DEBT

The Donald exacerbates debt tsunami

The biggest pile of dollar bonds ever is coming due, which raises the spectre of major defaults.

​The nightmare on e-toll street: Sanral is in massive debt that is mounting rapidly

The road agency’s debt is mounting rapidly and is six times greater than it was in 2007.

​Africa needs innovative debt to grow, and is turning to international markets

"Diaspora bonds" and remittances could be two ways to advance the continent’s economy

Are we heading for an African debt crisis?

There are concerns that many nations on the continent have overborrowed and won’t be able to pay their debts.

Pay off your debts – and don’t take on any more

Behaviour of the rand influenced by political and structural factors, but also by cyclical factors.

Eskom a ‘bond-buying’ opportunity

The utility may struggle to keep the lights on, but its debt is attractive to international investors.

Lawyers in debt collection loophole

Debate has been raging over which regulations legal firms must adhere to when they collect their fees.

Ignore lessons from Greece at our peril

Inflated state salaries, rising debt and a high social grant bill leave South Africa vulnerable.

Weary world beggared by borrowing

About 95 countries are either in a debt crisis or facing one, but South Africa isn't one of them.

Debt finds a way around the law

A new book by Deborah James illustrates how capital finds new means to exploit those most vulnerable.

Report legal team, says advocate in landmark garnishee case

Fifteen consumers are in a bid to have their emolument attachment orders declared illegal on the grounds that they are unconstitutional.

African Bank underestimates soured loans, slides to loss

The unsecured lender's interim results show a loss of R4.4-billion as its customers struggle to repay loans.

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

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