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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.

The human cost of the financial crisis

While the financial crisis will hurt us all, it is the world's poorest who stand to suffer most.

Mboweni: MPC meetings need to be held more often

SA Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday that there is a need for more frequent Monetary Policy Committee meetings.

R is for recession (& recovery)

The bad news is that the SA economy is in recession, says a leading economist. The good news is that we're halfway through. Kevin Davie reports.

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ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

This is how the SIU catches crooks

Athandiwe Saba talked to the Special Investigating Unit’s Andy Mothibi about its caseload, including 1 000 Covid contracts

FNB dragged into bribery claims

Allegations of bribery against the bank’s chief executive, Jacques Celliers, thrown up in a separate court case

Press Releases

World Aids Day

Huge strides have been made, but the fight against HIV is far from over, and Covid-19 has disrupted testing and treatments

How to get the most money for your old iPhone towards a new one

Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story