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Red flags raised over Black Friday

But amid worries that consumers could binge on credit there are signs they are handling debt better

Haemorrhaging RAF staggers along

A new model is in the pipeline but the current fund’s liabilities are projected to rise to R393-billion by 2021-2022

Petrol price hikes, tolls, higher interest rates: When will it end?

It seems 2014 will be a tough year for consumers, and economists say one can only expect respite sometime in 2015.

Schussler: Attempt to discredit me deploys some dodgy data

Mike Schussler responds to a piece by Brian Ashley and Dick Forslund of the Alternative Information and Development Centre published in the M&G.

Facts belie the hype about labour costs

Unless reliable, quantifiable data is publicly available, reports cannot be taken seriously, writes Brian Ashley and Dick Forslund.

The unemployed are the real poor

Mike Schussler responds to Neva Magketla's article and says she should check her data sources before laying blame on economists.

Women in business: Let’s make this work, says Zuma

President Zuma says not enough is being done to advance women in business sectors, calling for "visible change" in all industries, especially mining.

Economy lacks woman power

Women are not as active in the South African economy as they should be due to the high adult unemployment rate in the country, an economist has said.

CPI ticks up to 3,4% in October

South Africa's targeted consumer inflation quickened slightly to 3,4% year-on-year in October from 3,2% in September, data showed on Wednesday.

SA the biggest welfare state in the world, says economist

South Africa is the biggest welfare state in the world, economist Mike Schussler said on Thursday.

Emerging markets advancing faster

The emerging-market world is growing faster than the developed world and South Africa is no exception.

Manuel’s resignation sows chaos

The resignation of Trevor Manuel -- alongside 13 senior Cabinet ministers -- has caused confusion and volatility in the country's financial markets.

Fill up for less

When prices go up, in most cases consumption goes down, although there are some famous exceptions to this rule.

Mboweni delivers the bad news

South African Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni has raised the repo rate, at which the South African Reserve Bank lends money to banks, by 50 basis points to 11,5% following a two-day meeting of the bank's monetary policy committee. The prime overdraft rate therefore increases to 15%.

New barometer measures W Cape economy

The Western Cape's economy remains extremely healthy, although some factors are hampering accelerated growth. This is one of the key findings of the new Sake24 Western Cape Barometer (WCB) launched in Cape Town on Monday. The WCB is a unique statistical index that measures business activity in the province.

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