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Coronavirus and the economy: We didn’t prepare for tough times

South Africa was well-placed for the 2008 crisis. But R3.18-trillion debt and low growth hamper its ability to limit the economic effects of Covid-19

Beware, the everything bubble

This stock market bubble is being led by the FAANG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google) stocks

Africa takes a pummelling

This is reflected in the poor performance of many countries’ stock markets, which are down by 17% on average.

Fed concerns pound emerging markets

Stocks and currencies slide, aggravated by news of Brazil's ratings cut.

Reporter the fall guy for Chinese crisis

Business reporter Wang Xiaolu has been paraded on Chinese state TV to make an on-air "confession" for supposedly triggering stock market chaos.

China’s stocks sink most since 2007 as state intervention fails

China’s stocks plunged the most since 2007 as government support measures failed to allay investor concerns that a slowdown is deepening.

China confident despite volatile stock markets

Despite global concern over China's economic growth, the country says it has "great potential" and "high resilience".

Beijing scrambles to calm markets as shares slip again

Beijing stock market's wild gyrations have heightened fears about the financial stability of the world's second biggest economy.

Chinese investors bank on state succour

Policymakers have gone to unprecedented lengths to prop up stocks struggling after the biggest sell-off in two decades.

Stock market rout stalls China’s march to liberalisation

The steepest rally since 2009 on Thursday showed the markets are finally responding to the government's multipronged effort to halt the slide.

China stocks rise after Beijing slaps curbs on selling

Global investors fear that China's market turmoil will destabilise the financial system, and be a bigger risk than the crisis in Greece.

Market euphoria could end in tears

Some observers are warning euphoric global stock markets are overdue for a correction.

The super-rich swell their ranks and keep getting richer

A million more people joined the ranks of the global super-rich last year, almost a third of them in Asia.

Understanding the current market

The great mystery lies in why markets suddenly decide to react to one data point and not another.

How a rate hike will affect the market

Resources tend to be the best-performing sector during a rate-hike cycle.

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Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction

Klipgat residents left high and dry

Flushing toilets were installed in backyards in the North West, but they can’t be used because the sewage has nowhere to go

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!