Chris Malikane

White monopoly capital: Good politics, bad sociology, worse economics

The debate about white monopoly capital in post-apartheid South Africa is good for the country's politics but it tends to come with bad sociology

Ignore Malikane, focus on Guptas

"If we are honest, a key appointment is not merely, or at all, about what Zuma wants"

Fears new Gigaba aide will shift heat off Guptas

Some in the alliance say the minister’s adviser may deflect the debate away from state capture.

Capital’s gain is labour’s loss

The health of an economy is measured by its profitability. This is true for any economy in which the private sector dominates. Declining profitability leads to a drop in investment and, hence, lower employment. When considering what drives growth and unemployment in the long run, we need to look at the evolution of profits and capital accumulation.

Exchange rate -– the party pooper

"What should the Reserve Bank do if the exchange rate, as determined by the markets, moves away from what it considers to be a competitive level? This question comes to mind when one looks at two Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) statements made two years apart."

Latest

Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

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

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences