OPINION: 4AX geared to be Africa’s Nasdaq?:
Which of South Africa's new exchanges will be South Africa's version of the US Nasdaq composite, an index which is heavily weighted towards information technology companies? 4 Africa Exchange shows promise. Early start-up phase business got a welcome funding boost this week as Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's Budget speech outlined measures to support them.
How South Africa’s Cleaning House After Zuma Eviction: QuickTake:
Among the most damning allegations leveled against Zuma during his time in office was that he allowed the Gupta family — whose members are his friends and business partners of his son, Duduzane — to influence cabinet appointments and loot billions of rand from state coffers. The three brothers — Ajay, Atul and Rajesh — became so enmeshed in national politics under Zuma that their families and associates were collectively known as the Zuptas.
OneRepublic ‘Live In South Africa Out OnBlu-ray and Digital Formats Today:
Eagle Vision today released the concert film “OneRepublic: Live In South Africa” on blu-ray and digital download. Physical pre-orders are available here , and you can watch the trailer here .
Banker Turns Winemaker Turns Banker: South Africa’s Michael Jordaan Is Back:
For most, owning a wine farm on a mountainside close to the sea, surrounded by family and friends, would be all they ever needed. But for Michael Jordaan, former chief executive officer of one of South Africa's biggest consumer lenders, the banking bug runs too deep.
Zimbabwe:South Africa Minister Spells Need to Boost Relations:
South Africa is committed to working with Zimbabwe in strengthening economic ties to ensure development in both countries, South Africa's Minister of Transport Joe Maswanganyi has said. Speaking in Bulawayo during the occasion to receive railway equipment under the National Railways of Zimbabwe and the Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group /Transnet $ 400 million recapitalisation deal, Minister Maswanganyi said it was imperative for the two countries to work together and utilise every opportunity that contributes to increased industrialisation.
Britain warns of ISIS attacks in South Africa after couple kidnapped:
A member of the Iraqi rapid response forces walks past a wall painted with the black flag commonly used by Islamic State militants. JOHANNESBURG – Britain has warned of a threat of attacks by Islamists on foreigners in South Africa after two British nationals were kidnapped in a small town there, but South African police said they had no evidence militants were behind the incident.
Nigeria:Chamber of Commerce Begins Trade Mission to South Africa:
Chairman of the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce , Mr. Foluso Phillips, is leading a trade mission of Nigerian firms to South Africa for the first NSACC trade mission since the inauguration of the new President of South Africa, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa. The mission will take place from March 11-17, 2018 and will bring together leaders in business to focus on creating opportunities for Nigerian businesses, as well as strengthening Nigeria's economic and trade relationships with South Africa.
The best of who we are: SA comic brings new superheroes to the scene:
A young man tries to get Loyiso Mkize's attention. Once he finally succeeds in pulling the man away from the throng, he introduces himself: “My name is Mohau” The young man, a university student and writer, tells me that his name is Mohau – like one of the characters in Mkize's comic book Kwezi .
Bridgewater’s bet against Europe shines light on patchy short-selling rules:
The world's largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates caused a stir last week when it disclosed it had made $ 22 billion worth of bets against European companies, including giants such as Unilever collapsed in December 2017 after it admitted accounting irregularities, no hedge fund had reported short positions to the German regulator – a rarity for a company that was being probed by German tax investigators for several years.
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