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Rising fuel costs hit the poor hardest
Rising fuel costs hit the poor hardest
In June this year, the price of fuel in South Africa was hiked to a record high of more than R15 a litre. Three months later, there was another...
The future of the middle class is bleak
The future of the middle class is bleak
Another petrol hike is not what South Africa’s precarious middle class needs. The National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) will release a report in...
State-fixed prices cause major pain
State-fixed prices cause major pain
Administered prices have been increasing well above inflation recently, hurting consumers and businesses alike, eliciting promises from President...
Cosatu warns jobs summit could be 'damp squib'
Cosatu warns jobs summit could be 'damp squib'
Just days before the National Jobs Summit, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has cautioned that the event could turn into a talk...
Stats SA reports 69 000 jobs lost in second quarter
Stats SA reports 69 000 jobs lost in second quarter
Employment in South Africa's non-agricultural formal sector dropped by 69 000 between March and June 2018, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Wednesday in its latest Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) bulletin....
Nene: Recession a risk for tax revenues
Nene: Recession a risk for tax revenues
South Africa's technical recession poses a risk to 2018's tax revenues, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene told a tax indaba on Monday.
Bleeding SA turns to Ramaphosa
Bleeding SA turns to Ramaphosa
The government has not been sitting on its hands since the announcement on Tuesday that the country is in a technical recession, the treasury’s...
Bloodied economy’s future is grim
Bloodied economy’s future is grim
The economy shrank for a second consecutive quarter, Statistics South Africa announced this week, dashing hopes that the country could dodge this...
Literacy and skills are the power for good
Literacy and skills are the power for good
Often referred to as a silent disability, low levels of literacy hinder personal growth and limit opportunities. It perpetuates poverty and...
SA’s economy dips into recession dashing economists hopes
SA’s economy dips into recession dashing economists hopes
The South African economy is in a recession for the first time since 2009, Statistics SA announced on Tuesday.
Drop in capital expenditure
Drop in capital expenditure
For the first time in more than a decade, public institutions are spending less, according to the latest capital expenditure figures released by...
R48bn needed for Ramaphosa’s stimulus packages
R48bn needed for Ramaphosa’s stimulus packages
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene told the Cabinet lekgotla that the government will need about R48-billion to support the implementation of the...

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