Sabelo Mtantato

Basic education is failing the economy

A second-class system for the majority poor population entrenches social and economic inequality

SA’s ‘welfare state’ is in trouble

The government has to make tough decisions about social grants in the face of poor economic performance

Investment barriers are problem No 1

Foreign direct investment is vital for economic growth

The drivers behind fuel price hikes

Ways to cushion the knock-on effects, to protect the poor in particular, must – and can – be found

Saving is key to a healthy economy

Given this economic uncertainty, households should save during boom times so that they can survive during a recession

Smart thinking for fiscal balance

A mix of tax increases and expenditure cuts are essential for long-term growth

Funding focus should be lower-cost urban housing

Increasing housing delivery to address the demand is unlikely to be achieved any time soon given low economic growth and fiscal consolidation

Press Releases

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

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