure its multi-tiered ownership structure leaving shareholders with the same economic interest...

4 ways you might be sabotaging your own retirement plan

You want to be in a position where you can work if you find employment that you like...

Thorts - Debt vs Equity: the solvency and liquidity test

While the Test is objective, it is not intended to be factual as it requires the consideration of all reasonably foreseeable financial circumstances at the time...

Tricks to make you effortlessly charming

So next time you walk into a room filled with new faces, with a bit of effort it might be you that everybody wants to get...




29 June 2017

Five star Capitec rated by Lafferty as best bank in the world – again

The analysis, which assesses factors like management and strategy alongside the normal balance sheet data, rates Capitec the only five star bank on earth...

Blue Label Telecom to buy mobile device supplier

Blue Label, the largest distributor of pre-paid voice and data airtime in South Africa, said it would buy shares in unlisted 3G Mobile Proprietary Limited in...

Secret ballot: Mbete has an opportunity to discard ANC hat in favour of SA

As Chairperson of the ANC, there is a conflict that some may argue has helped protect the likes of President Jacob Zuma...

What do we need after Zuma?

Important as corruption and state capture are as features of the Jacob Zuma presidency, they do not represent the only elements that need to be addressed...

Tough choices ahead for Kruger National Park

What is the purpose of national parks in modern South Africa and where will the money come from to protect and sustain them? asks TONY CARNIE

Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

The company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results...

Here's How Much the Average Airbnb Host Earns in a Month

The company has helped homeowners across the globe become mini-hoteliers...




28 June 2017

Cancer treatment in the public sector is ‘in crisis'

Cancer services are highly specialised, expensive and are largely only available at academic hospitals: tertiary facilities attached to medical schools...

Naspers rules out $114 billion Tencent stake spin-off

Naspers has splurged around $4 billion since 2012 to drive growth mainly in commerce platforms that include mobile classifieds apps Letgo and OLX...

Group Five says Allan Gray wants breakup, return of ex-CEO Mike Upton

Group Five said its largest shareholder, Allan Gray, has nominated former Chief Executive Officer Mike Upton to the board...

Allan Gray, meet Bill Miller: Why the General Equity Fund may fizzle out

The Allan Gray General Equity Fund, which is almost 20 years old, has had an incredible run since inception, outpacing the JSE All Share Index.

Sibanye’s Cooke mine to get going again after wildcat strike

Sibanye Gold said work at the Cooke mine would resume on Monday with a safety shift...

No such thing as white monopoly capital – ANC Gauteng

The ANC in Gauteng has rubbished the concept of white monopoly capital...

5 Signs You Should Be a Little Worried About the Stock Market

With the stock market near a record high, investors are feeling pretty good about themselves. And that may be a bad sign...




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