Eurozone Crisis

Greece’s creditors are still digging their own graves

By lending Greece money, eurozone members bear some responsibility for the plight of the beleaguered country.

Europe’s banks to prove their strength in new stress test

The European Union has unveiled a tougher bank test for the continent's money lenders in a bid to draw a line under the eurozone crisis.

Economic week ahead: SA’s trade and credit data

South Africa’s latest trade and credit extension data are the highlights of this week’s domestic data calendar. Here's your economic guide.

War over Europe’s economic future heats up

Resentment is growing over German chancellor Angela Merkel's leadership and fiscal austerity measures.

Banks cut 5 500 branches across Europe in 2012

Banks cut 5 500 branches across the European Union last year, 2.5% of the total, leaving the region with 20 000 fewer outlets since 2008.

EU-Japan summit postponed over Cyprus crisis

European Union leaders have announced the indefinite postponement of a key summit with Japan intended to launch crucial free trade negotiations.

Economic week ahead: Beginning with Frankenstorm

The economic week ahead will blow in with a massive storm in the US - the world's largest economy - and end with vehicle sales figures here in SA.

Car sales stall in Europe’s uphill economy

European car sales have fallen for the 12th consecutive month and are heading for a double-digit decline this year.

Economic week ahead: China’s GDP, EU summit and US earnings

China's latest growth figures, an EU summit and earnings reports from some of America's largest companies will dominate the global economy this week.

Time to ditch the euro

The dismal failure of Europe's monetary union means it should be abandoned to save countries.

Economic week ahead: Taking stock

PMI readings from around the world, America's jobs report and central bank meetings will keep investors on their toes in the final quarter of 2012.

Bitter experience bred a special kind of housewife

In the sleepy, picturesque towns and villages of southwest Germany, the paragons of thrift are doing what they do best.

Latest

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it