Us Government Shutdown

US bank execs warn government shutdown adds to economic risks

​Bank executives have warned that weakening sentiment amid a lengthening US government shutdown could economic kill growth

US government shutdown breaks record as eyes remain on Trump

The partial shutdown has reached a 24-day impasse, and the question in the air is will the president declare a national emergency?

Stop holding Americans ‘hostage’ over shutdown, Pelosi tells Trump

The political impasse over Trump's border wall demand has kept key government agencies closed for the past 18 days

US government workers home without pay as shutdown impasse drags on

Thousands of US federal employees were staying home without pay Monday after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on ending a government shutdown

Sighs of relief as Congress ends US government shutdown

The US government has reopened its doors after Congress passed legislation to end a government shutdown.

Obama backs Senate deal in bid to avoid US debt default

US President Barack Obama has pushed through a Senate deal aimed at averting a debt default and ending a government shutdown.

SA Reserve Bank ‘monitoring’ possible US debt default

The Reserve Bank is keeping a watchful eye on whether the US will default on its debt payments.

US shutdown: Why are Americans so complacent?

In the US there is a sense of submission to a political system that is held hostage by private interests and corporate lobbying, writes Gavin Silber.

US shutdown: Conflict could go down to the wire

Neither Republicans nor Democrats have offered any sign of agreements on either the shutdown or the debt ceiling as an October 17 deadline looms.

Economic week ahead: US political drama continues

While SA reports on reserve figures, the US's political stalemate between the Republicans and Democrats will continue to preoccupy global markets.

Pentagon set to recall workers

Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives have agreed to pay all furloughed employees retroactively once the government reopens.

Clinton, Obama and the US govt shutdown

Sex scandals and political setbacks might have brought out the best in US leaders Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, writes Khaya Dlanga.

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eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

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Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

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