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Justice department hit by a costly cyberattack

The theft of R10-million from the Guardian’s Fund account prompts the justice department to freeze all accounts until an audit can determine the extent of the damage

The demise of the chequebook

The use of cheques has fallen about 80% in the past decade as consumer habits shift and digital payments continue to gain traction

Mboweni faces taxing decisions

The finance minister must tread a tightrope to fix the economy as he prepares for next week’s budget speech

Conscious capital is critical to future-proofing Africa

Business leaders must wake up to the fact that they can ‘do good’ and still make a profit

Swings and roundabouts for jobs in banks

Although one independent evaluation shows that some banks have been shedding jobs, other banks are hiring

New banks circle small businesses

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

Busi, Absa and costly spelling slips

Errors in email addresses contributed to the row between the protector, the bank and the president

SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019 will address Africa’s most pressing challenges

SingularityU South Africa brings together the world's leading exponential technology thought leaders to address Africa's most pressing issues

Office of the public protector must not be captured

At the heart of the debate about Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s conduct is how to ensure that the office she holds is protected

Forex cartel case drags on

The Competition Commission has 40 working days in which to redraft its case against banks

Bosasa tells court: We are being hijacked by liquidators

Bosasa wants the decision to place the company under voluntary liquidation, should be declared null and void

International case may set precedent in rand-rigging battle

Standard Chartered pleaded guilty to currency manipulation (which included the rand) between 2007 and 2013

Maria Ramos, the new captain of Ship SA?

Absa CEO Maria Ramos’s decision this week to quit with just a month’s notice led to immediate speculation that she is quitting for another job

What’s next for Maria Ramos?

After leading Absa for a decade, Ramos is retiring from her post as chief executive at the end of February

The battle of the banks

Several new entrants will spark a war of attrition rather than a full-frontal assault and customers will be the winners

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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