The world is changing and alliances shifting which presents opportunities for the continent if the citizenry is engaged
With most of the NDP targets way off the mark, our fiscal path defers the NDP goals by another decade, if we are lucky, while an incapable state will spell its death
Telkom plans to retrench 15% of its employees across the group as the sector rebalances after the online boom during the pandemic
There’s not just one person to blame for decades of mismanagement of an electricity crisis that was made known some 25 years ago
The ANC has made the call for more flexible monetary policy before, but has dithered in seeing it through
Analysts are expecting the Reserve Bank to remain hawkish amid still high inflationary pressures and a weak rand
But analysts say the fossil fuel’s boom will probably be short-lived as the turn to renewable energy picks up
Global dynamics and South Africa’s energy crisis will weigh on domestic growth for years to come. But green investment could, eventually, resuscitate the economy
The company’s earnings have soar given the energy crunch caused by Russia’s war on Ukraine — and it’s betting on another fossil fuel to carry it into the future
Labour unions have embarked on a nationwide strike over the high cost of living
Consumer inflation surged again, after piercing the South African Reserve Bank’s ceiling for the first time in five years
It could prove difficult for government to loosen its grip on the public purse, but economists say the current extraordinary circumstances require intervention
Consumers, who have remained resilient despite South Africa’s economic woes over the past decade, are being squeezed on all fronts. What are the policy options? Or is it the same old, same old
The rand has managed to withstand even the strongest global headwinds, but it is unlikely it will continue to hold steady in the wake of the Fed’s aggression
Conflict hotspots, most in the Sahel region, will continue to dominate the news this year, while a number of countries will hold key elections.
Join in the second part of our discussion with economist Sifiso Skenjana.
The economy is not producing work, with many young adults working outside their fields of study or considering leaving the country as a result
Women in the personal services sector and young people have been hard hit by the pandemic in terms of employment, but they struggled even before Covid-19
Nigeria’s central bank has repeatedly warned against the risks of investing in cryptocurrencies and even ordered local banks to close accounts trading in them.
Namibians celebrated when the southern African nation gained independence on 21 March 1990. Henning Melber explains why Namibians are not in a festive mood as they mark 31 years of freedom
The already turbulent labour market could see more strain if aspiring students lose out
Financiers are ‘impact investing’ by shifting their support to investment products that prioritise environmental, social and governance issues
The country’s economy grew at an annualised rate of 66.1%, marking the strongest pace of expansion since at least 1993
To move out of South Africa’s economic funk, Ramaphosa is prioritising the materialisation of pledges made at the previous investment conferences.
Developing countries have been hit harder by the Covid-19 downturn than in past economic crises
Trudi Makhaya, the president’s economic adviser, talks to Tshegofatso Mathe about her upbringing, favourite books, Covid-19 and solutions to get our country out of its economic stagnation, family, reading, books, literature
Talking to the media, President Cyril Ramaphosa said he too was frustrated by the slow pace of justice around corruption, but that ‘the change that we have all wanted to see is unfolding’
StatsSa has dubbed Q2 of 2020 the “pandemic quarter” as a result of hard Covid-19 lockdown that saw most sectors of the economy plummeting
ANC superfans are so vested in a romantic vision of a political party with a great past that they struggle to accept the realities of what this party has become.
Amid the headwinds created by the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s time the Aloe ferox, which survives in dry, harsh conditions, is nurtured — but the options are limited
Stats SA’s latest GDP figures show the country’s economy has shrunk 2% in the first quarter of 2020
The finance minister has found money for the Covid crisis, but the cupboard is bare and he warns that a fiscal crisis is possible in 2024