Global Financial Crisis

Social protection policies can help to combat Covid-19, and mitigate its effects

The global pandemic has highlighted the importance of national health insurance, mandatory sick leave and unemployment benefits

Weary world beggared by borrowing

About 95 countries are either in a debt crisis or facing one, but South Africa isn't one of them.

Jobs news — bad with SA Inc on hold

The market turmoil of the past week has been a boon for 24-hour business channels, writes <b>Maya Fisher-French</b>.

Markets panic as Obama fails to restore confidence

Efforts by world leaders to restore confidence have failed miserably as markets plunged to new lows on Tuesday, on fears of another global recession.

Twilight of American century

As deflation and depression loom, the United States could be at a historical turning point.

All banks on board

The financial crisis has highlighted the importance of quality bank training for staff and all levels of management.The crisis is a major wake-up call

The big ZERO in G20

Jeffrey D Sachs and Brett House highlight the problems with aid distribution.

Sony Ericsson to slash 2 000 jobs after losses

Sony Ericsson on Friday said it would cut 2&nbsp;000 more jobs after it swung to a loss of &euro;293-million in the first quarter of the year.

BMW staff tighten their belts

The German group had €8-billion in cash at the end of 2008, when it saw profits drop to €921-million from more than €4-billion the previous year.

‘Stress tests’ to show health of US banking sector

Details on stress tests measuring how well US banks will weather difficult economic conditions are to be disclosed to promote investor confidence.

Is this the bottom?

We will only really know if this is the bottom of the market in about a year's time when we can look back at the data.

Sun-Times files for bankruptcy

The rump of Conrad Black's former newspaper empire, Sun-Times Media, filed for bankruptcy protection recently.


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