Eurozone

Turkish lira hammered again

With investors already on edge over the China-US trade war, the lira's collapse sparked a sell-off in Europe and New York at the end of last week

Grexit is now only way out for Greece

The reality is that the eurozone's managers care more about their loans and their beloved currency than they do about Greece.

Oil prices recover as Iran talks, Greek crisis drag on

Oil prices recovered after Iran nuclear talks extended until July 7, despite uncertainty over the Greek financial crisis, analysts said.

Sixty euros a day won’t make the doctor go away

Seven years of sacrifices and one austerity measure after another have finally brought the people of Greece to a crossroads.

‘Irreversible’ euro exposed as an illusion

As solidarity begins to fade in the currency zone, it is clear that permanence was never a guarantee.

Grexit is not of Greeks’ choosing

What should be a financial matter has become a political stick to punish the country.

Greek economy teeters on the edge

As bank withdrawal limits in Greece plummet, citizens have been thinking up contingency plans for 'in case'.

Hostile reception to Greece’s request for loan extension

EU paymaster Germany criticised the Greek proposal as "not a substantial solution" as it failed to fulfil bailout conditions.

Economic week ahead: SA elections overshadow domestic news

As South Africans get ready to vote this week, the European Central Bank and Bank of England will announce their latest policy decisions.

Eurozone stimulus may boost rand

If stimulus measures move over to the eurozone, it could spell a slight respite for South Africa's beleaguered currency.

Economic week ahead: Markets eye Gordhan’s budget speech

This week, SA's finance minister will give his budget address while the US Federal Reserve chief is set to resume her testimony on monetary policy.

War over Europe’s economic future heats up

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

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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