R/€ = 13.07
R/$ = 11.54
Au 1271.75 $/oz
Pt 1235.00 $/oz
Jan 20, 2015
Financially strained State-owned power utility Eskom has scrapped much criticised plans to send three executives to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) 2015 meeting in Switzerland this week. The utility said its executives would no longer attend the yearly Davos...
Dec 10, 2014
A Rustenburg-based company that converts upcycled plastic bags into solar panel school bags that charge while children walk to school and act as a light source to enable them to to study at night has been featured on international news organisation CNN’s ‘African...
Sep 02, 2014
Tal Ben-Shahar, internationally respected author, lecturer and Harvard university professor, was recently in South Africa for 3 days where he met with top business leaders and executives from some of South Africa’s largest corporates. Tal spoke to over 200 leaders...
Apr 10, 2014
The Eastern Cape Province is well known for its auto-sector and the jobs it creates. This car-manufacturing hub hosts global players such as Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Ford and General Motors who, by operating and manufacturing in the area, are creating jobs in one...
Sep 30, 2013
Potash project developer Prospect Global Resources on Monday said it had appointed Daniel Neumann and Reed Dickens to its board, to replace Marc Holtzman, ZZ Qiu and Conway Schatz who had resigned. Neumann brings 16 years of finance experience, the majority of which...
Apr 27, 2012
Position: South Africa cargo manager at Emirates SkyCargo Main Activity of the Company: Worldwide provision of airfreight and logistics services
Jan 26, 2012
South Africa's economic growth is "certainly going to be below three percent" this year due to the impact of a slowdown in the eurozone economies, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday. "Europe is a factor. Europe as a whole is a major trading partner for...
Apr 08, 2011
While South African inventors and innovators face a number of obstacles in getting their concepts to market, many have shown that the barriers are far from insurmountable.
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Nov 27, 2009
Position: MD Date and Place of Birth: October 22, 1957, Porto, Portugal Education: Diploma in Strategic and Business Management, Johannesburg Technical College, Damelin College, 1989
Nov 13, 2009
November is an interesting month. Some young children came around and shouted “Trick or treat?” and Jennifer released the dog pack, which is what she does if scared.
Nov 05, 2009
The KwaZulu-Natal Institute for Architecture (KZ-NIA) has handed over its 2009 Awards for Architecture, and chosen four buildings which were evaluated based on sustainability, urban regeneration, environmental issues and high standards of design. The four winners of...
Oct 14, 2009
Demand for diamonds was "most probably" outstripping supply and, as a diamond producer, De Beers was wanting to produce "as many diamonds as possible", De Beers chairperson Nicky Oppenheimer said on Tuesday. Oppenheimer, speaking on CNN to Fareed Zakaria, said that...
Oct 02, 2009
Position: Executive vice-president, Pöyry Group; president and CEO, Pöyry Energy Business Group Main Activity of the Company: Pöyry is a global consulting and engineering firm focusing on the energy, forestry, transportation, water and environment, and construction...
Jul 17, 2009
Full name: Itumeleng Kgaboesele Position: CEO, Sphere Holdings, since 2003 Main activity of the company: Strategic investment business with significant exposure to industrial and infrastructure services business, including Babcock, Honeywell, Pandrol and Target...
Jan 15, 2009
As Americans celebrate the inauguration of a new president in Washington next week, another new, high-security Cadillac will grace Pennsylvania Avenue to lead the proceedings. President Barack Obama will ride in an all-new Cadillac Presidential Limousine, continuing...
Nov 25, 2008
The shares of BHP Billiton rose and those of Rio Tinto fell on the news that BHP Billiton had withdrawn its bid to combine the two giant entities in what would have been a $66-billion deal now and $194-billion six months ago. Despite concurrent negative BHP Billiton...
Nov 07, 2008
Position: CEO, BMG (Bearing Man Group)
Jul 11, 2008
The next stage of the global financial crisis may befall us soon. It is being caused by huge defaults in credit card repayments. Similar to the subprime crisis, the roots of the next stage are in abominably poor lending practices driven by the huge growth in...
Dec 07, 2007
Attached please find a press release on: South Africa is Alive with Possibility on CNN. The world-wide television network is currently running a commercial with an interesting twist – it is infused with the sophistication and industry of the global world, but...
Jul 20, 2007
A recent police report on crime statistics showed that crime continues to be a problem.
Jul 13, 2007
Progress on the R8,4-billion construction and upgrade of the ten stadiums selected to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup has emerged, rightly or wrongly, as the touchstone for South Africa's readiness to host a world-class event. The developments are also proving to...
Jul 13, 2007
Progress on the R8,4-billion construction and upgrade of the ten stadiums selected to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup has emerged, rightly or wrongly, as the touchstone for South Africa's readiness to host a world-class event.
Nov 02, 2006
The board of gold-focused exploration and development company Randgold Resources had sanctioned the creation of a new exploration team to 'hunt'for African gold prospects outside of the six territories on which it had focused for the past number of years - until now,...
Oct 16, 2006
Sub-Saharan Africa's biggest cellular operator, MTN, said it had teamed up with media firm Naspers to offer Africa's first mobile TV service but needed a licence before a commercial launch.
Jun 17, 2005
Full name: Ian Visser Position: CEO, Premier Foods, since 2004 Main activity of the company: Food Date and place of birth: March 6, 1960, Klerksdorp Education: BCom Hons (Investment Management) (Cum Laude), Rand Afrikaanse University, March 19, 1999 First job:...
Oct 22, 2004
The decisions taken by large corporations have a huge impact on conditions in their host countries. Their actions can influence the development trajectory of an economy.
Oct 01, 2004
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Aug 13, 2004
Full name: Christiaan Francois Rademan Position: Managing director, mining division, Sasol Mining, from August 1, 2002 Main activity of the company: Producing, beneficiating and marketing coal Date and place of birth: October 29, 1957, Boksburg, Gauteng Education:...
May 28, 2004
Great, so we got the soccer! I watched the announcement live, and I think that my overall emotional feeling was one of great relief; the country would have been so disappointed if we had lost it.
May 30, 2003
Full name: Christiaan Francois Rademan Position: MD, mining division, Sasol Mining, from August 1, 2002 Main activity of the company: Producing, beneficiating and marketing coal Date and place of birth: October 29, 1957, Boksburg, Gauteng Education: Matric, Higher...
Nov 08, 2002
Full name: Gavin Edward Swanepoel Position: MD of Grintek Electronics, South Africa, since 1998 Main activity of the company: Commercial and industrial electronics Date and place of birth: April 28, 1958, in Pretoria Education: Matric, Pretoria Boys' High School...
Aug 23, 2002
Those of us who are unfortunate enough to be awake at night will know that after a certain time we all get to watch CNN.