South Africa's largest gym chain will introduce portable loos if Day Zero arrives

2018-02-22 13:22

Virgin Active South Africa plans to have portable toilets at the ready if Cape Town runs out of water.

Richard Branson joins Hyperloop board as it guns for $200m funding

2017-10-13 15:40

Billionaire Richard Branson has joined the board of Hyperloop One, as the futuristic mode of tube-based transportation embarks on a major fundraising round.

Mandela's spirit is still alive - Graça Machel

2017-07-18 22:00

Former President Nelson Mandela's spirit is still alive, his widow Graça Machel has said on Mandela Day.

'Someone tell Mugabe': Obama's post-presidency pics rile Zimbabweans

2017-02-09 06:08

Those pictures of Barack Obama enjoying himself on holiday with Richard Branson? Zimbabweans are looking at them and wishing their 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe would take a leaf out of the former US leader's book and hand over power.

Richard Branson looks at the start-up scene in SA

2016-11-18 10:45

Richard Branson has now made it clear he’s got his eyes on the country and is looking at what he can do as far as start-up businesses go. This is exciting news for South Africa.

Virgin Galactic disaster exactly 2 years ago inspires Branson in SA

2016-10-31 20:25

It was exactly two years ago that Richard Branson had to face one of his biggest ever set-backs: his R6.7trn Virgin Galactic tourist spaceship exploded over California's Mojave Desert, killing one pilot.

Richard Branson: SA needs Gordhan to steer country into safe waters

2016-10-31 14:29

The wrong decision made today could have been devastating for South Africa, says multibillionaire Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group.

Building an exponential business: Fourex, growing at 20% a month, gets more kudos

2016-08-07 08:00

Startups with great business ideas valued at $1bn-plus, such as Fourex, experience the challenges of exponential growth. Alec Hogg finds out what this entails.

WATCH: Brexit will be financial disaster – Richard Branson

2016-06-21 14:21

Britons will cause 'irreparable damage' both to Great Britain and to Europe if it votes “Leave” in Thursday’s referendum, says entrepreneur Richard Branson.

SARS official at KMI Airport 'yells' at Virgin's Branson

2015-11-13 19:16

The Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport has expressed disappointment with a South African Revenue Services customs official who yelled at Virgin Airlines boss Sir Richard Branson.


PICS: Richard Branson and Caspar Lee share panel at Joburg event

2017-11-10 20:00

Renowned businessman Sir Richard Branson alongside YouTube sensation Caspar Lee, shared some knowledge with a group of South Africans which included local stars Gareth Cliff and Jo-Ann Strauss.

'Whole houses' swept away on Branson's island

2017-09-07 21:00

British billionaire Richard Branson says "whole houses" on his private island in the Caribbean had been swept away by Hurricane Irma.

Branson petitions UN for oceans protection

2017-06-09 21:41

British entrepreneur Richard Branson has handed over a petition with more than a million signatures to the UN, urging governments to protect at least 30% of the world's oceans by 2030.

WATCH: Obama is on vacay and it’s the best thing ever!

2017-02-08 16:01

A vacation never looked so good!

Richard Branson unveils luxury health club in Cape Town

2016-11-01 18:37

Sir Richard Branson describes the new luxury Virgin Active Collection health club in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront as “one of the best in the world”.

SNAPS: Richard Branson is in SA

2016-10-31 16:00

Look who’s in SA! Founder of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson has landed on our shores.

PICS: Richard Branson survives serious cycling accident

2016-08-26 15:15

Richard Branson was left with a cracked cheek and some torn ligaments after a serious cycling accident.

Branson pulls plug on big deal because of Brexit

2016-06-28 19:07

British entrepreneur Richard Branson says his Virgin Group had pulled out of a deal involving 3 000 jobs after Britain voted to leave the EU.

Ian Kilbride: Financial services entrepreneur – first Appleton, now Warwick

2015-11-19 06:59

Warwick Wealth CEO Ian Kilbride shares his story and talks about his rapidly expanding business in a chat specially tailored for fellow entrepreneurs.

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.

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