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.
Zuma said the historical legacy of a racially-structured economy needs to be tackled as it's hampering transformation.
Average annual loss of $12.2-billion pegs SA with the world's top 10 high outflow sufferers.
South Africa’s latest manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) report will dominate the domestic data docket.
The Constitution is contested terrain, but the ANC's progressive, principled voice is mute. Cyril Ramaphosa should resign or speak up now.
The Reserve Bank’s final rates decision of the year and October’s inflation report are the big items on South Africa’s economic calendar this week.
The Orania volkstaat is booming but equal opportunity favours the entrepreneurs and those who have made it on the outside.
This week SA will be dealing with power outages and Americans will head to the polls for the country’s mid-term elections. Here's your guide.
This week is expected to see the end of the Federal Reserve’s daring asset purchase programme.
South Africa and the US are expected to announce their latest employment statistics while China's manufacturing update will be closely watched.
Investor interest is likely to centre on PMI reports in China and Europe. Both sets of reports may be disappointing. Here is your guide.
The Monetary Policy Committee's says it was mindful of the anaemic state of the economy when deciding to leave rates unchanged.