Jul 10, 2019

MTN, Sanlam insurtech partnership may face stumbling blocks

The companies will have to overcome hindrances such as the lack of disposable income and insurance culture in Africa, say analysts.

Jun 12, 2019

Digital newcomers spark price war among SA banks

Since the digital newcomers entered the market, the incumbent banks have been slashing their prices one after the other.


MTN-backed Jumia eyes Africa's start-up debut on NYSE

After becoming the first African start-up unicorn in 2016, achieving a $1 billion valuation, Nigeria-based Jumia has set its sights on listing in New York.

Jan 23, 2019

Naspers no longer needs cash from 'risky' MultiChoice

The pay-TV operator, set to list on the JSE next month, says it faces several risks and uncertainties, with Netflix a particular worry.

Sep 20, 2018

Naspers frees cash-rich MultiChoice to take on Netflix

The media and e-commerce group's plan to spin off MultiChoice will free up cash for the unit to compete with fast-growing Netflix and other streaming services.


Nigeria raises heat on MTN with $2bn tax bill

The MTN Group is hit with a $2 billion Nigerian tax bill, marking the operator's latest skirmish with authorities in its most lucrative market.

Jul 30, 2018

Slowing Twitter, Facebook user growth spooks investors

Despite both social media firms reporting profit for Q2 2018, investors were unsettled by a downturn in user growth.

Jun 14, 2016

MS acquires social media street cred

LinkedIn gives Microsoft the opportunity to create a potentially powerful combination of productivity tools and professional networking.

Apr 1, 2016

Musk's new Tesla far from ideal for SA

Elon Musk's new Tesla Model 3 is positioned as the electric car for the masses, but will be unsuitable for SA's masses.

Feb 15, 2016

Twitter should focus on what it knows best

Local analysts say Twitter needs to focus on live broadcasting, after dismal Q4 results, and it may still have growth potential.

Feb 4, 2016

The ABC of Google's latest results

Core Google is still the main driver of profit within Alphabet, allaying investors' and analysts' 'moon shot' fears.

Sep 30, 2015

Cell C listing timing an issue

Listing is on Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos' radar, but the timing could be off if there is truth to the rumours that suitors are circling to buy the operator.