Hilton Tarrant works at YFM. Prior to that, he worked at a specialist software development agency after leaving a full-time, award-winning career as a financial journalist. He has been a financial journalist since 2005.

Digging into MTN’s R408m Afrihost deal

More questions than answers.

MTN’s big game of catch-up

After years of relative underinvestment, MTN throws an enormous pile of money at its network problems.

Is Airbnb larger than SA’s biggest hotel group?

While not the largest hotel-that’s-not-a-hotel operator yet, it’s close…

Stealthflation is here… expect more of it

Who needs price hikes with manoeuvres like these…

We no longer know what’s happening at Eskom

In the absence of any useful updates – what’s really going on?

Making sense of FNB’s eBucks rewards changes

Ignore the Slow Lounge restrictions; Platinum customers will find earning meaningful rewards near impossible.

FNB’s incredible shrinking Slow Lounge rewards

Platinum and Private Clients customers are in for quite a surprise.

Thoughts on the Apple Watch

What is it most useful for? Should you get one? Some ideas, after wearing one for a month…

With smartphones, Vodacom leaves MTN in the dust

Everyone reading this has a smartphone. The trick now for operators is to add lower-end users.

Rest in pieces, CNA

Clicks has managed Musica (very) well, while Edcon’s ‘plan’ for CNA is non-existent.

The problem with Eskom’s Mr Fix-It

Parachuting Brian Molefe into the beleaguered power utility is a masterstoke, but….  

How did Eskom land up in this week’s mess?

The latest load shedding chaos was foreseeable….

A quarter in, how do things really look at Eskom?

Worryingly, planned maintenance is running at lower than obvious levels.

Why did only two banks disclose a hit in the hundreds of millions?

R2 billion ÷ five banks. Surely interchange fee changes are material?

You can’t build wealth if you don’t master this…

Something 25-year-old me had learned already.

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