Global Recession

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.

Latest

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