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  1. February 16, 2014

    Shanduka braces for departure of key investor Ramaphosa

    As South Africa’s election campaign gathers pace, Cyril Ramaphosa, the business tycoon, has ditched his pristine suits for...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 10, 2013

    Glencore Xstrata to list in Jo'burg despite S Africa's troubles

    Commodities bosses have spent the last two years trying to put as much rhetorical distance as possible between their...

  1. July 14, 2013

    South Africa’s deputy president voices fears as ANC risks crisis

    Few people know the inner workings of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress as intimately as Kgalema Motlanthe,...

  2. The World

    May 1, 2013

    Why Jacob Zuma's visit to see Nelson Mandela backfired so badly

    The “exclusive” footage by SABC, South Africa’s state broadcaster, was rich in content as the country’s top leaders chuckled...

  3. March 27, 2013

    South Africa should forget the Brics era

    This week’s Brics summit in Durban feels like a relic of the previous decade. After a boom in the 2000s, the pace of growth...

  4. March 26, 2013

    The Boers make a plan for China

    South Africa to become China’s 35th province? To be called Safdong? And to follow China’s authoritarian ways and reinstate...

  5. January 30, 2013

    South Africa’s Motsepe joins Giving Pledge

    Patrice Motsepe, South Africa’s first black billionaire, has pledged to donate at least half of the wealth generated by his...

  6. beyondbrics

    January 24, 2013

    ANC & business: troubled times, despite Ramaphosa's appointment

    When Cyril Ramaphosa was elected deputy president of the governing African National Congress last month his re-emergence...

  7. beyondbrics

    December 18, 2012

    S Africa: Zuma good for the rand?

    South African president Jacob Zuma was re-elected as ANC party leader on Tuesday, meaning he will almost certainly win a...

  8. December 18, 2012

    Zuma calls for unity after ANC poll win

    South African President Jacob Zuma urged party unity after he won a landslide victory to retain his post as head of the...

  9. December 17, 2012

    Zuma faces ANC leadership challenge

    The African National Congress, South Africa’s ruling party, was set for a leadership battle on Monday after Kgalema...

  10. December 16, 2012

    ANC conference focuses on economic woes

    Jacob Zuma, South African president, pledged on Sunday that his ruling party would provide strong economic leadership as he...

  11. December 14, 2012

    Ramaphosa returns to S Africa spotlight

    For a man who shies away from the limelight, Cyril Ramaphosa, the stalwart of the South African struggle who is now a...

  12. September 7, 2012

    Malema stokes flames of black empowerment

    As Julius Malema, the former youth leader of the ruling African National Congress, has addressed mineworkers in the wake of...

  13. August 21, 2012

    Glencore can justify calling Qatar’s bluff

    Merger partners, eh? Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Or perhaps you can, if you are Glencore. The extended...

  14. July 10, 2012

    INM explores sale of South African arm

    Independent News & Media, the indebted Irish media group, has appointed advisers to work towards a sale of its South African...

  15. February 2, 2012

    MTN to probe Iran bribery allegations

    MTN, the South African telecommunications group, said on Thursday that it was setting up a special committee to investigate...

  16. December 22, 2011

    CIC buys 25% stake in Shanduka

    The China Investment Corporation, China’s sovereign wealth fund, has paid about $243m for a 25 per cent stake in Shanduka...

  17. FT Alphaville

    September 2, 2011

    Glencore confirms Optimum interest

    Glencore has confirmed its interest in taking over South Africa’s Optimum Coal for $1.2bn, in a deal that would transform...

  18. September 1, 2011

    Melrose defies headwinds with share-driven offer

    The 850p per share indicative offer with which turnround specialist Melrose has prised open the books of lacklustre engineer...

  19. September 1, 2011

    Ramaphosa a symbol of black empowerment

    Cyril Ramaphosa is a towering figure of post-apartheid South Africa who eschewed his political prospects in order to become...

  20. September 1, 2011

    Glencore confirms Optimum interest

    Glencore has confirmed its interest in taking over South Africa’s Optimum Coal for $1.2bn, in a deal that would transform...

  21. April 8, 2011

    Mondi in South African spin-off

    Mondi, Europe’s leading supplier of office paper, is to spin off its South African packaging division, moving it further...

  22. July 14, 2010

    Cyril empowers

    South African businessman Cyril Ramaphosa has joined the board of platinum miner Lonmin, after his investment company...

  23. June 24, 2010

    Big vuvuzela for SA brewer

    Bad luck for SABMiller chief Graham McKay , whose South African flagship beer Castle lager sponsors Bafana Bafana - the...

  24. September 14, 2009

    Doubts raised over Bharti-MTN merger

    A deal between MTN, of South Africa, and Bharti Airtel, of India, to allow the telecoms groups to exploit markets in Africa...

  25. September 13, 2009

    Doubts raised over Bharti-MTN deal

    A deal between MTN, of South Africa, and Bharti Airtel, of India, to allow the telecoms groups to exploit markets in Africa...

  26. July 11, 2009

    South African government appears to give off conflicting signals over appointment

    Susan Shabangu, South Africa's mineral resources minister, yesterday welcomed Anglo American's decision to appoint Sir John...

  27. July 10, 2009

    Conflicting signals in S Africa over appointment

    Susan Shabangu, South Africa’s mineral resources minister, on Friday welcomed Anglo American’s decision to appoint Sir John...

  28. July 10, 2009

    Anglo American set to name Parker as new chairman

    Anglo American is today set to name Sir John Parker as its new chairman in a move likely to reassure the international...

  29. July 9, 2009

    Anglo American picks new chairman

    Anglo American on Friday named Sir John Parker as its new chairman in a signal that the international mining group believes...

  30. July 2, 2009

    SABMiller to sell stake to black community

    SABMilleryesterday launched one of South Africa's biggest black empowerment deals, disclosing plans to sell a R6bn ($775m)...

  31. July 1, 2009

    SABMiller sells $750m stake to black investors

    SAB Miller, the international brewer, on Wednesday announced one of South Africa’s biggest black empowerment deals,...

  32. May 30, 2008

    Reliance head seeks main role

    A possible merger of Reliance Communications of India and South Africa's MTN could see Anil Ambani become the enlarged...

  33. May 30, 2008

    Reliance head seeks key role in MTN deal

    A possible merger of Reliance Communications of India and South Africa's MTN could see Anil Ambani become the enlarged...

  34. May 29, 2008

    Reliance head seeks main role with MTN

    A possible merger of Reliance Communications of India and South Africa’s MTN could see Anil Ambani become the enlarged...

  35. FT Alphaville

    May 29, 2008

    Ambani's MTN control trick

    Indian billionaire Anil Ambani is ready to pay a “significant premium” to win effective boardroom control of MTN in the...

  36. May 20, 2008

    Alarm over Bharti-MTN deal

    An Indian consumer pressure group has warned that a proposed deal between Bharti, the country's largest mobile operator, and...

  37. May 20, 2008

    Lobby group challenges Bharti-MTN tie-up plans

    An Indian consumer pressure group has warned that a proposed deal between Bharti, the country's largest mobile operator, and...

  38. May 19, 2008

    Group challenges Bharti-MTN link plan

    An Indian consumer pressure group has warned that a proposed deal between Bharti, the country’s largest mobile operator, and...

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