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.

Banks cut fees as competition intensifies

First of the big five drops the monthly fee for its entry-level account …

How renewables are helping Eskom keep the lights on

Without IPPs, we would be in a near-perpetual state of Stage 2 load shedding.

The problems with Eskom’s load shedding plan

Sometimes bad luck arrives all at once, and hoping that it won’t this winter is naïve.

A nationwide blackout and other myths busted

Help in understanding the crisis …

How electricity, rates have squeezed owners, landlords

And homeowners can likely expect ‘more of the same’ …

What Eskom is not telling us …

The situation, particularly in its coal fleet, is worse than we think.

Banks continue quietly cutting staff

Structural change from digitisation and branch cuts driving the reductions …

Absa opens lending taps

But bank says it has not ‘materially changed its risk appetite’.

How will Ramos be judged?

Did Barclays restrict lending, or was the constrained environment self-created?

The real state of the residential rental market

Rental growth has halved since 2017, and is nearly one percentage point below inflation.

Game on as Capitec cuts fees

But charges for many cash transactions soar …

A crisis far bigger than Eskom

The National Water and Sanitation Master Plan is sombre reading.

The bear and bull case for MultiChoice

Some arguments ignore the data, many are simply missing the point …

Load shedding need not be so predictably shambolic

Why is there no coordinated management of this crisis?

The last thing Woolies needs right now …

Something is up at WHL Australia – it’s just not clear what.

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