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The price of populism

The mistakes of the past should inform the politics of the future to ensure transformation, equality and economic growth

Putting Thuma Mina into action

SMMEs require collateral to get going and thrive: trust is the key

Kganyago: Too soon to tell if SA economy is in the clear

​Even though South Africa has got off to a positive start this year, it is too early to tell that the country is on a new growth trajectory

North West’s economy inspires confidence

'We are pleased to report that our economy grew above the national average in the last three quarters'

Things are not that bad but Ramaphosa has work to do

Although business and confidence levels may be high, Ramaphosa has to tackle a 26.7% youth unemployment rate and soaring inequality levels.

Will Trumpenstein wreck or bless?

The president-elect’s victory speech was encouraging but his temperament keeps everyone guessing.

Buhari row reveals ‘kitchen cabinet’

Economic uncertainty has gripped Nigeria as promised reforms fail to materialise

Gender equality is a right, but it’s about economic growth too

In each of the SADC's 15 member countries, millions of women traders are putting SADC's vision into practice.

Global fall in oil prices affects Nigerian naira

Nigeria toughens currency trading curbs to slow down the depreciation of the naira following the collapse of global oil prices.

Economy – outlook for 2015 dismal, despite boost

There are concerns that the impact of unemployment, load-shedding and industrial action will take its toll on economic growth in the new year.

Economic week ahead: SA shows rise in retail sales

South African retail figures show an increase, business optimism in the US may spike, and Europe's Sentix gauge could slip further this week.

Economic week ahead: Looking for growth

Investor interest is likely to centre on PMI reports in China and Europe. Both sets of reports may be disappointing. Here is your guide.

Botswana’s policy will spur economic growth, says central bank

Botswana's central bank will continue to try to boost economic growth by keeping its repo rate at 7.5%.

SA’s economy struggling after motor strikes

South Africa's economy is slowing following strikes in the motor industry, according to the BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index.

Economic week ahead: Is SA’s economy growing?

Economists will be on the lookout for growth figures from the US and SA, while the Bank of England's governor will seek to clarify policy intentions.

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Mboweni says no more Zondo funding as court extends commission’s lifespan

The finance minister suggests money should be found from the cash-strapped justice department

SABC retrenchment process set to be finalised on Friday

At a portfolio committee meeting on Tuesday, developing a sustainable funding model for the SABC was top of the agenda

Slain top cop blamed for not cooperating with police

The widow of Charl Kinnear submitted a petition to parliament to find out why protection services were withdrawn before her husband’s assassination

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