South African Economy

Cyril’s style is to inspire the nation

His visionary pragmatism and his aim – together with SA’s citizens — is to build a capable state

The fable of SA’s special economic zones

The country is being pushed to develop more SEZs. But is this a viable strategy, given unemployment and ‘deglobalisation’?

The State of the Nation speech Ramaphosa should make

I have been slow but steady in rebuilding South Africa, but it’s time for tough, decisive action

Unemployment rate remains unchanged, despite 45 000 new jobs being created

Labour statistics show that more jobs were created in the fourth quarter of 2019, but the rate of increase hasn’t kept up with the growth of the potential workforce, leaving the unemployment rate constant, at 29.1%

Sona will cast a spotlight on Ramaphosa (and the ANC’s) many problems

The president is facing challenges at every turn, among them the economy, the state of SOEs and factionalism within the ANC. Only if Ramaphosa and his party work together will they be able to turn their declining fortunes around

The argument against appointing a ‘land tsar’

The pace of land reform needs to be increased. But taking power from the courts and giving it to the executive will only create more policy uncertainty

‘Be bold, take risks’ to fix economy

Everyone has different solutions, but they all agree that time is running out — and Eskom is the priority

Make the SA economy work for graduates

The country needs an economic policy that takes account of the skill sets we currently have

Ramaphosa promises light at the end of a gloomy economic tunnel

The president says a R53-billion drop in tax collection and Eskom have drained the public purse

Economy rebounds but hold the champagne for now

Experts say the increase in GDP is largely a result of a decrease in load-shedding in the second quarter

Mboweni – let’s go about things differently

'Perhaps it's time to re-engineer the Small Business Development Corporation'

SA economy plunges into recession

"Two consecutive quarters of negative growth is the most widely accepted definition of a recession, according to StatsSA"

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Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it