Global Economic Crisis

Bright signs emerge amid global turmoil

While populist governments around the world have continued to run up public debts to pay for handouts to their supporters, others are pushing back

Companies cautious about risks

The slowdown in the global economy and effect of cheaply manufactured goods on the local manufacturing sector will continue to affect production.

Obama, Merkel agree on need to spur growth

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed on the need for "concerted action" to spur global growth.

Sitting on a mountain of cash

Businesses' aversion to spending in the 'real economy' has many causes, experts say.

A country on the make

A golden decade is predicted in Germany, which has made a remarkable comeback.

Obama signs historic Wall Street overhaul into law

President Barack Obama signed into law on Wednesday the most comprehensive financial regulatory overhaul since the Great Depression.

WTO says Doha conclusion key to global recovery

The conclusion of the stalled Doha Round of free trade talks is crucial to the recovery from the global financial crisis, WTO chief Pascal Lamy said.

IMF: ‘Africa is back’ from global crisis

Africa is recovering from the global economic crisis and could see growth of 4,5% in 2010, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday.

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Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

Press Releases

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

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

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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.