The country’s shiny new banknotes are only a cosmetic solution to Sierra Leone’s dire economic crisis, say critics
Ending the lockdown is a policy both Trump and Biden voters could agree on
By making embroideries, women move beyond and challenge categories and labels of “being vulnerable” or being perceived as “marginalised”
Developing countries have been hit harder by the Covid-19 downturn than in past economic crises
The ban on alcohol sales does not only affect liquor companies — it ripples lethally through other related businesses such as the bottle and packaging industry, which, if it closed, would mean job losses
About 3-million South Africans have lost their jobs during the lockdown. Lester Kiewit talks to people waiting for work on the side of the road in Cape Town
Measures need to lay the foundations of a new economy and society post the pandemic
With little money to respond to Covid-19, the government is looking at other sources of funding
The dearth of political will and the extractive practices of external actors can no longer be used as an excuse for inaction. We no longer have a choice; we need a radical change in direction. Now is the time!
The ways in which we respond to the coronavirus pandemic will determine the world that greets us when we emerge from lockdown
The coronavirus epidemic has thrown issues such as gross income and ownership inequality into the spotlight, as we try to find ways to navigate through this crisis
In a changing work environment and poor economic climate, the minimum requirement is a national senior certificate or similar
While life goes on for the students at UniZulu, may they spare a thought for Ndumiso Ntsele whose only sin was to try to make an honest living in tough economic times
On a provincial level, programmes such as Gauteng’s The Innovation Hub are helping to create green economic growth
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 panic generated by the new coronavirus, 2019-nCov, which originated in Wuhan, one of China’s largest cities and a major domestic transport hub, reminds many of the fear and uncertainty at the peak of the 2003 SARS crisis. China’s stock market, after rising for months, has reversed itself in recent days, and global markets have […]
Everyone has different solutions, but they all agree that time is running out — and Eskom is the priority
While populist governments around the world have continued to run up public debts to pay for handouts to their supporters, others are pushing back
“Overall it seems not only is Ramaphoria dead [it was never alive] but the long arc of reform potential is being lost in the discourse."
The state’s wage bill has increased threefold over the past 14 years: it’s time we have a nuanced discussion about how to solve this conundrum
The country needs an economic policy that takes account of the skill sets we currently have
The president says a R53-billion drop in tax collection and Eskom have drained the public purse
The actions of some pastors and bishops are criminal and damage their followers
Politicians find quick fix ‘solutions’ in a bid to appease citizens who accept false information
South Africa appears to regard all foreigners with suspicion, making visa, residency and citizenship applications a complex nightmare
The Venezuelan president could still lose power as the country is still going through an economic crisis
Venezuela is locked in a deep economic and political crisis despite sitting on the world’s largest oil reserves
Many people can no longer afford hospital treatment and medication, and the number of those with medical aid has fallen by a third.
President Robert Mugabe is on a mission to seek investment in Zimbabwe whilst on a five-day state visit to Japan, amid a deepening economic crisis.
The party has realised it cannot continue to bail out Eskom and the state’s wage bill is too high.
The Ebola outbreak could cost African economies as much as $32.6-billion by the end of 2015, according to the World Bank Group.
African countries may have growth rates that are the envy of developed economies, but the continent’s boom has failed to dent poverty levels.