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
Starbucks grows as other stores close

Starbucks grows as other stores close

South Africans are serious about coffee. In October the the department of agriculture, land reform and rural development gazetted amended regulations with new requirements for what qualifies as coffee. The new criteria mean that some of South Africa’s favourite brands can no longer call their produc

  Melani Nathan
Africa’s largest data hub to be built in Jhb: Teraco invests R4bn

Africa’s largest data hub to be built in Jhb: Teraco invests R4bn

Teraco Data Environments is investing $250 million to build Africa’s largest data centre on a single site in Johannesburg.The Internet in South Africa can be traced back to Rhodes University in 1988, when three pioneers – Francois Jacot Guilarmod, Dave Wilson and Mike Lawrie – established an email l

  Melani Nathan
MAILBOX: Look out world, South Africa is going to bounce back – Rob Opie

MAILBOX: Look out world, South Africa is going to bounce back – Rob Opie

SA is undoubtedly in a tough spot at the moment. Despite this, Rob Opie thinks that we're on the right path - thanks to 'real leaders'South Africa has had a rough couple of years. Daily corruption, crime and Covid-19 fight each other for centre stage in the headlines. As South Africans, we are faced

  Jarryd Neves
BNP Paribas: Why we think SA is still a good investment destination #MTBPS

BNP Paribas: Why we think SA is still a good investment destination #MTBPS

Investment banking firm BNP Paribas says the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement is not a major game changer for South African assets.Investment banking firm BNP Paribas has released its latest economic research note, entitled ‘South Africa MTBPS: Details matter’,off the back of Finance Minister Tit

  Claire Badenhorst
Hopeful SAs speak: Justice is a dish best served cold, Mr Zuma

Hopeful SAs speak: Justice is a dish best served cold, Mr Zuma

Following the recent FNB action against Edward Zuma, BizNews visitors are wondering: are the corrupt finally being brought to justice?Jacob Zuma’s eldest son, Edward, was a little upset to find that his bank account had been frozen when he walked into a Durban branch of FNB. The bank accounts of Zum

  Claire Badenhorst
Can positive thinking, sharing good news and gratitude save the planet?

Can positive thinking, sharing good news and gratitude save the planet?

Sharing good news about the state of the planet may lessen people’s willingness to get involved in solving problems or changing damaging behavior.Granted, the world is full of problems and it’s sometimes hard not be overly involved in wishing we could find solutions to critical global issues like po

  Lindiwe Molekoa
Landmark decision: SA’s big cities to FINALLY break free from Eskom monopoly

Landmark decision: SA’s big cities to FINALLY break free from Eskom monopoly

Johannesburg and Cape Town plan to diversify away from the electricity produced mainly from coal by Eskom to more sustainable sources such as solar. Debt threatens South Africa’s economic prospects, warned Finance Minister Tito Mboweni recently, and Eskom’s stands at about R488 billion. Hundreds of

  Lindiwe Molekoa
Will Eskom whistleblower take up CEO’s corruption-busting offer?

Will Eskom whistleblower take up CEO’s corruption-busting offer?

Eskom CEO André de Ruyter can't reward whistleblower Bianca Goodson, but encouraged her plans to launch a whistleblowing consultancy. Eskom CEO André de Ruyter, in response to the heart-rending letter by whistleblower Bianca Goodson, has thrown down a challenge and opportunity to the person who lift

  Derek Alberts