Eskom CEO reveals plan to move energy giant away from coal

Eskom CEO reveals plan to move energy giant away from coal

Eskom is considering "8,017 megawatts of projects, ranging from wind power to solar, hydropower and gas," reports Bloomberg.Eskom chief executive Andre de Ruyter revealed a funding plan to help the power supplier transition away from coal, the most harmful fossil fuel. The CEO has said that Eskom is

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Postal plot: How SA Post Office plans to monopolise deliveries under 1kg

Postal plot: How SA Post Office plans to monopolise deliveries under 1kg

In recent months, the South African Post Office has been fighting to gain a stranglehold on courier deliveries weighing less than 1kg. Of course, the devastating consequences – were the Post Office to be successful – are plain to see. Most online shoppers don’t trust the postal service to safely (an

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Covid-19 vaccination – yes or no? Dr Carmichael answers

Covid-19 vaccination – yes or no? Dr Carmichael answers

Dr Duncan Carmichael decided to write this article on Covid-19 vaccination in response to many of his patients asking him whether or not they should get the jab.The subject of Covid-19 vaccination has become so acutely sensitive that media publications which have published articles which simply expl

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What to do when you’ve lost your job – On the Money with Jarryd Neves

What to do when you’ve lost your job – On the Money with Jarryd Neves

Quitting or losing your job is a stressful time in anyone's life. It also affects your personal finances - here's what to do to make sure you're okay.On the Money. Budding stock market investor Jarryd Neves, of BizNews, sends out an invitation to everyone who wants to ask questions about share inves

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Alec Hogg’s Inbox: Covid’s Third Wave has well and truly broken

Alec Hogg’s Inbox: Covid’s Third Wave has well and truly broken

There are more than 100 confirmed bookings for the Spring Biznews Investment Conference in the Drakensberg at the end of the month. Given the current limit on gatherings is 50, we’ve been considering all kinds of contingency plans. Hopefully they won’t be needed after what was contained in Stanlib c

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The rise in domestic weddings in the UK – investment opportunity

The rise in domestic weddings in the UK – investment opportunity

*This content is brought to you by One Touch PropertyTravel restrictions across the globe have affected wedding plansLike South Africa, the UK had imposed travel restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19. South Africans were the most restricted in the world, with travel to over 120 countries being

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Basic income grant: weighing up the pros and cons

Basic income grant: weighing up the pros and cons

"There's a belief that a basic income grant of some variety can significantly reduce poverty in SA. True - but it isn’t quite as simple as all that."Calls for government to introduce a basic income grant have become louder following the recent spate of riots and looting that afflicted the Gauteng an

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A Judge’s open, urgent letter to the African National Congress

A Judge’s open, urgent letter to the African National Congress

The recent civil unrest that rocked parts of Gauteng and the KwaZulu-Natal province has put a spotlight on the myriad issues that face South Africa. Accelerated by Covid-19 and the resultant lockdowns, the already struggling economy has had to contend with numerous issues. The looting and violent pr

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Sean Peche rings the alarm bells on China – yet again!

Sean Peche rings the alarm bells on China – yet again!

Sean Peche has given fair warning on the risks inherent in investing in China and he's here with Alec Hogg to unpack it for us once more.Ranmore Fund Management founder Sean Peche gave fair warning on the risks inherent in investing in Chinese companies on the BizNews Power Hour a few weeks ago. Sin

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An early morning drive to provide warmth to the homeless – David Gemmell

An early morning drive to provide warmth to the homeless – David Gemmell

Author David Gemmell told BizNews about a blanket drive to help the homeless, noting how many people in SA have a truly tough life.First Help, the largest towing company in the Southern Hemisphere, has an annual Blanket Drive which takes place in the winter. The drive aims to hand out blankets to th

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Alec Hogg’s Inbox: Niemöller’s powerful message

Alec Hogg’s Inbox: Niemöller’s powerful message

And a fine way to end the week. David Melvill says Niemöller's message is powerful and most of our society is apathetic and we therefore need a reminder.Ted Harris brightened my day with this missive:Rudyard Harrison’s question may have an answer in Carlo M. Cipolla’s book, ‘The Basic Laws of Human

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Altvest: Rethinking the way people invest

Altvest: Rethinking the way people invest

"Altvest is a great way for the man or woman on the street to be able to invest. This democratises investing," says Rob Hersov.Joining the BizNews Power Hour are the directors of Altvest, an exciting company that aims to transform the way people invest in companies. Warren Wheatley, Koshiek Karan an

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‘Owning Naspers shares comes with existential risk’ – Piet Viljoen

‘Owning Naspers shares comes with existential risk’ – Piet Viljoen

Piet Viljoen weighs in on the fate of Naspers and Prosus, given that their primary driver - internet giant Tencent - has been one of the worst affected tech companies.Counterpoint’s Piet Viljoen joined the BizNews Power Hour to weight in on the fate of Naspers and Prosus, given that their primary dr

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Tip of iceberg for Transnet woes as hackers paralyse SA harbours

Tip of iceberg for Transnet woes as hackers paralyse SA harbours

Following a cyberattack on Transnet, the DA’s shadow minister of public enterprises, Ghaleb Cachalia, has warned that the country could face a nationwide shutdown of its IT infrastructure. According to MyBroadband, Transnet employees were ordered to shut down all laptops and electronic equipment con

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Let’s not overlook Ivermectin, it saves lives – Professor Colleen Aldous

Let’s not overlook Ivermectin, it saves lives – Professor Colleen Aldous

UKZN Professor Colleen Aldous talks to Alec Hogg on a controversial topic that has divided opinions for many months now - Ivermectin.UKZN Professor Colleen Aldous talks to BizNews founder Alec Hogg on a controversial topic that has divided opinions for many months now – Ivermectin. Many academics in

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Alec Hogg’s Inbox: Bob Dylan had today’s ANC in mind back in 1965

Alec Hogg’s Inbox: Bob Dylan had today’s ANC in mind back in 1965

Here’s a gem of an email from Durbanite Andrew Harrison who reckons the musician poet Bob Dylan had today’s ANC in mind when he wrote his classic “Like A Rolling Stone” back in 1965. Have a read of the lyrics – appropriate indeed:Once upon a time you dressed so fineThrew the bums a dime in your prim

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