The tax on sugar-sweetened beverages is not a silver bullet but it could cut the health bill and add to government coffers.
Auditors say the new tax regulations are too much to comply with and could be counterproductive to reining in tax-avoidance by multinational firms.
The finance minister and Cabinet will have to make some unpopular decisions in an election year to avoid a credit ratings downgrade to junk status.
Financial Services Board official Rosemary Hunter has claimed that the process to close dormant funds was flawed, affecting many of SA's poorest.
Given the deterioration of the continent’s prospects, the question is who would want to take over the bank's 62% stake in JSE-listed Barclays Africa.
Maize harvests are tipped to be lower, threatening food security and inflation in the entire region.
Only a fifth of South Africa’s property agents are black, with start-up capital a major barrier to entry.
Adapting to the world’s second-largest economy’s changing demands is key to boosting resilience
The exchange rate may be the undoing of a last-minute deal over chicken imports from the United States.
The US and SA have resolved their differences over the Agoa trade agreement, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has revealed.
South Africa came terrifyingly close to a meltdown after Jacob Zuma's finance minister shenanigans - and nervousness remains.
Macroeconomic events go right down the line to those struggling to make a living on the streets.
But developed nations can play a big role in finding cheaper ways to produce clean energy.
Jacob Zuma replacing Nhlanhla Nene with David van Rooyen as finance minister has mauled investor confidence and the fallout could become even worse.
South Africans are packing for the fourth rock from the sun, but do the trip’s finances add up?
Construction firm Murray & Roberts will have to pay another R64-million in penalties for tender collusion on projects including the Cape Town Stadium.
A new initiative could see South Africa develop a range of new nanomaterials for local use and export.
Deep business ties between South Africa and China exist not because of but in spite of diplomacy.
Those construction firms that did not accept culpability and settle when accused of collusive tendering now face an unforgiving Competition Tribunal.