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Corrupt state owned enterprises lie at the heart of South Africa’s economic woes

The country stands to slip deeper into crisis unless the lust for loot is stopped. The economy is already in deep trouble.

Gigaba knew of junk status days prior to S&P’s announcement

The new finance minister says he did not inform South Africa of the downgrade because it had been made in confidence

South Africa’s negative outlook sign of downgrade to follow – S&P

According to analysts, S&P is likely to downgrade South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to junk status by mid-2017.

WATCH: Finance minister Pravin Gordhan presents mini-budget speech #MTBPS2016

Today's #MTBPS2016 will be key to South Africa averting a credit downgrade by rating agencies.

SA’s sovereign rating may avoid being downgraded to junk

Things remain stable, assures rating agency Standard & Poor’s – at least for the time being.

Budget speech: Nene clamps down on bugbears

The finance minister announced treasury’s intention to reduce the main budget expenditure ceiling by R25-billion over the next two years.

Credit ratings and outlook for SA unchanged

Two rating agencies delivered some good news on Friday evening when both kept their credit ratings and outlook for South Africa unchanged.

Investors see Russia less risky than SA as strikes impede growth

Investors are beginning to favour the Eastern European country over South Africa as strike in mining and metals overshadow the seizure of Crimea.

SA will miss 2014 economic growth target – Nene

The new finance minister says the country is unlikely to meet a a growth target of 2.7% for the year given the protracted platinum strike.

ANC calls on South Africans to grow economy

The ANC has called on South Africans to help grow the economy after ratings agency Fitch changed its outlook on SA's credit rating to negative.

SA credit rating dealt double blow after S&P downgrade

Just hours after Fitch changed its outlook on SA's credit rating to negative, Standard and Poor announced its downgrading by one notch.

SA credit rating downgrade looms

Ratings agency Fitch has downgraded its South African outlook to negative, and analysts expect Standard & Poor's to downgrade too.

Moody’s keeps negative rating for SA banks

While Moody's has kept its BAA1 rating and negative outlook for the country due to SA's credit profile, it is optimistic about sub-Saharan Africa.

S&P’s affirms SA’s credit rating with negative outlook

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has affirmed South Africa's sovereign credit rating at BBB with a negative outlook.

Turmoil erupts as Tunisia’s prime minister resigns

Tunisia's Hamadi Jebali has stepped down after failing to appoint a new government, while the country's credit rating has been downgraded again.

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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