Sarah Smit
Sarah Smit is a general news reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She covers topics relating to labour, corruption and the law.
30 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY: SA’s economy neither Gear nor there
/ 26 April 2024

30 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY: SA’s economy neither Gear nor there

Amid directionless policy after 30 years of democracy, the country’s prospects continue to be driven by the whims of miners and their financiers

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Disinflation uncertainty could push interest rate cuts to 2025
/ 23 April 2024

Disinflation uncertainty could push interest rate cuts to 2025

The US Federal Reserve’s ‘higher for longer’ stance and local election jitters have weighed on the rand, adding to price pressures

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SA needs economic transition 2.0
/ 23 April 2024

SA needs economic transition 2.0

Thirty years since democracy, the country needs a radical shift to steer it out of stagnation

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Will Shein’s shine eclipse SA industry?
/ 22 April 2024

Will Shein’s shine eclipse SA industry?

Local clothing manufacturers have been dealt a number of blows in recent years, including the rise of international fast fashion retailers

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US vs SA: From antipathy to antimony
/ 16 April 2024

US vs SA: From antipathy to antimony

The global superpower has sought to nurture its relations with sub-Saharan Africa, which is an important source of the critical minerals needed to sustain its economy

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Fertile ground: What fewer births mean for SA’s economic growth
/ 11 April 2024

Fertile ground: What fewer births mean for SA’s economic growth

The country’s changing demographics can be positive – but only if there are jobs for the still-growing, working-age population

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Job schemes and broken dreams
/ 10 April 2024

Job schemes and broken dreams

Plans like the one announced by employment and labour minister Thulas Nxesi won’t move the needle on joblessness

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Ster-Kinekor suffers blockbuster blues
/ 8 April 2024

Ster-Kinekor suffers blockbuster blues

But the cinema group’s chief executive insists that the show will go on as load-shedding abates

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