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.
The finance minister has delivered a tough budget to counter the effects of ongoing maladministration.
Any hope for better economic growth in the short term would have to be in industries less affected by the energy crisis, said the minister.
The minister proposes a temporary increase in the electricity levy but few believe it will end.
All eyes will be on Nhlanhla Nene on Wednesday when he tells South Africans exactly how the treasury plans to plug the country’s fiscal gap.
Money is the big problem with the initial agreement Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson signed last year, given the financial positions of both countries.
The low oil price has eased headline inflation, but analysts warn that pressure remains and food prices are likely to keep rising this year.
Foreigners are hungry for high returns, as seen in their demand for the power utility’s bonds at its latest international sale.
If the Davis tax committee's recommendations are followed, tax avoidance could be effectively reined in.
The uptake of various new apps is directly proportional to increased load-shedding and news coverage, but developers are yet to make any money.
The state-owned utility's inability to complete the Kusile and Medupi power plants is consuming billions of rands.