Gordon Bell

Zuma: World Cup is uniting South Africa

The Soccer World Cup was uniting SA, much like the 1995 world rugby victory helped break down racial barriers, said President Jacob Zuma on Sunday.

English hooligans intercepted before World Cup

British and South African police have foiled an attempt by English hooligans to sneak into the country for the World Cup via Dubai.

Foreigners to boost SA economy during World Cup

Foreigners will inject R13-billion into South Africa's economy during the World Cup, a study shows.

Fifa slams World Cup critics

World Cup organisers said on Wednesday they were very happy with ticket sales for June's soccer spectacular and slammed alarmist foreign reports.

SA economic confidence up

Confidence in SA's economy edged up in November after it emerged from recession in the third quarter.

Cosatu: Reserve Bank should target employment

The central bank should target employment when deciding on interest rates, and worry less about inflation, a top Cosatu official said on Thursday.

Mboweni bids farewell to Reserve Bank

Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni bids farewell to the bank this weekend after a decade fighting inflation in a jovial and personable style.

Budget deficit soars as economy shrinks

South Africa will keep spending to steer its way through a global downturn and its first recession in nearly two decades.

Gordhan to debate inflation targeting

South Africa's inflation target remains in place but the government and central bank would soon start talks on the best way to manage prices.

Mboweni: Bank offered ‘sufficient’ support

South Africa's central bank has offered ''sufficient'' monetary policy accommodation to help pull the economy out of a ''mild'' recession.

Strikes, wage hikes may weigh on SA economy

An annual round of strikes and inflationary pay hikes could not have come at a worse time for a strained South African economy.

SA municipal workers to strike

South African municipal workers are to strike over wages from Monday, unions said, in a move that could hit public services.

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