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South Africa's economy grows by 0.8% in 2018
South Africa's economy grows by 0.8% in 2018
South Africa's economy grew by 1.4% in the fourth quarter of 2018, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Tuesday morning.
Sudan is Africa’s secret crisis
Sudan is Africa’s secret crisis
I don’t normally write about Sudan. But now I have to. For the last few weeks, friends and democracy activists from the country have been sending...
Total makes 'significant' gas find on South African coast
Total makes 'significant' gas find on South African coast
French energy giant Total announced on Thursday that it had found "significant" gas off the southern coast of South Africa, a discovery expected to...
Mining minister: ‘Zambia is open for business’
Mining minister: ‘Zambia is open for business’
The Mining Indaba is the centrepiece of the annual mining calendar; the Davos of the mining world. At this year’s event, Zambia has a clear...
The future of work we want
The future of work we want
The concept of work has evolved over time, from a philosophical, sociological, historical and juridical perspective. Work has not always been...
Another new dawn for South Africa
Another new dawn for South Africa
Our society indeed has many things to celebrate, although still a lot more to be concerned about. In the 25 years since the end of apartheid, as...
The world economy goes Hollywood
The world economy goes Hollywood
LONDON – If there is one useful conclusion that economists and investors can draw from the crazy year that has just ended –...
US bank execs warn government shutdown adds to economic risks
US bank execs warn government shutdown adds to economic risks
Bank executives said on Tuesday that economic conditions remained solid but warned that weakening sentiment amid a lengthening US government...
At 20, the euro is a currency giant on fragile footing
At 20, the euro is a currency giant on fragile footing
The euro turns 20 on Tuesday, marking two tumultuous decades that saw the single currency survive a make-or-break crisis and become a fixture in...
Starbucks' expansion runs out of steam in South Africa
Starbucks' expansion runs out of steam in South Africa
High operating costs and tight customer budgets have left US coffee giant Starbucks needing a caffeine hit after it abandoned ambitious expansion...
End of an era as Germany's last black coal mine closes
End of an era as Germany's last black coal mine closes
Germany will close its last black coal mine on Friday, turning the page on two centuries of mining history in the Ruhr region that helped fuel the...
Eskom aims to shed its debt load
Eskom aims to shed its debt load
Economists say Eskom’s suggestion to shift a portion of its debt on to the government’s balance sheet would do little to solve the structural...

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