BUSINESS DAY: Fairfax bullish on SA and has cash to deploy

Fairfax Financial Holdings, a Canadian-based investment holdings business with predominantly insurance and reinsurance assets, says it has $500m to deploy in Africa. The group, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and led by billionaire Prem Watsa, is also bullish on SA. “We happen to be really quite optimistic about SA. We take a long-term view […]

De Jager to start first match for Vodacom Bulls

New signing Lood de Jager will make his first appearance for the Vodacom Bulls against the Chiefs in Brisbane on Thursday, after being named in the squad that face the New Zealand team in a Vodacom Super Rugby friendly at the Ballymore Stadium. De Jager, who moved from the Toyota Cheetahs, will form a lock […]

East Africa recognises AFGRI’s contribution to food security

AFGRI Uganda was recognised by the East African people as the largest contributor towards food security at the annual East Africa Book of Records (EABR) awards. At the handover ceremony recently held in Uganda, attended by members of AFGRI’s management team, EABR honoured AFGRI with the award for Responsible Consumption and Production in recognition of […]

Vodacom Bulls off to Brisbane

The Vodacom Bulls squad that will play the Chiefs in Brisbane and then contest the Brisbane Global Tens next weekend, has been named. Flyhalf Handré Pollard will captain the squad and is set to make a return to the playing field after more than a year, with new signings, Johnny Kotze, Shaun Adendorff and Jacques […]

Pollard to lead Vodacom Bulls

The Vodacom Bulls announced that flyhalf Handré Pollard will be captaining the Vodacom Super Rugby franchise going into the season, while regular captain Adriaan Strauss is still recovering from surgery and expected to miss the first few games of the competition.  The young flyhalf is no stranger to leadership roles, as he performed a sterling […]

Highvelder: Solomon’s a-‘maize’-ing story

“I know I have proven that I can farm successfully. All I want is to be able to settle on a farm and be allowed to produce food. That is what farming is all about.” Solomon Masango (36) is a young farmer who grew up in the Carolina district and has a truly amazing story […]