Optimum Coal

Sexwale-linked company in Gupta mine funding scandal

A trio of companies “paid” R235-million towards the Guptas' bill for Optimum Coal.

The winners and losers in the Guptas’ Optimum Coal deal

A consortium of banks that were repaid R2.7bn in company debt were the ultimate winners in the sale of Optimum to the Gupta family and Duduzane Zuma.

Eskom moves to address allegations on Gupta influence

Eskom has come under fire about the alleged influence of the Guptas on various lucrative contracts, and two board members have resigned this week.

SA stocks reach biggest daily gain in 16 months

State bonds fell and yields climbed as SA's benchmark stocks booked their biggest daily gain in 16 months, breaking a three-day losing streak.

Glencore raises Optimum stake to 23.9%

Glencore, the world's largest commodity trader, has said that it had almost doubled its stake in South African takeover target Optimum Coal to 23.9%.

Optimum Coal confirms bid interests

Optimum Coal Holdings has confirmed it had received expressions of interest from unnamed third parties after rumours Glencore was eyeing the miner.

Transnet reports rise in full-year profit

Freight group Transnet reported a rise in profit on Monday and said it would spend R110.6-billion on capital investments in the next five years.


Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

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Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world