R1bn boost for South African farming

Land Bank is better placed than ever to assist South Africa's farming community across the value chain, says Dr Moraka N Makhura.

Afcon 2013: Preview

The countdown is on to the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

Table Mountain confirmed as natural wonder

Table Mountain, one of the most recognisable mountains in the world, was declared one of nature's greatest wonders over the weekend.

Masters of the bookmaking universe

Betting World is one of South Africa's premier bookmaking operations and a wholly owned subsidiary of JSE listed, Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Limited.

Cosatu anti e-tolling marches under way

Cosatu's protest marches against e-tolling are under way in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Highway to heaven: Intercape

Earlier this year Intercape became the first in the industry in South Africa to introduce G7 luxury double-decker coaches.

Big shake-up at Altech Autopage Cellular

As JSE-listed Altech subsidiary Altech Autopage Cellular integrates with sister company Altech Technology Concepts, forming a dynamic new service provider in the Telecommunications & ICT sector, Africa Outlook talks to Altech Autopage Cellular's Boyd Chislett.

Energy efficiency: The business case

Companies have begun adopting energy saving technologies as a matter of good business practice in a world with high and volatile energy prices.

Interview: Big Break Legacy winner Graham Rower

Africa Outlook talks to Graham Rowe the winner of season one of reality TV show the Big Break Legacy.

South Africa home to 12 of Africa's 40 richest: Forbes

Twelve of Africa's 40 richest people are billionaires from South Africa, Forbes' second annual list of Africa's 40 Richest showed on Thursday.

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.