Lynley Donnelly

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

Latest

Cradock Four back to haunt De Klerk

Pressure is mounting on the NPA to charge the former president and others involved in political killings during apartheid

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it