ARTICLES RELATING TO SA ECONOMY

Rand prospects are Fed-linked

2015-04-17 15:30

We tend to link rand prospects to SA events but the current main driver is speculation about US Federal Reserve moves, says Cees Bruggemans.

Nene: Public sector wage demands will cost R20bn

2015-04-17 13:44

Wage demands by public sector unions would cost the government an extra R20bn, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, as workers threaten mass protests.

SA's recipe for disaster

2015-04-16 07:33

Malema's flames of frustration are fuelling white extremism, says Leopold Scholtz.

Eskom restores some lost power

2015-04-15 11:31

Eskom has restored 1 200 megawatts of electricity of the 9 500 MW of power lost in plant breakdowns.

The economics of xenophobia

2015-04-15 06:19

Government needs to re-define the informal economy, considering the extent to which it has been exploited by some foreigners, says Andrew Layman.

Nehawu warns of total govt shutdown

2015-04-14 12:31

Nehawu has warned that if the wage offer made to public servants is not revised, it could lead to a shutdown of government.

Wiese praises SA's progress

2015-04-13 17:04

Despite its problems, South Africa is better off than it was 21 years ago, says business tycoon Christo Wiese, controlling shareholder of Shoprite.

SA in R57bn currency swap deal with China

2015-04-10 13:05

The South African Reserve Bank has signed a three-year bilateral swap agreement with the People's Bank of China for the exchange of local currencies of up to R57bn.

Gold pulls SA mining production down

2015-04-09 16:58

Gold has been a significant negative contributor to SA's mining production for February, according to Stats SA.

Don't moan, mobilise, urges Zwelinzima Vavi

2015-04-09 13:09

We are the most unequal society in the world and instead of facing the reality, we keep ourselves busy with boardroom antics, says expelled Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi.

 

Radebe: Xenophobic violence hitting economy

2015-04-17 15:09

Attacks on foreigners in SA may have dire consequences for South Africans operating businesses elsewhere in Africa, warns Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

SA missing growth boat over jobless youth

2015-04-16 14:55

SA won't reap the "demographic dividend" of a growth spurt in the working age population because of high unemployment levels, says the statistician general.

SA economy plunged in uncertainty - index

2015-04-15 13:30

South Africa's already sluggish economy slowed down slightly more in March, according to the latest BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index.

Chamber punts business unity amid Dbn xenophobic mayhem

2015-04-15 09:58

Organisations will highlight what solutions they will implement in response to the xenophobic crisis in Durban at a peace march in the city later this week.

Biden, Ramaphosa in 'chicken war' talks

2015-04-14 14:23

US Vice-President Joe Biden has reportedly called his SA counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa personally regarding bilateral trade and the poultry issue.

Expelled Medupi workers set to return to work

2015-04-14 10:25

Expelled workers at Medupi power station are scheduled to return to their jobs pending the outcome of a meeting, say officials of union Numsa.

Eskom has cost SA R400bn in lost wealth, thousands of jobs

2015-04-13 09:31

Alec Hogg takes a critical look at what the South African government’s Developmental State strategy is costing its economy.

The slow puncture of property prices has begun

2015-04-10 07:01

The “slow puncture” of property prices decreasing to levels that better reflect a poorer economy has started, says FNB property economist John Loos.

Zuma: It's time for economic freedom

2015-04-09 16:03

President Jacob Zuma has told delegates at the South Africa-Zimbabwe business forum in Pretoria that it is time to bring about economic freedom in both countries.

Business confidence falls on strike threats

2015-04-09 12:43

South Africa's business confidence index has fallen to a three-month low in March, with the investment mood soured by the threat of labour stoppages.

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