2024 economy: Some relief after a rocky road
/ 2 January 2024

2024 economy: Some relief after a rocky road

Last year was dismal on a number of fronts. And although things probably won’t get exponentially better, there is some hope on the horizon

This content is restricted to subscribers only.

Join the M&G Community

Our commitment at the Mail & Guardian is to ensure every reader enjoys the finest experience. Join the M&G community and support us in delivering in-depth news to you consistently.

Subscription enables:

  • – M&G community membership
  • – independent journalism
  • – access to all premium articles & features
  • – a digital version of the weekly newspaper
  • – invites to subscriber-only events
  • – the opportunity to test new online features first

Already a subscriber?
.

Why business fell out of love with Ramaphosa
/ 11 December 2023

Why business fell out of love with Ramaphosa

The business community initially welcomed him. But the past five years have disappointed — and the private sector has only recently been given a turn at the economy’s steering wheel

This content is restricted to subscribers only.

Join the M&G Community

Our commitment at the Mail & Guardian is to ensure every reader enjoys the finest experience. Join the M&G community and support us in delivering in-depth news to you consistently.

Subscription enables:

  • – M&G community membership
  • – independent journalism
  • – access to all premium articles & features
  • – a digital version of the weekly newspaper
  • – invites to subscriber-only events
  • – the opportunity to test new online features first

Already a subscriber?
.

Economy shrinks by 0.2% in third quarter
/ 5 December 2023

Economy shrinks by 0.2% in third quarter

The GDP decline comes despite an improvement in energy generation during the quarter, suggesting logistical constraints and interest rates are choking the economy

This content is restricted to registered users and subscribers.

Get Your Free Account

The Mail & Guardian is committed to providing all our readers with the best possible experience. Please register your free account now. Your registration is your first step to becoming an M&G community member.

Register

Registration enables:

  • – M&G newsletters access
  • – notifications
  • – the best possible experience

Already registered?

Want to subscribe and get even more benefits?

Not out of the woods yet, SA’s economy braces for another blow
/ 8 June 2023

Not out of the woods yet, SA’s economy braces for another blow

The country’s economy expanded 0.4% in the first quarter, but analysts warn not to expect growth or recovery anytime soon

This content is restricted to subscribers only.

Join the M&G Community

Our commitment at the Mail & Guardian is to ensure every reader enjoys the finest experience. Join the M&G community and support us in delivering in-depth news to you consistently.

Subscription enables:

  • – M&G community membership
  • – independent journalism
  • – access to all premium articles & features
  • – a digital version of the weekly newspaper
  • – invites to subscriber-only events
  • – the opportunity to test new online features first

Already a subscriber?
.

Income strain weighs on financial sector
/ 19 March 2023

Income strain weighs on financial sector

As consumers and businesses reel from tough conditions, insurers have expressed uncertainty over whether there is room for growth

This content is restricted to subscribers only.

Join the M&G Community

Our commitment at the Mail & Guardian is to ensure every reader enjoys the finest experience. Join the M&G community and support us in delivering in-depth news to you consistently.

Subscription enables:

  • – M&G community membership
  • – independent journalism
  • – access to all premium articles & features
  • – a digital version of the weekly newspaper
  • – invites to subscriber-only events
  • – the opportunity to test new online features first

Already a subscriber?
.

Will ChatGPT power or inflict pain on the economy?
/ 8 March 2023

Will ChatGPT power or inflict pain on the economy?

There are positives and negatives to the AI revolution, but African states first need reliable power and connectivity to reap the benefits

This content is restricted to subscribers only.

Join the M&G Community

Our commitment at the Mail & Guardian is to ensure every reader enjoys the finest experience. Join the M&G community and support us in delivering in-depth news to you consistently.

Subscription enables:

  • – M&G community membership
  • – independent journalism
  • – access to all premium articles & features
  • – a digital version of the weekly newspaper
  • – invites to subscriber-only events
  • – the opportunity to test new online features first

Already a subscriber?
.

Ramaphosa’s economy remains a work in progress
/ 3 February 2023

Ramaphosa’s economy remains a work in progress

The government has struggled to claw back business confidence after the state capture years.

This content is restricted to subscribers only.

Join the M&G Community

Our commitment at the Mail & Guardian is to ensure every reader enjoys the finest experience. Join the M&G community and support us in delivering in-depth news to you consistently.

Subscription enables:

  • – M&G community membership
  • – independent journalism
  • – access to all premium articles & features
  • – a digital version of the weekly newspaper
  • – invites to subscriber-only events
  • – the opportunity to test new online features first

Already a subscriber?
.

What is hamstringing SA’s industrial growth?
/ 9 January 2023

What is hamstringing SA’s industrial growth?

Implementing the country’s many masterplans demands capacity and focus from a department that has been pulled in different directions

This content is restricted to subscribers only.

Join the M&G Community

Our commitment at the Mail & Guardian is to ensure every reader enjoys the finest experience. Join the M&G community and support us in delivering in-depth news to you consistently.

Subscription enables:

  • – M&G community membership
  • – independent journalism
  • – access to all premium articles & features
  • – a digital version of the weekly newspaper
  • – invites to subscriber-only events
  • – the opportunity to test new online features first

Already a subscriber?
.

Don’t read too much into GDP growth spurt
/ 9 December 2022

Don’t read too much into GDP growth spurt

Growth in the third quarter is encouraging, but analysts have cautioned against viewing the data as a sign of the economy’s improved health

This content is restricted to subscribers only.

Join the M&G Community

Our commitment at the Mail & Guardian is to ensure every reader enjoys the finest experience. Join the M&G community and support us in delivering in-depth news to you consistently.

Subscription enables:

  • – M&G community membership
  • – independent journalism
  • – access to all premium articles & features
  • – a digital version of the weekly newspaper
  • – invites to subscriber-only events
  • – the opportunity to test new online features first

Already a subscriber?
.

Budget austerity ‘a victory’, but at what cost?
/ 2 November 2022

Budget austerity ‘a victory’, but at what cost?

Critics of fiscal consolidation warned that spending cuts would harm an already fragile economy

This content is restricted to subscribers only.

Join the M&G Community

Our commitment at the Mail & Guardian is to ensure every reader enjoys the finest experience. Join the M&G community and support us in delivering in-depth news to you consistently.

Subscription enables:

  • – M&G community membership
  • – independent journalism
  • – access to all premium articles & features
  • – a digital version of the weekly newspaper
  • – invites to subscriber-only events
  • – the opportunity to test new online features first

Already a subscriber?
.