ARTICLES RELATING TO SA ECONOMY

ANC on the defensive

2014-04-18 08:10

The fallout from Nkandlagate just won't die down, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Whither SA's platinum sector?

2014-04-17 11:03

Curing the problems of platinum production may seem a simple matter but in reality may well be impossible, says an economist.

Patel: State internships will empower youth

2014-04-10 15:27

Government will hand unemployed youth a second chance in the form of internships, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Economy can be no 1 again - DA

2014-04-07 18:54
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The DA says it has a plan which would take the economy back to the number one spot after Nigeria displaced South Africa as the continent's biggest economy.

Grants play big part in fighting poverty

2014-04-03 13:05

Social grants have had an important impact on reducing poverty with 4 million fewer people now living in poverty in South Africa, according to Statistics SA.

The short-termism plague

2014-04-03 07:17

Are South Africa’s policies promoting progress or regress, asks Geoffrey Chapman.

Nkandla report will hit investor confidence

2014-03-20 18:09

The Nkandla report will severely impact international investors' confidence in the government, says the National Employers' Association of South Africa.

Zuma: Employment higher than ever before

2014-03-13 07:50
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The ANC has done much to fight poverty and inequality and at 15 million job holders, employment is now higher than ever before, says President Jacob Zuma.

Chirwa: Numsa set for rolling strikes

2014-03-12 17:56

Numsa is on course to embark on protests to demand jobs for youth as part of a series of socio-economic strikes, says president Andrew Chirwa.

Driving SA's economy

2014-03-11 10:21

The country's rattletrap taxis move 15 million each day and power the workforce.

Working class under siege - Numsa

2014-03-10 12:19

Numsa has accused the ANC of failing to improve the lives on the working class, claiming that they simply replaced white capital with black capital.

No financial impact of power cuts - govt

2014-03-06 14:13
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The government says it has not received any reports of the economy being affected by load shedding, adding that two ministers will keep watch over the situation.

Business chamber warns of gender quotas

2014-03-06 07:30

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry is concerned about the quotas in the gender equality bill, which aims to have more women in management posts.

Zuma: We must work harder together

2014-02-28 18:22
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Government support programmes should be used to seize economic development opportunities, President Jacob Zuma says.

Savings se ma se ....!

2014-02-27 16:12

If you have managed to save money in the last year, you either have no kids, no life, rich parents, or a hand in the cookie jar, says Susan Erasmus.

Economy doing quite well, says Gordhan

2014-02-26 16:32

Despite the setbacks such as a commodity price collapse and unprecedented market turmoil, SA's economy has proved resilient, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Bill targets majority stake in security firms

2014-02-25 22:39

Foreign owned private security companies would be compelled to sell 51% of their shares to South Africans, according to a newly passed amendment bill.

SA eyes investment in Japan

2014-02-24 20:06

North West premier Thandi Modise has led a delegation to Japan to explore investments for the Platinum Valley Hub's special economic zone.

Zuma moots economic reform plans

2014-02-20 15:27
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President Jacob Zuma has promised a period of socio-economic transformation, including stepping up affirmative action after the upcoming elections in May.

Eskom crisis 'damaging' the economy

2014-02-18 07:40

The already sluggish economy is being held back badly by a crisis at Eskom and high electricity costs threatening to scare off companies, experts say.

Zille: The DA has a new economic plan

2014-02-17 16:10

The DA has launched a policy that if implemented would expand opportunities for South Africans and firms to participate in the economy, says leader Helen Zille.

No innovation in Zuma speech - economist

2014-02-14 10:09

Zuma's State of the Nation address failed to produce forward-looking statements on the economy and showed policy is on hold until after the poll, says an analyst.

Mining sector 'should heed Zuma's warning'

2014-02-14 07:49

President Jacob Zuma's warning on conflict in the mining industry should be taken seriously by mine workers and mining companies alike, says an economist.

Your call, ANC

2014-02-14 07:12

SA may be facing its own Arab Spring if no action is taken, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Zuma wants a better mining sector

2014-02-13 19:56

President Jacob Zuma says South Africa needs a mining sector that works because it plays a key role in boosting the economy.

 

ANC on the defensive

2014-04-18 07:35

The fallout from Nkandlagate just won't die down, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Jim wants change for working class

2014-04-10 20:17

It is time for the working class to start organising itself because the ANC is ignoring the freedom charter, says Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim.

Business confidence picks up - Sacci

2014-04-08 12:55

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry's business confidence index has improved by 0.9 index points in March, according to statistics.

SA economists shrug at Nigeria growth jump

2014-04-06 22:22
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South Africa remains the most important economy on the continent despite being overtaken by Nigeria as Africa's biggest, say South African economists.

PMI slips as strike hits output

2014-04-03 10:11

The HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index dipped to 50.2 in March from 51.5 in February as the platinum sector strike caused contraction in private sector output.

No change in budget deficit estimate

2014-04-01 15:04

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has estimated a budget deficit of 4% of GDP for the 2013/14 fiscal year, unchanged from his February projection.

Inflation quickens to 5.9%

2014-03-19 10:41

South Africa's headline consumer inflation rose in February to 5.9% year-on-year as expected, from 5.8% in January, according to Statistics SA.

State wants free stake in energy projects

2014-03-12 20:37

MPs have passed draft legislation that will allow the state a 20% free stake in all new energy projects, but critics contend it will stifle growth and investment.

Spending down as consumers tighten belts

2014-03-12 12:13

Spending contracted 3.6% in the fourth quarter of 2013 as households curbed consumption and fixed capital spending growth dropped, says the Reserve Bank.

Bill will hurt business confidence - body

2014-03-10 18:15

The private security industry wants President Jacob Zuma to review a bill, which will see foreign owned private security firms sell 51% of their shares.

Salaries to dip below inflation - index

2014-03-07 10:34

Disposable income would again be slower than inflation this year despite some relief over December, an index indicates.

Business confidence rises in February

2014-03-06 12:47

SA's business confidence index rose to 91.9 in February from 90.5 in January though economic activity remained subdued, according to Sacci.

PMI shows slight uptick

2014-03-05 10:09

The seasonally-adjusted HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 51.5, as private sector companies reported a rise in activity in the month.

Zuma: China treats SA as equal, not a subject

2014-02-28 11:04

China does business with South Africa on an equal footing, unlike Western former colonial powers who still act like its master, says President Jacob Zuma.

PPI at 7% in January

2014-02-27 12:39

The annual percentage change in the producer price index for final manufactured goods was up from 6.5% in December last year, Statistics SA says.

All eyes turn to Pravin Gordhan

2014-02-26 07:48

At 14:00 all eyes will be on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as he delivers his budget speech amid a myriad of economic challenges and ahead of national elections.

Gordhan facing debt demons

2014-02-25 19:18

Curbing the country's debt is the most pressing factor facing Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, DA finance spokesperson Tim Harris tells Fin24.

Consumer vulnerability at its lowest

2014-02-21 17:01

A study shows that 2013 was a pretty bad year for consumers who felt more financially vulnerable than they did the year before.

Gordhan: Better living conditions for miners

2014-02-18 11:45

Better living conditions are needed in the mining sector, which plays an important role in the economy, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Will Gordhan stick to sound principles?

2014-02-17 16:56

The National Budget speech may have more of a political ring to it than usual with elections only about three months away.

Cosatu offers solution to crippling strikes

2014-02-14 22:39

The Congress of SA Trade Unions says sustainable jobs, decent wages and a more equitable distribution of the country's wealth will bring an end to strikes.

Union safeguards 2000 mine jobs after merger

2014-02-14 08:52

The United Association of SA says it has secured the employment of about two thousand mineworkers affected by a merger between Sibanye Gold and Newshelf.

Chamber to act on Zuma's mining concerns

2014-02-14 07:42

The Chamber of Mines says it accepts President Jacob Zuma's call for quick action to be taken on the living and working conditions of mine workers.

SA economy must grow at least 5% - Zuma

2014-02-13 20:01

South Africa needs to grow its economy at more than 5% a year to be able to create jobs, President Jacob Zuma has said.

Zuma: SA facing multiple economic challenges

2014-02-13 19:45

South Africans had daunting challenges of poverty and unemployment to overcome, says President Jacob Zuma in his State of the Nation address.

 
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