Business confidence at lowest level in 5 years

2015-11-26 15:34

Underlying activity in sectors such as retail, new vehicle trade and manufacturing has weakened by more than it had done in the third quarter.

Sage CEO's entrepreneur tips

2015-11-23 08:14

Sage International CEO Ivan Epstein believes SMEs are vital to SA’s economy. finweek finds out more about his passion for the sector and its large-scale benefits for SA.

Sum of Old Mutual’s parts worth more than the whole

2015-11-20 06:45

The prospects are encouraging for Old Mutual, but the group will have to start thinking about breaking up its operations.

Fostering good partnerships between government and business

2015-11-16 08:00

What makes a partnership between government and the private sector successful? Experts speaking at the EY Strategic Growth Forum Africa 2015, share their views.

Christo Wiese: Five beacons for SA, each of us to steer by to be successful

2015-11-05 07:14

Christo Wiese, known as Mr Shoprite and the brains behind Africa’s largest retailer, shares some of the wisdom he has learnt along the way.

Business can’t stand by idly during the student fees crisis

2015-11-01 15:33

If businesses want to employ a certain calibre of future leaders, they must stop sitting on the sidelines regarding the student fees crisis, says a business leader.

Double honours for billionaire Christo Wiese

2015-10-28 14:14

Billionaire businessman Dr Christo Wiese has received two awards this week and shares his views on life, business and South Africa.

Naspers disposes of R2.7bn in internet assets

2015-10-26 09:39

Global internet and media company Naspers plans to dispose of its holdings in two Central and Eastern Europe online retailers for R2.7bn.

Digital - the new business tsunami

2015-10-22 10:27

Harnessing the potential of digital development to improve business models was the theme of the first-ever Africa Digital Excellence Summit held late last week at The Forum in Bryanston. The event was hosted by McKinsey and Facebook.

Lessons for success from Silicon Valley

2015-10-14 14:58

Accomplished silicon valley entrepreneur, Arun Kumar, shares some of the valuable lessons he learnt while starting up three technology ventures.


Why companies need social media policies

2015-11-24 08:31

Many organisations are embracing social media policies in an effort to mitigate risks associated with online behaviour of employees.

Meet Peter Mountford: SA’s most underrated CEO, from R350m to R10bn in 6yrs

2015-11-23 06:58

Alec Hogg chats to a CEO who managed to transform a near bankrupt business capitalised at just R350m into a group now worth R10bn - and that in just six years.

Nigeria's tighter business controls a 'new normal'

2015-11-20 06:30

Various SA companies like Telkom, Standard Bank, MTN and Tiger Brands, have learnt expensive lessons in Nigeria. However tighter regulations could be good for business.

Africa rising despite the headwinds

2015-11-12 14:53

With global economic factors impacting emerging markets, this raises the question whether Africa is still the rising continent? Experts share their views on the long-term growth prospects for Africa.

SA business delegation to Cuba is optimistic

2015-11-01 18:23

Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Mzwandile Masina heads a delegation of South African businesspeople seeking trade and investment opportunities in Cuba.

Fortress wins Top 100 Companies Award

2015-10-28 17:35

Only five companies obtained "royal" status among 100 top companies ranked according to their shareholder returns over the past five years.

Four reasons why businesses fail

2015-10-28 13:15

Poor management is often the reason businesses fail. We look at some common mistakes and useful solutions.

Lessons for businesses to embrace digital change

2015-10-22 15:39

At the recently held Africa Digital Excellence Summit, hosted by McKinsey and Co and Facebook, business leaders were encouraged to create valuable brands for consumers in the changing world of technology.

State companies to score R7bn from mini budget

2015-10-21 15:47

More than R7bn will be transferred directly from the fiscus to support the operations of South African companies, which also receive about R24bn in tax incentives annually.

Buy local and boost SA economy- Leslie Sedibe

2015-10-12 11:29

The support of local business and industry is the economic boost South Africa needs, says Proudly South African CEO, Leslie Sedibe.

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