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.

Even high earners are ill-prepared for retirement

20 Feb 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan  
It’s time to sit down and see if there’s a way to catch up.

Kumba profit up 75%, but now comes the Coronavirus

19 Feb 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan  
Closed off 2019 with a 62% surge in Ebitda.

Let the ‘Makana’ revolution begin

18 Feb 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   22
Dysfunctional metros and municipalities could start falling like dominoes.

Tax D-Day looms for South African expats

13 Feb 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   14
From March 1 they will have to pay SA tax on income over R1m earned abroad.

Banks hit with class action suit over ‘unlawful’ home foreclosures

13 Feb 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   24
Dispossessed homeowners demand billions in damages from major banks for selling their properties at a fraction of their worth.

What copper tells us about the world’s vital signs

12 Feb 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   2
Its price plunged with the Coronavirus outbreak.

Restoring stability is top priority for new Necsa chair

12 Feb 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan  
Staff morale also needs a boost.

The bankers, lawyers and liars who enabled state capture

10 Feb 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   28
Report by Open Secrets and Shadow World Investigations connects the dirty dots.

Think about it as saving for your financial freedom, not retirement

6 Feb 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   4
The language of retirement doesn’t appeal to those in their 20s. So it’s time to change the language.

What’s behind the shutdown of High Court Masters’ Offices?

5 Feb 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   10
They have been dogged by allegations of corruption for years.

Does the future of money lie in the cryptosphere?

4 Feb 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   6
And what’s coming should terrify national governments.

Bonds, tobacco and health care expected to shine amid the gloom

3 Feb 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan    5
Fund managers surveyed by Bank of America Securities are bullish SA bonds, but bearish cash.

Coronavirus outbreak rattles the world

29 Jan 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   5
This outbreak is more infectious than the SARS outbreak of 2003, but less fatal.

Third attempt to wind up Oakbay heads to court

27 Jan 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   8
Rescue practitioners for other Gupta companies say it's unable to repay R402m loan.

It may be time to liberate auditors from the accounting profession

21 Jan 2020 /  Ciaran Ryan   21
New report says auditors need to go beyond scepticism and become suspicious of clients.

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