The Fiscal Cliff: Shallow state purse deepens jobs crisis
/ 18 February 2024

The Fiscal Cliff: Shallow state purse deepens jobs crisis

In this instalment of The Fiscal Cliff – a Mail & Guardian series on how South Africa’s budget has been shaped – Sarah Smit considers the intimate link between the country’s ultra-high unemployment rate and austerity

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Home Affairs blunder could cost taxpayers R500m
/ 16 February 2024

Home Affairs blunder could cost taxpayers R500m

A liquidated company is fighting to get home affairs to pay the years old debt owed to them

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New migration policy could cut remittances lifeline
/ 18 March 2022

New migration policy could cut remittances lifeline

Migrant workers are seen as contributing to South Africa’s unemployment crisis. But cutting them off threatens to throw the regional economy off kilter

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‘SA is heading towards another lost decade’
/ 10 March 2022

‘SA is heading towards another lost decade’

Last month’s budget was positive about the trajectory of the economy but near-term growth projection are only slightly higher than during South Africa’s darkest years

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