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Cabinet appoints Matona as Eskom’s new CEO

Department of Public Enterprises director-general Tshediso Matona takes over at a critical juncture in South Africa’s electricity crisis

Top stories

Absa's Nomkhita Nqweni. Picture: ROBBIE TSHABALALA

BARCLAYS AFRICA: Wealth offering to expand

Barclays Group Africa isn’t quite yet the go-to bank it aspires to be

VIDEO: Who are the losers in the African Bank debacle?

Gillian Jones looks at who the losers are in the African Bank debacle

Zwelinzima Vavi and Irvin Jim. Picture: THE HERALD

COSATU: New leadership?

Zwelinzima Vavi is raising temperatures among those who argue that his recent criticisms of ANC and its policies contravene conditions of a truce


Patrick Schofield. Crowd funding increases the chances of business success.  Picture: HETTY ZANTMAN

CROWD FUNDING: A paying public

Small business can use crowd funding, but it demands creative marketing and hard work

Nomvula Mokonyane. Picture: SOWETAN

WATER: Pipeline of business

Greater private sector involvement in SA’s water resources one of key topics at Water Summit

TAX: Eye on revenue pace

SA’s economic growth is underperforming, unemployment is at a six-year high, and investments by the country’s private sector are low by historical standards


UNDER PRESSURE: Striking platinum mine workers face hardship as the stoppage drags on. Picture: SOWETAN

EDITORIAL: The elephant in the room

After longest strike in SA’s history of mining, you would expect any forum related to industry’s future to have central protagonist in dispute as one of its keynote speakers

Money & Investing

Alec Abraham. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

FOOD RETAILERS: Wind changes direction

Competition has never been tougher as players battle for market share


RESILIENT PROPERTY: Still coining it

Resilient investors are not only scoring on the dividend growth front. The share price is up around 22% over the past year

Media & Advertising

AdFocus Awards 2013. Picture: JEREMY GLYN

ADFOCUS AWARDS: Two weeks to deadline

There are only two weeks left to enter this year’s Financial Mail AdFocus Awards

Africa & International

Planned bond issues will aid development.  Picture: THINKSTOCK

KENYA: Resilient under fire

Fundraising in East Africa's economic hub has stood up well despite political uncertainty


SAMSUNG: The bigger picture

New television manufacturing plant in Durban will focus on manufacturing all Samsung’s television models for the SA market

Cover Story

ABIL & ELLERINES: Radical carpentry needed

Absa Investments analyst Chris Gilmour says SA is over-serviced by furniture stores and consolidation is required

Cover Story

LEON KIRKINIS: Glass-half-full optimist

The charismatic Leon Kirkinis was evangelical in his belief that unsecured lending was a positive force in the lives of poorer people

PETER BRUCE’S LIST: Crucial reads for the Renaissance reader

Peter Bruce lists the crucial reads of the week

ECONOMIC VIEWPOINT: Ghana’s good example

In the interest of long-term growth, national treasury must keep expenditure below the ceiling to which it has committed itself, writes Nazmeera Moola


MTN Group is treading carefully in geopolitically risky countries, writes Sikonathi Mantshantsha

MARKET WATCH: Black spot

Agri Voedsel shareholders are right to ask whether Zeder should not pay a control premium for influential stake, writes Marc Hasenfuss


VIDEO: Who are the losers in the African Bank debacle?

Gillian Jones looks at who the losers are in the African Bank debacle

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