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Business Times

BEE group in bid to scrap R664m Lonmin deal

Kholisile Dingiswayo and Moipone Tabi, members of the Serodumo Sa Rona in Bapong, North West. Picture: SOWETAN
5 day(s) ago

Lonmin is bracing itself for a bitter fight as members of the Bapo ba Mogale community go to court this week in a bid to unravel its R664m empowerment deal

Business Times

Telkom won’t foot bill for broadband

Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
5 day(s) ago

Minority shareholders will be relieved to learn that Telkom does not have to bear burden of entire bill for R98bn national broadband rollout project

Business Times

Phuti Mahanyele: Going places under her own steam

Phuti Mahanyele has long been singled out as one of South Africa's  exceptional business leaders. Picture: TSHEKO KABASIA
5 day(s) ago

Phuti Mahanyele is confident about her future — and the outlook for SA — as she quits CEO post

Business Times

Little hope for Joffe’s Adcock move

Bidvest CEO Brian Joffe. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 day(s) ago

Analysts say there’s practically no chance of widespread shareholder support for the deal

Business Times

Mittal eyes BEE deal to mend bridges

ArcelorMittal  SA CEO Paul O' Flaherty addresses the media and analysts on the groups results in Sandton on Friday.   Picture:  MARTIN RHODES
5 day(s) ago

ArcelorMittal SA has received a mandate from its largest shareholders in London to mend bridges with government and rectify its almost non-existing BEE status

Business Times

Q&A: Whitey on the budget, poor growth and Eskom

Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 day(s) ago

Shoprite enjoyed a steamy 42% share price rally from October to end-January, but the fun appears to be over. CEO Whitey Basson discusses the numbers

Business Times

Shuttleworth in court showdown

Mark Shuttleworth is SA’s most famous example of world-beating innovation.  Pictures: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Mark Shuttleworth faces off against Reserve Bank in the Constitutional Court this week as central bank argues why it must not repay R250m to Mr Shuttleworth

Business Times

Nedbank results leave market cold

Mike Brown. Picture:MARTIN RHODES
5 day(s) ago

Some analysts weren’t overly impressed by the company’s results, saying that Nedbank’s earnings had only ‘marginally’ beat expectations

Business Times

TopTV rescue may cost IDC millions

Former US vice-president Al Gore at the Johannesburg launch of TopTV in April 2010. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Industrial Development Corporation is facing a R477m court demand from one of the empowerment shareholders in the former TopTV

Business Times

Give SARS a chance, says Nene, amid staff exodus

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/CHARLES GALLO
5 day(s) ago

Business leaders warn that implosion at South African Revenue Service has undermined its credibility and could even begin to affect its ability to collect tax revenues

Business Times

Pay-hike battle a threat to SA finances

WAGE WAR: The United Front protests outside parliament ahead of the budget speech. Picture: HALDEN KROG
5 day(s) ago

Unions threaten to go on strike if Treasury sticks to pledge to keep public sector pay increases at an average level of 6.6% over each of the next three years

Business Times

Eternal sunshine of a rogue trader’s mind

Nick Leeson. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 day(s) ago

The traits that make a person a magnificent trader are often the same that make them go rogue: charming, competitive, calm under pressure, motivated and willing to take risks

Business Times

Nene’s growth dilemma the fly in ointment

Minister Nhlanhla  Nene flanked by SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane, Deputy Minister of Finance Mncebisi Jonas, and DG Lungile Fuzile as they arrive ahead of the 2015 Budget Speech. Picture: GCIS
5 day(s) ago

Worries over R224.9bn SOE guarantees and revenue concerns blunt confidence in outlook

Business Times

‘Construction behemoths dug their own graves’

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

South Africa’s big construction companies have brought their woes on themselves, says Inyatsi Construction Group chairman Frans Pienaar

Business Times

Tales of indebted misery clash with lenders’ versions

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

Most vulnerable people are preyed on and encouraged to borrow recklessly because credit providers know they have easy access to emolument attachment orders

Opinion

THE LAST WORD: A sweet something for Steinhoff in JD deal

Investors should keep a watchful eye on Steinhoff for signs that it may overstep the traditional rules of a parent-child relationship

Opinion

Here’s a better plan for the broadband roll-out

DA leader Helen Zille is right to be concerned that the government has done a cosy deal with Telkom

Opinion

SIGN POST: At last, technology that specifically targets African needs

Samsung Electronics’ new range of products — and the way they will be marketed — signals a shift in thinking

Opinion

Share buybacks offer execs an easy way out

Picture: THINKSTOCK

It’s time lawmakers and the regulators in this country started taking share buybacks seriously

Opinion

Converging pressures dictate austerity

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Nhlanhla Nene’s cap on public service pay could prompt new strikes

Opinion

HSBC, tax and why good firms go bad

The retreat by international banks such as HSBC from the Middle East has pushed Arab lenders to step up to the plate. Picture: BLOOMBERG/MATTHEW LLOYD

Why do companies that spend so much time and money promising to be good do bad things?

Opinion

Forget the myths about foreigners

Nazil Munssi, surrounded by police, in front of his looted shop on Friday. Townships including Soweto have been hit by looters targeting foreign-owned stores. Picture: AFP/STEFAN HEUNIS

The facts show they create jobs — and just work harder

Opinion

STOCK TALK: Laughter, tears and questions as execs quit

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Exit packages should be part of resignation announcement

Business Times

Phuti Mahanyele: Engaging manner is her style

Phuti Mahanyele.  Picture: BLOOMBERG/DREW ANGERER
5 day(s) ago

Shanduka's outgoing CEO says the American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa was wrong to warn that new legislation is deterring foreign investment

Business Times

FAME & FORTUNE: Passion won’t go out of fashion

Nhlanhla Nciza, lead singer of Afro-pop group Mafikizolo. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD
5 day(s) ago

Nhlanhla Nciza, lead singer of Afro-pop group Mafikizolo, talks to Thekiso Anthony Lefifi about how she spends her money and the challenges facing the fashion industry

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