Kevin Lings

SA’s disappointing GDP depresses the region

Drought, electricity load-shedding and public servants who are quitting are weighing down an already weak economy.

Reserve Bank moves cautiously on interest rates

Inflation figures are good, but uncertainty over the oil price raises a question about interest rates.

Unsecured lending: The underwriting was on the wall

African Bank's plight seemed to come as a shock, but banks started tightening up credit a year ago.

Key farming sector yields precious little – Kevin Lings

Economist Kevin Lings highlights agricultural disappointments in an extract from his book 'The Missing Piece: Solving South Africa's Economic Puzzle'.

SA economy will remain under pressure, shows LEI

The month on month decline in the leading economic indictor means the economy will be hard-pressed for the first half of 2014.

SA’s economic prognosis is good

Good figures from last year suggest that 2012 is likely to be even better.

EU crisis hammers SA jobs

This week gross domestic product (GDP) figures indicated a continued trend of slow economic growth with inflation on the rise.

Jittery investors dump SA bonds

As debt troubles in Europe and the United States keep global markets jittery, foreign investors appear to be shying away from South African bonds.

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>.

State wage bill ‘unsustainable’

Economists are raising alarm over losses in the private sector and growth in government jobs.

Can government turn unemployment around?

We're faced with the highest rate of unemployment in South Africa for the past five years. But monetary policy alone can't solve the problem.

What another rate cut could mean for you

There is speculation that the Reserve Bank may consider another rate cut. But what would this mean for consumers?

Press Releases

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.