Jo'burg born and bred, Lisa Steyn couldn’t imagine a more exciting time or place to be a journalist.When denied a spot to study graphic design, she wouldn’t have guessed it was really a stroke of luck. Steyn instead took up journalism as a fall-back option not expecting the course to lead to a career as a reporter. While at the University of Pretoria she also majored in English and Visual Communication and went on to acquire an honours in journalism from Wits University. She came on board the Mail & Guardian's business team at the end of 2011, but was already a familiar face at the publication after taking part in its internship programme in 2010.
Businesses are claiming from the scheme, but it’s still unclear whether it is having a meaningful effect on youth unemployment.
Third-quarter economic growth of 0.7% is enough to prevent South Africa from plunging into a recession.
This is reflected in the poor performance of many countries’ stock markets, which are down by 17% on average.
The South African Reserve Bank has raised the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points.
The power utility insists it will "meet demand for electricity 100% of the time" and doesn't anticipate a need for load-shedding before August.
Everything seems stacked against South Africa, and the Reserve Bank decides on interest rates this week.
Its equality scorecard appears to be on track but critics claim that the reality is somewhat different.
Many of the country's exports could be affected by what the government decides in the next 60 days.
A squeeze on its market share could explain why the telecoms giant flouted the law.
The trade and industry department suddenly put the brakes on a manufacturing incentive programme, leaving SMMEs uncertain of funding and out of pocket