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Saving Edcon is about saving jobs, says CEO

But the retailer’s recapitalisation plan rests on securing a new investor, and its landlords and lenders being on board.

Skint citizens shun market darlings

Unemployment, state debt and public sector burden and structural rigidities will affect growth

October retail sales accelerate to 2.2%

The highest annual growth was recorded for retailers in household furniture, appliances and equipment, which was up 10.1%

Retail sales grow as household consumption recovers

Growth was seen across all retail categories with the largest seen in household furniture, appliances and equipment

Tough times drive Black Friday

Bricks-and-mortar and online retailers are sitting pretty, but did consumers really win?

Economic week ahead: SA shows rise in retail sales

South African retail figures show an increase, business optimism in the US may spike, and Europe's Sentix gauge could slip further this week.

Economic week ahead: Signs of slowing growth

An index measuring economic activity in SA shows the biggest decline in several years - but one bright spot is an expected increase in retail sales.

The magnificent march of SA’s malls

The emerging middle class and urbanisation are driving the growth of new retail shopping centres in the country.

Growth risks mount even as SA dodges a recession

GDP data is expected to show SA rebounded from a contraction but there still remains little momentum to spur economic growth.

Massive increase in SA smartphone purchases

The numbers from South Africa's largest mobile phone retailer show a massive shift is happening in the smartphone market.

Chasing the e-tail a costly investment

Online shopping is increasing rapidly in South Africa, but financiers need deep pockets.

Opinion: The parasites of finance never seem to go away

American equities analyst and author Barry Ritholtz writes about money-wasting financial models that have managed to survive the decades.

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State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs