Us Debt Crisis


Weekend 101: From the sombre to the ridiculous

The Diepsloot killings, the EFF's official launch, the US government shutdown ends and Mps declare some interesting gifts. Elephant, anyone?

US lawmakers abandon efforts to rein in ballooning debt

US lawmakers have abandoned efforts to rein in debt in a sign that Washington will be unlikely to resolve the tax and spending dispute before 2013.

Wall Street protesters disgusted with both parties

Wall Street demonstrators in the US say politicians from both major parties are to blame for policies they say protect corporate America.

Hope floats as US jobless claims less than expected

A US report hinted at an improvement in labour market conditions after unemployment benefit claims rose less than expected last week.

Greek crisis could spark exodus like WWII aftermath

Many Greeks, their lives ravaged by the debt crisis, are thinking of emigrating like hundreds of thousands who left for foreign shores after WWII.

Stocks take another dive on Greek default fears

Stocks slid again as Europe struggled to contain a debt crisis in Greece that is threatening to plunge the continent back into recession.

US’s Operation Twist hammers world markets

A grim outlook for the US economy from the Federal Reserve and signs of a slowing in China and Germany has sent world stocks tumbling.

Gordhan: Brics to consider euro bonds plan

A meeting of emerging economies will consider a Brazilian proposal to buy European bonds to help crisis-hit eurozone countries, Pravin Gordhan says.

Rand tumbles, tipped to hit R8/dollar

The rand tumbled nearly 3% to hit 16-month lows against the dollar as importers piled into the greenback, spooked by a recent trend of sharp declines.

Sub-Saharan Africa might feel Europe, US pinch

Sub-Saharan Africa could maintain its economic expansion in the near term, but faltering US or European recovery could threaten trade, says the IMF.

Our efforts are undermined, says Greece minister

Stavros Lambrinidis says Greece's fiscal adjustments made since revealing its debt and deficits two years ago were being undermined by stereotypes.

Asian stocks rebound on Europe’s debt hopes

Asian stocks bounced after tentative steps by eurozone policymakers to tackle a crippling debt crisis, but investors remained wary.


High court refuses application to cross provinces for a funeral

Despite “extreme sympathy”, court says it must uphold the law

Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

Press Releases

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

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories