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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.


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

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