Duma Gqubule

Despite all the documents, there is no social compact in South Africa

The government has had many plans to boost the economy since 1994 but none have achieved their targets

Reserve Bank needs an overhaul

The latest ill-advised interest rate hike demonstrates that monetary policy is too crucial to be left to the governor and the bank’s employees alone

Fix Eskom’s power stations to stop the energy crisis

The state must take control of energy supply to increase capacity with funding from the Public Investment Corporation and the South African Reserve Bank rather than relying on the private sector

Economic woes are setting the scene for another uprising

It is monetary policy masochism to hike interest rates and shoot blanks at world oil prices

The power rests with you, Cyril

Eskom has sunk on Ramaphosa’s watch. The government needs to get its focus right and fix it

Workers didn’t cause Eskom crisis

The utility’s employees went on an unprotected strike but years of poor decisions wrecked the energy producer

Expand the public service, especially in healthcare and education

The state has to employ another one million people to match international standards

Basic income grant can stimulate South Africa’s economy

The Social Policy Initiative’s two scenarios would meet basic needs and tackle unemployment

ANC lacks the political will to push economic transformation

Ramaphosa’s long delays in appointing the new BEE Advisory Council shows he has little interest in allowing others to cash in on the BEE deals that earned him his fortune

SA’s rising unemployment needs a fresh solution

The government’s failed attempts to address unemployment have left many without work, but there are ways to effectively overcome this

How to rescue SA’s ailing economy

2020 was a challenging year for everybody, with no growth forecast in the economy, fears of a deep recession and a jobs bloodbath. Three experts contextualise this situation, focusing on what can be done in 2021 to slow down the spiral into an economic abyss

The Vuyo Jack codes

Over the past decade there have been 1 127 publicly announced black economic empowerment deals worth R232,6-billion, according to Ernst & Young. At the end of May, the JSE Securities Exchange had a market capitalisation of R2 800-billion. The black equity in the above companies is 0,36% of the market total. It can safely be assumed that the total is less than 1% of the JSE's market capitalisation.

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