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The South African economy: Nobody knows what happens next

Rough models show that over R600-billion in GDP could be lost, along with two million jobs. That would mean Covid-19 has a worse impact than the 2008 global recession

Richard Calland: Covid-19 can have positive outcomes

Democracy and social welfare may get a boost and blind capitalism may see that it’s unsustainable

Varsities need cash to stay ahead: South Africa has too much to lose from cost cuts

Unless the government acts now, we will leave our children with a legacy of scientific colonialism.

South Africa is Africa’s largest economy (again). But what does it mean?

South Africa has toppled Nigeria and reclaimed its status as the largest economy in Africa.

A downgrade to junk status will hurt everyone

The question is: Can those in government work together to claw back an investor-friendly status for South Africa?

Massive foreign sell-off jolts SA

Foreign investors pulled R12.8-billion in one week, the biggest outflow since 2008, casting a harsh light on policy direction and the trade deficit.

Rand slips to all-time low on heritage day

As SA markets took the day off on heritage day the rand dipped past 14 to the dollar for the second time in four weeks and slipped to an all-time low.

Gold goes the way of oil – down, down down; commodity markets will sweat this year

Though gold is still South Africa’s top export, it has slipped from being the world’s biggest producer in 2006 and is now in sixth position.

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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