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Debt gobbles teachers’ pensions
Debt gobbles teachers’ pensions
Almost 100 000 of the country’s 381 394 teachers have signed a petition calling on government to urgently amend the provisions of its pension...
The human cost of varsity debt
The human cost of varsity debt
In this, the second of a series, we speak to five young people who are struggling to pay their university fees while the education authorities and...
South Africa has a new energy plan. But will it break the bank?
South Africa has a new energy plan. But will it break the bank?
The release of South Africa’s long-awaited update to the Integrated Resource Plan is...
The Donald exacerbates debt tsunami
The Donald exacerbates debt tsunami
COMMENTTalk about great timing. Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States has sent the dollar and treasury yields soaring,...
​The nightmare on e-toll street: Sanral is in massive debt that is mounting rapidly
​The nightmare on e-toll street: Sanral is in massive debt that is mounting rapidly
The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) finds itself in an ever-worsening financial vortex as motorists hold firm in boycotting the...
​Africa needs innovative debt to grow, and is turning to international markets
​Africa needs innovative debt to grow, and is turning to international markets
Africa needs to borrow to grow its economy, but it must seek innovative alternative sources of finance.
Are we heading for an African debt crisis?
Are we heading for an African debt crisis?
Africa’s rising debt has been fuelled by cheap and readily available dollar-denominated funding following the 2008 financial crisis. Now a strong...
Pay off your debts – and don't take on any more
Pay off your debts – and don't take on any more
The flash crash of the rand earlier this week is due to a number of international and domestic factors, none of which augurs well for South...
Eskom a 'bond-buying' opportunity
Eskom a 'bond-buying' opportunity
Forget that South Africa's state power utility is struggling to keep the lights on and that its profit has fallen. In the world of sovereign-linked...
Lawyers in debt collection loophole
Lawyers in debt collection loophole
Government is tightening up on reckless and unscrupulous lending, but a recent judgment in the high court shone the spotlight on law firms that...
Ignore lessons from Greece at our peril
Ignore lessons from Greece at our peril
Can a Greek-like national debt conundrum occur in South Africa? I don't know. But the issue should concentrate our minds as we watch the Greeks from...
Weary world beggared by borrowing
Weary world beggared by borrowing
The global response to the most recent worldwide financial crisis was to push debt levels to new heights, laying the ground for the next...

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