Business Wrap

SA stole the World Cup… Low-cost Capitec Bank best on Earth… Rand at R13/$ soon…

Enter your email address in the form below to receive this “best of business” article from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter

Most read, most talked about business articles of the past week:

1. How South Africa stole the 2010 World Cup

Bruce Whitfield interviews Rand Daily Mail Editor Ray Hartley, author of “The Big Fix - How SA stole the 2010 world cup”.

2. Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Michiel le Roux speaks about the fascinating story behind the little bank that has the Big 4 shaking in their boots.

3. 'I think we’ll see R16 to the pound and R13 to the dollar' - George Glynos (ETM)

We expect the rand will appreciate in the next 12 to 18 months,” says ETM Analytics’ George Glynos.

4. Many cricketing heroes of yesteryear are living in poverty

There is a whole series of cricketers who have taken their own lives,” says famed commentator Neil Manthorp.

5. Why (right now) you’ll do well to invest in these 3 companies (by Ashburton)

Ashburton Fund Manager Suvasha Kander shares his stock picks of the week.

6. You (literally!) need gloves to handle Carolina Reaper - the world’s hottest chilli

Most people who eat a fresh Carolina Reaper will be projectile vomiting in the three to four minutes,” says Living Seeds founder Sean Freeman.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the six most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
'I think we’ll see R16 to the pound and R13 to the dollar' - George Glynos (ETM)

'I think we’ll see R16 to the pound and R13 to the dollar' - George Glynos (ETM)

June CPI came in slightly higher than expected. ETM Analytics’ George Glynos on what this could mean for interest rates.

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Michiel le Roux speaks about the fascinating story behind the little bank that has the Big 4 shaking in their boots.

You literally need gloves to handle Carolina Reaper - the world’s hottest chilli

You literally need gloves to handle Carolina Reaper - the world’s hottest chilli

Bruce Whitfield interviews Living Seeds founder Sean Freeman about "hot as hell" innovation in the chili industry.

Many cricketing heroes of yesteryear are living in poverty

Many cricketing heroes of yesteryear are living in poverty

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews famed commentator Neil Manthorp about the plight of our forgotten heroes.

Why (right now) you’ll do well to invest in these 3 companies (by Ashburton)

Why (right now) you’ll do well to invest in these 3 companies (by Ashburton)

Ashburton Fund Manager Suvasha Kander shares his stock picks of the week with The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield.

How South Africa stole the 2010 World Cup

How South Africa stole the 2010 World Cup

Bruce Whitfield interviews Rand Daily Mail Editor Ray Hartley, author of “The Big Fix - How SA stole the 2010 world cup”.

Popular articles
Last chance for Spur's 2-for-1 burger special this Monday

Last chance for Spur's 2-for-1 burger special this Monday

Monday (March 27) is your last chance to sink your teeth into the popular burger special which Spur will discontinue from April.

Budget 2017: DA hoped for spending cuts, not tax increases

Budget 2017: DA hoped for spending cuts, not tax increases

The DA believes that raising taxes is not the answer to South Africa's economic woes and propose more cost-cutting for government.

Meet self-made millionaire (net worth – R400m!) property mogul Sisa Ngebulana

Meet self-made millionaire (net worth – R400m!) property mogul Sisa Ngebulana

How did Ngebulana build his empire? The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed him for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

How Naspers paid peanuts for Tencent (China’s most valuable company)

How Naspers paid peanuts for Tencent (China’s most valuable company)

In 2001 Naspers invested $32 million in (then tiny) Tencent. Learn more about the wildly profitable Chinese behemoth...

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?

5 reasons why the tourism industry is sceptical about the latest numbers

5 reasons why the tourism industry is sceptical about the latest numbers

The tourism industry is questioning the veracity of the surprisingly upbeat tourism figures and the timing of their release.