Business and industry

Here’s where South Africans can travel without a visa

South Africa has the most powerful passport on the African continent, with its citizens able to enter a full 90 countries across the world...

‘Make sure your doctor’s for real’

The Health Professions Council of SA has urged the public to be on the look-out for bogus doctors, reminding people that medical practitioners not registered with the council are breaking the law.

From security guard to CEO

Some 20 years ago, a young Mogwailane Kenneth Mohlala left his rural homestead on the outskirts of Steelpoort in Limpopo Province for the beckoning lights of Johannesburg. Today, Mohlala is the CEO of a company with an annual turnover in the region of R2.5-billion.

Oil production in South Africa

South Africa - an oil producing country? The opening of the Sable oil field, 150km southwest of Mossel Bay, has effectively tripled SA's oil production. Added to Sasol's coal-to-petroleum contribution, 45 000 barrels a day from Mossgas and 15 000 from PetroSA's two existing oilfields, it means that South Africa now produces roughly half of its petroleum needs.

Toast to Mzanzi’s Top 7 places to visit

South Africa is a world renowned wine-producing country, with a long history of winemaking that dates back over three centuries. From the lush vineyards...

Heineken’s R7-billion SA plant

Dutch brewing giant Heineken is pouring billions of rands into a brand new brewery south of Johannesburg. The venture is expected to create hundreds of new jobs.

Suzuki cars back in South Africa

Japan's Suzuki Motor Corporation is to resume selling its range of cars in South Africa after an absence of four years, and has established a subsidiary company to act as its importer and distributor.

China buys into Standard Bank

China's largest bank, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, has purchased a 20% stake in South Africa's Standard Bank for US$5.5-billion, representing the largest foreign direct investment in the country to date.

Pick n Pay, BP in fuel retail venture

Pick n Pay has teamed up with multinational petroleum company BP in a pilot programme which, if successful, will see the retailer selling both convenience products and discounted diesel at BP fuel stations across South Africa.

Mobile swipe machines take off in South Africa

The mobile swipe-card machine industry is booming and looks set to grow further, as more businesses and consumers in South Africa realise how convenient and safe the devices are.
Mobile money grows in Africa