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The Sunday Times, South Africa’s largest weekend newspaper, was used to spread disinformation. Gianluigi Guercia/AFP via Getty Images.
Journalism makes blunders but still feeds democracy: An insider's viewArticle

Politics editor Thabo Leshilo asked the Anton Harber, the veteran South African journalist, editor and journalism professor at the University of the Witwatersrand to provide the highlights of his new book: For the Record: Behind the Headlines in an Era of State Capture...

Anton Harber 3 days ago

Africa Brand Summit convenor, Solly Moeng.
#AfricaBrandSummit: Solly Moeng shares his passion and vision for AfricaArticle

WATCH: In this exclusive interview with Africa Brand Summit convenor, Solly Moeng, Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media editor Juanita Pienaar finds out more about the summit, Moeng's passion for Africa and his vision for the event going forward...

Juanita Pienaar 17 Sep 2020

Combatting corruption in South Africa depends on three pillars, says experts on Henley and SABSA panel
Combatting corruption in South Africa depends on three pillars, says experts on Henley and SABSA panelArticle

Combatting corruption in South Africa depends on three pillars: ending the bipolar myth of good private sector/bad public sector, the establishment of an unstoppable citizens' movement and for directors to cross their own intellectual Rubicon and serve companies not shareholders...

Issued by Henley Business School 8 Sep 2020

How we should be fighting Eskom's massive debt
How we should be fighting Eskom's massive debtArticle

The effective end of South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown has been compounded by the resumption of rolling blackouts, or load shedding to use the government's double speak...

7 Sep 2020

The Constitutional Court is failing to meet the three month target for handing down reserved judgments. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks
Concourt efficiency is decliningArticle

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has decreed that all judges must attempt to hand down reserved judgements within three months...

Tania Broughton 19 Aug 2020

Thuli Madonsela
#WomensMonth: We need a different approach to justice - Thuli MadonselaArticle

Thuli Madonsela, Law Trust Chair in Social Justice and law professor at the University of Stellenbosch says South Africa needs a different approach to justice that is not so reliant on the legal system to balance the scales...

12 Aug 2020

DPE welcomes Eskom's efforts to recoup lost funds
DPE welcomes Eskom's efforts to recoup lost fundsArticle

Eskom and the Special Investigative Unit announced on Monday that a set of summons has been issued in the North Gauteng High Court to recover funds from former Eskom executives, former board members, members of the Gupta family and their associates and others...

4 Aug 2020

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Allegations of interference in Eskom pension fund appointment dismissedArticle

The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has dismissed allegations of interference in the appointment of the chairperson of the Eskom pension and provident fund.

3 Aug 2020

South Africa can’t afford new nuclear infrastructure with state funds in these times of budget shortfalls and ballooning debt. GettyImages
Interpreting the South African government's mixed messages on nuclear powerArticle

On 14 June the South African Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy issued a controversial statement initiating a process that could lead to the construction of new nuclear power station...

Hartmut Winkler 2 Jul 2020

SA's connectivity issue needs a boost
SA's connectivity issue needs a boostArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed weaknesses in South Africa's ICT networks and highlighted the challenges...

29 May 2020

Keeping the economy open may be hard if the virus spreads uncontrollably. Shutterstock
How South Africa can best balance control of Covid-19 and avoid economic disasterArticle

There is intense pressure on the South African government to lift the lockdown and open the economy. Sustainably lifting out of the lockdown is critical. But there is no roadmap. The stakes are high and there are no right answers, just ones that juggle uncertain probabilities...

Miriam Altman 28 May 2020

Gig economy professionals leading organisational change
Gig economy professionals leading organisational changeArticle

Right now, from the vantage point as an external stakeholder, management consultants can potentially offer a valuable perspective to leadership at the helm of organisations, when done responsibly...

Francois Kriel, Issued by Kriel & Co 15 May 2020

Exchange rate in SA - Is there any better time to invest than the present?
Exchange rate in SA - Is there any better time to invest than the present?Article

Investment property companies like One Touch Investment have been assisting South Africans to diversify their portfolio by investing in property UK...

Issued by One Touch Investment 12 May 2020

Getting through and beyond the Covid-19 crisis
Getting through and beyond the Covid-19 crisisArticle

Employees and their leaders are overwhelmed. And then... Covid-19 struck. The coronavirus and the fallout couldn't have come at a worse time...

Wilhelm Crous, Issued by SAICA 4 May 2020

A must-watch this Freedom Day: Zupta documentary How To Steal A Country
A must-watch this Freedom Day: Zupta documentary How To Steal A CountryArticle

The Guptagate documentary How To Steal A Country is now streaming first on Showmax, just in time for the Freedom Day long weekend, with early reviews calling it "An excellent documentary, one of the best ever made in our country"...

Issued by Showmax 24 Apr 2020

Winding up under new and old Companies Acts
Winding up under new and old Companies ActsArticle

The recent Supreme Court case of Murray NO and others v African Global Holdings (Pty) Ltd concerned the group of companies known as the Bosasa Group, which has received much scrutiny under the Zondo Commission into State Capture...

Rishal Bipraj 14 Apr 2020

Eskom COO, Jan Oberholzer
Eskom board orders investigation into COOArticle

The Eskom board has ordered an independent investigation into allegations of corruption against its chief operating officer (COO) Jan Oberholzer...

20 Mar 2020

This week's top storiesInBrief

13 Mar 2020

South Africa’s finance minister, Tito Mboweni, ahead of his budget speech. EPA/Nic Bothma
Budget shows treasury is desperately short of ideas to fix South Africa's economic woesArticle

At the core of this year's budget proposals from South Africa's national treasury is the admission that national debt is no longer expected to stabilise...

Seán Mfundza Muller 28 Feb 2020

Your week wrappedInBrief

28 Feb 2020

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Transnet one step closer to appointing CEOArticle

The Transnet board of directors has forwarded its recommended candidate to fill the State-owned entity's vacant group chief executive officer position to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan for consideration...

22 Jan 2020

Checks and balances to avoid non-compliance
Checks and balances to avoid non-complianceArticle

How do you know what governance, risk and compliance system is best for your business?...

Issued by LexisNexis 21 Jan 2020

News making headlines in SAInBrief

17 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 5 ways of being to make 2020 great
#BizTrends2020: 5 ways of being to make 2020 greatArticle

South Africa. A nation paralysed by talk, where the majority of problems are a product of our failure to execute...

Pepe Marais 19 Dec 2019

Bosasa - liquidation lessons learned
Bosasa - liquidation lessons learnedArticle

The sensational revelations that were made during the Zondo Commission of Enquiry into Allegations of State Capture, by, inter alia, the former COO of Bosasa, namely Angelo Agrizzi, shocked the entire country...

Kylene Weyers and Stephan Venter 9 Dec 2019

What's making news in SA?InBrief

6 Dec 2019

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Eskom's net profit growth crippled by R454bn debtArticle

While there's a miniscule glimmer of hope in Eskom's improved net profit and increased Ebidta (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) for the six months ending on 30 September, financial and operational performance at the power utility remains a challenge...

29 Nov 2019

Only leadership, ethics can help SA's economy now - corporate governance report
Only leadership, ethics can help SA's economy now - corporate governance reportArticle

Only ethical leadership, ethics and compliance with the country's existing legislation and regulations can arrest South Africa from its economic malaise, create jobs and address poverty and inequality...

21 Nov 2019

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Can your company's reputation be redeemed post-scandal?Article

The destructive power of a corruption incident cannot be understated. The Steinhoff scandal of 2019 and the ongoing state capture enquiry are cautionary tales of how costly unethical behaviour can be...

Alex Roberts and Ntokozo Mahlangu 6 Nov 2019

Public protector taken to court over Prasa corruption report
Public protector taken to court over Prasa corruption reportArticle

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report into the Passenger Rail Association of SA has been taken on review in the Gauteng High Court. Activist group #UniteBehind accused her last week of writing a negligent report...

Drew Wayland 5 Nov 2019

South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivers the mid-term budget statement at parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 24 October 2018. EPA/Nic Bothma
Tough times - and bad advice - are holding back South Africa's economyArticle

Over the past decade South Africa's public finances have come under more and more strain...

Seán Mfundza Muller 30 Oct 2019

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South Africa's road killings: A window into the lawless psyche of our nationArticle

Road fatalities are often highlighted when public figures are killed, or during the festive season and holidays such as Easter. A sad reality is that April is not one of the worst months on our roads despite the number of fatalities - it stands in seventh place when compared to the other months of the year...

Jan Coetzee 28 Oct 2019

Sars Commissioner, Edward Kieswetter
Sars' Large Business Centre is backArticle

The South Africa Revenue Service (Sars) Large Business Centre, which was one of the casualties of state capture, has been re-established...

24 Oct 2019

Eskom takes Deloitte to court
Eskom takes Deloitte to courtArticle

Eskom is seeking to recover ill-gotten funds from Deloitte Consulting...

22 Oct 2019

Shabbir Norath is head: advisory of corporate finance at Nedbank CIB
SA Inc. Turning off the wait-and-see mentalityArticle

The exodus of foreign capital started as a trickle in 2016 and has become an unequivocal deluge. When it comes to the reasons why foreign capital inflows into SA have all but dried up in recent years, everyone has a theory...

Shabbir Norath 14 Oct 2019

What's news in SA?InBrief

11 Oct 2019

Real estate ends 2019 on stable footing
Real estate ends 2019 on stable footingArticle

The South African economy has experienced promising, positive movement in the second half of 2019 following a slowdown in markets over the past year...

Mike Greeff 10 Oct 2019

How different is Big Tech from State Capture?
How different is Big Tech from State Capture?Article

If advertising is about enabling choice, why is Business SA out of ideas? Approximately 90% of every rand spent on digital advertising finds its way into the tubes that keep Silicon Valley's lights on, by way of an Irish holiday...

Derek Abdinor 8 Oct 2019

The week's biggest storiesInBrief

13 Sep 2019

News making headlines in SAInBrief

30 Aug 2019

No reason to establish new commission of inquiry - President
No reason to establish new commission of inquiry - PresidentArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there is no reason to establish a new inquiry to investigate allegations of corruption levelled against Bosasa...

23 Aug 2019

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How marketers can prevent 'capture'Article

When state capture first started making its appearance in public discourse towards the end of the previous administration, it was greeted with derision by many...

Devon Meerholz 22 Aug 2019

Francesca de Gasparis, Safcei executive director
Call for more vigilance in energy procurement projectsArticle

Major energy procurement projects need independent oversight at all stages - pre-procurement, procurement and post-procurement - to prevent further state capture...

21 Aug 2019

Image credit: Elijah O'Donnell on Unsplash.
Sanef's media credibility and ethics inquiry looks to review editorial systems, practicesArticle

Since its launch in June, the South African National Editors' Forum's (Sanef) Inquiry into Media Credibility and Ethics has received submissions from journalists and members of the public...

13 Aug 2019

Under President Jacob Zuma the economy didn’t recover as much as it should have from the global financial crisis. Shutterstock
South Africa's finances are in bad shape. It's running out of time to fix themArticle

South Africa's public finances are in a perilous state. There are four main reasons for this...

Seán Mfundza Muller 6 Aug 2019

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