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Ryk van Niekerk

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Financial journalism is in Ryk's blood. He has been in the industry for 20 years, and is looking forward to the next 20. Ryk has won numerous journalism awards, including several Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year category awards and the coveted Radio Journalist of the Year award in 2016. He was also acknowledged as the National Press Club’s Editor of the Year in 2013. Ryk is also the anchor of the largest national business radio show in South Africa, RSG Geldsake, and hosts other dedicated personal finance and entrepreneurship shows. He is a well-known public speaker and facilitator, and a regular political and economic commentator on many South African television and radio platforms. Ryk has an MBL and M.Phil in Journalism – both achieved cum laude.

NPA decides not to freeze Nova’s assets

2 Sep 2020 /  Ryk van Niekerk   5
AfriForum says decision is 'irrational' and 'incongruous'.

Nova: Insolvent, or in a sound financial position?

18 Mar 2020 /  Ryk van Niekerk   8
It's becoming increasingly unlikely that Nova will be able to repay the 18 000 former Sharemax investors.

The peculiar case of the Picvest billions: Part 2

10 Jun 2019 /  Ryk van Niekerk   14
Very few of the conditions of the business rescue plan were ever implemented.

The peculiar case of the Picvest billions: Part 1

10 Jun 2019 /  Ryk van Niekerk   13
Many issues demand further forensic investigation.

Is Ramaphosa in charge?

30 May 2019 /  Ryk van Niekerk    12
The president's new cabinet is bloated with few surprises, although there is continuity in critical departments.

Nova plans to sell another five properties

14 May 2019 /  Ryk van Niekerk   10
Sharemax rescue scheme fails to inform investors of imminent sale.

Georgiou claims I am biased. You be the judge

29 Nov 2018 /  Ryk van Niekerk   16
Property magnate demands apology and requests journalist’s removal from investigation.

Former finance director claims Nova ‘misrepresented’ its financial position

12 Nov 2018 /  Ryk van Niekerk  
Sharemax rescue vehicle fails to publish its financial statements timeously.

Orthotouch continues to withhold interest payments from HS investors

12 Oct 2018 /  Ryk van Niekerk  
Despite an application for a court order to compel the company to do so.

Ramaphosa’s ‘oh hell’ moment

11 Sep 2018 /  Ryk van Niekerk   26
Hopefully the dreadful GDP number will change the ANC’s thinking.

Judgment could force Nic Georgiou to pay out R2bn

23 Aug 2018 /  Ryk van Niekerk  
Highveld Syndication Action Group also submits documents to expedite class action certification, and non-payment of interest continues.

Orthotouch receiver turns to the courts

27 Jul 2018 /  Ryk van Niekerk   23
Follows decision by Zephan to withhold interest payments to around 4 500 investors.

The mountain Ramaphosa must climb is -2.2% higher

6 Jun 2018 /  Ryk van Niekerk   24
Unpopular policy decisions may trigger a quick economic recovery.

No more interest payments for investors fighting Georgiou, Orthotouch

1 Jun 2018 /  Ryk van Niekerk   5
It is 'grossly unfair' towards investors who support the scheme if HSAG members and other litigants continue to receive interest payments - Cohen.

Georgiou to repay Pickvest investor R10m

15 May 2018 /  Ryk van Niekerk  
High Court judgement opens the door for thousands of other investors to also institute civil claims.
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