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Q&A Sessions: A focused recovery plan will guide us — Trudi Makhaya

Trudi Makhaya, the president’s economic adviser, talks to Tshegofatso Mathe about her upbringing, favourite books, Covid-19 and solutions to get our country out of its economic stagnation, family, reading, books, literature

Eusebius McKaiser: Arguments to challenge your inner racist

These three common responses to racism must be deconstructed until something ... clicks

Towards a people’s economics of education

Reopening of schools seems to be less about the teachers, parents and students and more about desperate attempts to rescue our failing and unsustainable capitalist economy

Thandika Mkandawire: A tree for African intellectuals to lean on and consult

Professor Thandika Mkandawire, the Malawian economist, passed away in late March. Influential African intellectuals,...

Covid-19 pandemic: An opportunity to press the reset button on capitalism?

Human greed has brought us to the brink of societal collapse. It is time for a student-led revolution to promote a transition to a new economic system

Just what is ‘economics for Africa’?

A relevant economics curriculum should include different schools of thought and students must learn to engage with these in a critical way

​The African Review of Economics and Finance Conference 2018

Africa’s inequality gap has stubbornly remained

Three reforms to boost SA’s economy

Boosting skills, hiking investment and slashing transport and communication costs will help spark growth

Floating the naira knocks a chunk off Nigeria’s GDP as economists predict volatility

Unpegging the currency from the dollar may also prompt a dramatic spike in inflation.

Economic week ahead: SA current account deficit

The rand may come under pressure, the US job market is expected to continue stabilising and London’s property boom appears to be fizzling.

Economic week ahead: SA trade, Africa’s inflation

All eyes will be on China's PMI and a European Central Bank meeting while awaiting updates on SA's trade and African countries' inflation numbers.

Economic week ahead: Back to work

The platinum strike's final kick and data releases from the US and Europe will head this week's economic news.

Economic week ahead: SA’s latest retail sales figures

South Africa's business confidence index readings and Stats SA's March retail sales figures are due out later this week.

Economic week ahead: SA retail sales, China GDP

This week, Stats SA is due to release the country's latest retail figures, while China will report its growth figures. Here's the economic week ahead.

Help students challenge economics

Expose young minds to thinking that questions society's vast and enduring inequalities.

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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