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Helen Nyambura-Mwaura

Helen Nyambura-Mwaura

    ANC faces reduced majority in upcoming elections
    ANC faces reduced majority in upcoming elections
    The ANC should easily extend its two-decade rule when South Africa goes to the polls on May 7, despite rising discontent among the party's...
    The new frontier: Africa's great 'white spaces'
    The new frontier: Africa's great 'white spaces'
    At Cape Town's Elswood Secondary School, even the metal grills welded into its walls did not deter burglars from ripping out the copper cables...
    SA company to start making smartphones
    SA company to start making smartphones
    Millions of mobile phones are shipped to Africa every month, but a South African company hopes to rival the likes of Samsung and Nokia with...
    Amplats scales back mining job cuts plan
    Amplats scales back mining job cuts plan
    The world's top platinum producer, a unit of Anglo American, added it would also keep open one of four shafts slated for closure near the...
    Standard Bank to boost 'Africanness' after CEO resigns
    Standard Bank to boost 'Africanness' after CEO resigns
    The announcement by veteran chief executive Maree that he was stepping down came on Thursday.
    Sexwale's Batho Bonke sells $370m stake in Absa
    Sexwale's Batho Bonke sells $370m stake in Absa
    The consortium of black investors, which includes Absa employees, took a 10% stake in the Absa Group in 2004 to help it meet government targets on...
    Capitec eyes higher bank fee income
    Capitec eyes higher bank fee income
    Unsecured lender Capitec Bank is aiming to boost transaction income in a year which it expects to be challenging in terms of interest revenue, the...
    Capitec plans to issue $110m in new shares
    Capitec plans to issue $110m in new shares
    Retail lender Capitec Bank said it aims to raise up to $110-million by issuing new shares to fund its expansion and boost capital ahead of new...
    Absa falls in line with Barclays structure
    Absa falls in line with Barclays structure
    Absa Group, the South African bank majority owned by British lender Barclays, said it would merge its business and retail banking units and has...
    Nedbank's first-half profit jumps on higher fees
    Nedbank's first-half profit jumps on higher fees
    Nedbank Group -- South Africa's fourth-largest bank -- reported a 26% rise in first-half profit on Monday, helped by a drop in bad debts and its...
    SA banks to post little real first-half growth
    SA banks to post little real first-half growth
    Big South African banks are expected to show scant underlying growth when they report first-half earnings in coming weeks, as a decline in bad...
    Africa's US sales more important than deal
    Africa's US sales more important than deal
    African nations exporting to the United States under a special deal should boost sales rather than pushing to extend the agreement, US trade...