Thalia Holmes

Rise of the cheap smartphone

Once, having a smartphone had snob value. Now you can get one for as little as R500, and the choices are increasing.

Union battles spell trouble for business

Fractures in Cosatu and Numsa's ambitions could see increased disputes and spiralling strike action.

Mantashe questions minorities on ANC list

Some of the ANC's National Assembly nominees did not deserve to be on the list, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said.

Budget: We have heard your pleas, says Gordhan

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's final Budget speech before elections in May is a masterplan to please the masses.

Loan shark crackdown on the cards

Parliament is considering clamping down on lenders charging illegal rates.

Petrol price hikes, tolls, higher interest rates: When will it end?

It seems 2014 will be a tough year for consumers, and economists say one can only expect respite sometime in 2015.

Platinum rides on the weak rand

The mining companies are enjoying some respite from the effects of the latest strike.

Sugar-coating a deadly health crisis

Does SA’s economy need a spoonful of medicine to make our sugar intake go down?

The fabric of society needs underpinning

Shweshwe is synonymous with African couture but the industry is under threat from counterfeits.

Mention of repo rate tightening drives price action in SA, say analysts

The Reserve Bank's acknowledgment that a rate hike had been discussed extensively has caused the rand to strengthen and bond yields to go up.

Civil service gets a kick in the cupboard

The treasury has a hungry, and growing, army of public servants to feed.

Samwu claims thousands of workers will take part in ‘national strike’

The South African Municipal Workers' Union says over 200 000 workers across SA are set to down tools if negotiations fail to produce desired results.


NGOs ask ConCourt to order that shops can sell baby clothes during lockdown

The organisations say lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

Press Releases

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world