Sending International Post? The Answers You Need. SA Post Office Responds to those Photos.

By SAPeople Contributor 20-08-19 23:58

The South African Post Office (SAPO) has responded to the photos that have been doing the rounds on social media depicting so-called chaos at the PO’s International Mailing Hub at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The photos by Facebook user Werner Leonard (which have since been removed) sparked rumours of “mayhem” at the PO’s international […]

Nigerian Student Builds Solar Car from Scrap

By SAPeople Contributor 12-02-19 21:07

The thing with solar-powered cars is that you can only drive them during the day. It’s a problem solved by Nigerian student Segun Oyeyiola, who added a wind turbine to his Beetle. Now he can drive all night, too. It cost the Nigerian man more than R70 000 to fight his personal battle against global warming […]

South Africa is not on the Verge of a Precipice

By Ryk van Niekerk 07-01-15 08:50

by Ryk van Niekerk Constitutional democracy will survive the threat of an ANC-in-crisis. Moneyweb recently published two controversial opinion contributions from Max du Preez and Magnus Heystek which garnered a swift, emotional and blunt response from the Moneyweb community. Heystek penned the blog “The death of the rainbow nation” in which he points to the […]

Simonstown Rainbow

South Africa: The Death of the Rainbow Nation…

By Magnus Heystek 10-12-14 16:06

by Magnus Heysteck If anyone reading this column still had any lingering hopes that South Africa is not hurtling towards being a failed state, then I’m sure these hopes were finally dashed by what happened in Parliament on the evening of November 13 2014. When the president of a country, according to some reports, starts sending […]

Richard Maponya’s big dreams for Soweto

By SAPeople Contributor 28-02-15 08:13

It has always been Richard John Pelwana Maponya’s dream to see Soweto grow its own flourishing economy. Born in Limpopo Province on 24 December 1926, Maponya is a property developer best known for building a business empire despite the restrictions apartheid imposed on black South Africans. He was fiercely determined to see Soweto develop economically. […]

SA Entrepreneur Stuart Theobald on Running Businesses…and Marathons

By Quentin Wray 06-08-14 14:52

As investors pour into Africa, chasing returns from resources, agriculture and the goods and services demanded by its growing and increasingly wealthy population, the need for good quality information is growing too. However, countries and companies remain opaque and this makes it very difficult for investors to decide where to put their money. That is […]

SA labour relations get an ‘A’ from top law firm

By Quentin Wray 13-06-14 08:46

South Africa is often lambasted for its labour relations environment and it has become common cause around SA boardrooms that if you want business to hire more people you, paradoxically, have to make it easier to fire them. This is borne out by several studies. The World Economic Forum, for example, placed it in 147th […]

SARB Governor Gill Marcus

Poor global economy no longer main cause of SA economic woes

By Quentin Wray 10-06-14 14:12

South African Reserve Bank (SARB) governor Gill Marcus says that the solution to South Africa’s current poor economic performance must come from within, and that difficult conditions globally are no longer the main cause for the slowdown at home. In her written speech delivered to the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in Johannesburg this morning, Marcus acknowledged the […]

Outlook Weighed Down by Negative Economic Data

By Quentin Wray 03-06-14 15:09

South Africa’s benchmark Kagiso purchasing managers index (PMI) fell to 44.3 in May, the lowest it’s been since September 2009. It fell from an already dismal 47.4 in April. When the PMI, which is compiled by the University of Stellenbosch-based Bureau for Economic Research (BER), comes in below 50 it shows that the economy is shrinking […]

SA Remains a Continental Leader despite Labour Unrest & Unemployment

By Quentin Wray 28-05-14 16:28

Labour unrest, slow growth in developed countries, high levels of youth unemployment and low levels of consumer and business confidence all pose challenges for the South African economy, but the country remains an important regional hub for mining, the automotive sector and financial markets. The latest Africa Economic Outlook report for 2014 paints a picture of […]

Opinion: SA Inauguration takes Place, Markets Happy

By Quentin Wray 24-05-14 10:05

Today’s inauguration of President Jacob Zuma, which marks the start of his second and final term as state president, will be attended by around 20 000 people who will feast their eyes and ears on the best pageantry that South Africa has to offer. But amidst all the pomp and ceremony that marks one of the biggest days […]

Gordhan promises focus on BEE, continuity and transparency

By Quentin Wray 01-05-14 11:27

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan has promised a continued focus on Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) when the African National Congress (ANC) is returned to power after this month’s general elections. The ANC is expected to win a sizeable majority again this year, as it has done in every election since 1994. Even the most optimistic opposition […]

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