Anathi Madubela

‘Terribly scary’: Dysfunctional municipalities are a threat to South Africa’s economy

The country’s local governments are a drag on investment, a strain on the fiscus and pose a critical sovereign risk

Mbeki: Social compact the answer to promises made in ANC election manifesto

Former president Thabo Mbeki urged business and government and society to work together to tackle issues such as poverty, unemployment and poor services and infrastructure

South Africa needs to make pension system more inclusive, study says

South Africa’s pension system is ranked 31st out of 43 countries, receiving a C-grade which indicates major risks and shortcomings that should be addressed

It’s safe to open the beaches, says UPL after chemical spill in July riots

Agrochemical producer UPL said it has paid R250-million in chemical spill clean-up

South Africa’s mothballed ‘supermall-ification’ sets strip malls up for success

Analysts agree that the country has enough malls and that, post-Covid, the convenience of local centres lure customers

A bigger slice of the pie: Retailers find ways to cash in on township economy

The South African informal economy market is much sought-after, with the big, formal-sector supermarkets all looking to grow their share

Phase two of presidential employment stimulus gets R11bn boost

The stimulus package is part of the state’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan, and is a response to the Covid-19 pandemic

Cross-cutting problems lead to service-delivery inefficiencies, says new report

Service-delivery issues, procurement inefficiencies and cadre deployment continue to plague municipalities, according to the Bureau for Economic Research

SA one of the biggest spenders on social assistance globally — World Bank

Social grants are by far the largest facet of South Africa’s social protection system in terms of the number of people covered, according to the World Bank

‘I am not clear what ill the state bank would try to cure’ – Kganyago

The governor of the Reserve Bank asks what role a state bank would play in a country where more than 80% of the population has access to financial services

Buying a house: A step-by-step guide

It’s a buyers’ market, and with interest rates low, you may now be able to afford your ideal house

Apartments stand vacant as people opt to buy

Low interest rates are seeing tenants become homeowners and putting landlords under pressure

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