Mango launches two new routes

Following the demise of former rival low-cost airline 1time, South African Airways subsidiary Mango Airlines has announced the launch of two new routes - Johannesburg-Port Elizabeth and Cape Town-Port Elizabeth - effective as soon as December 5.

Cape Town named Africa's 'best' city

Cape Town has been named Africa's best city in the Condé Nast Traveller 2012 Readers' Choice Awards.

Dare to think differently: Eikos Group

The Eikos Group has dared to think a little differently and the approach has worked says Chairman Dr Tony Valsamakis.

South Africa faces 'lending crisis'

The current pace of growth in unsecured lending is "unsustainable" says TransUnion's Geoff Miller – but is South Africa facing a lending crisis?
By Ian Armitage
Credit information giant TransUnion's latest Consumer Credit Index (CCI) has a stark warning to lenders and households – beware the dangers of using credit to fund short-term consumption.

Grandmark ruling set to 'reshape' auto industry

Africa Outlook talks to Grandmark International's Steven Ongchin about how a landmark court ruling could pave the way for a more open and competitive motor industry.

Banking Association of South Africa: Credit where credit's due

Cas Coovadia, head of the Banking Association of South Africa, talks to South Africa Magazine about a host of issues including unsecured lending, the eurozone crisis, regulation and the banking sector's role financing a new wave of infrastructure projects.

Earth shifts under the Tripartite Alliance

The lines between government and business have been blurred says Gareth Newham, Head of the Crime and Justice Programme at the Institute of Security Studies (ISS) in Pretoria.

Interview: Bridgitte Hartley

A bracing talk with a kayaking champion.

Prasa plans R15bn BEE scheme to save Metrorail

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) is planning a R15 billion black economic empowerment programme as part of plans to modernise Metrorail's fleet of commuter coaches, Business Day has reported.

uShaka Marine World: Shoal me the money

Africa Outlook talks life aquatic, fun, theme parks and how to increase footfalls and revenue with Shawn Thompson, the chief executive officer of uShaka Marine World.

Durban's transport system set for overhaul

Durban's public transport system is set for a major facelift with the city set to implement a new Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network.

Interview: Oscar Pistorius

Pierre de Villiers interviews Oscar Pistorius, a man sure to make a big impression in London.

Olympic dreams: Africa Outlook talks to Ezera Tshabangu

Ezera Tshabangu, General Manager: High Performance Department at SASCO looks forward to the upcoming London Olympics – can SA bring home the expected 12 medal haul?
By Susan Miller
As this year's London Olympic Games approach and we all start to get fixated on times, speeds and medal counts – and whether our top athletes and swimmers like Caster Semenya (800m) and Chad le Clos (200m butterfly) can excel and beat the world's best – spare a thought for the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee's (SASCO's) backroom personnel.

SA govt to consider e-tolling alternatives

The South African government has performed a dramatic u-turn and says it is now willing to consider alternatives to controversial e-tolls.

Interview: Sumitra Nydoo

Africa Outlook catches up with South African business journalist Sumitra Nydoo.

Interview: Aletia Upstairs

Africa Outlook meets South African-born singer Aletia Upstairs.

Introducing MadLove

Feeling a bit mad, love? Well, you're not alone – meet MadLove.

BEE at its best: KZN Oils

Following government's black empowerment efforts, Rajen Reddy, CEO of KZN Oils, has built his dream into a multimillion rand business.

Unlocking South Africa's passenger-rail future

New rolling stock key to unlocking SA's passenger-rail future, says Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) CEO Tshepo Lucky Montana.