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.

Dudu Myeni’s time at SAA may be up

Legal action brought against SAA chairperson to have her declared a delinquent director.

Gordhan’s growth estimates best served with a pinch of salt

In 7 of the last 8 years, Treasury has overestimated growth.

The Trump effect on the gold-copper pivot

And what this can tell us about the current market.

How we miss Mbeki and Manuel

Their economic record beats anything that came before or after.

Despite strong rand, SA companies head for the exit door

Firms continue to ship money abroad at record rates.

ACSA minorities sue for fair value buyout

Claim they are ‘economic hostages’ to the company.

Money Talk on Radio 2000, Monday 12 December 2016

JSE in the red; S.A adds 90 000 jobs in Q3; All eyes on Fed & BOE – will interest rates go up, where will it leave S.A?; Consumers expected to spend over 20% more on their credit cards this December; Top tips to ensure you are financially fit for 2017; Women in Business; What is the difference between a credit report & a credit score?

Two-hour commute between Joburg and Pretoria on its way – Sanral

Road agency’s funding problem hits planned route developments.

Sanral’s mysterious and wishful accounting

When will the road agency acknowledge that much of its e-tolls debt is unrecoverable?

The lop-sided nature of the JSE hides some gems

There is value to be found in smaller stocks that are not on the radar of institutional buyers.

Outa and Sanral appear to settle on terms of legal test case over e-tolls

Although Sanral’s communications GM disputes this.

The medieval state of SA’s home repossessions industry

A recent study of home repossessions puts SA among the worst in the world. The enthusiasm with which SA banks rush to repossess homes is described as ‘medieval’ and cruel.

Blade’s bold plan to nationalise training

Setas to be absorbed into higher education department, with skills levy being used as government sees fit.

Corporate cash mountain reaches record levels

JSE-listed companies sitting on huge cash piles will at some point face shareholder pressure.

Chinese card company plans to boost SA’s flagging tourism industry

Will promote the country as a destination

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