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Will Cyril’s Sona promises ever be fulfilled?

Four Sonas on, he is still to enforce his will upon the governing party and the state

Blyvooruitzicht: A glimmer of hope      between the sewage, rats and fear

‘Thrown away like rubbish’ — Residents of what was once a rich mining town have survived the seven years since the mine closed

Everything Ramaphosa said about the economy in the Sona

The poor condition of state-owned enterprises remains a blight on growth forecasts

Unemployment rate remains unchanged, despite 45 000 new jobs being created

Labour statistics show that more jobs were created in the fourth quarter of 2019, but the rate of increase hasn’t kept up with the growth of the potential workforce, leaving the unemployment rate constant, at 29.1%

Sona will cast a spotlight on Ramaphosa (and the ANC’s) many problems

The president is facing challenges at every turn, among them the economy, the state of SOEs and factionalism within the ANC. Only if Ramaphosa and his party work together will they be able to turn their declining fortunes around

The argument against appointing a ‘land tsar’

The pace of land reform needs to be increased. But taking power from the courts and giving it to the executive will only create more policy uncertainty

Mass store and job cuts at Massmart

Changed market conditions and an appalling economy has hit low end cash-and-carry outlets

Democratising financial participation

JSE chief executive Dr Leila Fourie details how the exchange is aiming to become more inclusive

An agenda for decent jobs in Africa

Governments should adopt policies that promote external competitiveness and labour market initiatives as well as establish special economic zones

SA unemployment soars to 11-year high

The unemployment rate increased to 29,1% in the third quarter of 2019

The farm workers who produce our food are the most vulnerable to hunger

When drafting policies to address this situation, it is important that the voices of the workers themselves are taken into account

Judgment day for corrupt municipality

Court is set to rule on the Makana council’s failure to fulfil its constitutional duties to town’s citizens

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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 

SA’s quarantine plan for coronavirus

A small Free State dorp and 14 days of isolation — this is the plan for citizens returning from China, to prevent a potential outbreak of the disease

No legal sales in new cannabis Bill

Draft regulations do not allow for commercial cultivation or sale, but policy could change this

Press Releases

Dr Mathew Moyo’s journey to academic victory

The NWU's chief director for library and information services was appointed as a board member of the National Council for Library and Information Services.

UKZN pays tribute to Joseph Shabalala, Doctor of Music (honoris causa)

The university joins the global community in mourning the passing of legendary musician and founding member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dr Bhekizizwe Joseph Shabalala.

South Africa to be almost R 14-billion wealthier when SAB Zenzele BB-BBEE scheme winds down in April 2020

It’s the biggest BB-BEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history, with a new scheme to be launched

UKZN vice-chancellor calls for perspective and creative engagement on the way forward

In addition to overcoming the deadlock between UKZN and students, a way must be found to reconcile the university's financial obligations and students' long-term needs.

Survey shows South Africans’ approval of president but not of political parties

According to the survey, 62% of South Africans think Cyril Ramaphosa is doing his job well, while 39% say no political party represents their views.

Andrew Makenete joins Africa Agri Tech as an event ambassador

Makenete has a wealth of experience in the agricultural sector

Is your company prepared for the coronavirus?

Companies should consider the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic when evaluating whether they are prepared for the coronavirus, says ContinuitySA.

Explaining the distribution of pension funds

Section 37C of the Pension Funds Act puts the ultimate decision-making responsibility in trustees' hands, says Fedgroup.