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‘The silent road outside my house was the sound of a coming recession’

John Davenport's Google survey of 500 people shows that people are twice as scared of the economic effects of Covid-19 than they are of catching the virus

Covid-19 lockdown: Towards a capsule existence

How online media during the Coronavirus lockdown foreshadows a permanently encapsulated life

Covid-19’s silver lining: A taste of a post-development world

The coronavirus epidemic has thrown issues such as gross income and ownership inequality into the spotlight, as we try to find ways to navigate through this crisis

Richard Calland: Covid-19 can have positive outcomes

Democracy and social welfare may get a boost and blind capitalism may see that it’s unsustainable

The coronavirus crisis: A failure of policy and leadership

The world needs someone to step up and take charge – anyone but Donald Trump that is

Coronavirus and the economy: We didn’t prepare for tough times

South Africa was well-placed for the 2008 crisis. But R3.18-trillion debt and low growth hamper its ability to limit the economic effects of Covid-19

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

Economic system we select defines our future

The best option is stakeholder capitalism, which links societal benefits to financial returns

IMF cuts global growth forecast to 3.7% for 2018, 2019 as risks rise

​An upswing in economic risks has prompted the International Monetary Fund to cut its forecast for world growth

Safer, smaller, salty nuke reactors on the cards

“The nexus of nuclear, climate and global security is a critical intersection.”

IMF cuts growth forecasts as global economic expansion slows

Global economic growth rates will fall this year, with the International Monetary Fund revising down its forecasts for 2013 and 2014 accordingly.

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.

Highway to the danger zone: The economic week ahead

World Bank president Robert Zoellick said the world economy was entering a "new danger zone". What can policymakers do about it?

Tough times ahead for economy

Bleak forecasts for the global economy were echoed by similar warnings of tougher conditions from local economists this week.

A cloud of uncertainty

The nuclear threat makes assessment of the earthquake's economic impact difficult.

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Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

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Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

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Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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