Business

January 28, 2020

Mining's second wind

Trevor Arran, division executive of mining, metals, new and related industries, joined the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) five months ago. With a wealth of knowledge in the industry gathered from a 30-plus-year career, he’s eager to be part
January 29, 2020

Hundreds of jobs on the line as R1bn tech firm in Eastern Cape faces closure

‘Role model’ company fails to pay back the bank’s money and has had to close doors.
January 28, 2020

Zimbabwe’s food crisis intensifies

Zimbabwe insists that it is prepared to deal with a deepening food crisis, but the UN says there’s little evidence that enough maize is coming in to the country to feed the drought-stricken nation’s 8.5 million people who are going hungry.
January 27, 2020

New CEO André de Ruyter to put brakes on Eskom unbundling

Eskom’s new group CEO, André de Ruyter, wants to slam the brakes on the process of unbundling Eskom.
January 27, 2020

Competitors eye SAA’s most valuable assets

While SAA is locked in a desperate fight for survival, its competitors are beginning to eye the juiciest part of the SAA group – its low-cost subsidiary, Mango.
January 27, 2020

Eskom tariff war is back in court

Eskom and the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) will again cross swords over electricity tariffs in the Pretoria High Court on Monday, less than two weeks since their last court hearing.
January 26, 2020

Limpopo Economic Development Agency fights to retain mining stake after Chinese failure

The Limpopo Economic Development Agency (Leda) has gone to court to try to protect and retain its 40% stake in a chrome mine after its Chinese partner ran the enterprise into business rescue and the assets were sold to another Chinese company.
January 26, 2020

‘Burgernomics’ shows how rand is undervalued

The rand is undervalued by 62% against the dollar, according to new numbers crunched by The Economist as part of the Big Mac Index.
January 24, 2020

Friends & Friction: Learn to ask the right questions

When I walked into his mausoleum in Moscow, Russia, I was taken aback by how small Vladimir Lenin’s corpse was. His prominent forehead was deep pink in colour and the nose on his emaciated face was so sharp it could stab a grown man to death.
January 24, 2020

Eskom’s troubles laid bare

Eskom’s financials illustrate utter financial chaos. That it is teetering on the brink of collapse is an indictment of the incompetence of the South African government.
January 23, 2020

Business Process Outsourcing sector creating jobs for school leavers

With a fresh batch of fervent school leavers now recovered from their celebrations and getting down to the serious business of starting careers in the new year, all eyes are on the industries that offer ease of access to those with Grade 12 certificates.
January 23, 2020

SA’s corruption still very serious, but gains being made

Money, political power and corruption. It is a triangle that is haunting South Africa, which, despite being placed in the top half of the Corruption Perceptions Index for 2019, is still battling allegations of state capture.
January 22, 2020

Inside Labour: Strap in, it's the rise of the machines

We have entered a new year and a new decade, and this one promises to be more turbulent than any since World War 2.
January 22, 2020

Netflix strengthens its strategic investments in South Africa

South Africa has a rich heritage and a thriving film industry, and internet entertainment service Netflix has recognised this and is investing in the country.
January 22, 2020

Fewer work opportunities for LGBTIQ candidates

Discrimination by employers results in longer job searches, higher unemployment rates and obvious disparities in income for those who are not part of the heteronormative workforce, according to new research.
January 22, 2020

Herman Mashaba: It has to be all about the economy

Ordinary South Africans understand what needs to be done. Creating jobs and other opportunities are good starting points for the country, writes Herman Mashaba.
January 21, 2020

Forget gold and cash, thieves want rhodium

Robbers seem to think cash and gold are a thing of the past. This was made evident by a failed robbery at Sasol’s Secunda plant, during which robbers targeted the metal rhodium.
January 21, 2020

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

South Africa and the United Kingdom have extensive trade and economic relations fostered over a number of years. This is set to strengthen during the upcoming UK-Africa Investment Summit in London.
January 21, 2020

‘Don't spin, tell the truth’ encourages Mboweni

A frank assessment of the dire state of affairs, coupled with practical solutions, could be enough to convince investors in Davos that SA is not a junk yard (yet).
January 20, 2020

Eskom blows through its diesel budget

Eskom has exceeded its budget for diesel by almost 50% in a desperate attempt to keep the lights on.
January 20, 2020

Eskom drops tariff bombshell

Eskom dropped a bombshell in court about the manner in which it views the methodology that the National Energy Regulator of SA uses to determine electricity tariff increases.
Show More

January 26 2020