International Monetary Fund

Five changes that can fix the school system

These include improving teachers’ knowledge and pay, and teaching in the mother tongue

On conspiracy theories and hopelessness in the Rainbow Nation

A resurgent conspiracy theory that Nelson Mandela died in 1985 reveals the growing hopelessness in South Africa that rampant inequality is irreversible

Assemble citizens to resolve issues

They represent a range of views and are tasked with reaching an agreement on divisive issues

Growth is more than just GDP

India and China’s slowdown is natural and they’d do well to focus policies on the notion of wellbeing

Women are fixing the planet

Female bosses at the IMF, ECB and EU are putting climate at the heart of policymaking

Unemployment fuels unrest in Arab states: IMF

Violent protests have broken out in several Arab countries since early 2010 and turned into bloody civil wars in Syria, Yemen and Libya

People in Ecuador have woken up to a fragmented and polarised society

The protests and their aftermath have uncovered the social tensions arising from the marginalisation of indigenous populations in the country

IMF warns global outlook is bad

It warned that the outlook is beset by risks, and urged policymakers to work to find resolutions to trade disputes

IMF bailout not wise – or needed

Despite the depressing economic climate, South Africa can avoid the debt trap and foreign investors can easily access its markets

IMF wilfully takes austerity road

East Asia 1998, Greece 2008, Argentina 2018. The fund knows the suffering its loans cause, yet it has gone ahead in Ecuador

The carbon tax: why it could work

The Act has the potential to mitigate environmental damage and boost South Africa's standing globally

Is South Africa spiralling into the ambit of the IMF?

Eskom has the whole economy in a death spiral

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South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

SA’s quarantine plan for coronavirus

A small Free State dorp and 14 days of isolation — this is the plan for citizens returning from China, to prevent a potential outbreak of the disease

No legal sales in new cannabis Bill

Draft regulations do not allow for commercial cultivation or sale, but policy could change this

Press Releases

Dr Mathew Moyo’s journey to academic victory

The NWU's chief director for library and information services was appointed as a board member of the National Council for Library and Information Services.

UKZN pays tribute to Joseph Shabalala, Doctor of Music (honoris causa)

The university joins the global community in mourning the passing of legendary musician and founding member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dr Bhekizizwe Joseph Shabalala.

South Africa to be almost R 14-billion wealthier when SAB Zenzele BB-BBEE scheme winds down in April 2020

It’s the biggest BB-BEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history, with a new scheme to be launched

UKZN vice-chancellor calls for perspective and creative engagement on the way forward

In addition to overcoming the deadlock between UKZN and students, a way must be found to reconcile the university's financial obligations and students' long-term needs.

Survey shows South Africans’ approval of president but not of political parties

According to the survey, 62% of South Africans think Cyril Ramaphosa is doing his job well, while 39% say no political party represents their views.

Andrew Makenete joins Africa Agri Tech as an event ambassador

Makenete has a wealth of experience in the agricultural sector

Is your company prepared for the coronavirus?

Companies should consider the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic when evaluating whether they are prepared for the coronavirus, says ContinuitySA.

Explaining the distribution of pension funds

Section 37C of the Pension Funds Act puts the ultimate decision-making responsibility in trustees' hands, says Fedgroup.