The troubled Old Fashioned Fish and Chips franchising company, which was responsible for signing up franchisees, is now also in line to be liquidated after the High Court in Pretoria awarded an order to a frustrated franchisee this week.
Africa's economic growth rates and rising youth population mean that more and more entrepreneurs are looking to the continent for business opportunities.
As President Goodluck Jonathan left the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange after a visit two weeks ago, traders sang For He's a Jolly Good Fellow. Some investors would prefer that he keeps walking.
Warren Buffett knows you are weak. Even if you hit the gym regularly and demonstrate Buffett-esque discipline with your investments, sooner or later you are going to gulp down a sugary cold drink and put your money into mac and cheese with a bright orange hue.
Basil Read's share price was unchanged at the close of trade on Friday despite the release of dismal annual results.
Vodacom, South Africa's largest cellular network operator by subscriber numbers, pushed the wrong buttons this week, raising the ire of customers furious about an increase in contract prices that will kick in from May.
Grant Pattison, who was selling generators as CEO of Massmart until September last year, will now peddle renewable energy solutions - taking advantage of the power crisis in South Africa.
Manufacturing in South Africa is in serious trouble and the situation continues to worsen.
Sun International has kept shtum since launching its R9.4-billion tilt at gaming group Peermont, the owner of Gauteng's lucrative Emperors Palace casino.
World’s best-selling auto maker to produce half its vehicles in this manner by 2020.
So, the president is yet to respond to my suggestion of a crowdfunded private investigation into Nkandla to clear his name and restore his reputation.
Andrea Rademeyer is the CEO and founder of the market research company Ask Afrika Group. She tells Margaret Harris that the biggest luxury of having a leadership role in an independent business is being able to choose the people you want to work with.
Masterchef has brought out the inner chef in many of us, but the reality show may have more to teach us than the difference between choux and short pastry.
Eskom's recent credit downgrade by Standard & Poor's to "junk status" will have an impact on "the whole value chain of the energy industry", says former CEO Jacob Maroga.
South African stocks snapped a two-day losing streak on Friday as shares in cement maker PPC rose when it announced the end of merger talks with a rival firm.
The Reserve Bank has signalled that it may raise interest rates at its next policy meeting in May - much sooner than markets had anticipated -- despite the poor performance of the economy, which has been hamstrung by electricity constraints.
Whatsapp, the world's most popular smartphone instant messaging platform, has started rolling out voice services as part of its application (Android users only for now), striking fear into the hearts of mobile telecommunications industry executives everywhere.
Profitability versus sustainability - are these mutually exclusive? I hardly need to motivate why this is such an important question. Humankind stands at the precipice.
Dear Corruption Watch, my neighbours complain that their municipal water and electricity bills are incorrect.
The share price of Capitec, which has made a bundle by lending to South Africa's downtrodden, breached the psychological level of R500 for the first time this week.
Zayn Malik's departure from British boy band One Direction has caused such consternation among fans that British employers have been inundated with requests for compassionate leave.
Redefine Properties's takeover of Fountainhead is back on the table after a change of heart on the part of the target's largest investor.
Internet service providers are poor at responding to inquiries originating on their websites, seemingly unaware that 78% of sales from customer inquiries go to the company that responds first.
In A few weeks, business website Moneyweb will clash with Naspers's Media24 in the high court in a case with serious implications for the business of news.
When Leslie Maasdorp suddenly stepped down as CEO of Advtech a week ago, he left behind a raft of plans he hoped to implement this year, one of which was to launch a maths academy for pupils of public-sector schools.
Data centres have for a long time offered large organisations the ability to free themselves from hardware constraints, running applications and storing data in a safe and managed space.
Vodafone, which owns 65% of cellular provider Vodacom, is fast losing patience with South African regulators.
Actress and TV presenter Mmarona Kgwele hosts ‘Rands with Sense’, a show that aims to help South Africans overcome their financial difficulties. Business Times asked her how she handles her own money.
Some of the big guys lost on the Swiss franc. Turns out, one of the little guys won.
Expect champagne and pinot noir to fly off bar shelves this weekend in Hong Kong as the city plays host to its biggest party of the year, the annual Sevens rugby tournament.