ARTICLES RELATING TO SA ECONOMY

Prasa to upgrade 'hazardous' station

2015-09-04 19:13

Prasa has set aside funding to upgrade Gouda station in the Western Cape, after the Railway Safety Regulator declared it a “threat to safe railway operations”.

The Economist labels ANC 'clueless and immoral'

2015-09-04 07:56

The Economist magazine says the ANC is turning its back on human rights and freedom by siding with some of the world's ''nastier'' regimes.

Anthea Jeffery: Economic needs must trump anti-Western ideology

2015-09-03 14:54

ANC ideology should not be allowed to trump SA’s economic needs and the plight of the 8.4 million unemployed, says Anthea Jeffery.

Moody's: Good that SA debt in local currency

2015-09-02 14:58

Sovereign debt markets are defying the traditional view of the inability of emerging economies to borrow in their own currency, according to a Moody's report.

CEO confidence hits all-time low

2015-09-02 10:58

CEO confidence in South Africa has hit an all-time low, with 50% of business leaders indicating plans to expand into Africa, an index shows.

SA economy in bad shape, NDP 'all but forgotten'

2015-09-01 20:30

The South African economy is in bad shape with the National Development Plan being all but forgotten, warn the experts.

Rate hike, rand rout hit new car sales

2015-09-01 18:23

July’s interest rate hike and the rand’s dismal performance have taken a toll on the new vehicle market, says an industry leader.

Ramaphosa to shed light on Eskom, SAA plans

2015-09-01 12:09

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is to update parliament on strategies to make key parastatals such as South African Airways and Eskom more efficient.

Infrastructure focus can boost GDP by R260bn - report

2015-09-01 06:36

South Africa could boost annual GDP by R260bn by 2030 through smarter infrastructure delivery, according to a McKinsey report.

Koeberg unit 2 going down for maintenance

2015-08-31 16:46

Koeberg's unit 2 will be shut down for scheduled refuelling and maintenance and is expected to return back to service by mid-December, says Eskom.

 

SA 'a perfect storm among emerging markets'

2015-09-04 18:03

South Africa represents a perfect storm in the emerging market space, according to Nomura analyst Peter Attard Montalto.

Govt acts on garnishee 'abuse' in public sector

2015-09-03 20:30

The gGovernment has appointed a company to investigate the abuse of emolument attachment orders, also known as garnishee orders, in the public services sector.

Prasa's non-compliance threatens town's economy

2015-09-02 17:41

The economy in a Western Cape town is being threatened due to non-compliance by the Passenger Rail Agency of SA, says the Railway Safety Regulator.

Peter Wilhelm: Drunks, addicts & illegal sex workers can heal our economic peril

2015-09-02 14:26

Peter Wilhelm says in seeking a solution to our economic woes, one secure innovation lies in the cadre of drunks who provoke our righteous wrath.

Services export could be SA's new gold - report

2015-09-02 06:46

Despite a thriving domestic services sector, SA’s share of exports of services remains small, even within its geographic region, cautions a new McKinsey report.

SA needs to move away from 'staple' sectors - report

2015-09-01 19:40

South Africa needs to seek opportunities over and above ‘status quo’ sectors like mining to unlock growth and job creation, according to a McKinsey report.

W Cape eyes 100 000 jobs with new tourism plan

2015-09-01 16:03

A new tourism growth strategy aims to create 100 000 jobs in the Western Cape, says provincial Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde.

ANC seeks clarity on oil, gas laws

2015-09-01 11:11

The ruling ANC has urged the government to approve planned changes to laws for the oil and gas sector to help speed up development and resolve power shortages.

SA shows trade deficit in July - Sars

2015-08-31 18:00

So far this year, SA shows a cumulative trade deficit for 2015 of R85.50bn compared to R111.65bn in 2014, according to Sars.

More consumers dispute debit orders amid cash crunch

2015-08-31 14:32

Consumer fraud plays a much bigger role in debit order fraud than first anticipated, according to industry insiders.

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