Fuel price boost for business activity - PMI

2015-03-04 10:34

Business activity in the private sector has stabilised in February after shrinking for two months, with falling fuel prices offering companies some respite.

Patel: Youth jobs created, but not fast enough

2015-03-03 19:00

Although 400 000 jobs have been created for youths, newcomers to the market outrun the pace of job creation, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

Zuma: Economy remains racial

2015-03-03 13:26

President Jacob Zuma has told the presidential black economic empowerment council it must deal with historical issues hindering economic transformation.

Vehicles sales up 1.1% yr-on-yr in February

2015-03-02 20:07

New vehicle sales have risen 1.1% year-on-year in February to 52 368 units, data from the trade department has showed.

Eskom hopes to avoid load shedding

2015-03-02 11:19

Eskom is hopeful that it will not have to implement load shedding on Monday and possibly not even for the rest of the week, a spokesperson has told Fin24.

Nene is running out of options - expert

2015-03-01 14:26

The government is divided and Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene can only do so much in his budget speech as he is not the president, says an expert.

Two key encouraging messages in budget 2015

2015-02-27 18:05

There are two key encouraging messages from Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's budget according to the tax director at Deloitte, Anthea Scholtz, .

January credit growth rises to 9.15%

2015-02-27 09:29

South Africa's private sector credit demand grew 9.15% year-on-year in January from a revised 8.55% in December, says the Reserve Bank.

SA gives Brics port of entry visas

2015-02-26 15:08

Business and diplomatic travellers from SA's Brics partners are to receive a port of entry visa into South Africa, says Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.


The budget in 5 charts

2015-02-25 19:22

Have a look at these five charts for a quick guide to understanding the budget speech.

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SA, Canada sign mining agreement

2015-03-04 06:37

South Africa has signed a memorandum of understanding with Canada on co-operation in mining development, with a particular focus on the junior to mid-tier mining sector.

One in three municipalities dysfunctional - Gordhan

2015-03-03 17:53

One in three municipalities are dysfunctional, according to a study conducted nationwide, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan says.

Business confidence up despite uncertain outlook

2015-03-03 12:38

Business confidence in SA edged up in February although the outlook for the rest of the year still remains uncertain, a survey shows.

Medupi produces its first power

2015-03-02 12:17

The first power has been produced out of Medupi’s unit 6, making it the first of the power station’s six units to be synchronised, according to Eskom.

Zuma stands by his JSE remarks

2015-03-01 15:18

President Jacob Zuma has reiterated his assertion pinning black ownership of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange at three percent.

Petrol price hike puts a pinch on pockets

2015-02-27 20:14

The price of all grades of petrol will increase following months of relief at the pumps for motorists.

No miracles, no apocalypse for SA - expert

2015-02-27 12:27

Budget 2015 shows it could be the first time government is more pessimistic about economic growth than the private sector, says an economist.

Fuel price could go up by close to R1 per litre

2015-02-26 17:17

The good days of a very low petrol price and the boost to the economy are over, although the lower oil price will still help SA's current account, says an economist.

Tax hike will hit economy, laments union

2015-02-26 07:45

Increasing income tax for individuals will have a negative effect on economic growth, union United Association of SA said on Wednesday.


LIVE budget 2015 discussion

2015-02-25 16:05

Click to watch our LIVE panel discussion on Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's budget presentation for 2015 live.

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