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Porto do Caio, Angola's new deepwater port
Angola's investment in non-oil sectors is starting to pay off

With forecasts of rising commodity prices, investors must now bear in mind that we are moving towards a sellers' rather than buyers' market. A shift that signals good news for many of Africa's national economies, including Angola.

By Miguel Damião Gago 12 hours ago

10 of the most expensive houses in South Africa
10 of the most expensive houses in South Africa

These super luxury houses with enormous price tags will induce some serious house envy.

By Tahir Desai, Issued by Private Property 3 days ago

Malusi Gigaba, minister of finance
Brics bank will ignite growth in SA, says Gigaba

As Brics countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA) celebrated the launch of the African regional centre of the New Development Bank (NDB), South African taxpayers can expect to contribute $10bn over a seven-year period.

3 days ago

Liberty Promenade in Mitchells Plain bucks bleak retail trading trend
Liberty Promenade in Mitchells Plain bucks bleak retail trading trend

While the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Retail Trends Report recorded a turnover growth of -4% for the first quarter of 2017, Liberty Promenade in Mitchells Plain has remained resilient producing positive trading density growth year-on-year. The shopping centre's turnover grew by 11% in the year to May 2017 compared to the same period in 2016 and it has reported an improvement in the spend per head.

16 Aug 2017

Mervyn King
Long live the King

It seems ironic, for a country with such a well-established code of good corporate governance as the King reports, how many companies - including an august institution such as audit firm, KPMG - are having their ethics and integrity questioned as the Gupta email saga unfolds.

By Nicci Botha 16 Aug 2017

Photo: KPMG
KPMG's damage control exercise is too little, too late

Early last week, The Times sent auditing firm KPMG a list of questions around a tip-off we received on its handling of an internal review into the 2014 audit of Linkway Trading, the company allegedly involved in the Gupta wedding scandal.

16 Aug 2017

Cleo Becker, regional counsel, sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, Pakistan, Turkey and Israel for Hitachi Data Systems. Photo:
Navigating through data-focused legislation

Nowadays it's not just a case of companies being able to unlock the value of their data, they also have to remain compliant with the multiple pieces of data-focused legislation across the globe.

By Cleo Becker 15 Aug 2017

Mellony Ramalho, African Bank’s group executive: sales, branch network
#WomensMonth: Investing in women will make a difference

Having benefitted from opportunities, mentorship and hard work herself, Mellony Ramalho, Africa Bank's group executive: sales, branch network, believes women, especially young women, need to be shown that there are possibilities and taught that through hard work they too can succeed.

15 Aug 2017

Investec fund sells portfolio to Izandla
Investec fund sells portfolio to Izandla

Investec Property Fund (IPF) has sold a seed portfolio to Izandla Property, its broad-based black empowerment partner, for R586.9m.

By Alistair Anderson 15 Aug 2017

Cryptocurrency, blockchain and ICOs: Funding digital decentralisation
Cryptocurrency, blockchain and ICOs: Funding digital decentralisation

Our world has experienced periods and surges of innovation that have caused a continuing change in the way we interact with each other, conduct business and in the way we do life in general. The internet may seem like just another link in the chain of innovation and evolution that stretches back thousands of years, but it is much more than that.

Issued by Digital Media Group 14 Aug 2017

Cash is no longer king. All hail digitisation
Cash is no longer king. All hail digitisation

Cold, hard cash has been on the decline in mature first world economies since the 1990s when electronic banking started becoming popular. In recent years, countries such as India, South Korea and France have started regulating the use of cash to further reduce its usage, often with transaction thresholds or by eliminating certain note denominations.

By Peter Alkema 14 Aug 2017

Paballo Nkwe and Danielle Lester, owners of iSelect Wealth
#WomensMonth: Taking on the boys in forex trading

A female duo is taking on the world of foreign exchange by becoming game-changers in this male-dominated field. Both under 30 years old, Paballo Nkwe and Danielle Lester, owners of iSelect Wealth, train individuals, companies and start-ups on how to trade in stock markets around the world, in the name of empowerment, wealth creation and independence.

By Tivania Moodley 14 Aug 2017

Capital & Regional's UK malls put on star performance
Capital & Regional's UK malls put on star performance

Capital & Regional, the retail fund listed in the UK and SA, grew its interim dividend 6.8% in the six months to June, thanks to a strong performance from its shopping centres.

By Alistair Anderson 14 Aug 2017