SA launches first ever Green Bond

2012-11-09 11:23

South Africa’s first ever institutional Green Bond worth R5bn will be used to fund the growth of green and energy efficient industries.

Busa: Growth plan key for economy

2012-05-29 07:46

The New Growth Path is an important instrument to promote employment and growth in the economy, say the ANC and Business Unity SA.

Davies invites comment on economic zones

2012-01-16 16:30

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has unveiled a special economic zones programme meant to improve on industrial development zones.

Fitch downgrades SA outlook

2012-01-13 17:31

Ratings agency Fitch has revised SA's outlook to negative, saying the government had made limited progress on key economic issues.

ANC wants pension funds to aid with jobs

2011-11-24 14:56

Getting pension funds to buy more bonds is an option the ANC is looking at to finance job creation in agriculture and mining.

Growth path on wrong track - study

2011-10-02 10:47

The government has not created the right climate to achieve the targets of its new growth path strategy, according to a study by the Bureau of Market Research.

Not enough jobs being created: Patel

2011-08-25 07:57

Jobs were not being created fast enough to absorb the rising labour force, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says.

Accords to tackle skills crisis signed

2011-07-13 14:19

Two accords committing the government, business, labour and community groups to dealing with SA's skills shortage have been signed.

SA economy on the rebound: Moody's

2011-06-09 18:32

Ratings agency Moody's says SA's economy is recovering from recession but projected growth at slightly lower than the official forecast.

Tolls will undermine growth: Investec

2011-03-10 10:14

Even if toll fees for Gauteng freeways are reduced, the cost to consumers will affect economic growth, says Investec analyst Annabel Bishop.

Gordhan to decide on jobs fund agency

2011-02-27 16:10

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says that the government will decide over the next few weeks on which agency or department is best placed to administer the R9bn jobs fund.

Auto, mining, IT earmarked for jobs

2011-02-15 20:36

Projects in the car manufacturing and other sectors are expected to create thousands of new jobs, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Growth path too vague on jobs: analyst

2011-01-26 10:45

Rand Merchant Bank economic consultant Rudolf Gouws says the government's new growth path provides very little detail on how it will create new jobs.

SA's jobs crisis

2011-01-21 08:14

Sadly, Zuma doesn't have a magic wand to create jobs, writes Stephen Mulholland.

Business uneasy over govt intervention

2011-01-16 22:15

The government is quietly going ahead with its plan to become a major player in the economy, raising concerns in business circles.

Cosatu: New growth path falls short

2011-01-11 15:31

Trade union federation Cosatu says the government's new growth path is not comprehensive enough for a much-needed overhaul of the economy.

SOEs urged to create more jobs

2010-12-10 18:52

State-owned enterprises are to focus on training and ramp up spending on infrastructure to assist in job creation.

Govt plan may hit SA salaries

2010-11-23 22:53

To create more jobs, government is proposing "inflation-level" increases for those earning more than R20 000 a month, while the salaries and bonuses of top earners may be capped.


Pravin Gordhan brave, say parties

2012-10-25 17:14

Political parties have broadly welcomed the mini budget, although some questioned the treasury's influence on the government to implement the policy.

SA economy adds 80 000 jobs in January

2012-02-13 10:43

Although jobs were created, the economy is still 420 000 jobs short of the peak employment level before the 2009 global financial crisis, says Adcorp.

Treasury reassures after Fitch downgrade

2012-01-13 18:18

The National Treasury says it remains committed to prudent policies after Fitch revised SA's outlook from stable to negative.

Lagarde: Jobless, euro major risks to SA

2012-01-06 13:28

Unemployment and the eurozone debt crisis are the biggest threats to SA's economy, says International Monetary Fund MD Christine Lagarde.

Zuma admits jobs target won't be met

2011-11-10 18:39

President Jacob Zuma says the government's goal of 5 million jobs is unlikely to be achieved due to the global economic slowdown.

Busa: Policy consensus will boost economy

2011-09-30 10:30

Business Unity SA says achieving consensus around the right policy choices remains the challenge.

Cosatu slams new state commissions

2011-08-03 15:08

Two new bodies to promote job creation and infrastructure chaired by President Jacob Zuma and his deputy are likely to fail, says Cosatu.

Cosatu rejects state growth plan

2011-06-29 16:10

Trade union federation Cosatu says the government's new growth path does not support its campaign for full employment and living wages.

Sanlam CEO blasts state plans

2011-03-13 10:17

Sanlam head Johan van Zyl has said the rand will weaken dramatically as a result of inefficient state spending.

Vavi laments lack of detail on NGP

2011-03-09 18:53

Few details are available on how the government will introduce and monitor the New Growth Path's longer-term goals, Cosatu says.

ICT to play job-creation role: minister

2011-02-25 17:55

Telecommunications companies should contribute to job creation given the huge growth in their market, says communications minister Roy Padayachie.

State underspending costs jobs: Cesa

2011-02-02 12:49

Consulting Engineers SA says the government's slow spending of the R846bn earmarked for infrastructure is hampering job-creation in construction.

Fixed investment could be 3%: Investec

2011-01-25 08:18

Forecast growth in 2011 for private sector and public corporations fixed investment will only just reach 3.0% year-on-year.

ANC ramps up job creation efforts

2011-01-17 11:51

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says the government's new growth plan aims to create more jobs in several sectors, including mining and tourism.

Allies outgun Vavi at NEC

2011-01-16 12:46

The ANC national executive committee lekgotla has floored Cosatu boss Zwelinzima Vavi in the fierce battle over economic policy.

Planning under pressure

2011-01-05 10:36

Patel's new growth path puts the onus on the planning minister to deliver the goods, says Greta Steyn.

Growing pains

2010-12-07 22:43

The Reserve Bank governor's response to the state's new growth path has been less than enthusiastic, writes Greta Steyn.

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