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Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

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Is Discovery’s R3.4bn Covid-19 provision enough?

Prior to the release of Discovery’s full-year financial results to end-June, the market already had a solid indication of what to expect. In mid-June, it warned that it would book an approximate R3.3 billion charge as a reserve for “the potential claims and lapse impact of Covid-19 that are projected to emerge in future periods”. The final provision is R3.442 billion, with nearly 60% of this… → Read More

Why I sold my investment properties

Haters will say 'told you so'. → Read More

Would load shedding be worse without Covid?

The Citizen brings you breaking news, current affairs, celebrity and entertainment news, as well as sport news throughout the day. More news. Your way. → Read More

As bank earnings collapse, how bad can it get?

The extent of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the countrywide lockdown on the banking sector is beginning to emerge. On Wednesday, both Absa and FirstRand cautioned the market on expected earnings declines for the period ending June 30. This followed an announcement by Standard Bank at the end of July, whose guidance is somewhat muddied by the sale of a minority stake in ICBC… → Read More

10 ways lockdown has decimated household finances

40% of consumers only have enough savings to last a month…. → Read More

Is Foschini Group’s Jet deal the bargain of the century?

The Citizen brings you breaking news, current affairs, celebrity and entertainment news, as well as sport news throughout the day. More news. Your way. → Read More

City Power makes u-turn on electricity tariffs increase again

The changes come as the City of Joburg managed to pass its budget on Thursday, just one day before the deadline given to it by the Gauteng government. → Read More

How much SAA owes the banks and other creditors

And which banks? Two in SA have exposure totalling R5.2bn … → Read More

Aside from Capitec unbundling, what is PSG scheming?

It has already quietly offloaded R1 billion in Capitec shares … why? → Read More

How much Edcon owes, and to whom

The Citizen brings you breaking news, current affairs, celebrity and entertainment news, as well as sport news throughout the day. More news. Your way. → Read More

Joburg approves R446m in property rates relief for struggling customers

The Citizen brings you breaking news, current affairs, celebrity and entertainment news, as well as sport news throughout the day. More news. Your way. → Read More

eBucks changes explained

Instant Smart Spend rewards, fewer Slow Lounge visits and other tweaks. → Read More

FNB really wants you to draw cash at tills

And keeps all monthly account fees unchanged. → Read More

At last, sanity in state’s lockdown plan

Was Patel’s laughing stock of a clothing list the proverbial last straw? → Read More

How big might bank losses be?

Meaningful forecasts are difficult, but perhaps R35bn collectively. → Read More

How will PSG fix its ‘Capitec’ problem?

The Citizen brings you breaking news, current affairs, celebrity and entertainment news, as well as sport news throughout the day. More news. Your way. → Read More

How will PSG fix its ‘Capitec problem’?

More than one of its investee companies is ripe for a delisting. → Read More

The ‘cheapest’ way to finance a payment holiday

Not as simple as skipping three payments and then adding three. → Read More

Companies scramble to postpone, cancel dividends

The Citizen brings you breaking news, current affairs, celebrity and entertainment news, as well as sport news throughout the day. More news. Your way. → Read More

How much Maria Ramos got paid on leaving Absa

Maria Ramos, who retired as Absa Group CEO at the end of February 2019 “on reaching her contractual retirement age of 60 years”, was paid R3.8 million for her two months’ work at the banking group. This was comprised of R1.6 million for her salary (plus smaller contributions in respect of medical aid and retirement benefits) and R2.1 million in “other employee benefits”. This latter figure is… → Read More