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The top commented articles of the past 24hours.

    Companies and Deals

    Jason Quinn to takeover as interim Absa CEO

    20 Apr 2021  /  Kenneth Maxwell, Bloomberg   26

    Africa

    Elephant hunts at $70 000 a head to fund Zimbabwe national parks

    20 Apr 2021  /  Godfrey Marawanyika, Bloomberg    7

    Investing

    Market bubble fears rekindled

    20 Apr 2021  /  Debra Slabber   7

    Fast News

    Pfizer backed down from demand that was ‘risk’ to SA

    20 Apr 2021  /  Antony Sguazzin and Paul Vecchiatto, Bloomberg   6

    Africa

    Zimbabwe maintains 7.4% growth forecast on improved farm output

    UPDATE
    20 Apr 2021  /  Yousef Gamal El-Din and Manus Cranny, Bloomberg   5

    Mineweb

    Mineral sales keep breaking records

    20 Apr 2021  /  Roelof Botha   2

    South Africa

    MPs question powerships deal

    21 Apr 2021  /  Thando Maeko   1

    Fast News

    Tencent dangles billions in aid as antitrust scrutiny grows

    20 Apr 2021  /  Zheping Huang and Coco Liu, Bloomberg   1

    Fast News

    Lego billionaires plan new investment hitting plastic waste

    20 Apr 2021  /  Christian Wienberg, Bloomberg  

    Fast News

    Stocks retreat, US futures rally; oil bounces: markets wrap

    20 Apr 2021  /  Emily Barrett and Andreea Papuc, Bloomberg  
The top commented articles of the past 7 days.

    Companies and Deals

    Jason Quinn to takeover as interim Absa CEO

    20 Apr 2021  /  Kenneth Maxwell, Bloomberg   26

    Fast News

    Day traders know a bubble when they see one

    18 Apr 2021  /  Vildana Hajric and Lu Wang, Bloomberg   23

    South Africa

    Sexwale was ‘scammed’

    20 Apr 2021  /  Larry Claasen   21

    Industry

    How to save the sinking manufacturing ship

    19 Apr 2021  /  Busi Mavuso   20

    South Africa

    South Africa’s efforts to tackle joblessness can be more effective

    18 Apr 2021  /  Lauren Graham, Ariane De Lannoy and Leila Patel   14

    International

    Even Tesla can’t overcome Australian hostility to electric cars

    18 Apr 2021  /  Angus Whitley and Georgina Mckay, Bloomberg   12

    Fast News

    SA public-sector union warns it may strike over pay

    16 Apr 2021  /  S'thembile Cele, Bloomberg   11

    South Africa

    My planned solar system upgrade

    20 Apr 2021  /  Adriaan Kruger   9
The top commented articles of the past month.

    Companies and Deals

    SAA is solvent. Now it needs a plan to fly

    22 Mar 2021  /  John Bowker and Loni Prinsloo, Bloomberg    49

    Companies and Deals

    Eskom CEO hits back at racism accuser

    9 Apr 2021  /  Antony Sguazzin and Loni Prinsloo, Bloomberg   33

    Soapbox

    Your house is not a retirement option

    31 Mar 2021  /  Suzanne Pope   29

    South Africa

    SABC sheds over 20% of its workforce

    30 Mar 2021  /  TechCentral   29

    Soapbox

    Road Accident Fund faces imminent implosion

    12 Apr 2021  /  Tania Broughton   27

    Companies and Deals

    Jason Quinn to takeover as interim Absa CEO

    20 Apr 2021  /  Kenneth Maxwell, Bloomberg   26

    Soapbox

    What you might like to know about the Expropriation Bill

    29 Mar 2021  /  Bulelwa Mabasa and Thomas Karberg   25

    Bitcoin

    Bitcoin’s next big move

    23 Mar 2021  /  Ciaran Ryan   25

    South Africa

    Landmark study shows how child grants empower women in Brazil and South Africa

    2 Apr 2021  /  Leila Patel, Natasha Borges Sugiyama, and Wendy Hunter   23

    Fast News

    Day traders know a bubble when they see one

    18 Apr 2021  /  Vildana Hajric and Lu Wang, Bloomberg   23
The latest 20 comments.
  1. casper1

    21 April 2021 @ 3:30 am
  2. The stench of malfeasance is overwhelming !

  3. Unc

    21 April 2021 @ 12:06 am
  4. Rule of 72.

    10 years at 7.2% growth, after tax.

    7.2 years at 10% growth, after tax.

  5. Unc

    21 April 2021 @ 12:01 am
  6. Your car engine will most probably be fine for the next 100k km, let’s use this expensive, untested synthetic oil that might destroy your engine, but I can accept no responsibility.

  7. Unc

    20 April 2021 @ 11:52 pm
  8. Carbon emission, beh. Milankovitch cycles and The Modern Grand Solar Minimum.

  9. edalsg

    20 April 2021 @ 10:00 pm
  10. Bust :

  11. edalsg

    20 April 2021 @ 9:59 pm
  12. Boom in volume ,busy in prices :depends if u are a buyer or seller

  13. Claudeee

    20 April 2021 @ 9:45 pm
  14. Yet another CLUSTERF^%$k in the making….If you are so keen to fly, jump off Table Mountain! F’ing morons.

  15. salatiso

    20 April 2021 @ 9:28 pm
  16. My 4 kW inverter copes but it takes some creativity. As long as the dishwasher and laundry machine don’t run at the same time the heat pump comes on everything is fine.

    It is however not an ideal setup, I’m also looking to upgrade.

  17. Johan_Buys

    20 April 2021 @ 9:21 pm
  18. Sorry, but you can’t use a then fixed price commodity as your baseline. Before we left $35 gold, how many barrels of oil could it buy?so oil was better or worse? $35 was not a market price. I get what you hint at. I take value back to say how many eggs or potatoes something is worth. Example is how many months or years basic wage to buy a car or house. If you must rent out a property for more than X years to pay back its purchase price, it is too expensive as an investment. (where you live is another kettle of sardines)

    Gold is a sucker’s game. Earns nothing and maybe 7% of production required in industry, but there are decades of above ground production sitting idle. Bauble. Gold’s value is only positive if somebody else will pay more than you did. Gold is basically priced as the cost of extraction and refining. It has absolutely zero correlation to the cash earnings of the top 500 US companies. Either could halve or double?

  19. Louise BCook

    20 April 2021 @ 9:18 pm
  20. Why is Moneyweb publishing such insignificant rubbish? In the SA aviation space there is presently critically important stuff going on – like SAAT staff not being paid, yes, SAAT that maintains and services SAA, Mango and a host of international and regional airlines’ planes;
    Surely that’s far more important for the public to know about than SA Express which doesn’t fly any more?
    SAAT and Mango, both subsidiaries of Gordhan’s SAA, are seemingly now ALSO hitting the dwang like SAA; we’re talking about the mechanical arm of SAA – how badly is safety of aircraft affected by this development of the past 10 days?
    Moneyweb, please wake up – SA Express is NOT presently an issue compared to Mango and SAAT!

  21. DHawker

    20 April 2021 @ 9:17 pm
  22. Strategic direction, African focus – just after the AYO accounts were closed. I’m just spit-balling here…

  23. LizRoux

    20 April 2021 @ 9:13 pm
  24. One has to keep in mind that Zim did not fold due to an Economic bubble.

  25. Dr Thai

    20 April 2021 @ 9:11 pm
  26. Two very telling sentences in the article:
    1. “Sexwale said he was one of two people in charge of the fund,…”
    2. “he discovered some of this “money has been stolen”.”

    So essentially he is saying billions were stolen under his watch. Fortunately for him, these were billions of non existent funds in the White Spiritual Boy Trust. The trust name alone should have raised suspicion.

  27. Johan_Buys

    20 April 2021 @ 9:07 pm
  28. Most of us have regular situation : home has an existing connection, not facing ¼ million runts new cables and stuff.

    Step 1 : check what size connection you are paying fixed fees for, and what size cinnection you need. That can save you R30k a year going by what the guy that built our house signed up for. I have a friend with a thatch roof which is always a bitch for solar and he stopped here.

    Step 2: change hot water to solar and cooking to gas and lights to LED and rethink pool timer and seriously reconsider underfloor heating as a Neanderthal thing.

    Step 3: figure what MUST run during loadshed and rejig that you can run those on batteries. You can survive 4 hours without aircon, tumble drier, pool pump and anything that has a motor.

    After that you are a pig if you need more than about 2kW sustained and 5kW peak draw so call it 7 to 10 kWh battery.

    Don’t believe the powerpoint sales pitches about future grid costs that would imply impossible (far more than running a bloody generator) energy costs. There are sharks out there

  29. Louise BCook

    20 April 2021 @ 9:04 pm
  30. And BONUSES!

  31. Louise BCook

    20 April 2021 @ 9:03 pm
  32. Remember Aurora mine? Couple years back….

  33. Louise BCook

    20 April 2021 @ 9:01 pm
  34. For sure: not with money….

  35. OhJeaus9

    20 April 2021 @ 8:57 pm
  36. Not true. Hlongwane is very rich.
    https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-06-23-fana-hlongwane-agent-of-bae-systems/amp/

  37. DragonX

    20 April 2021 @ 8:42 pm
  38. @Busi Mavuso – We dont need your research to understand the problem. I know plenty of economists who have written about manufacturing and the SA economy. The writing has been on the wall for 26 years.

    There is only 1 elephant in the room. Its the cancer causing agent in South Africa. If you look closely … the elephant is between A and C.

  39. tbos

    20 April 2021 @ 8:33 pm
  40. I dont know what I am supposed to read, but this story is in line with what I have heard from international sources on government agreements with pharmas.
    They cannot be held liable, they are indemnified…. the responsibility therefore lies with the government. if anything goes wrong it is the government that can be held liable.

The top voted comments of the past 7 days.
  1. Dave Wilkinson

    16 April 2021 @ 2:08 am
  2. Well done. Becoming state proof is the only way in SA since the ANC is corrupt to the core and incompetent. We have to build our own roads, police our own areas and generate our own electricity. The only problem is that SARS steals the money we need to get this work done. What do we do?

  3. boomgloom

    14 April 2021 @ 3:43 am
  4. ANC looters should face jail time to curb rising corruption – boom gloom. That would concentrate their minds.

  5. Dave Wilkinson

    14 April 2021 @ 5:17 am
  6. I have a better idea, what about jailing the ANC cadres who have stolen billions and destroyed our lives. What about holding Ramaphosa accountable for robing ordinary South Africans of electricity and basic freedom?

  7. Chris Stoffel

    15 April 2021 @ 12:26 am
  8. No bad or sarcastic comments from me. Sorry.
    I agree with the writer.

  9. Mmmm

    14 April 2021 @ 5:56 am
  10. Agreed.

    It “IRRETATES” me that the judge don’t even mention it. Maybe he is just a deployed cadre??

  11. Henry Peters

    14 April 2021 @ 5:47 am
  12. How much unpaid taxes does former President JZ have from fringe benefits and donations? Tax evaders should go to jail!

  13. casper1

    15 April 2021 @ 5:45 am
  14. Terrorists cannot govern.
    They can merely destroy things — The destruction of South Africa and its infrastructure is nearly complete so well done to the ANC – Mission accomplished.

  15. casper1

    16 April 2021 @ 4:16 am
  16. An idiot trying to explain idiotic behavior !!

  17. SAM The Taxman

    14 April 2021 @ 5:58 am
  18. Does this squeaking man realize that the tax system lacks legitimacy as money collected is stolen or squandered. Can he not see that expenditure not income is the problem? Look at SAA, Eskom, Denel, MPS with criminal records and a disgrace of a judiciary.

    Stop squeaking Dennis and tell your ANC cares to stop stealing and do lock them up….just one would be a start…

  19. Dave Wilkinson

    15 April 2021 @ 2:38 am
  20. Here is a better thought, first get all the money stolen by the ANC leadership over 26 years and take your charges to them and then come talk to us ordinary South Africans about tax and criminal charges. Start with the leaders!

  21. that_darn_cat

    14 April 2021 @ 8:50 am
  22. Of course he is. SARS in desperate to increase collections but they dare not look at the ANC elite or their ilk. Everyone myust pay their part… just not ANC cadres

  23. SAM The Taxman

    16 April 2021 @ 6:13 am
  24. Get prepaid electricity. Have some water storage and don’t pay rates. But at least 100000 households should do this. When the social distancers don’t get paid..they will get back to work

  25. Africa Pragmatist

    16 April 2021 @ 6:16 am
  26. Cadre deployment explained for real – Its the party before country system that is locking in corruption, mismanagement and destruction of SA’s economy.

  27. Africa Pragmatist

    14 April 2021 @ 4:20 am
  28. How do you ever challenge an entity when it has its own prosecutorial abilities.

    It’s unconstitutional.

  29. Gargoyl

    16 April 2021 @ 6:36 am
  30. Party, party, party. Loyalty, loyalty loyalty. Us, us, us. The people do not get a look in. The people cannot vote for an MP. Neither into so-called public office nor out of it. Only the gangsters already collecting from the public purse can choose who will be their hoodlum cadres. It is so sick that only those intent on corruption or undeserving of any genuine democracy could applaud it.
    So much for any fake fight against corruption.

  31. David Brent

    16 April 2021 @ 6:54 am
  32. Gwede Mantashe, the country’s minister of minerals and energy, should have been asked about the “miracle mineral” hazenile.

    Nothing explains cadre deployment better than this ANC top man’s blind acceptance of an April fool’s joke as fact and trumpeting it at an international conference.

  33. Mmmm

    16 April 2021 @ 7:09 am
  34. Just stop paying the Municipalities countrywide altogether.

    It is being done in a small village on the South coast.

    The municipality (anc) decided they needed to have a meeting about this and traveled at great expense to St. Lucia on the North coast to one of the most expensive venues around to have a meeting about something happening on the South Coast??????

    The anc must just implode now and disappear off the face of the earth.

  35. TheSpeculator

    14 April 2021 @ 8:41 am
  36. Actually they cannot put any one in jail until they bring back the Tax money from Dubai and Pakistan.

    What about the mansion in Dubai? are they blind?

  37. Africa Pragmatist

    19 April 2021 @ 6:28 am
  38. Every single ANC cadre that has appeared before the Zondo commission cannot answer yes or no questions. ANC cadre trait.

  39. casper1

    14 April 2021 @ 6:26 am
  40. That Ferrari really burnt his a$$$ ne.
    Now dear Davey — please start with Zoompie !!!!

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