New Growth Path

​Government’s economic plans all sound the same. We need a socioeconomic overhaul

In his latest book on economic and social inclusion, Vusi Gumede addresses the question of how to get the country back on track.

Zuma speaks of ‘greening SA economy’ at COP17

President Jacob Zuma has said that government is to invest billions in mass transport systems as a way of 'greening' the South African economy.

ANC seeks to finance mining, agriculture job drive

The ANC is seeking ways to finance efforts to boost jobs in the agriculture and mining sectors, which could include pension funds buying more bonds.

A green SA economy: ‘The train is shifting direction’

Business, labour and government signed a green-economy accord, committing to the creation of 300 000 jobs by building a green industrial base in SA.

Man with a plan: Trevor Manuel’s new deal for SA

Trevor Manuel has unveiled the NPC's national development plan. But how does it differ from the macroeconomic path unveiled by Ebrahim Patel in 2010?

Private sector please apply

National planning commission outlines proposals that will help the failing state to meet its long-term goals.

Banking on infrastructure

Infrastructure development will be a "trigger" to the implementation of the government's new growth path.

Growth fails to deliver jobs

A number of SA businesses have to grow by 50% for the 2020 target of five million jobs to be met.

Govt on wrong track for new growth path, say researchers

The government has not created the right climate to achieve the targets of the new growth path economic strategy, says the Bureau of Market Research.

Cosatu, Busa shake hands on economy and jobs programme

Busa and Cosatu have come an agreement on a joint programme that will aim to fight corruption, unemployment and spur growth in the economy.

IMF forecast upbeat on SA’s economic prospects

The IMF's latest report on the South African economy predicts a positive growth trend, but highlights necessary changes such as labour market reform.

We’re still coming up short on jobs, says Patel

Jobs are not being created fast enough to absorb the rising labour force, despite two consecutive quarters of job creation in SA, says Ebrahim Patel.


Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

‘Frustrated’ police resort to force

Regulation uncertainty leaves slap-happy police and soldiers to decide when people should or shouldn’t be allowed on the streets

Tension over who’s boss of courts

In a letter, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng questions whether Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has acted constitutionally

Press Releases

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

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories