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Yolandi Groenewald

Yolandi Groenewald

    New shots fired in banking wars
    New shots fired in banking wars
    The battle of the banks continued this week when African Bank launched its zero monthly fee account, becoming the third bank to do so.
    Small power’s green light gets brighter
    Small power’s green light gets brighter
    South Africans eager to generate their own electricity and sell it back to the grid are now one step closer after Energy Minister Jeff Radebe...
    Patrice’s rainbow empire
    Patrice’s rainbow empire
    Billionaire Patrice Motsepe built his empire over more than two decades. Renowned as a philanthropist and an African business success story,...
    Eskom burns on through bailout
    Eskom burns on through bailout
    Concerns are growing about whether Eskom will bankrupt itself to keep the lights on for the next 10 days until the national elections. This comes...
    Retail focus for banking’s phoenix
    Retail focus for banking’s phoenix
    Five years ago African Bank was in ruins. A combination of reckless lending and a liquidity crisis pushed the unsecured lender over the edge. But...
    On the horns of a dilemma
    On the horns of a dilemma
    Legalising the rhino horn trade could inject R60-billion into the South African fiscus, but allowing the trade could backfire at the expense of...
    Headless cats and government promises back in 2005
    Headless cats and government promises back in 2005
    In Steel Valley, residents say cats are born without heads, a piglet had sexual organs growing out of its anus and a cow born a hermaphrodite had...
    MultiChoice set for organic growth
    MultiChoice set for organic growth
    Pay-TV operator MultiChoice will make its debut on the JSE this month, but some believe it is a sunset industry because streaming services threaten...
    The exotic game market goes bang
    The exotic game market goes bang
    In the 17th century, the Dutch financial craze for tulip bulbs shaped the tale of a famous market crash. Tulips were traded fanatically by...
    COP24 ignores dire climate warnings
    COP24 ignores dire climate warnings
    Katowice, Poland — The 2015 Paris Agreement delivered hope that nations could come together to fight catastrophic...
    Money issues bedevil climate talks
    Money issues bedevil climate talks
    Money is a major sticking point in international talks about addressing climate change. But South Africa’s head of delegation, Minister of...
    Africa firmly in AB InBev’s crosshairs
    Africa firmly in AB InBev’s crosshairs
    South Africa is still a key market for the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev. The brewer is building its world domination on the...