The former Johannesburg mayor has 18 months to build a movement and a team to compete in the 2021 municipal elections, writes Adriaan Basson.
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Natural food franchise Kauai is set to follow in the footsteps of Nando’s, as it is set to expand its global footprint by rolling out franchises in Europe and Asia, according to a statement from Real Foods, the business’s owner.
Net1 UEPS, parent company of Cash Paymaster Services, which manages the payout of SA's social grants, has employed a fintech veteran to spearhead global expansion plans.
When announcing that they are expanding offshore, companies are quick to point out potential synergies, savings and profits. But often such moves are expensive, with the shareholders paying.
Steinhoff International plans to list its African assets separately as the acquisitive retailer seeks a new prize for shareholders following this year’s failed merger talks with Shoprite.
Hennes & Maurita announced the addition of its first new store brand in three years as the Swedish fashion retailer seeks to revive sales in key European markets.
Gold Fields will invest $1.4bn to extend the life of its Damang operation in Ghana by eight years.
Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson say the retailer will consider expanding outside Africa as the continent’s largest food retailer seeks additional fast-growing markets.
Aspen Pharmacare Holdings is planning to increase its Chinese presence as Africa’s biggest maker of generic drugs ramps up distribution of its low-cost pharmaceuticals.
Nigeria’s Dangote Group has opened a $500m cement plant in one of the fastest growing economies, Ethiopia, where a construction boom has fuelled a shortage of cement.
African budget airline Fastjet says it intends to raise gross proceeds of at least £50m via a placing to fund the expansion of its operations.
Insurance giant Hollard is looking to accelerate its expansion plans in more African countries following the announcement of its R5 billion share sale to Japanese insurer Tokio Marine.
Since the establishment of the Gautrain station in Rosebank, northern Johannesburg, property prices in the area have rocketed.
Bidvest Group, which has interests in expanding into catering space has said the local economic environment is a "major concern" and that it’s struggling to conclude government contracts.
MTN is set to purchase a 49% stake in Iranian government-owned fixed broadband provider, Iranian Net for R540m with further investments likely to reach R3.4bn.
Standard Bank has appointed former chief executive officer Jacko Maree as the board's deputy chairperson, as the lender builds its business on the continent.
Starbucks plans to increase its global tea business to $3bn over the next five years as its starts selling its new line of tea drinks, known as Teavana, across the Asia Pacific region.
Discovery is set to launch its behaviour programme, which rewards health and life insurance clients for healthy lifestyle choices and track their fitness, in Japan.
Nigeria's Dangote Cement share has risen sharply after the firm, majority owned by billionaire Aliko Dangote, announced plans to expand.
Fastjet says it will seek more investors from South Africa after Old Mutual participated in its recent $75m initiative to raise capital.
Petrochemicals group Sasol could expand its $8.9bn cracker project in Louisiana, depending on market conditions, says its chief executive.
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