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How Uber plans to disrupt SA's food delivery industry
How Uber plans to disrupt SA's food delivery industry
Food delivery app UberEATS launched on Wednesday and the company behind the ride-sharing app is confident the service will disrupt the food...
Turkey's credit downgrade could be a bad omen for South Africa
Turkey's credit downgrade could be a bad omen for South Africa
Emerging economies looked on, clutching one another’s arms and grimacing, as their Turkish peer was dealt its junk status blow by rating agency...
Capitec Bank cuts back lending to poorer workers
Capitec Bank cuts back lending to poorer workers
South Africa's Capitec Bank warned on Tuesday that it was cutting back on lending to cash-strapped consumers from lower income groups as it posted...
​Got old plastic? Here’s how to cash in on your unwanted vinyl
​Got old plastic? Here’s how to cash in on your unwanted vinyl
Serious vinyl collectors will know that moving house is a major chore. My turn came at the end of November. I had a collection of close to 3 000...
​#DataMustFall – how cellphone giants are milking you
​#DataMustFall – how cellphone giants are milking you
South African cellphone giants are not only charging higher prices for data than those in other developing countries but, in general, they are also...
​SA takes tentative steps towards economic recovery
​SA takes tentative steps towards economic recovery
Selling South Africa as a good-news story to international investors at the moment is an unenviable task. Details of political skulduggery continue...
Investment projects ramped up
Investment projects ramped up
The state’s economic cluster is preparing to implement 40 high-impact investment projects, 10 of which will be fast-tracked.
​Political ‘green shoots’ raise hopes of growth
​Political ‘green shoots’ raise hopes of growth
In a briefing this week, top executives of the credit ratings agency Moody’s said that, despite the “political noise”, South African...
'Get real': Gordhan will find it hard to sell sceptical investors a good story
'Get real': Gordhan will find it hard to sell sceptical investors a good story
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is not in for an easy ride when he meets investors to sell them a good story about South Africa at a time when the...
​What youth really think about a national minimum wage
​What youth really think about a national minimum wage
There has been little attention paid in the national debate to what young people know about minimum wages, their wage expectations and who stands to...
Investors shun banks' good news
Investors shun banks' good news
Despite providing exceptional results in tough times, South Africa’s biggest banks have failed to convince investors of their resilience and their...
Black business in spat over whether Zuma should finish his term
Black business in spat over whether Zuma should finish his term
The stance of the Black Business Council (BBC) that President Jacob Zuma should finish his term in office has divided the organisation, with two of...
Uber cited as example of the sharing economy, but its vast revenues suggest otherwise
Uber cited as example of the sharing economy, but its vast revenues suggest otherwise
A new generation of start-ups has sent the world into a frenzy. At the forefront of the movement – like a flaunting, radiant cover model – is...
The Guptas show no sign of heeding Gordhan's advice to take the banks to court
The Guptas show no sign of heeding Gordhan's advice to take the banks to court
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, in a meeting with Oakbay Investments in May, suggested that, if the company believes it has been unfairly treated...
Pravin Gordhan: Resilient SA economy can still avoid a downgrade
Pravin Gordhan: Resilient SA economy can still avoid a downgrade
Although growth my be challenging going forward, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said that growth will be above 0%.

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