Ugandan budget: Striking a balance between infrastructure and social sectors is key

In coming years, Uganda's GDP growth is set to accelerate as recent and ongoing public investments begin to yield returns

​Commodities back from the dead

Finally, analysts are prepared to vouch that the worst is over but some warnings persist.

Commodities price revival boosts JSE all-share index

The well-diversified index has taken off as a result of a renewed interest in commodities.

Commodities on a slippery slope

Africa’s oil-producing and metal-rich giants face a difficult year in which growth will be hampered.

Steel sinks as China’s growth slows

Producers are taking a big hit and there is little chance of exporting the surplus.

Gold leads commodities plunge

The big sell-off of the metal is a symptom of the global price slumps - and the worst is yet to come.

Oil bonanza is not only good news

The fall in prices of commodities, which are South Africa's lifeline, will offset lower fuel costs.

Commodity slump erodes revenue

Weaker demand for mineral products and labour unrest have been flagged as economic risk factors.

Gold up on news of US rating downgrade

Analysts have warned against too much optimism, saying investors turn to the metal when they are worried about the dollar.

Maize futures slide to lowest in a month as rand climbs

Maize futures has fallen to a one-month low as the strengthening of the rand made imports more affordable.

Commodities: Modest recovery on the cards

There has been a return of commodity risk, with commodities breaking free of their ties to other asset classes and delivering different performances.

Editorial: Rand buried in consensus politics

Labour unrest that has taken new and more challenging forms is compounding the effects of slumping commodity prices.


Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it