Economy

South Africa has been junked

Treasury says the credit ratings downgrade “could not have come at a worse time”, as country enters a 21-day Covid-19 lockdown with little money saved up

Seven lean years in the Northern Cape

As the Karoo hopes for an end to its worst drought in a generation, the region’s history may hold important lessons for its future

Emerging markets, especially in sub-Sahara, hotting up

Emerging market equities are generally inexpensive — and, by some measures, quite attractive — relative to equity and bond markets globally.

The cost of surveillance capitalism

In subjecting ourselves so readily to predictive data, we ignore the commercial interests involved at our peril

Mboweni weaponises ‘mini-budget’

SA’s economic prospects have declined rapidly since Feburary, with Eskom being one of the biggest drains. It’s time for some difficult choices

The ills of financial globalisation

The influx of foreign capital into emerging markets can create a boom-bust cycle

Upmarket homes take price hit

While sales in affluent suburbs are lacklustre,  sales at the lower end of the property market are starting to sparkle

A year after Mnangagwa’s election, old woes haunt Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa, 76, who took over from long-time autocrat Robert Mugabe, went into the July 30 2018 elections vowing to revive Zimbabwe's sickly economy

Tip for Cabinet: Bet on innovators

The climate crisis is creating significant opportunities for small, green businesses to break into the energy, water and food sectors

Ramaphosa’s reforms not certain

Local markets may enjoy a spell of post-election Ramaphoria, but the president now faces an uphill battle in truly fixing the broken economy

How Sudan’s economic crisis had a role in protests that toppled al-Bashir

The immediate cause of the economic crisis that brought many thousands of Sudanese onto the streets lay in the structure of the economy itself

Asian markets plunge as Trump threatens to hike China tariffs

The warning will throw a shadow over the next round of talks, with a delegation from Beijing due in Washington this week

Latest

Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint

The Cape Bar Council says his conduct is ‘unbecoming the holding of judicial office’

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories