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OECD urges SA to reform to recover from pandemic effects

The OECD predicts a 7.5% contraction in South Africa’s GDP, with an 8.2% contraction if a second wave of Covid-19 is not avoided

Covid-19: An opportunity to reform the educational landscape

Policymakers and pundits, however, must ensure novel solutions do not exacerbate the inequalities of the South African education system

Coronavirus hammers global growth 

South Africa’s mining and manufacturing sectors are predicted to be down for the first quarter of 2020 because of low demand from China 

Marie Antoinette rules in Colombia as the masses protest against inequality

Citizens have taken to the streets as the country’s transition away from a 70-year civil war gives them opportunity to find their voices

Central Africa can benefit from BRICS partnership

Brics has much to learn from Central Africa

OECD check-up shows SA’s not well

The organisation’s latest survey underscores the urgent need to implement reforms to boost the economy

PanamaLeaks: Scope narrows for the rich to hide offshore assets

Tax authorities globally are closing in on tax evasion and tax avoidance structures.

IMF rethinks its labour market ideas

Structural reform is no longer regarded as the 'obvious' answer to boost growth.

Countries must reconsider building coal power stations – OECD

The OECD has warned that coal-fired power stations will release half of all the carbon that humanity can safely emit and alternatives must be found.

SA Reserve Bank should keep rates low says OECD

A accomodative monetary stance should be maintained while inflation allows for it, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

BMW labour woes hit hard

BMW has lost 13 000 cars in production, missed supply targets and taken a decision to stop expansion into South Africa following the four-week strike.

Gordhan takes steps to improve debt management

The OECD and South Africa are getting tough on public debt and cash management in Africa by setting up a centre to reduce the cost of managing debt.

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

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

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