Sarah Smit

What’s the beef: Government tussles with plant-based Fry’s

The Local food pioneer has been drawn into a dispute with the department of agriculture, which has an issue with how meat alternatives are labelled

Amid heckling, Pravin Gordhan warns of state capture 2.0

The minister’s address on Thursday night was disrupted by a group of hecklers that he accused of being ‘paid servants’ of those who want to see corruption continue

Declare an ‘energy emergency’, says National Planning Commission

The commission said the goals of the National Development Plan, which it is charged with advancing, ‘cannot be achieved without energy security’

ANC leaders raise alarm over energy crisis

Last week, the country was plunged into stage six load-shedding when Eskom workers went on strike. A wage settlement was reached on Tuesday, but Eskom warned that it will take time to recover

Relief: Government must guard SA’s poor against inflation’s assault

It could prove difficult for government to loosen its grip on the public purse, but economists say the current extraordinary circumstances require intervention

Global energy crisis forces an ‘undignified transition’

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted some to make an about-turn on coal but their scramble has not sealed the fate of renewables

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

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