Welcome to Sunny South Africa, the land of Entrepreneurship – NOT

Once you cut through the noise, there are some indisputable facts about the economic world we now inhabit. Old style jobs are disappearing at the rate horses fell to the side when cars started to be manufactured en masse. Big businesses are shamelessly investing in technology to replace people. Economies are growing again, but not … Read more

Swimming is healthy for your heart – and the rest of you

Your heart rate can change in seconds, depending on what you are doing and feeling, whether you are standing up, sitting down,  exercising vigorously, or having a romantic Valentine’s Day tryst. The aim is to get your heart rate up often enough, so that  settles down into a slow rate at rest. That will help … Read more

Would you take that job? A look at some CEOs taking on some ugly tasks

Change is in the air in some big South African boardrooms – Mano Moodley will be stepping up as CEO at Ellerines, replacing the outgoing Toni Fourie, and there will soon be a new face at the head of Sappi when Steve Binnie takes the helm from Ralph Boëttger in July. Watching these chaps step … Read more

New JSE listing gives investors access to middle-income property market

Visual International is, despite what its name might evoke, a property company that specialises in developing residential properties for sale to South Africa’s growing middle-income market. Visual’s primary customers are people who earn R15-20,000 a month and can afford a R400,000 or so townhouse unit, although the company is also involved in commercial development. Visual … Read more

Ram Slam Challenge

Weekend Wrap: Dolphins, Liverpool the big winners

Wins for the Dolphins in the Ramslam T20 Final and Liverpool who put five past Arsenal were the highlights of a great sporting weekend that covered most sporting endeavours, with some disappointments thrown in for good measure, amongst them, the SA Sevens side in Wellington. By Michael Marnewick Wellington Sevens New Zealand avenged their defeat … Read more

EFF’s Malema: “We are the government-in-waiting”

From SA Press Association EFF leader Julius Malema is confident that his party will win the May 7 general election. “We are the government-in-waiting,” he said outside a voting station in Soweto on Sunday. “We’ll take over. We are supported by our people and the majority of youth. We think we’ll do very well.” He … Read more


Chelsea move top of EPL first time since Sept

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN of Associated Press This season at Chelsea, the ‘Special One’ might well be Eden Hazard. The Belgium international produced another superb display on Saturday, scoring a hat trick as Jose Mourinho’s team moved top of the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Newcastle while its main rivals in the race for … Read more

‘White poison’ – sugar should be classified as ‘a Class A drug’

It has been called ‘white poison’, which may be a little extreme – to some. Sugar in moderation is not necessarily damaging to your health, and it is a source of energy. However, it’s easy to consume far too much. Sugar is common not only in carbonated soft drinks, chocolates, cakes and sweets, but also … Read more

HSBC Seven Series

BlitzBokke Blow it in Wellington – Finish Second in Pool A

The Springbok Sevens will face Australia in the Wellington Sevens Cup quarterfinals on Saturday after they finished second in Pool A behind England who handed South Africa their first loss on Friday since the Dubai final last November, thumping them 19-5 in the pool decider. The Springbok Sevens team went through the tournaments in Port Elizabeth … Read more