Debt Management

SA debt climbs as Gordhan pledges spending curbs

South Africa's debt will make up 48% of the gross domestic product in the medium term, a pace which one economist describes as "frightening".

Ghastly garnishee abuse exposed

The full extent of garnishee abuse is not known but a case study by law firm Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs has set alarm bells ringing.

No food, but we have TVs

As costs keep rising, South Africans keep buying assets but they borrow money so that they can eat, writes Lisa Steyn.

Caught in the unsecured credit trap

From boosting savings to reducing indebtedness, broader financial inclusion is needed in South Africa.

Cashing in on indebted consumers

Lenders big and small are slugging it out for the rands you are yet to earn as they race to issue unsecured loans at high interest rates

Marikana miners in debt sinkhole

High levels of credit may have contributed to the cocktail of factors that led to the bloody clashes between police and Lonmin strikers.

Mmemezi resigns following McDonald’s painting fiasco

Controversial Gauteng local government and housing minister Humphrey Mmemezi, accused of abusing public funds, has resigned his post.

Getting out of debt

I am in serious financial difficulty. How do I start to get my finances in order?

Your path from debt to saving

View getting out of debt as a step towards saving, not just a goal in itself. This will help you break the "never get out of debt" cycle.

Five ways to save this Christmas

Those who are lucky receive a 13th cheque, but most overspend and wake up to a New Year debt hangover.

Debt regulation based on faulty assumptions

The borrowing that leads to indebtedness is not what it might seem.

When to consolidate your debt

Debt consolidation works if you have the discipline


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

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