It's absurd that we're even entertaining Facebook's Libra currency idea

2019-07-17 09:21

Facebook is asking for the power to control global financial transactions and collect all the information that comes with that. It must be joking.

Why the rand is starting to wear its underpants outside its trousers

2019-07-12 06:14

The Big Mac Index maintains the rand is nearly 62% undervalued.

It's been 100 years since we've seen anybody like Elon Musk — here's why that's so disorientating

2019-06-17 10:18

The Tesla CEO is more like an old-school automotive entrepreneur than a modern-day business manager.

Ferial Haffajee: What if FlySafair were to run SAA?

2019-06-13 05:00

If SA insists on having a national carrier, why not let those with a proven track record do the job? asks Ferial Haffajee.

In Fiat Chrysler-Renault deal, globalism is about to collide head-on with populism

2019-05-29 08:53

Immediately after the merger plan was revealed, the French and Italian governments moved to secure jobs.

Data fails to capture complexity of SA’s unemployment crisis

2019-05-24 06:00

South Africa’s embrace of international conventions has buttressed the country’s reputation in statistical circles. But these global standards prove a poor fit for the country.

Elon Musk is grimacing all the way to the bank as Tesla finally raises more money

2019-05-05 12:28

Tesla's capital raise will intensify Elon Musk's pivoting of Tesla from an electric car company to a robotaxi service. But is that exciting enough for him?

Wait for it: Why Boeing 737 Max software fix is taking so long

2019-04-20 08:00

In the days after a Boeing's 737 Max 8 jet plunged into Indonesia’s Java Sea last October, company officials said they were moving quickly to update plane software suspected in the crash. Six months and a second Max 8 disaster later, Boeing has yet to submit its fix to regulators.

5 things you need to know in SA business today and why Apple picked a bad name for its new TV streaming service

2019-04-04 06:08

No - or only Stage 1 - load shedding till end-August, Gordhan promises.

Samsung wasted a glaring opportunity with the dual selfie camera on the Galaxy S10 Plus

2019-03-05 15:50

The secondary selfie camera on the Galaxy S10 Plus is a total waste of space.


Meghan Markle has been branded 'difficult' by tabloids. It's the same sexism that demonises driven women in the workplace.

2019-07-14 16:32

Tabloids reported that Meghan Markle is known among palace staff as "duchess difficult." People often characterize women with ambition as bossy divas.

Libra is Facebook’s plan to bring cryptocurrency to the masses — but I don’t trust Facebook enough to use it

2019-06-19 17:32

I belong to a traditional bank, and I don't trust Facebook. So why would I use Libra, the new global currency it's pushing?

SA businesses are shutting down at an alarming rate - and we need urgent reforms to turn the tide

2019-06-14 22:00

Liquidations and insolvencies statistics for April painted a grim picture, and urgent reforms are needed, says Mpiyakhe Dhlamini.

Britain regrets Brexit: European election results show a solid majority for Remain

2019-05-28 10:44

Statistics from the European election results in the UK show that Remain would have won, easily, if this had been a "proxy" referendum on Brexit.

Facebook's sluggish response to the WhatsApp hack shows it's still not learning from catastrophic errors in the past

2019-05-14 17:53

WhatsApp was hacked, exposing a 'serious security vulnerability' first reported on by the Financial Times on Monday.

Ferial Haffajee: Election 2019 - Keep an eye on your pensions

2019-04-25 12:46

It's been whispered that prescribed asset legislation is unlikely, but we should not be so easily soothed, says Ferial Haffajee.

Tesla and Trump both thrive on chaos — but Elon Musk's car company needs to chill out if it's going to succeed

2019-04-08 17:40

Trump is never going to change, but CEO Elon Musk has a chance this year to reset Tesla's paradigm.

You can say no to corporal punishment

2019-03-07 09:17

I would encourage school pupils who are still being physically abused by their teachers to do the same today. And now, unlike us back then, you have the law on your side, writes Glenn Bownes.

Apple made a mistake by killing the iPhone SE

2019-02-25 07:25

The iPhone SE was Apple's last 4-inch iPhone, and the only phone made at an incredibly accessible price point of just R5,000.

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