Lynley Donnelly

Lynley is a senior business reporter at the Mail & Guardian. But she has covered everything from social justice to general news to parliament - with the occasional segue into fashion and arts. She keeps coming to work because she loves stories, especially the kind that help people make sense of their world.

New banks circle small businesses

TymeBank, Bank Zero and Capitec are all looking for ways to woo businesses – including SMMEs – on to their books

Debt Act not a relief for everyone

The financial sector has been accused of being hysterical about amendments to the law. But there are some genuine concerns

NHI: the good, the bad, the ugly

Some analysts say the proposed fund is creating policy uncertainty but others think it could help to fix a broken system

State champs at its border Bill bit

The border management authority threatens “to be an auxiliary police service”, creating “oversecuritised zones”

Why the gender pay gap persists

Social norms and the economic value we attach to work are among the reasons the disparity still exists

Bond auction underwhelms

Local and global factors — including the Eskom bailout and US-China trade tensions — are weighing on the appetite for government debt

Eskom needs ‘fire and thunder’

The appointment of a chief restructuring officer is a positive step, but it is not a silver bullet for the power utility’s debt burden

Eskom gets a chief restructuring office amid devastating finance results

SAICA CEO Freeman Nomvalo will head up team to help Eksom reorganise its operational and funding structures

Gordhan appoints Eskom chair, Jabu Mabuza, acting chief executive

The decision comes a day ahead of Eskom’s financial results announcement, which is expected to reveal record-breaking losses

Mines print money as metals boom

Kumba and Anglo Platinum are sitting in a sweet spot but it remains to be seen how long it will last

Mboweni: Additional Eskom aid will hurt the fiscus and taxpayers

The additional R59-billion over two years for Eskom comes on top of slowing tax revenues and will require government to revise its funding plans

Eskom set to get a fast-tracked R59-billion in the coming two years

The additional fiscal support comes as Eskom is weighed down by debt and is expected to report losses of R20-billion in upcoming financial results

Press Releases

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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