Francine Belisle

Tessa Murray

Tessa Murray was a case writer at Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

eThekwini MetroConnect: Broadband for the Community

CASE STUDY. In the early 2000s, the eThekwini Municipality, which included the large city of Durban in the province of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa embarked on a strategy to turn Durban into a ‘Smart City’.

Anglogold: Choosing a Merger Target

CASE STUDY. In February 2002, Johannesburg-based AngloGold Ltd lost its position as No1 gold producer to America’s Newmont Gold Corporation when Newmont outbid AngloGold in a merger deal with Australia’s largest gold company, Normandy Mining Ltd.

AngloGold: Winning Hearts and Minds

CASE STUDY. Having met in London with Sir Sam Jonah, chief executive of Ashanti, in September 2002, Bobby Godsell, chief executive of AngloGold, announced on 16 April 2003 that discussions with Ashanti regarding a proposed merger had commenced.

AngloGold Ashanti Limited: the Integration

CASE STUDY. On 20 February 2004, Ghana’s parliament approved the merger between AngloGold and Ashanti Goldfields Company (Ashanti) and, on 26 April 2004 − a year after Bobby Godsell announced that negotiations had commenced − the parties concluded the details of the arrangement.

South Africa: the Battle for Social and Economic Policy

CASE STUDY. On Saturday 13 January 2007, the South African president, Thabo Mbeki, stepped up to the podium at a mass rally of African National Congress (ANC) supporters in Witbank, Mpumulanga to deliver the annual January 8 Statement of the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC).

Legal Aid Board: Balancing the Scales of Justice

CASE STUDY. In 1998/1999, the Legal Aid Board had faced closure because of a contingent liability of more than R600 million for legal services delivered by private practitioners to the organisation’s clients.