Farmers have responded to state efforts to legislate labour relations by leaving the sector or mechanising and restructuring their workforces.
The decision gives the Reserve Bank the chance to keep future rises more moderate.
A rate hike is on the cards, economists say, ahead of a monetary policy committee meeting this week.
Local retailers are having to compete with international firms as new malls open, but adding floor space to secure a position isn't always profitable.
The nonbank sector is an alternative source of credit and should not be overregulated.
A start-up has undercut the notoriously large charges involved in sending money home.
CEO's were awarded total guaranteed package increases ranging from 2.1% to 7.7% in 2014, with the median increase reaching 4.8%, or R4.3-million.
A sluggish economy and policy uncertainty have given corporates little reason to spend their cash.
Labour wants to improve the income of low-paid workers, but business has warned against instituting a minimum wage in an adverse economic climate.
South Africa saw a dramatic slow-down in foreign direct investment flows in 2014, mirroring the experience of the rest of the globe.