Several factors are responsible for increased household wealth but the run is likely to end, according to a recent index.
There will be more than the results of the usual Christmas binge spending to cope with, come February.
An emotionally charged AGM at HCI sees the decades long business partnership of Marcel Golding and Johnny Copelyn formally end.
A political analyst says despite its strength in numbers, Numsa is wise to tread carefully with trade federation Cosatu.
Its goals, management, source of funds and who will cover any losses are key questions that have to be raised.
Gas and renewables are expected to be Africa's two major sources of energy growth, but it depends on fixing an energy sector that is poor in supply.
The country will be looking to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and the treasury for budget speech reassurance about government's financial management.
New governor designate of the SA Reserve Bank, Lesetja Kganyago, will have to deal with steadily rising inflation and lacklustre economic growth.
Green power is coming on stream, but it is not without quite a few teething problems.
The state has announced a rescue package for struggling power supplier Eskom. But experts fear it could mean further credit rating downgrades for SA.