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Standard Bank is bulking up

15 Oct 2020 /  Roxanne Henderson, Bloomberg   7
To fend off fintech firms encroaching on its client base.

Lesotho revokes Vodacom’s operating licence

9 Oct 2020 /  Duncan McLeod   15
Telco also fined R134m for allegedly flouting its licence conditions.

Corruption arrests, land sales raise SA spirits

4 Oct 2020 /  John Bowker, Bloomberg   7
South Africans were cheered this week with three announcements many thought would never come.

How South African companies are battling the pandemic and recession

18 Sep 2020 /  Roxanne Henderson, Janice Kew, Felix Njini and Loni Prinsloo, Bloomberg    1
How companies in key industries have coped with the unprecedented crisis.

Investors are wanting to see firms show real commitment to sustainability

16 Sep 2020 /  Nompu Siziba   
Sustainability can be used to obtain competitive advantage, tap into new markets and make a significant contribution to society: Lungile Manzini – Executive Head of Sustainable Development at Vodacom.

Lockdown leads to data boom

16 Sep 2020 /  Larry Claasen    1
Covid-19 drives the digitisation of the economy.

Icasa shows signs of life on spectrum allocation

10 Sep 2020 /  Melitta Ngalonkulu   5
Process remains painfully slow – but bidders may soon be invited to apply to participate in the auction.

Taiwanese group opens R170m fuel cell factory in SA

8 Sep 2020 /  Suren Naidoo   2
Bringing technology that protects cellular networks against power outages to a country grappling with load shedding.

Icasa delays spectrum release until 2021

3 Sep 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters  
Partly because it prioritised the release of Covid-19 emergency spectrum.

Nedbank CFO to join Vodacom

25 Aug 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters  
Raisibe Morathi to begin at Vodacom on November 1.

The rise of zombie stocks and the investment case for African sovereign bonds

17 Aug 2020 /  Simon Brown  
Nick Kunze of Sanlam Private Wealth on stocks to look out for in Level 2, the Richemont loyalty warrant and Discovery edging higher. Adrian Saville talks the rise, and risks, of zombie stocks. JP du Plessis of Laurium Capital discusses investing in African sovereign bonds.

Exxaro results, trade wars and LAWtrust sees growth

14 Aug 2020 /  Simon Brown   
Nesan Nair of Sasfin Securities on Exxaro results, telco stocks and banks ahead of their results. Viv Govender of Rand Swiss on the US/China trade war, and TikTok and WeChat bans - and how China responds. Maeson Maherry of LAWtrust (part of listed ETION) on doubling revenue and profits as digital becomes main stream.

The world is becoming a more volatile place to do business

11 Aug 2020 /  Ann Crotty   7
MTN exiting the Middle East, Shoprite pulling out of Nigeria, YeboYethu giving PwC the chop, Tiger Brands causing jitters, Quantum and Country Bird quarrelling, and Trump banning WeChat – the week that was.

Telkom moves into financial services

2 Aug 2020 /  Nqobile Dludla, Reuters   2
With Guardrisk as underwriter.

Outgoing MTN CEO Rob Shuter to join BT Group

31 Jul 2020 /  Duncan McLeod   3
Shuter will replace Gerry McQuade at BT Enterprise.

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