Graeme Wearden

Finnish and klaar with the euro

Euroscepticism stalks Finland, the only country in the monetary union that has a stable rating.

Eurozone’s stalled growth raises fears

The eurozone economy slipped closer to stagnation this month as the region's manufacturing sector contracted for the first time since September 2009.

News Corp, BSkyB shares fall after phone-hack row

Rupert Murdoch's bid to take full control of BSkyB is under fresh scrutiny after <i>News of the World</i>'s phone hacking revelations.

Greece’s Lehman moment

As the cost of default insurance soars, the IMF has warned dithering eurozone policymakers to move quickly to contain the danger of contagion.

How the Greek tragedy unfolded

Greece is on the verge of a potentially catastrophic debt default that could rupture the eurozone just 10 years after it joined the single currency.

Cocoa exports banned

Chocolate consumers in Europe have been warned that major cocoa companies are effectively providing Gbagbo of Côte d'Ivoire with money to buy weapons.

Contagion fears grip eurozone

Credit rating of Greece, Portugal and Spain downgraded as economists predict rescue plan could cost up to €150-billion.

A public-private approach to healthcare

Graeme Wearden explores an example of how a developing country can address service delivery in the health sector.

China’s growth slows down

Less demand for exports is hurting GDP growth, Graeme Wearden and David Stanway report.

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WATCH IT AGAIN: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on measures to contain Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This included the extension of the national lockdown by another two weeks

More than 900 Americans to be evacuated from South Africa

Three flights are expected to leave South Africa over two days, embassy spokesperson says

Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

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