Sarah Smit

A year after the riots, South Africa is a tinderbox waiting to be lit

Some of the conditions in which the July unrest occurred have abated but others, such as the spiralling cost of living, have worsened

Factory gate inflation surprises on the upside

The higher producer prices come after consumer inflation also bucked consensus expectations

‘It takes two to tango’: The private sector must ’fess up to role in state capture

During a webinar on Wednesday, the group chief executive of EOH, Stephen van Coller, called private sector participation in the Zondo commission into state capture ‘disappointing’

South Africa among countries where debt collection is most difficult

Some small to medium businesses are taking as long as 180 days to settle debts, according to an assessment by international insurer Allianz Trade

Eskom wage deadlock ends, setting SA back on course to fewer blackouts

This is according to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, who placed the blame for stage six load-shedding on unprotected strike action

South Africa’s factory gate inflation set for another rise

Producer price inflation reached 13.1% in April, marking the highest print since 2012

R57-billion: How the Guptas played Monopoly with state money

The largest sources of state capture money were Transnet and Eskom, two of South Africa’s most fragile state-owned entities

Zondo: Ace Magashule and Mosebenzi Zwane helped Guptas milk Vrede dairy project

The final Zondo report recommends that law enforcement agencies investigate the pair for their part in the failed R280-million project

At 6.5%, inflation seals another ‘aggressive’ interest rate hike

Inflation has breached the ceiling of the Reserve Bank’s target range for the first time in more than five years

South Africa on weak footing amid global recession fears

A deep downturn is unlikely, analysts say. But, if it does happen, another recession will be even more difficult to recover from

Zondo’s final report release postponed to Wednesday

The handover was expected to take place on Monday, after the Zondo commission said it would submit an electronic version to the president

South Africa’s middle class endures rising cost of living

The financially stretched middle class is teetering on the brink as fuel and food prices gnaw at their disposable incomes

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