Nine things you can do to make 2021 a better year – Gareth Cliff

Nine things you can do to make 2021 a better year – Gareth Cliff

Put simply, 2020 was a bizarre year. Aside from Covid-19, myriad events took place. Some were tragic, others just peculiar. It’s safe to assume that the majority of the world are happy to see 2020 in their rear-view mirror. One thing the most awful year in recent history did give us, however, was ti

  Jarryd Neves
Did you know? The line between facts and trivia is in ‘eye of the beholder’

Did you know? The line between facts and trivia is in ‘eye of the beholder’

January 4 is National Trivia Day in the US and some of the ways to celebrate the day include starting all your conversations with “Did you know”, testing your general knowledge and even impressing people with random trivia facts you might know. In this Perspectives piece, Ingrid Wood takes us to the

  Lindiwe Molekoa
Queen of the rink: Champion ice skater’s 2022 Winter Olympics dream

Queen of the rink: Champion ice skater’s 2022 Winter Olympics dream

This 15-year old South African ice-skating sensation told BizNews she is hoping to represent her country at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.With our sunny climate, South Africa is not really associated with winter sports like skiing, luge, bobsleigh or ice skating. The last time a South African qua

  Linda van Tilburg
‘Invisible’ township economies yield diamonds under lockdown pressure

‘Invisible’ township economies yield diamonds under lockdown pressure

Townships in SA have seen their economies thrive despite a harsh lockdown. It proves resourcefulness in informal businesses can fuel growth.At a time when the country’s unemployment rate is at a seventeen-year high, the resourcefulness of many South Africans has been tested as they find ways to keep

  Melani Nathan
Farm fresh: How one SA farmer is creating jobs, smashing gender norms

Farm fresh: How one SA farmer is creating jobs, smashing gender norms

"I could not shake my love for farming," said Mahlatse Matlakane, a Limpopo farmer creating jobs in SA and shattering stereotypes.For the past 10 years, young African entrepreneurs have been recognised by the Anzisha Prize, which provides a cash prize, mentoring and training for the winner. This ye

  Linda van Tilburg
Omnia: A fallen angel bearing fruit

Omnia: A fallen angel bearing fruit

Omnia has signalled its intention of rewarding shareholders with a special dividend or share buybacks, if Oro Agri transaction is approved.Omnia, once a darling of the JSE, published an impressive set of results for its interim period ended 30 September 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing

  Lizzie Cornwell
How 3 jobless women launched successful businesses in SA during lockdown

How 3 jobless women launched successful businesses in SA during lockdown

The lockdown forced three South African women to leave their comfort zones to make ends meet. Uplifting stories of success in adversity.The nationwide lockdown, which brought several industries to a standstill, forced three women to leave their comfort zones in order to make ends meet. Clare Tennant

  Claire Badenhorst
Cyril’s corruption crackdown has over 100 rogues arrested – and counting

Cyril’s corruption crackdown has over 100 rogues arrested – and counting

The state promised that SA would see corrupt government officials being arrested. The growing list of arrests now stands at over 100 people.President Cyril Ramaphosa, along with the Hawks and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), made several promises to South Africans that they could expect to

  Claire Badenhorst