Judge approves live TV testimony in Reeva trial

From SAPAThe High Court in Pretoria granted media houses permission on Tuesday to televise parts of the murder trial of paralympian Oscar Pistorius.Judge Dunstan Mlambo said hi-tech broadcast equipment could be installed in the courtroom where Pistorius was set to go on trial next week for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. “The applicants’ … Read more

Mining strikes: Some practical steps to prevent extreme protest action

Although strikes in the mining sector are, on the surface, about pushing for a better wage, there’s much more that could have been done to prevent employer-employee tensions from getting to this point. As Frew Murdoch, assistant editor of HR Pulse writes here, there are practical steps that can be taken to reduce the risk … Read more

Proteas go big in 2015

Proteas go big in preparation for elusive ODI World Cup success

South Africa will play a minimum of 23 warm-up one-day internationals against five different countries to boost their preparation for next year’s World Cup, the country’s cricket board has confirmed. By Reuters The three-time semi-finalists have had no previous World Cup success and a litany of dramatic failures have earned them a cruel reputation as … Read more

CAMAC CEO says media are wrong, no bankruptcy or corruption

If you read the news, you’ve probably heard about the alleged corruption and mismanagement at CAMAC Energy, which recently received a substantial investment from the PIC and is newly listed on the JSE. With revelations of CAMAC’s contributions to Zuma’s Education Fund, and the allegedly precarious financial state of CAMAC, the story has plenty of … Read more

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Hulamin’s roaring performance, and how it will sustain the growth

  The aluminium industry isn’t the sexiest business in the world. Although we use the material pretty much every day – it’s in our beverage cans, cars, and appliances – there’s not a lot of excitement in mining aluminum ore, smelting it, and making it into stuff. Nevertheless, as Hulamin’s year-end results, released on Monday, … Read more

Nedbank CEO Mike Brown on his future, Old Mutual and beating expectations

As happens when you’re in this field for long enough, it’s been my privilege to watch Mike Brown develop from Nedbank’s eager new financial director to the confident, assured and very competent CEO of the smallest of the country’s Big Banks. In his four years in charge Brown has delivered earnings growth superior to that … Read more

MMI buys control of Kenyan insurer for $27m

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African financial services group MMI Holdings said on Monday it will buy a majority stake in Kenyan insurer Cannon Assurance for $27 million, to increase its presence in East Africa’s top economy. The 300 million rand deal gives South Africa’s third-largest life insurer access to Cannon’s short-term insurance and asset management products. MMI Holdings operates … Read more