How to find your next big idea and make it happen, from a CEO who's done it

2020-01-26 12:33

Travis Schneider has cofounded three different companies. Here's his advice for ideating a thriving business.

'We can't be Father Christmas' to ailing Eskom – Treasury DG

2019-08-28 13:25

Treasury has stressed the importance of Eskom facing its financial challenges head-on and possibly introducing salary cuts to executives to aid a turnaround.

Treasury authorised R17bn emergency funding for Eskom in April

2019-07-03 21:54

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni authorised a R17.6bn allocation to Eskom in April as the struggling power utility faced difficulty in servicing its debts, members of Parliament have heard.

Standard Bank confirms withdrawing funding of new coal IPP projects in SA

2019-04-17 22:00

Standard Bank has now explicitly confirmed that it is not involved in the financing of either the Thabametsi or Khanyisa new coal IPP projects.

Why Africa’s women entrepreneurs struggle to grow – and how to help

2019-01-18 07:31

Women entrepreneurs in Africa struggle to obtain credit, and to access entrepreneurship education.

Cape Town tech firm secures $1.85m funding to expand

2019-01-13 13:49

WhereIsMyTransport, a public transport data and technology company founded in Cape Town, has announced an investment of $1.85m as part of its Series A funding round.

Ramaphosa lifts veil on some Eskom-China loan details

2018-10-30 11:24

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there are no specific conditions on the R33bn loan to Eskom, extended by the China Development Bank (CDB).

Treasury allows cash-strapped SABC to borrow more

2018-09-04 20:44

Treasury has allowed the cash-strapped SABC to take on more debt to ease its financial woes, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has confirmed.

Meet the 24-year-old American prodigy set to disrupt SA’s used car industry - within the next two years

2018-07-01 10:16

With backing from Naspers, Sujay Tyle wants to sell used vehicles within 45 minutes, paperwork included.

To eliminate the legacies of apartheid, we must fix municipalities - Nene

2018-06-14 22:00

Investment by municipalities in the building and maintenance of infrastructure can contribute to faster economic growth, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.


Inside the draft PAIA Bill: Records to be declared every quarter

2019-08-28 17:38

Political parties will have to disclose their funders every quarter if a new bill becomes law in its current form.

Corruption busters still cash-strapped, but DOJ in talks with Treasury about private funding

2019-07-16 21:42

While fighting corruption and fraud remains a part of the Department of Justice's "core mandate", Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola conceded that key corruption-fighting institution the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) "is really financially constrained".

Entrepreneurship funds: How to tell the good from the bad

2019-04-30 05:00

Entrepreneurs have a key role in solving unemployment, but not all entrepreneurship funds are created equal, says Aubrey Hruby.

A South African crypto-wallet startup – which backs an embattled form of bitcoin – just landed R18 million in funding

2019-04-17 14:21

Mobile wallet company Centbee, co-founded by a former eBucks CEO, announced it had closed a new round of funding just as bitcoin SV, the coin variant it backs, went into a slump.

Ways to fund your studies

2019-01-15 10:50

Working around your budget and finding ways to pay for your qualification

SAA secures R3.5bn loan to keep operating until March

2019-01-08 13:32

The cash-strapped flag carrier says the loan is needed to keep it operating until the end of the financial year in March.

Standard Chartered to stop financing new coal-fired power plants

2018-09-25 11:22

Standard Chartered said it will stop financing new coal-fired power plants anywhere in the world as part of its commitment to supporting the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Funding holding back women in the energy sector - Radebe

2018-08-20 14:09

Lack of funding is among the factors limiting the participation of women in the energy sector, said Energy minister Jeff Radebe.

Concourt ruling on political party funding could prevent more state capture

2018-06-25 08:40

The Concourt's decision over political party funding has potential to weed out sinister donors who fund parties with the sole intention to capture the party and subsequently the state, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Transport subsidies up for discussion - Nzimande

2018-06-03 14:29

Government is looking at SA's transport subsidy regime, Transport Minister Blade Nzimande tells Fin24.

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