Book on Steinhoff's demise shows danger of 'big men' business leaders
Book on Steinhoff's demise shows danger of 'big men' business leaders

The collapse of Steinhoff International, the multi-billion dollar global business group, has been rightly described as the biggest corporate scandal in South African history...

By Mills Soko 2 days ago

Bianca Botes
The tail wagging the dog - how politics is driving the value of the rand

Over the past few years, investors have proved that regardless of the economic soundness of a particular nation, political stability is now a crucial determinant of sentiment...

By Bianca Botes 3 days ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Africa can learn from EU: Ramaphosa

Africa can draw lessons from the European Union's path to integration, economic and political union, and achieving social progress, says President Cyril Ramaphosa...

3 days ago

#FLS2018: Downgrade or not?
#FLS2018: Downgrade or not?

South Africa's economy is one that's vulnerable to the global economy, but it is the internal issues the country faces that will determine whether it will face a downgrade or not...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

Debt-ridden African countries return to the IMF fold
Debt-ridden African countries return to the IMF fold

There are a number of sub-Saharan African countries where the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned debt servicing costs were becoming a burden, especially in oil-producing countries...

By Akani Chauke 14 Nov 2018

Helping SA companies to get serious about innovation
Helping SA companies to get serious about innovation

South Africa fares poorly when it comes to innovation in part because many organisations have no clear guidelines on what innovation actually entails...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 12 Nov 2018

Spire joins CORFAC International real estate brokerage network
Spire joins CORFAC International real estate brokerage network

When shopping for offshore commercial property investments, knowing what to buy in which area of which country that will offer the highest returns and the lowest risk can be challenging for investors...

12 Nov 2018

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Invest in skills and capabilities for Africa to grow

For Africa to realise its full potential, the continent needs to invest in the skills, capabilities and well-being of its citizens...

9 Nov 2018

Atterbury, Talis Investment Partners conclude significant B-BBEE deal
Atterbury, Talis Investment Partners conclude significant B-BBEE deal

The Atterbury Property Fund is now 30% owned by Talis Investment Partners...

9 Nov 2018

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The market will be fine, but what about the city?

There is currently much debate on whether the Cape Town property market is overheated and whether the market will come tumbling down or not...

By Deon van Zyl 6 Nov 2018

Guy Fletcher
X,Y or Z: Each generation has its own investment habits

Whether its X, Y or Z, each generation exhibits different idiosyncracies, even when it comes to their finances...

5 Nov 2018

Bitcoin has evolved from a currency to a commodity
Bitcoin has evolved from a currency to a commodity

When the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto came up with cryptocurrency 10 years ago, he envisaged a global digital monetary system free from regulatory constraints....

2 Nov 2018

Miga guarantees solar PV investments
Miga guarantees solar PV investments

Guarantees covering 90% of investments made by Scatec Solar ASA for constructing, ownership, operation and maintenance of six solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in South Africa, have been issued by Miga...

2 Nov 2018

Roland Gräbe
ESG should be part of a financial advisor's fiduciary duty

Incorporating non-financial indicators such as environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions should play an increasingly important role in a financial advisor's fiduciary duty to mitigate risks...

1 Nov 2018

New report highlights 5 agricultural investment opportunities in Africa
New report highlights 5 agricultural investment opportunities in Africa

Four countries - Tanzania, Morocco, Tanzania and Zambia - offer immediate opportunities with government incentives available for investors...

1 Nov 2018

Response to the medium-term budget policy statement: 2018
Response to the medium-term budget policy statement: 2018

In what was probably one for the more anticipated medium-term budget policy statements (MTBPS) new Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni had several challenges to consider for the MTBPS...

By Nico Esterhuizen, Issued by ACCA 30 Oct 2018

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a recent investment summit. Flickr.com/GovernmentZA
Did South Africa's investment summit mark a game-changing moment?

To some observers, South Africa's recent investment summit led by the president Cyril Ramaphosa, seemed like much ado about nothing...

By Alan Hirsch 30 Oct 2018

Fitch affirms Eskom credit rating
Fitch affirms Eskom credit rating

Fitch Ratings' decision to affirm its BB- credit rating is a result of measures it has put in place to ensure sustainability...

26 Oct 2018

Southern Africa strengthens relations with European Union at fifth South Africa-Italy Summit
Southern Africa strengthens relations with European Union at fifth South Africa-Italy Summit

Some of the most influential business leaders from Southern Africa and Europe gathered in Johannesburg to explore exciting opportunities for growth and investment...

Issued by Optimize Enhancing Effectiveness 26 Oct 2018

Zimbali Lakes Resort Gatehouse
IFA Hotels & Resorts, Jaltech launch R2bn property fund

Kuwait's IFA Hotels & Resorts and financial consulting firm Jaltech have entered into a joint venture to create the R2bn Zimbali Capital property fund...

26 Oct 2018

Tito Mboweni, South Africa's recently sworn in minister of finance, delivered the 2018 medium-term budget policy statement this week. Image source:
MTBPS should inspire economic and investor confidence

Straight-talking as expected, the minister of finance's medium-term budget policy statement sought to inspire investor and market confidence...

By Dr Andrew Golding 25 Oct 2018

New blockchain savings platform to launch in SA
New blockchain savings platform to launch in SA

Fintech company Stackr and blockchain-focused software developer NONA are set to release to market the first saving solution for the blockchain community in South Africa...

Issued by NONA Digital 25 Oct 2018

This Thursday's Impact Investing Forum to lead national conversation around investment
This Thursday's Impact Investing Forum to lead national conversation around investment

The inaugural South African Investment Summit that will take place this week in support of the president's investment goals, will be preceded by the launch of the first ever South African Impact Investment Forum...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 24 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Zweli Mkhize, minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs
Heads roll amid VBS municipal probe

Several municipal officials have been suspended and in some instances, charged with fraud in relation to investments made in VBS Mutual Bank...

24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Should Africa be wary of Chinese investment?
Should Africa be wary of Chinese investment?

Africa being made up of diverse countries has a mixed relationship with China with each country independently securing agreements and deals dependant on the whim of the incumbent governments...

By Annie Lugube-Kutsawa 23 Oct 2018

2018 South Africa-Italy Indaba/Summit set to boost EU-Africa trade and investment relations
2018 South Africa-Italy Indaba/Summit set to boost EU-Africa trade and investment relations

The European House - Ambrosetti Group (TEH-A), a leading Italian think tank and management consulting firm is organising an exclusive pan-European and pan-African platform Africa Europe CEO Dialogue...

Issued by Optimize Enhancing Effectiveness 22 Oct 2018

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. Photo: Sebastiao Moreira
Why Ramaphosa's "new dawn" will break slowly for South Africa's finances

South Africa's newly inducted finance minister, Tito Mboweni, will this week deliver the country's 2018 medium-term budget policy statement setting out the government's fiscal policy and projections for the next three years...

By Seán Mfundza Muller 22 Oct 2018

Bertha Centre celebrates launch of SA's first social impact bond
Bertha Centre celebrates launch of SA's first social impact bond

Social impact bonds are ideally suited to emerging markets and have the potential to reduce costs and improve service delivery say experts from the UCT GSB Bertha Centre...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 19 Oct 2018

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