INSIGHT: Telkom under Sipho Maseko

Finweek 27 November 2014

When he’s not sacking senior executives and getting into tiffs over license plates, Sipho Maseko’s Telkom is knocking the lights out on the JSE, writes Tina Weavind.

MARKET SNIPPET: 28 November 2014

- Mabyanine Phiri – Portfolio Associate: ACM Gold & Forex Trading

The current low oil price is great news for the South African economy, writes Mabyanine Phiri in today’s Market Snippet.

NEWS: Solidarity addresses electricity crisis


The trade union Solidarity made a public appeal to all South Africans to help solve South Africa’s electricity crisis. The union, whch has publically criticised power supplier Eskom in the past, says SA has to unite to solve the problem.

OPINION: CEO vacancies create a new wave of Turnaround Kings

Mosima Selekisho, Director of Talent Africa's Executive Search division and head of Research Department

Finding executive leadership who are willing to take on the risk of an ailing company is not always easy, but these so-called Turnaround Kings are willing to risk great and public failure in exchange for great rewards.

MARKET SNIPPET: 27 November 2014

- Mabyanine Phiri – Portfolio Associate: ACM Gold & Forex Trading

Oil, gold, silver and palladium declined overnight. Mabyanine Phiri investigates.

AFRICA: SMEs still reluctant to operate on the continent

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While many reports highlight growth opportunities and investment potential across the African continent, a recent report found that SMEs are still reluctant to tap into this vast market.

ECONOMY: Crime deals a blow to SA business confidence


The findings of the quarter-on-quarter Grant Thornton International Business Report paint a dire picture of the South African business environment, with crime and poor service delivery major culprits for low business confidence.

MARKET SNIPPET: 26 November 2014

- Mabyanine Phiri – Portfolio Associate: ACM Gold & Forex Trading

South African business confidence rose in the last quarter, writes Mabyanine Phiri in today’s Market Snippet. Can government keep it up? Find out here?

ECONOMY: SA links to China risk to sovereign credit quality


Moody’s predicts downside risk for sub-Saharan Africa due to the region’s strong trade ties with China. South Africa’s resource exports and reliance on foreign direct investment contributions means the country will be strongly affected by a slowdown in the Chinese economy.

SOUTH AFRICA: Kickstarting the economy is easier than you think

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To ensure a local growth rate above the projected global average of 3.5%, Adrian Saville proposes proper integration with the rest of the continent and speedy roll-out of the infrastructure expenditure programme.