D-Day for SA sovereign credit rating

Mar 23 2018 05:45 Jan Cronje Cape Town – By midnight on Friday South Africans should know whether Moody’s has downgraded SA’s sovereign credit rating to junk, or kept the country …

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Investors Don’t Fund Startups Without a Proper Plan

Too many entrepreneurs still believe the urban myth that you can create a pretty presentation of sorts, and investors will throw money at you. Every investor I have met is …

The Industrial Property Market is Leading a Slow Comeback

It appears that the industrial property market is leading the slow comeback in the commercial property market – certainly in the greater Irene and Centurion areas – where industrial space …

Keep Your Property Longer for Better Returns

The longer you own a property, the more likely its growth in value is likely to approximate the long-term trend line of 9% a year, and deliver a good return …

As virtual currency soars, fears do too

Sapa-AFP | FIN24 Paris – Some call it the most famous pizza purchase in history: In May 2010, a programmer called Laszlo asked an online forum if anyone would buy …

Your First 7 Seconds Better Be Positively Memorable

Marty Zwilling | Startup Professionals Entrepreneurs are all about firsts, and the most important is you making a great first impression – on investors, customers, new team members, and strategic …

How Much Traction is Enough for Investors?

Marty Zwilling | Startup Professionals Almost every early-stage startup who has approached investors for funding has heard the innocuous sounding rejection “I love your idea, but come back when you …

8 Key Processes Distinguish a Business From a Hobby

Marty Zwilling | Startup Professionals Even when your startup is a one-man show and lots of fun, a “business” needs some discipline and controls to keep it from being defined …

7 Startup High Risk Factors That Scare Investors

Marty Zwilling | Startup Professionals We all know that every startup is risky. No risk means no reward. Yet every investor has his own “rules of thumb” on what makes …

Prasa ready for roll-out R37bn to broad-based BEE partners

Andile Ntingi | CITY PRESS In two weeks’ time, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) will set the ball rolling for the transfer of R37 billion into the hands …

Govt scrambles to calm investors

Johannesburg – Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu will visit India in a month’ time as part of her crusade to assure international investors that South Africa is a safe destination …

SPTC, MTN spat may cost Swazi’s their jobs

Mandy Rossouw | CITY PRESS State seizes control of national railway system from company in which Nedbank, Sanlam and Old Mutual have significant stakes South African companies Nedbank, Sanlam and …