Each year the average South African loses R7 100 in productivity because they’re stuck in traffic, according to navigation company TomTom.
Sales figures could be used to figure out who makes up the elusive middle class but not everyone agrees.
In the face of waning incomes, rising food prices and a weak and volatile currency, the takeaway market is growing.
Mass storage devices, downloads and streaming services have killed the market for DVD and CD providers, making a potential "monopoly" irrelevant.
Tax burdens – even for the rich – may have eased, but inflation will step in to spoil the party.
But Minister David van Rooyen's unimpressive management of funds in the past casts doubt on his ability to turn around dysfunctional municipalities.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget focused on reining in government expenditure, raising tax revenues and preventing a ratings downgrade.
Smaller firms are concerned that SABMiller’s merger with a Coca-Cola division to form CCBSA may freeze them out of shelf space at retailers.
Touted as the great equaliser, analysts are not unanimous that access to the internet will liberate South Africans.
South Africa is in an impossible position and all eyes are on the finance minister to find a way out and prevent a downgrade to junk status.