Sandton penthouse, a snip at R60-m – with pics of what it looks like inside

“Paul is a real estate novelist…” sang Billy Joel in his classic Piano Man, the perfect description for those who turn wrecks into renovator’s dreams; broom cupboards into cosy. But at R60m for a penthouse, you might expect more than a line opening with “Refrigerated walk-in wine room, 4 palatial bedrooms with the wooden floor … Read more

GPI demands closer look: dominance in LPMs and strong moves into fast food

There’s been a lot of noise around talented jockey S’Manga Khumalo becoming the first black to pilot a winner of the Vodacom Durban July. Rightly so. But in the excitement, an even bigger breakthrough is forgotten – 2011’s J&B Met when the Hassen Adams-owned Past Master made him  the first black owner to win South Africa’s … Read more

Rock bottom for Arcelor Mittal SA? Perhaps. It surely can’t get much worse

For Newcastle-raised university students, the best vacation job by far is at the local Arcelor Mittal steel mill. I  was lucky enough to land one over the 1979  Christmas holidays, spending it working 12 hours a day, 7 days a week as an Operator. Including the double time earned for overtime (and on Xmas Day … Read more