Thalia is a business reporter for the Mail & Guardian. She grew up in Swaziland and lived in the US before returning to South Africa. She studied a degree in marketing and followed it with another in English literature and psychology before further confusing things by becoming a black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) consultant. After spending five years hearing the surprised exclamation, "But you're white!", she decided to pursue her latent passion for journalism. She spent a year as an intern for the M&G before joining the business desk. She hasn't looked back since.
Away from the crowds, cameras and politicking at FNB Stadium, mourners at Ellis Park braved the wind and rain in a "sacrifice of gratitude" to Madiba.
Travel agencies say top-tier hotels and rental cars in Johannesburg and Cape Town have been booked out as dignitaries prepare to enter the country.
The past decade has been a period of unprecedented growth for Africa.
The ad-hoc nature of a double tax amendment could see companies moving elsewhere.
A total of 15 construction companies found guilty of collusion by the competition authorities.
Shweshwe is synonymous with African couture but the industry is under threat from counterfeits.
Critics say it could bridge the divide between government, civil society and the mining sector.
The Reserve Bank's acknowledgment that a rate hike had been discussed extensively has caused the rand to strengthen and bond yields to go up.
The repo rate will remain unchanged at 5%, meaning that the prime lending rate from banks to consumers will stay at 8.5%, says Gill Marcus.
Those who have been unemployed for more than a year have less hope of ever finding a job.