The planned 6 000 job cuts include contractors and staff who took voluntary redundancy packages offered in May.
An increase in illegal occupations of building is hampering inner city rejuvenation in Johannesburg.
South Africa has raised its benchmark rate as inflation threatens to exceed the central bank's target.
South African policy makers may decide that the time for talking is over, as they meet to decide on the first increase in borrowing costs in a year.
Though gold is still South Africa’s top export, it has slipped from being the world’s biggest producer in 2006 and is now in sixth position.
Falling prices and a global oversupply could trigger import tariffs to protect local producers.
As much of half of the annual income of some municipalities comes from the sale of electricity. But others don't sell any power at all.
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.
About 95 countries are either in a debt crisis or facing one, but South Africa isn't one of them.
Big industry continues to reject government proposals on climate change policy, including the introduction of a carbon tax and emissions limits.
The size of BHP Billiton's $2.8bn write-down for its US shale assets took some banks by surprise - at least two thought it was too small.
The nonbank sector is an alternative source of credit and should not be overregulated.
Trade union wins high court case and hopes to save jobs for 165 of its members who faced the axe.
Mining says its offer is about sustaining the gold industry but unions urge caution.
It's imperative we get a financing for development framework in place to rid the world of destabilising and dehumanising poverty, says Oxfam.
A sluggish economy and policy uncertainty have given corporates little reason to spend their cash.
The Chamber of Mines and National Union of Mineworkers have a case to answer about Ubank's reckless lending.
The high cost of Eskom using diesel turbines to provide electricity has to be weighed against the cost of load-shedding to the economy.
As solidarity begins to fade in the currency zone, it is clear that permanence was never a guarantee.
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