Johann Rupert is not an aberration but the norm

2018-12-13 11:54

The tendency to use the black middle class as a way of assessing the socio-economic conditions of South Africa is misleading because the middle class is a minority and does not reflect the entire populace, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

White monopoly capital according to Johann Rupert

2018-12-06 19:44

"What does white monopoly capital mean?" Rupert said, after Mkhari introduced him as the face of the concept. "Yes, I’m white, or I mean a white person. Show me a monopoly we have ever had, show me one monopoly I have ever had, just one, please."

The lost message in the Johann Rupert interview

2018-12-06 13:06

Everyone became outraged and had their feelings hurt, because the no nonsense, rich white man stated facts and didn’t worry about their sensibilities.

We should all be Iman Rappetti

2018-12-06 09:23

When Iman Rappetti stood up to Given Mkhari and Johann Rupert during the Chairman's Conversation at her own expense she did what others in the room failed to do, writes Tshidi Madia.

Rupert schooled in the art of talking but not listening

2018-12-05 20:33

The interview with Johann Rupert encapsulated what many South African citizens feel: everyone talks and shouts. The other side awaits their chance to respond. But no-one listens, writes Charlene Naidoo.

Ferial Haffajee: So a really rich white guy said really dumb things, and you're surprised?

2018-12-05 16:30

Does Johann Rupert still define South African capitalism? Not really, says Ferial Haffajee.

EFF lashes out at 'president of whites' Johann Rupert following radio interview

2018-12-05 11:21

The EFF has lashed out at business tycoon Johann Rupert, saying it is 'pleased that finally the ultimate face of white privilege has been exposed for the whole country and our people to see'.

#TotalShutDown urges Johann Rupert to cancel Chairman's Conversation appearance over Mkhari's assault allegations

2018-11-30 06:34

The #TotalShutDown movement has written to businessman Johann Rupert asking him to cancel his appearance on Power FM's Chairman's Conversation over allegations that Given Mkhari, the chairperson of the station's parent company, assaulted his wife.

Radical economic transformation and the return of Johann Rupert

2018-11-02 07:00

His vilification as the embodiment of "white monopoly capital" has Johann Rupert disillusioned about South Africa. But President Cyril Ramaphosa's call to treat entrepreneur as "heroes" might entice him to lend a hand.

Richemont appoints new CEO

2018-09-10 08:32

The luxury jewelry and watchmaker announced the appointment of Jérôme Lambert as its new group chief executive officer with immediate effect.


Decoding Johann Rupert: Given Mkhari weighs in

2018-12-10 14:40

SA multi-billionaire Johann Rupert's remarks in a discussion at a PowerFM event last week has drawn responses from South Africans which show that the country still has "deep racial and class" divisions, host Given Mkhari has said.

How Johann Rupert's charm offensive backfired

2018-12-06 15:17

Johann Rupert's interview seems to have been an attempt to speak directly to a demographic that he feels has misunderstood him. But it went horribly wrong.

Rupert's interview provides hard lessons for those willing to take them

2018-12-06 10:41

South Africans have a choice: either they dismiss the "condescending" Rupert (who is he, after all, to tell black people what to do with their hard-earned creditworthiness?) or take the hard lesson, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

10 things Johann Rupert said about the SA economy during THAT interview

2018-12-06 06:25

From controversial views on young black people to tips on how to get rich, billionaire Johann Rupert's interview with PowerFM on Tuesday night has sparked widespread criticism on social media and in some business circles.

'Apology, no insult intended': Johann Rupert takes to Twitter to apologise for comments made in PowerFM interview

2018-12-05 17:34

Multi-billionaire and business mogul Johann Rupert has apologised on Twitter, saying he didn't mean to offend anyone, following comments he made in a PowerFM interview.

Johann Rupert is getting zero love from Twitter users over 'insulting' comments

2018-12-05 12:08

Twitter users have lashed out in their numbers at business tycoon Johann Rupert, following a controversial interview on Power FM.

Johann Rupert branded arrogant, racist: 'I can't be Father Christmas for the whole of South Africa'

2018-12-05 07:50

One of South Africa’s richest businessmen, Johann Rupert, has been accused of being arrogant, racist and suffering from cognitive dissonance during an event hosted by PowerFM.

Richemont shares down 5% after interim results announcement

2018-11-09 12:47

Chairperson Johann Rupert said the group was facing 'growing volatility in consumer demand, partly attributable to an uncertain economic and geopolitical environment,' but was confident in its 'ability to realise our long term ambitions'.

Richemont announces JV with Alibaba to sell luxury brands in China

2018-10-26 09:56

Richemont chairperson Johann Rupert says Chinese customers at home and abroad are an 'increasingly important customer base for Richemont and for the broader luxury industry'.

Johann Rupert set to receive humanitarian award in the US

2018-09-07 20:58

Recent recipients of the award include former French president Francois Hollande, former British prime minister David Cameron and businessman and former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg.

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