Tencent shares' R480bn loss shows depth of China gloom

2017-01-04 06:38

For a clue on how bearish foreign investors have become about Chinese stocks, take a look at Tencent, in which e-commerce giant Naspers has a 34% stake.

Ed Herbst: Creating a ‘Black Naspers’ – part 1

2016-12-23 12:20

The big question was: Why did the Afrikaners, despite an Afrikaner-based party being in power for most of the time up to the 1970s, lag so far behind economically?

Naspers sees education as new growth market

2016-11-28 08:33

Naspers plans to expand in education software as Africa’s biggest company by market value searches for a repeat of the profitable bet it made on Tencent.

Naspers issues scam alert

2016-11-21 09:47

Internet and media giant Naspers has issued a fraud alert, warning South Africans of a scam that promises high returns on share trades made on their behalf.

Business is about to get tough for SA multinationals

2016-11-10 06:08

A proposal for a mandatory audit rotation will have serious implications for South African companies, writes Naspers CFO Basil Sgourdos.

Africa’s most valuable business worth less than what it owns

2016-10-19 09:36

Naspers' stake in Chinese internet developer is worth $88bn, more than the $72bn the whole company is worth.

Naspers to sell Allegro for $3.25bn

2016-10-14 17:30

Cinven Group has agreed to buy Naspers' Polish online auction site Allegro for $3.25bnn, taking on rivals such as EBay in the eastern European country.

Analysis: Big 5 prop up JSE Top40 – otherwise bear showing its head

2016-09-16 18:02

An analyst looks at the causes and warns of the dangers of selective divergence on the JSE, resulting in a diminishing pool of large cap rand hedges propping up the JSE.

New ShowMax tool promises 75% data savings

2016-08-24 12:24

Local internet television streaming service ShowMax has launched a bandwidth capping tool that promises to cut data consumption by as much as 75%.

ShowMax turns one

2016-08-19 08:42

As ShowMax marks its first anniversary it has clocked up 10 million views, equivalent to 700 years' worth of TV shows and movies.


#Sugartax: IRR climbs into media over Coke funding

2016-12-23 17:55

Frans Cronje, CEO of the South African Institute for Race Relations (IRR), responds to what he calls a media slur campaign against the think tank.

Internet Solutions to snap up MWEB

2016-12-02 13:52

Local ICT company Internet Solutions has entered into an agreement to acquire internet service provider MWEB for an undisclosed amount.

Naspers' half-year earnings jump on e-commerce, Tencent

2016-11-25 16:53

Internet and media giant Naspers recorded an earnings jump for the six months ended September 30 2016 thanks to its e-commerce unit and stake in Tencent.

MegaFon in talks with holders about buying stake

2016-11-17 07:25

MegaFon, the Russian wireless carrier controlled by billionaire Alisher Usmanov, says it is in talks with shareholders about buying a stake.

Bob van Dijk on the future of Naspers

2016-10-20 13:28

Naspers has grown phenomenally since it was founded just over a century ago. The CEO of Africa’s biggest company talks about where this behemoth is headed.

Naspers to merge Indian travel business with rival

2016-10-19 07:04

Naspers will combine Indian travel operation Ibibo with US competitor MakeMyTrip to help boost its unprofitable e-commerce business and ease a reliance on Tencent.

Herbst: Déjà vu at state broadcaster – fear and loathing in SABC

2016-09-19 19:58

The abuse of staff is systemic in media institutions captured by the ANC, writes Ed Herbst.

Ted Black: Pricking the Naspers bubble? Declining Cash ROAM

2016-09-12 10:09

An analyst who specialises in cash return on assets managed takes a stab at Naspers, and asks if Koos Bekker and his team are still producing the goods.

Rand retreats on US rate hike prospects

2016-08-22 19:03

The rand has continued its retreat against a strengthening dollar as rekindled expectations of a near-term rate rise kept investors cautious.

Andreij Horn named as new head

2016-07-28 15:37

Media24 has announced that Andreij Horn is the new head of South Africa’s largest digital media company Digital Media.

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