April 26, 2017

There is life after a downgrade. Here’s what to expect

“South Africa has done itself a great disservice in the last month,” said managing director of Goldman Sachs sub-Saharan Africa, Colin Coleman.
April 25, 2017

‘The Chinese are killing business’ – Numsa prepares for July’s wage talks

As the country’s steel and engineering sectors gear up for wage negotiations later this year, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa is also getting ready.
April 23, 2017

Labour’s ‘new dawn’

New union federation is already 700 000 strong and aims to breathe new life into SA’s labour sector.
April 23, 2017

Will forex cartel escape?

The jurisdiction of South Africa’s competition authorities is being questioned by some of the banks implicated in an alleged foreign exchange cartel.
April 23, 2017

Cyril, Manyi cross swords over act

Deputy President Ramaphosa encourages black business on controversial law, but makes no clear commitments.
April 23, 2017

The family behind SA's nuclear plan

In this extract from a new book by investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh, he lays bare the Gupta family’s and Duduzane Zuma’s investment in uranium mining – and how it coincides with the involvement of the Russian state-owned nuclear energy corporation Rosatom.
April 23, 2017

Friends & Friction: There are no miracles in baboons’ buttocks

A good and conscious brother, Chris, tweeted his response to one of my previous columns, “To save SA we must learn to fly” (March 19 2017). Among the beautiful things he said was this sentence: “I assume a level playing field.”.
April 23, 2017

Choose a student loan over personal loan

I recently met a woman who had taken on a R50 000 personal loan from a bank to pay for her daughter’s university fees. When I asked her why she had not opted for a student loan instead, she said she felt that she was responsible for her daughter’s education.
April 23, 2017

Should you invest overseas

With credit downgrades and political turmoil, investors might be wary of spending their money locally, writes Angelique Ruzicka.
April 23, 2017

Don’t just spend, fix productivity

South Africa has had several blueprints for its development, going back to the Reconstruction and Development Programme and culminating in the current National Development Plan (NDP).
April 23, 2017

Start-up targets top-tier niche market

Three young professionals have come together to provide skilled, experienced workers with freelance jobs and their client companies with the expertise they need for specific projects.
April 23, 2017

Krugerrand turns 50

The world’s most popular collectable gold coin, the Krugerrand, is celebrating its 50th birthday this year.
April 23, 2017

Africa is Pick n Pay’s second engine of growth

Pick n Pay planned to open its first stores in Nigeria and Ghana within the next two years, the company said this week.
April 23, 2017

Self-employed tax options

As a freelancer, should you form a company or remain a sole proprietor? Maya Fisher-French looks at the pros and cons.
April 23, 2017

What you need to know when selling or buying

The onus is on you to uncover any defects before you buy, writes Angelique Ruzicka.
April 23, 2017

Zilimbola: Investor with a difference

Meet the man who is in charge of R41bn in hedge funds.
April 23, 2017

Remittances to Africa set to double

WorldRemit, a British money transfer operator, sees revenue from transactions involving Africans doubling by 2020 as more people on the continent access payment platforms via mobile devices and as expatriates send cash home.
April 23, 2017

How to offer equal opportunities at work

There are 200 million missing women and girls in the world by current calculations – that’s doubled since The Economist ran its cover story on this global catastrophe in 2010.
April 23, 2017

AB InBev set to spur growth of beer brands

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is looking to bring its Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona beer brands to the local market and the rest of Africa.
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