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.


NGOs ask ConCourt to order that shops can sell baby clothes during lockdown

The organisations say lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children

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

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