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Mogajane: SA will stay on growth path

Government’s response to the coronavirus is unlikely to counteract the expected sharp decline of the country’s gross domestic product

No money to spare as GDP set to fall

With little money to respond to Covid-19, the government is looking at other sources of funding

An unprecedented crisis: The economic ramifications of Covid-19

The ways in which we respond to the coronavirus pandemic will determine the world that greets us when we emerge from lockdown

South Africa has been junked

Treasury says the credit ratings downgrade “could not have come at a worse time”, as country enters a 21-day Covid-19 lockdown with little money saved up

Moody’s could hold decision on SA downgrade — for now

The ratings agency is expected to say on Friday whether it will downgrade SA’s credit rating to junk, but it could hold off until the Covid-19 pandemic eases

We must stamp out illicit trade to boost the fiscus

The fiscus loses millions each day because of illicit trade. Sars can’t tackle this problem alone: it is up to all citizens to play their part

Ratings agencies might give SA a ‘klap’ — Mboweni

Finance minister warns that government’s increased debt could mean ratings agencies downgrade the country’s credit worthiness to junk

Moody’s axe likely to fall on ordinary South Africans

The ratings agency is scheduled to announce its decision on a possible downgrade of SA credit worthiness on March 27

Cyril must boldly face political conundrums

The president and his team must make decisions in the public’s best interests, despite the corruption and factionalism in the ANC

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Reserve bank unanimously decides to cut the repo rate

The South African Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee has unanimously decided to reduce the repo rate by 25 basis points, to...

SA escapes Moody’s junk guillotine — for now

South Africa's credit rating outlook is revised from stable to negative, but not downgraded to junk status at this stage

Will Moody’s downgrade Mboweni?

The finance minister's medium-term budget policy statement on Wednesday will be watched like it is the main event

We’ll soon find out if Mboweni is the man with a plan

The finance minister's Powerpoint did not shy away from straight-talking — including taking aim at ministers and officials

Brexit-type clock ticks for Eskom

There are competing ideas about how to save the power utility, but it is time for decisions

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Unions cry foul over SABC dismissal costs and retrenchments

Broadcaster bodies say claims that a recent skills audit is unrelated to retrenchments are ‘irrational’

Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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