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Macroeconomic policy options beyond Covid-19 depression

Measures need to lay the foundations of a new economy and society post the pandemic

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

HSBC boss in shock exit as bank warns of ‘challenging’ times

Monday's surprise news came shortly before HSBC reported first-half net profit up 18.6% at $8.5-billion from a year earlier.

What 10 years post-2008 tell us

Global growth has been surprisingly strong, but the surge in buybacks is limiting expenditure and could cause more political turmoil

Africa’s lessons from the global economic crisis

The continent needs to future-proof itself by crafting a new, inclusive socioeconomic system.

2008 all over again and the banks’ fail-safe will be you

Banks issued bail-in bonds hoping pension funds would buy them, but hedge funds, private banks and retail investors have snapped them up.

Woolworths rides out the recession in style

Cushioned by the loyalty of its customer base at the top end of the market, the retailer is eyeing new horizons.

Our next financial crisis – due in 2015

Financial crises come round every seven years or so – if history is a guide, the next crisis should come along some time soon.

Now is the time for workers to fight for socialism

The sixth presidential council of the World Federation of Trade Unions' meeting in Johannesburg brings back the socialism debate.

One in three workers live in poverty

World needs to create almost 600-million jobs in order to tackle unemployment caused by recession.

Global slump may retard Africa’s growth

As the economic clouds darken over Europe and the United States, there are concerns a double-dip recession in the West could cast a shadow over Africa

Can SA producers hope for rescue from Gordhan?

SA's manufacturing sector has been the hardest hit by the global slowdown, but there is hope Pravin Gordhan will announce measures to support it.

Who will pass the sustainability test?

The social, financial and environmental impact of companies is coming under the spotlight.

US unleashes $400bn to save economy

The United States central bank has unleashed a radical $400-billion plan to prevent the world's largest economy sliding back into recession.

US recession fears wrecks world markets

Wall Street braced for losses on Tuesday after world stock markets took a beating over fears that the US economy was heading back into recession.

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

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

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

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

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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