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Despite all the documents, there is no social compact in South Africa

The government has had many plans to boost the economy since 1994 but none have achieved their targets

Why Ramaphosa’s energy plan does not mean cheaper electricity

Experts warn that if Eskom and government does not come to grips with the tariff problem, continued social unrest is inevitable

‘Deal with the snake’ – Reserve Bank governor on SA being bitten by imported inflation

Lesetja Kganyago defended the bank’s inflation-targeting regime amid criticism that it will do little to cushion consumers against external shocks

Reserve Bank needs an overhaul

The latest ill-advised interest rate hike demonstrates that monetary policy is too crucial to be left to the governor and the bank’s employees alone

OPINION| Ramaphosa’s welcome electricity reforms short on liberalisation

The president’s plans to ensure a reliable supply of energy are welcome but do not go far enough

Numsa’s R39-million congress in peril, as court interdict stands

The labour court’s Judge Graham Moshoana noted the ‘disturbing revelation’ that the union went ahead with the interdicted congress

‘Tunisia Days’ ahead as inflation exerts political pressure

With high prices continuing to bear down on consumers the world over, leaders who fail to bring inflation to heel could face a reckoning

MTN and Vodacom will make up 80% of the market if Telkom deal succeeds

MTN’s potential takeover of Telkom might not raise issues of competition, say communication experts

From South Africa to the world: Could Tashas be the next Nando’s?

Natasha Sideris, the founder and chief executive of Tashas Group, details the group’s expansion plans in the United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom

Fix Eskom’s power stations to stop the energy crisis

The state must take control of energy supply to increase capacity with funding from the Public Investment Corporation and the South African Reserve Bank rather than relying on the private sector

Reserve Bank greenlights sharpest repo rate hike in almost two decades

In a split decision, the bank’s monetary policy committee increased the repo rate, which affects the cost of borrowing, by 75 basis points

Irvin Jim accuses suspended Numsa leaders of ‘lawfare’

The general secretary says the court should be slow to interfere with internal union disputes

State will be out of the telecoms industry if the MTN, Telkom transaction succeeds

The notion of governments owning and fiddling in telecoms is outdated and unnecessary, according to communications experts

Numsa suspensions are ‘a tool to frustrate the democratic process’, says suspended second deputy president in her affidavit

A court bid that could result in Numsa’s congress being interdicted comes amid a battle for the heart of the country’s single-largest union

South African inflation hits the highest mark since 2009 joining global economy struggles against rising food and fuel prices

Consumer inflation surged again, after piercing the South African Reserve Bank’s ceiling for the first time in five years

No easy fix to SA media money crisis

The closure of the New Frame, which sought to chase quality over clicks, is a cautionary tale of the pitfalls of donor funding

Money stress: More women than men are feeling the pinch

Most respondents to a DebtBusters survey are anxious or uneasy about the state of their finances

Reserve Bank may have helped South Africa avoid a more severe crunch

This is according to some economists, who say the Reserve Bank got ahead of the curve before inflation became entrenched
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