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Allan Gray invests in Zimbabwean beer and cellphones

Despite Zimbabwe's shrinking economy, Allan Gray is upping its stakes in the Zimbabwean sorghum beer and mobile phone markets.

African Bank downgrade doesn’t mean a redemption for bondholders, says CFO

African Bank says holders of its debt cannot ask for an early repayment of its bonds, despite being downgraded to "junk" status last week.

Hedge fund shorts African Bank shares

A major hedge fund is shorting shares in the unsecured lender in expectation of further declines.

Uganda punished in currency market for anti-gay law

Aid for Uganda has been pulled and its currecy has slumped following a bill which prescribes life imprisonment for some homsexual acts.

Coronation fund adds Northam as Investec dumps it

The strike-hit miner has fallen out of favour with Investec Assest Management but Coronation Fund Managers like the prospects of the platinunm sector.

Rand weakens to a five-year low after China manufacturing data

The rand was one of the worst performing major currencies as demand for China's manufactured goods declined.

Solar boom boosts South African salaries

Renewables projects have provided new jobs with higher salaries and brought new economic activity into the Northern Cape.

JSE appoints Nyembezi-Heita as new chair

ArcelorMittal boss Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita will replace Humphrey Borkum in 2014, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange has said.

South African business to close for Mandela’s funeral

Enterprises ranging from retailers to mines and bank headquarters will close for the former president's funeral.

SA retail stocks advance for second month

South African retail stocks have risen for a second month, on speculation that the US Federal Reserve will maintain stimulus.

Famous Brands’s stocks rise after buying stakes in Nigerian company

Famous Brands, which owns chains such as Wimpy and Mugg & Bean, have risen the most in two weeks after buying a 49% stake in a Nigerian food company.

South Africa sells $2-billion of government bonds

South Africa has sold $2-billion of 12-year bonds in overseas debt markets after boosting the size of the offering.

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!