Bric Countries

Falling BRICS endanger their citizens’ health, starting with Jacob Zuma

“I was poisoned and almost died just because South Africa joined Brics under my leadership,” Zuma told supporters in his native KwaZulu-Natal.

Pimples: Follow the yellow Brics road

Some might say President Zuma is no stranger to the land of make-believe. Here he finds himself in curious company. But can he keep up?

Russian oil’s high roller keeps low profile

The man behind the $28-billion TNK-BP deal is one of the most powerful figures of the Putin era

Government soft-soaps tepid Chinese growth

Analysts believe the official line on the economy is too optimistic

Brazilian soap opera beats politics

The last episode of Avenida Brasil was a melodrama

Britain and India talk business

Ten years after massacre, influential Indian politician meets with British high commissioner

Bank on emerging-market resilience

Wise policies are likely to ease the impact of a slowdown in economic growth

Four big Brics and a little one

How important is South Africa's membership of the Brics trade club?

Now is the time for workers to fight for socialism

The sixth presidential council of the World Federation of Trade Unions' meeting in Johannesburg brings back the socialism debate.

Firms must ‘exploit trade opportunities’, says Motlanthe

South African firms are not as organised and responsive as needs be to exploit both international and African trade opportunities.

SA’s Bric strategy is politically strategic

The invitation to join the Brics and its acceptance is primarily a political issue and offers SA an opportunity to engage with new global realities.

Alliances don’t depend on political purity

Those who use political purity as a benchmark for alliance building should wait for the world hereafter.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income