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Women are fixing the planet

Female bosses at the IMF, ECB and EU are putting climate at the heart of policymaking

Draghi’s bid to boost Europe with cheap money flops

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi's stimulus programme has failed to ignite the celebration of risk-taking it did in the US six years ago.

Greece in ‘final stretch’ of deal with creditors

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras needs to unlock bailout funds to repay €3.4bn to the ECB by August 20, as the bank leaves its credit lifeline unchanged.

As Greeks withdraw, Draghi sends more

ECB president Mario Draghi willingly giving Greece negotiating room while cash drains from the banking system has riled those who had a tougher ride.

Economic week ahead: A slew of SA data

SA’s data diary is full this week with updates on it's current account, inflation, mining, manufacturing and retail sales over the coming days.

What Europe’s bold interest rate cuts mean for SA

The European Central Bank announced that it cut interest rates by 10 basis points to a record low of 0.05%.

ECB’s negative interests won’t effect SA

While interest rates remain significantly higher in emerging markets, the resulting inflows for states such as South Africa are likely to be minimal.

Edcon’s bonds best performing in Europe as investors seek risk

Following a cut in the benchmark rate, resulting record low yeilds have fuelled a demand for dicier securities.

Rand steady ahead of key data releases

Little changed from its overnight close against the major currencies‚ as the rand held steady in early trade on Tuesday.

Economic week ahead: ECB’s potential rate cuts

Europe's rumoured rate cuts and the possible continuation of the US Federal Reserve's buying programme will set the tone for markets this week.

Economic week ahead: Central banks to set the tone

While South Africa's economic calendar may be quiet, policymakers at four major central banks are due to announce decisions this week.

Economic week ahead: Stimulating?

The European Central Bank will take centre stage this week as policymakers gather for their first meeting of the year. Is a rate cut imminent?

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Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

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