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The Sunday Times's weekly Business Times section. A selection of this content is also featured in various sections of BDlive

Business Times

A Ponzi deal’s absentee shareholder?

Picture: THINKSTOCK

A website has accused Cobus Kellermann of a gigantic global scam, but the businessman denies any wrongdoing

Business Times

Peermont investors to bask in Sun deal

Peermont Global's flagship Emperors Palace casino.

Announcement that Sun International will buy Peermont Global for R9.4bn takes market by surprise, but there is concern that two players will dominate the industry

Business Times

Maasdorp’s exit doesn’t add up for maths plan

Leslie Maasdorp. Picture FINANCIAL MAIL

Former Advtech CEO had hoped to launch a maths academy for pupils of public-sector schools

Business Times

If only the grid could run on optimism

Eskom CE Jacob Maroga. File picture: BUSINESS DAY/MARTIN RHODES

Don’t think disaster, think opportunity — Jacob Maroga looks on the brighter side of load-shedding

Business Times

Pattison powers on for US energy company

Massmart CEO Grant Pattison. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

Grant Pattison, who was selling generators as CEO of Massmart until September last year, will now peddle renewable energy solutions

Business Times

Vodacom drops price bomb on subscribers

Vodacom branding on the Ponte Building in Hilbrow, Johannesburg, in 2011. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/FOTO24/FELIX DLANGAMANDLA

Vodacom has pushed the wrong buttons this week, raising the ire of customers furious about an increase in contract prices that will kick in from May

Business Times

Q&A: Casino group has given us a good ride, but we may flog it — MIC

Mary Bomela. Picture: KATHERINE MUICK/SUNDAY TIMES

Business Times tracked down Mary Bomela, the CEO of the Mineworkers Investment Company, which owns 25% of Peermont, and put her on the spot

Business Times

Fishy franchisor next in line for liquidation

The Fish and Chips Company. Picture: VELI NHLAPO/SOWETAN

Troubled Old Fashioned Fish and Chips franchising company in line to be liquidated after High Court in Pretoria awards an order to a frustrated franchisee

Business Times

Suspicious fund skips Mauritius for the Caymans

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Belvedere is a confusing and murky tangle of offshore funds, but the most eyebrow raising is its Kijani fund, based in the Cayman Islands

Business Times

Used cars leave new cars in the dust

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Banks finance two used cars for every new car bought — and this ratio is likely to tip further in favour of used cars

Business Times

Fountainhead set to accept Redefine’s sweeter offer

Redefine Properties' head office in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Redefine Properties’s takeover of Fountainhead is back on the table after a change of heart on the part of the target’s largest investor

Business Times

‘Downgrade not due to suspensions only’

Tshediso Matona. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Eskom’s recent credit downgrade by S&P’s to ‘junk status’ will have an impact on ‘the whole value chain of the energy industry’, says former CEO Jacob Maroga

Business Times

Web businesses’ uphill battle to make it in Africa

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Ndubuisi Ekekwe lists key reasons why Africa’s internet business ecosystem is not profitable

Opinion

THE LAST WORD: Breaking news: we need ‘old-school’ reporting

In a few weeks, business website Moneyweb will clash with Naspers’s Media24 in the high court in a case with serious implications for the business of news

Opinion

SIGN POST: How Eskom is making data centres appealing

Because guaranteed ‘uptime’ is one of the key selling features of data centres, they have been given fresh impetus by Eskom’s mismanagement of the power grid

Opinion

Expect fireworks when WhatsApp allows calls

The reason the rest of the mobile industry is so concerned about WhatsApp is its vast subscriber base of more than 700-million users

Opinion

RANTS & SENSE: Down the rabbit hole in Eskom’s Blunderland

Koeberg nuclear power station at sunset.

Eskom is going to price itself out of the market, and it will be those who can least afford to pay its prices who will suffer or find illegal means of tapping into the grid

Opinion

Factory sector is running on empty

Picture: THINKSTOCK

The sector’s share of the economy has shrunk from 20% in 1983 to 16% in 2013

Opinion

THE CHATTER: Why Warren Buffett is bad for your health

A Heinz Ketchup bottle sits between a box of Kraft macaroni and cheese and a bottle of Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce. Picture: REUTERS

The Oracle of Omaha has made a mint on artery-based arbitrage

Opinion

Shared value is the only viable solution

Picture: THINKSTOCK

We are confronted with two seemingly conflicting demands: the insistence on profit on the one hand and the urge for sustainability on the other

Business Times

FAME & FORTUNE: It pays to take care of the cents

Mmarona Kgwele says there are pros and cons to working in the entertainment industry.     Picture: LEE PHOTOGRAPHY

Actress and TV presenter Mmarona Kgwele hosts ‘Rands with Sense’. Brendan Peacock asked her how she handles her own money

Business Times

HOW TO... Use kitchen rules to be a better leader

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA

Auguste Coetzer, director at executive search firm Talent Africa, believes many of the skills needed in a well-run kitchen are as applicable to leading a team or organisation

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