More to be done before SA makes its great grey list escape
/ 29 February 2024

More to be done before SA makes its great grey list escape

According to the treasury, the country’s authorities still need to fulfil 17 tasks in its 22-point plan

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Former Telkom workers win labour court appeal
/ 29 February 2024

Former Telkom workers win labour court appeal

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration was ‘woefully erroneous’ in its decision to grant their dismissal, judge rules

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Treasury’s Pieterse: Transnet bailout ‘not inevitable’
/ 22 February 2024

Treasury’s Pieterse: Transnet bailout ‘not inevitable’

The 2024 budget is Duncan Pieterse’s first as director general. And he says the fiscal framework does not constitute a negotiating position

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A drained state hurts the economy
/ 20 February 2024

A drained state hurts the economy

And there are fewer journalists to hold policymakers accountable for this decline

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Budget 2024: Jury’s still out on tax hikes
/ 19 February 2024

Budget 2024: Jury’s still out on tax hikes

The budget is expected to lay out plans to raise R15bn in revenue, amid a commodity-induced slump

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The Fiscal Cliff: Shallow state purse deepens jobs crisis
/ 18 February 2024

The Fiscal Cliff: Shallow state purse deepens jobs crisis

In this instalment of The Fiscal Cliff – a Mail & Guardian series on how South Africa’s budget has been shaped – Sarah Smit considers the intimate link between the country’s ultra-high unemployment rate and austerity

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Ill workers file class-action suits against coal mining giants
/ 12 February 2024

Ill workers file class-action suits against coal mining giants

They allege they contracted incurable lung diseases while working on mines and want compensation for the harm caused to their health

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Sibanye Stillwater job cuts ‘basically done’, says Froneman
/ 11 February 2024

Sibanye Stillwater job cuts ‘basically done’, says Froneman

In an interview, Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman also refutes the view that South Africa’s biggest mining employer is overextended

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SA tech entrepreneurs head to Dublin
/ 11 February 2024

SA tech entrepreneurs head to Dublin

Start-ups that won the Irish Tech Challenge want to expand their enterprises to the European Union

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‘Nervous’ SA miners brace for tough time
/ 11 February 2024

‘Nervous’ SA miners brace for tough time

Domestic constraints on the industry may be easing, but this will do little to counteract the effect of the commodity price slump

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Clouds part for global economy, but SA’s prospects remain gloomy
/ 31 January 2024

Clouds part for global economy, but SA’s prospects remain gloomy

The International Monetary Fund has slashed South Africa’s 2024 growth forecast as the country’s economy grapples with logistics constraints

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SA’s first exports shipped into Africa under African Continental Free Trade Area pact
/ 30 January 2024

SA’s first exports shipped into Africa under African Continental Free Trade Area pact

Delegates from 40 African countries are in Durban to strengthen the agreement to boost intra-African trade

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Middle East crisis: Why aren’t oil prices much higher?
/ 26 January 2024

Middle East crisis: Why aren’t oil prices much higher?

Lower prices are good insofar as inflation is concerned but they suggest that economic troubles lie ahead

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Rand reels amid rates reckoning, braces for election turmoil
/ 26 January 2024

Rand reels amid rates reckoning, braces for election turmoil

The local currency could be in for more volatility as political push-and-pull raises uncertainty

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