Developing Countries

Climate crisis demands a global tax

Voluntary emissions cuts do not work: a uniform levy will end corruption and spread the burden of reform more fairly

Editorial: Sassa’s misstep is beyond apology

'How far can you fall in the three days that you stood in line, having been forced to borrow money to pay taxi fares to get to a collection point?'

Brics is not all it’s cracked up to be

Zuma and his cohorts appear to have little understanding of the true nature of the troubled grouping.

Health financing crisis threatens developing countries, experts say

Researchers predict that in 2040, low-income countries will spend just $0.03 on healthcare for every dollar that high-income countries spend.

Smart policies needed to overcome commodity dependency

Developing countries must introduce policies now to diversify their exports and sustain growth, write Min Zhu, Stefania Fabrizio and Futoshi Narita.

Cop21 will deliver more for developing countries

African countries stand a good chance at COP21 of getting their ideas across, while there will also be a better opportunity to access climate finance.

Brics bank could hand debt-wrecked Greece a lifeline

Greece, who is trying to reach a deal with EU-IMF creditors, says the invitation is a “happy surprise” and they will further consider the proposal.

Now for the technology attitude divide

The digital divide between developed and developing countries is no longer only about access, but in attitudes to technology, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

COP19: NGO delegates walk out of Warsaw climate talks in protest

The second-last day of the global climate change conference in Poland has seen 800 delegates walk out of the talks over a lack of progress.

Follow the money to clean SA’s green slate

South Africa lacks centralised system for tracking and counting the funds.

G20 must tackle new tax deal for developing countries

When the world's leaders meet at the next G20 Summit, they'll arrive with one issue already agreed: the need to re-write international tax rules.

E-tailers in SA to see growth in mobile commerce

E-tailers in South Africa can expect to see their most prolific growth in mobile commerce, says chief executive of Kalahari.com.

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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