Tito Mboweni: Why I’m not returning to Government

During a discussion with Old Mutual economist Johan Els on CNBC Africa’s Power Lunch today, I mused whether, after repeatedly raising concerns while in office,  former Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni – should he become Finance Minister as had been widely speculated – would take a tougher line on labour issues. Els said he didn’t … Read more

Adcock Ingram, Hulamin, Aspen and more: Expert analysis from David Shapiro

In order to succeed in the stock markets, you have to be able to assess how news will affect the various companies available for investment. Few are better at accurately analysing South African shares than David Shapiro, deputy chairman of Sasfin Securities. David is, I reckon, at his best when he is dissecting the Johannesburg … Read more

Rand holds well below R11/$ ahead of perhaps Gordhan’s final Budget

There is significant speculation today will be South Africa’s widely admired Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s final Budget Speech. Former Central Bank Governor Tito Mboweni has been widely tipped to succeed the 64 year old who followed the equally highly rated Trevor Manuel.  The perfect time to switch would be after May’s Election when the ANC … Read more

Tito Mboweni vents on Twitter after son arrested because of his dark skin

Sometimes it takes someone famous to open our eyes to daily abuse. Former SA Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni gave away his youth to fight for a just South Africa. After serving in the Mandela Cabinet and then at the country’s Central Bank, Mboweni turned his attention to business where he is making a similar … Read more

New property baron Tito Mboweni: Intends turning Fourways into Manhattan of Africa, surpassing Sandton City

Former SA Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni has taken well to business. This morning he ushered in the JSE’s newest listing, Accelerate Property Fund, whose R6bn portfolio is dominated by the Fourways Mall, an enormous development north of Sandton. In this engaging and wide ranging interview, Accelerate chairman Mboweni moves from Nelson Mandela’s turnaround from … Read more

Adcock Ingram vote going down to the wire; The ten most popular reads of the past week

Hi there, Just after Biznews.com launched, mining entrepreneur Bernard Swanepoel wrote us a piece lamenting how hostile takeovers are so difficult under South African law. Swanepoel, of course, spoke from experience. He was Harmony’s CEO when it launched that hostile bid for Goldfields Limited – but failed because of a system that allowed Goldfields to drag things … Read more

Tito Mboweni may be your landlord; chairs R6bn company which owns Fourways Mall, lists next month

Tzaneen’s most famous son, Tito Mboweni, has been making some serious business waves since leaving his Governorship of the SA Reserve Bank. ANC stalwart Mboweni, who chairs JSE-listed gold major Anglogold Ashanti and energy prospector Sacoil, will be expanding his listed company portfolio on December 12  Accelerate Property Fund makes its JSE debut. Recently formed, … Read more