Mar 25th, 2012
MyBroadband BusinessTech recently conducted a user survey where consumers were asked to rate their banks according to service levels, pricing and convenience. Users had to rate their bank on a 5 point scale as shown below: 5 – Excellent (much better than expected) 4 – Good (better than expected) 3 – ...
Jan 8th, 2012
Johannesburg – Police are investigating new charges of corruption, fraud and theft against Julius Malema – this time relating to the “sale” of a plot in 2007. A former “friend” of Malema, businessman Matane Mphahlele, has now turned against the beleaguered ANC Youth League lea...
Dec 17th, 2011
Opposition parties boycotted a parliamentary election in Gabon on Saturday that was expected to strengthen the hand of President Ali Bongo’s ruling Gabonese Democratic Party (PDG). The PDG currently holds a comfortable majority in the 120- seat assembly of the oil-rich Central African nation. A...
Mar 9th, 2011
Standard Bank is looking to ramp up its business in oil-rich Angola, and has no plans to slow down in fast-growing Nigeria, the head of Africa’s biggest bank said on Wednesday. Jacko Maree told the Reuters Africa Investment Summit that while Standard Bank aims to keep costs flat this year, it w...
Jan 13th, 2011
The stockbroking arm of South Africa’s Standard Bank is looking to boost its headcount, including equity analysts, following the end of a joint venture with Credit Suisse, senior executives said on Thursday. Standard Bank last year said it would end the brokerage joint venture with the Swiss ba...