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.
State organs are said to have failed to obey a court order to review credit charges within nine months.
Inflation is down and the currency has revived against the dollar, but a petrol price hike looms.
Moves to increase black-owned enterprises will have little effect on listed companies.
Credit amnesty has mixed results, with some managing their debt better and others failing to repay home loans, vehicle loans and credit cards.
And the Cabinet’s ‘war room’ has lost patience with the utility’s handling of the crisis it faces.
Finance houses have moved quickly to offer tax-free products made possible by the minister.
A poultry industry row with the United States could cost South Africa billions of rands and thousands of jobs.
Things remain stable, assures rating agency Standard & Poor’s – at least for the time being.
Market performance suggests investors are not worried about South African politics.
The markets did not appear to share Barclays Africa's conviction that it was well on its way to becoming one of the continent's major banks.