Tshegofatso Mathe

Tshegofatso Mathe is a financial trainee journalist at the Mail & Guardian.

Black Lives Matter: The South African economy’s unfinished business

Tshegofatso Mathe spoke to people in the South African business world about structural racism in our economy, and what must be done to overcome it

Jury’s out on green recovery

Public-private partnerships and big infrastructure builds have been suggested as ways to boost South Africa’s flagging economy. Another option to consider is green bonds, which would also help achieve climate crisis goals

‘Don’t be afraid of fresh ideas’

The finance minister has found money for the Covid crisis, but the cupboard is bare and he warns that a fiscal crisis is possible in 2024

SA’s economy expected to contract by 7.2% in 2020

The economy is in a depressed state, and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has called for cautious use of the country’s finances to avert plunging into a sovereign debt crisis

Mboweni to further tighten the belt in his budget

The finance minister will cut departments’ allocations according to their cloth as one measure, and savings will have been made from underspend during the lockdown

The demise of the chequebook

The use of cheques has fallen about 80% in the past decade as consumer habits shift and digital payments continue to gain traction

Lawyers push for Slapp suit regulation in SA as Australian miner sues environmental activists

An Australian mining company is suing three attorneys and activists for defamation. But the defendant's attorneys argue that this a strategic lawsuit against public participation

Families struggle with funerals under lockdown

Families have found the cultural cost of burying their loved ones under lockdown difficult to bear, but the financial costs have reduced

Cigarette sales ban battle looms

Tobacco companies are fighting to lift the ban on cigarette sales, but research shows people are still smoking — and this is feeding the black market

Gauteng nurses say they did not take an oath to die

With more resources than other provinces, health workers in Gauteng still say they do not have enough protective equipment to ensure safety when working with Covid-19 patients

Lockdown relief scheme payouts to employees tops R14-billion

Now employers and employees can apply to the Unemployment Insurance Fund for relief scheme payments

E-commerce will assist economy

Allowing companies to sell products online will help them to stay afloat during the lockdown

Press Releases

New Bentley Bentayga – The definitive luxury SUV

The Bentayga combines the abilities of a performance grand tourer with a luxury limousine, a spacious family car and an off-roader

Galaxy A21s captures imagination of the youth

Samsung's latest Galaxy A devices are loved by their users and provide a range of awesome features that are truly important to them

SafetyWallet and First Aid Level 1

Basic First Aid is an industry standard and it is the basic requirement in working environments that employers need to have in place

Yvonne Chetty: a passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

'Being affiliated to a professional body such as SAICA makes providing expert guidance and support to my colleagues that much easier'

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

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