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Ciaran Ryan

Ciaran Ryan

    The curious case of Prasa's 'simulated' robbery
    The curious case of Prasa's 'simulated' robbery
    The 14 Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) security guards arrested late October for allegedly tying up fellow security guards and...
    Lonmin says it is a victim of vexatious litigation
    Lonmin says it is a victim of vexatious litigation
    The Mining Forum of South Africa has applied to the North West High Court to have the mining licences suspended of Lonmin, as well as Eastern...
    Money pressures fuel the revolt fire
    Money pressures fuel the revolt fire
    It shows those countries expanding their money supply the fastest are also the ones experiencing massive social tension.
    Ghana leads business boom
    Ghana leads business boom
    Stroll through any town in Ghana and it is impossible to miss a South African presence. There are Engen garages, Stanbic branches and ATMs in all the...
    The shrinking of Johncom
    The shrinking of Johncom
    Barney Barnato would hardly recognise what's left of the rapidly disappearing Johannesburg Consolidated Investments (JCI), the mining empire he...
    What commodity boom?
    What commodity boom?
    The full benefit of the commodities boom now under way is being squandered partly by bureaucratic ineptitude and infrastructural bottlenecks,...
    Mr Steel in pricing investigation
    Mr Steel in pricing investigation
    Eric Samson is probably South Africa's richest resident, though you don't hear much of him. His unlisted Macsteel Holdings business empire...
    You pays your money ...
    You pays your money ...
    South Africans are about to get hit with an avalanche of pay TV options from next year -- some of them delivered to your cellphone.
    The bike they forgot to stop making
    The bike they forgot to stop making
    Royal Enfield bikes have a cult following among classic bike enthusiasts around the world, some of whom own more than 20 working models dating back...
    Mr Goldfinger
    Mr Goldfinger
    The last two weeks were the most expensive in Gold Fields's history. It plonked deals worth about R25-billion on the table, in the process...
    Predators eye slimmer Anglo?
    Predators eye slimmer Anglo?
    There were denials all round this week that Anglo American was a potential take­over target. In a high-stakes poker game, that's what you do: you...
    Yo-yo rand wreaks havoc
    Yo-yo rand wreaks havoc
    The volatile rand is creating havoc for companies and investors. It lost 23% of its value in seven weeks, starting in early May, and has since...