ARTICLES RELATING TO RICHARD BRANSON

Richard Branson celebrates 65th bday on Mandela Day

2015-07-18 07:00

People forget that Richard Branson is dyslexic and research has found that dyslexics are often more likely than others to become entrepreneurs, explains an academic.

Branson warns of Formula 1's funeral

2015-06-28 08:49

Business mogul Richard Branson has warned "the end is nigh" for Formula 1 racing but bright for Formula E battery-cars.

Young innovator impresses Richard Branson

2015-06-15 15:23

A young man from Umlazi, southwest of Durban, has come up with a revolutionary idea to attend to South Africa’s education crisis and its failure to produce pupils who are competent in maths and science.

Branson: Companies should let staff work from home

2015-04-26 14:37

Companies that forbid the practice, such as Yahoo, put pressure on families and limit opportunities for women, says Virgin Group founder Richard Branson.

Ainslie rescued by Branson

2015-01-14 11:02

Four-time Olympic champion, Sir Ben Ainslie, revealed he and his new wife were rescued by entrepreneur Richard Branson.

Virgin Money valued at £1.2bn

2014-11-13 14:20

The market value of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Money banking business is estimated at £1.2bn as its shares have been listed in London.

Virgin Money revives plans for London listing

2014-11-04 16:55

Richard Branson's Virgin Money bank has revived plans to list on the London stock exchange, one month after halting the move owing to market turbulence.

Branson denies ignoring safety warnings

2014-11-03 18:50

Billionaire Richard Branson has rejected media suggestions that he had ignored safety warnings about his Virgin Galactic spaceship before it crashed during a test.

Branson shocked by crash

2014-11-01 08:04

The crash by Virgin's pioneering tourist-carrying spacecraft on a test flight in California has raised questions about its future.

UK's Virgin Atlantic scraps short-haul service

2014-10-06 16:00

Britain's Virgin Atlantic says its domestic short-haul unit, Little Red, would cease operations in 2015, just over two years after it was launched.

 

Formula E to expand to Africa, India?

2015-06-30 10:30

Formula E chief Alejandro Agag wants to expand the series to other countries including Africa. Could SA see its first ePrix?

Sir Richard Branson denies that Kate Moss will poke fun at flight incident in new Virgin Atlantic campaign

2015-06-22 19:00

Kate Moss is reportedly set to appear in a new campaign for Virgin Atlantic which will poke fun at the fact she was escorted off of an easyJet flight earlier this month.

Virgin's Branson announces 12 months paternity leave, full pay

2015-06-10 19:00

Virgin Group founder, Richard Branson, has announced a new policy to grant male employees up to a year's paternity leave.

Virgin Active seeking IPO in JHB by June

2015-02-08 10:58

Virgin Active wants to hold an initial public offering in Johannesburg by the end of June this year, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

Virgin America soars in debut

2014-11-14 19:30

Shares of Virgin America, a low-cost airline partly owned by Richard Branson, has soared as much as 28% in their market debut.

Virgin Galactic eyes resuming test flights

2014-11-08 17:59

Richard Branson owned company could resume test flights with a new spaceship within six months, just a week after the fatal crash of SpaceShipTwo.

Virgin boss hits out after safety warning claim

2014-11-03 19:13

Virgin Galactic boss Richard Branson has hit out against hurtful critics and self-proclaimed experts after a rocket scientist said that the company had ignored safety warnings.

Crash won't halt space tourism

2014-11-02 12:00

The wait for paying passengers to see Earth from the vantage point of space looked a lot longer on Friday, but aspiring space tourists did not appear to be lining up for refunds.

Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes

2014-10-31 21:07

A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has crashed during a test flight.

Vusi Thembekwayo: Being a dragon changed my life

2014-08-12 06:05

Dragons’ Den SA might have changed the lives of some talented entrepreneurs during the last seven days of filming, but one Dragon says his life has changed too.

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