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.
Foreign investors pulled R12.8-billion in one week, the biggest outflow since 2008, casting a harsh light on policy direction and the trade deficit.
The South African economy has fallen on hard times and we need to think creatively about how to resolve the problem and create employment.
If the government, business and labour can agree on a way forward, low growth can be overcome.
The Brazilian economy is in a downward spiral, and some analysts see worrying parallels in South Africa.
The weak rand and lack of rain are increasing farmers' input costs, which will largely be passed on in the form of an increase in food prices.
There is apparently a ray of hope amid the contracting economy, shrinking manufacturing sector, load-shedding, youth unemployment and now drought.
New research has hinted at what South Africa could achieve if it makes the right moves at the right time.
Capital investment, improved infrastructure and innovation will give the sector a needed jump-start to rejuvenate the economy.
Eskom's 99 days of load-shedding have limited mining and manufacturing output, causing the economy to behave as if it has 'lost a major industry'.
The state will focus on inward opportunities to grow the economy by 3% by 2019, but critics say Zuma is "deluded" and his plans "flights of fancy".
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.
The friction between different schools of socialist thinking has produced more light than heat for South Africa.
This week we heard reports that the rand had breached the psychological level of R12.50 to the dollar and R19.22 to the pound. What does it all mean?
Analysts don't believe that an end to the violence will be enough to revive the economy, especially if Pierre Nkurunziza is re-elected as president.
Reading the International Monetary Fund's half-yearly global financial stability review feels similar to watching smoking volcanoes.
A divided Cosatu spells a bleak outlook for economic stability. For both the public and private sectors, there will be no winner.
Things remain stable, assures rating agency Standard & Poor’s – at least for the time being.
The newly ruling Greek party has had to back down for now but it is preparing for a fight with serious consequences.