Ciaran Ryan is a Johannesburg-based freelance writer who has a background in finance and mining, having previously headed up a gold mining operation in Ghana. He currently writes for several SA and overseas journals on matters ranging from mining to investment.

Nuclear energy company’s not-so-secret plan to beat the courts

With two court rulings against Necsa, why are board members hanging on?

Eskom treads carefully with renewables

And plans to revert to long-term coal supply contracts to keep energy prices under control.

Zimbabwe lunges towards economic despair

Inflation is running at 1 000% after reserve bank floods the country with money.

Debunking myths about private equity

It’s not just for the uber-rich.

The tangled web of drafting offshore wills

Added layers of complexity in dealing with multiple jurisdictions has coincided with South Africans increasingly externalising some of their assets.

Reasons for entrepreneurs to consider setting up an offshore business

Access to opportunities rather than tax efficiency is the guiding principle.

Mark Cutifani’s vision to reboot SA mining

New technologies will postpone its date with the undertaker.

EOH subsidiary accused of sabotage and racketeering

Raising questions about the group’s much-publicised campaign to clean house.

Class action lawsuit aims to shut down ‘scam’ lenders

Thousands of loan applicants deceived into signing monthly debit orders for unrelated services.

SA mine earnings at five-year high – PwC

Helped by rand weakness and commodity price strength.

Airports Company heads to court over shareholder dispute

Minorities claim Acsa went from a commercial operation to a government developmental agency.

Vintage Paul O’Sullivan confrontation outside magistrate’s court

Accusations all round, not just against Tubular Construction Projects boss Tony Trindade.

How the construction ‘mafia’ business model jumped to other sectors

They prefer to be called business forums.

A government unhinged

By ministers who flout the rule of law, according to a new book.

More big companies going off the grid

Out of sheer necessity, Zimbabwe leads SA in exploring alternative energies.

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