Latest articles on Economic Downturn

Moving mountains for Moody’s

Whenever an international credit rating agency such as Moody’s or Standard & Poor’s comes to town, I like to tidy up a bit.

Economy: Business gives Zuma something to think about

The South African business sector feels the government is not consulting it on key economic issues and decisions, President Jacob Zuma said on Sunday.

State dithers as crisis over Eskom price hike looms

While government and the business sector have vowed to remove obstacles to economic growth, Eskom's push for a price increase could cripple progress.

Stiglitz: Emerging markets face economic instability

Renowned economist Joseph Stiglitz says emerging markets show a good deal of resilience and growth but still face a great deal of instability.

SA’s R100bn industrial action plan

The South African government's latest three-year strategy has aimed to boost manufacturing capacity and create jobs but business is sceptical.

US searches for a cultural response to economic hardship

We will have to wait to see if the US downturn produces anything to rival the cultural achievements that came out of the Great Depression.

Entrepreneurial times

Local and global economic conditions have reinforced the critical importance of effective leadership in South African companies.

Now is the time to take that MBA

The economic downturn will not be the death of MBA recruitment or applications to business schools.

Face downturn head-on

In an economic downturn, when demand falls, productivity would have to be cut, which affects the total income flow to the business.

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Ramaphosa asks all South Africans to help to avoid 50 000 Covid-19 deaths this year

Calling this ‘the gravest crisis in the history of our democracy’, the president said level three lockdown remains, but enforcement will be strengthened

Watch it again: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on risk-adjusted strategy to manage Covid-19 spread

The president's address comes after a number of meetings with Cabinet and the National Command Council

Court must declare Cape Town’s ‘inhuman’ demolitions, evictions illegal, says law centre

The city argues that it is not carrying out evictions, but is acting against land invasions

Press Releases

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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