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  • Moment of reckoning for Cell C February 22, 2017
    Cell C’s future will be decided by this time next week. That’s when the mobile operator must complete a planned restructuring in terms of which Blue Label Telecoms will take a 45% stake in the debt-laded mobile operator. But there’s now
  • Gordhan’s tax hikes: how you’re affected February 22, 2017
    South Africa’s wealthiest individuals will bear the brunt of higher taxes introduced by finance minister Pravin Gordhan to plug a revenue shortfall as economic growth falters. The top marginal income-tax rate for about
  • Uber ups security for SA drivers February 22, 2017
    Uber has reached an agreement with several security response services to improve safety and security for driver-partners in South Africa. “The new partnerships will see security and medical services dispatched in
  • The brave new world of work February 22, 2017
    When you want to know the future, acknowledge the past. As citizens of a rapidly accelerated world, we are seduced by the idea that our situation is unique. In many ways, it is - not the least how the workplace is
  • Uber CEO apologises for company’s culture February 22, 2017
    At a meeting open to all Uber Technologies employees on Tuesday, Travis Kalanick apologised for cultural failings at his company after a former employee alleged she was harassed and discriminated against while working there. Alongside board member
  • Telkom ‘mulling’ R13bn bid for Cell C February 21, 2017
    Telkom is considering a bid of as much as R13bn for Cell C, which has missed debt payments and is trying to complete a recapitalisation, according to three people familiar with matter. Investment banks are also approaching other potential

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  • How to recognise a Ponzi scheme February 16, 2017
    How can you tell the difference between a great potential investment and a great sales pitch? Bold promises of lofty returns are made to unsuspecting victims...
  • Let SARS help you pay for retirement February 7, 2017
    The South African Revenue Service (SARS) wants to help you pay for your retirement. The way in which they do this is by offering generous tax deductions when...
  • Tough times for African equities February 2, 2017
    Most African equity markets had a difficult 2016, generating negative dollar returns. The worst performers were Egypt and Nigeria, which fell 47% and 41%...
  • Raging Bull Awards January 25, 2017
    The results of the Raging Bull Awards were made public last night. Hosted by Personal Finance in conjunction with partners ProfileData and PlexCrown Fund...
  • What is the sweet spot for the oil price? January 24, 2017
    In the face of an OPEC oil production cut, shale producer activity and US President Donald Trump proposing various far-reaching changes what can we expect fr...
  • Keep calm and carry on investing January 16, 2017
    The past 12 months seem to have passed particularly swiftly, maybe because fundamentally very little changed. Interestingly, the light in which investors vie...