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Tourism must be leveraged to grow South Africa’s economy

The tourism sector adds unique value to the economy and overall development of the country and this should be further built upon

Treasury is still seeking SAA funds

The government has committed an additional R2-billion to the airline, but has yet to pay it out

Renewables not a silver bullet for inequality

COMMENT We talk as if building wind, solar and other sources of limitless, clean energy will redistribute wealth...

Trump trial opens with fiery clashes over witnesses

The two sides squared off in fiery exchanges that circled around the procedures for the trial and gave the Democrats an opportunity to spell out their arguments for Trump's guilt on national television

Trump rejects climate ‘prophets of doom’ as Thunberg warns Davos

The 50th meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) got under way in the ski resort with an avowed focus on climate change but with starkly different visions over global warming laid bare

South Africa is caught in the global hype of the fourth industrial revolution

Even a cursory glance at earlier industrial revolutions will show that they have not been associated with the interests of the working or underclasses

Editorial: Our moment of reckoning is now

'At the M&G we have committed to redoubling efforts to ensure we offer even greater prominence to the threat of climate change'

World “sleepwalking into catastrophe” — WEF

World Economic Forum warns that little action is being taken on climate change as the world splinters

The World Bank needs to return to its mission

Despite making only slow progress toward Sustainable Development Goals, the Bank shows no alarm or strategy to help get the SDGs on track for 2030.

Macron hosts 140 CEOs in pre-Davos charm offensive

A former investment banker, Macron has vowed to shake the French economy out of its torpor.

Africa braces for high-stakes Davos meet

Trump will be the star at Davos. Love or hate him, he's likely to be the only head of state whose speech will be broadcast on all the news channels

Letters to the editor: February 3 to 9 2017

Readers write in about Marxism and economics, and the World Economic Forum in Davos.

​We must fuss about Davos – to craft a fair economic order

The world’s business leaders gather to shape a financial system that enriches them, causing financial crises and increasing the inequality gap.

Davos must focus on political risks

Threats posed by post-Cold War instability should be factored into the debates on global economics at Davos

Eskom withdraws top bosses from costly WEF junket

Days after the M&G revealed that Eskom bosses plan to attend the WEF summit in Davos, the broke power utility announced the trip has been scrapped.

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The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

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Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

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Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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