Economic week ahead: Dark clouds or silver linings?

Over the coming days, US President Barack Obama will begin talks on the country's fiscal cliff, while China will wrap up its leadership transition.

Economic week ahead: More evidence of a slowdown likely

Matt Quigley's guide to the data releases, meetings and other economic events likely to generate headlines and move markets in the week ahead.

Economic week ahead: Shoulder to the wheel

Yet another make-or-break European summit will dominate this week's economic calendar, while at home all eyes will be on the ANC's policy conference.

Hello, Mr Prez, are you listening?

South Africa needs to be alert to the implosion in Europe and to opportunities in the rest of Africa, writes Richard Calland.

Greece’s arms spree ends in defeat

The creation of the eurozone now seems such an ill-considered idea that it is hard to imagine what its founders were thinking.

Ailing economies warned to pull up their socks

A European Commission report has offered a mix of scolding, praise and promises of cash to seven ailing European Union economies.

Eurogeddon haunts South Africa

The Spanish bank crisis has led to investors running to safe havens again, worsening rand volatility, writes Lisa Steyn.

G8 discussions focus on eurozone crisis and Syria

Meeting at President Obama's Camp David retreat, the G8 club of developed nations have focussed their discussions on growth and fiscal reforms.

Greece’s coalition woes shake world markets

The shockwaves from Greece's failure to form a coalition government have continued to reverberate around world markets.

Elections loom, euro doom as Greek coalition talks falter

Coalition talks in Greece have floundered once more, leading it one step closer to new elections and bringing its euro presence into serious doubt.

Voters alter EU’s political landscape

The backlash against austerity measures has begun as pressured citizens reject their leaders

Likely economic scenarios for Greece

After an inconclusive election in Athens, these are some economic scenarios and their likely impact on the Eurozone.


Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

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