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Business & Economy

  • Power struggle between BMF and BLSA gave rise to radical policy

    In the past few weeks, a three-word catchphrase has spooked investors. “Radical economic...

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Finance

  • State bank can reduce dominance of private banks and drive SA’s development

    There are four major reasons why we need a state bank(s) in South Africa. Firstly, we need to...

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Retail

  • Chesa nyamas give established restaurants food for thought

    The traditional chesa nyama is shaking up the food industry. Restaurant database Zomato has seen a...

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Technology

  • Small publishers hope to benefit from government ad spending

    Small independent publishers hope that government makes good on its plans to boost advertising...

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Infrastructure

  • Young people want share of lucrative property market

    Young people want their share of the R5.8 trillion property market. That was the message recently from...

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Energy

  • Eskom woes trickle down to aspiring coal barons

    As Eskom prepares to shut down five power stations in Mpumalanga, it has also emerged that the...

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Logistics

  • Huge interest in R51bn passenger train project from job seekers

    Thousands of job applicants have put up their hands to be part of the skilled workforce that will...

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Resources

  • Eastern Cape textiles factory to boost wool farmers

    For nearly 20 years traditional beer maker United National Breweries has cut a forlorn figure as...

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Podcasts & Multimedia

Hot Start-ups

  • Media start-up blazes new trail online

    A new breed of black media entrepreneurs is entering the tightly-controlled industry, challenging dominant players that have been taking a lion’s share of the R34 billion annual advertising spend.

    Award-winning financial journalist, Thabang Mokopanele, is among black media practitioners who have taken the plunge and has set up his own media venture, SA Property Insider, a niche news website that provides insightful content to investors in the commercial and residential property markets. Other online financial media platforms that have sprung up include MoneyIssues, Techfinancials, and Young Business Leaders, which are start-ups established by black media practitioners who once worked for established media giants.

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  • Tech start-up aims to transform SA’s education

    Limu proves that technology provides endless possibilities in reducing distance and assisting learners, teachers, and parents to read from the same script to improve and monitor academic performance.

    Limu, a Swahili word meaning “learn”, brings together high schools, Sector Education and Training Authority (Seta), university students, teachers and parentsin a unique educational triangle using customised portals for each to access, track and monitor academic performance.

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  • SA app developer eyes Africa’s transport industry

    Silicon Cape, the area between Cape Town and Stellenbosch, has established itself as South Africa’s innovation hotbed, thanks to it conceiving successful tech companies like Mark Shuttleworth’s Thawte, mobile social network Mxit, mobile financial services provider Fundamo, and cloud computing leader, Amazon Web Services.

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  • Chesa Nyama takes SA’s meat lovers by storm

    The Chesa Nyama franchise is making the South African favourite flamed grilled A-grade meat served with traditional pap and gravy or chips a lunch national past time at both higher and lower end of the fast food market.

    The two-year-old franchise is giving household brands like Spur, Steers,Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) a real run for their money and without also sparing apron-clad informal trader aunties and mamas at taxi ranks.
    The aunties and mamas’ tired menu of coal flame braai-ed meat or potatoes, beef or mutton stews with beetroot or Atchaar, often carried in rickety trolleys in shiny metal pots, is fast falling out favour.

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