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South Africa needs a new economic policy that envisages an overhaul of the power utility Eskom, which can't keep the lights on. EPA/Nic Bothma

Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in...

As the entrails of the era under South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma continue to be exposed each day before a commission set up...
South Africa: Government welcomes Fitch below investment grade rating

South Africa: Government welcomes Fitch rating

Government has noted rating agency Fitch’s decision to affirm South Africa’s long term foreign and local currency debt ratings at ‘BB+’ and maintain the...
SA exits technical recession in third quarter

SA exits technical recession in third quarter

South Africa has come out of a technical recession with the economy growing by 2.2% in the third quarter of 2018, said Statistics South...
Buffalo in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Shutterstock

Counting the contribution of hunting to South Africa’s economy

The hunting of wild animals is an emotive issue, drawing fire from anti-hunting organisations, environmentalists as well as many ordinary citizens. But it also...
SAA appears to be in a tail spin. EPA/Udo Weitz

South African taxpayers can’t keep bailing out broken airline

R21 billion: that’s how much South Africa’s beleaguered national carrier, South African Airways (SAA), says it needs to keep running. SAA has reached this point...
Merchant Cash Advance

How to Get Out of Merchant Cash Advance

Business (small, medium or large) owners need loans for the growth of their businesses. It varies depending on their specific needs. There are also...
President signs National Minimum Wage Bill into law

President signs National Minimum Wage Bill into law

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law the National Minimum Wage Bill, which sets a historic precedent in the protection of low-earning workers. The Bill...
SA set to ramp up ICT collaboration with China

SA set to ramp up ICT collaboration with China

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says collaboration between South Africa and China is key to drive economic growth and the rapid adoption of ICT technologies. The...
IMF report: Specific warning to South Africa

IMF report: Specific warning to South Africa

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), after visiting South Africa, has warned that South Africa needs to pick up the pace of economic reforms. There...
SARB hikes repo rate by 25 basis points

SARB hikes repo rate by 25 basis points

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has increased the repurchase rate (repo) by 25 basis points, effective 23...

Dana Gas and Crescent Petroleum Announce 30% Gas Production Increase in...

Khor Mor Field produces 400mmscfd gas and 15,000 bbls/day condensate Pearl Petroleum plans expansion as it marks a decade of production in KRI Kurdistan, Iraq.-Wednesday 21...
IMF: Optimism of economic growth in South Africa has faded. Photo: Die Vryburger

IMF: Optimism of economic growth in South Africa has faded

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has stated that the initial optimism about economic growth in South Africa is fading. State entities such as Eskom...
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