George Osborne

No more dilly-dallying on the dole

Britain's finance minister reins in the welfare system in a bid to woo ‘hard-working' voters.

Lloyds sale jump-starts UK economy

Chancellor says the £60-million profit from the transaction has allowed Britain to turn the corner.

The UK’s good news is bad

Despite the positive spin about growth, what can happen will overshadow Japan’s lost decade.

UK’s new central bank boss has clout

The UK's finance minister, George Osborne, has sprung a surprise by putting Canada's central bank chief in charge of the Bank of England.

UK looks to mini-jobs for economic boost

The creation of "mini-jobs", which allow people to take on work without paying tax or national insurance, is being considered by the British treasury.

G20 leaders eye boost in IMF funding

World leaders meeting at the G20 summit are discussing boosting their funding of the IMF to help resolve the eurozone debt crisis.

UK says no tax cuts during debt crisis

UK finance minister George Osborne says Britain must stick to its austerity drive and avoid tax cuts while it tries to wipe out a record deficit.

Britain’s growth is ‘meager and pathetic’

A slow-down in Britain's growth in the second quarter means that the economy is weaker than was thought and has no chance of meeting its growth target

Fewer jobs, less spending

Deepest public spending cuts in 80 years planned.

Cost-cutting UK govt curbs benefits in bold move

Britain will end child benefits for higher earners, finance minister George Osborne said on Monday, felling an established payment to all families.


Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs