Graham Sell: Divisive and destructive politics – but Govt not only to blame.

2016-12-01 16:54

While 21st century politics is built on divisions created, are governments solely to blame for the situation the world finds itself in?

Eurozone unemployment at 7-year low as recovery proceeds

2016-12-01 14:55

Eurozone unemployment has unexpectedly declined to the lowest level in more than seven years, signaling that companies are confident in the region’s recovery.

‘It’s tough out there’ – Why small business needs change to survive 2017

2016-11-29 18:05

Unless there is a fundamental political change which allows the economy to awaken and stretch its muscles, 2016 might just seem like a picnic, says a business analyst.

Mailbox: Educating our way out of poverty

2016-11-28 19:12

An analyst presents a data-based argument for bold steps to redress inherited wealth disparities from our colonial and apartheid eras, mostly through boosting education.

Time to stop cheating the poor

2016-11-27 06:34

Decent work should not be a concept hidden in government documents, writes Gugulethu Mhlungu.

Sarb to press pause button on rates - analysts

2016-11-24 12:31

Despite higher-than-expected inflation, soaring unemployment and a depressed economic growth outlook, the Reserve Bank is expected to keep interest rates unchanged.

SA's unemployment crisis: Economy screaming for reforms

2016-11-22 20:45

An analyst has warned that South Africa needs faster economic growth after the country's jobless rate surged to the highest in over a decade.

6 reasons why this is a critical week for SA economy

2016-11-22 05:45

A critical week for SA's economy is unfolding, which started with the proposal of a minimum wage and will conclude with a ratings review by Moody’s.

US jobless claims decline to lowest level in four decades

2016-11-17 16:24

The fewest Americans since 1973 have filed for unemployment benefits, a sign that the US labour market is getting tighter.

Poll: Disgruntled South Africans reach 8-year low point

2016-11-15 05:45

South Africans are more disgruntled this year compared to any other time in the past eight years, according to a new Pew Research Centre survey.


US jobless claims increase to highest level since June

2016-12-01 15:58

The most Americans since June have filed for US unemployment benefits, indicating a possible pause in progress in the labour market.

Revealed: If you earn monthly R12 500, you are classified as ‘rich’ – Govt. wage research

2016-11-30 20:27

A minimum wage is no panacea - radical policy decisions by government are what's needed to make the economy start creating jobs and real wealth by global standards.

Zuma’s power has been steadily eroded - OAM

2016-11-29 17:06

President Jacob Zuma’s power has been steadily eroded since the axing of Nhlanhla Nene as Finance Minister, according to Overberg Asset Management.

Minimum wage authors reveal key insights that inspired proposal

2016-11-28 12:09

The proposed national minimum wage is intended to act as a wage floor and to complement, not replace, existing wage setting processes, explain panel members.

Gail Day: Want to increase unemployment? Here’s how…

2016-11-25 12:27

Gail Day looks at the unemployment challenge facing South Africa and says Government needs to have a hard look at itself, because it’s more of the problem than the cure.

Keep your chins up – we’ve come a long way SA! – Pennington

2016-11-23 11:34

A new report shows how far we’ve come in 22 years of democry - read this If corruption and cronyism is tipping you towards believing SA is going to hell in a handbasket.

Unemployment hits 13-year high

2016-11-22 12:33

Unemployment in South Africa has risen to 27.1% in the third quarter of 2016 with 5.9 million people without work - the highest number since 2003, says Statistics South Africa.

Inside Labour: A glimmer of light for growing joblessness

2016-11-18 05:00

The message that every automated job puts 60 people out of work is finally getting through and the idea of a universal basic wage is gaining ground, says Terry Bell.

German economy slows more than estimated

2016-11-15 09:33

German economic growth has slowed to the weakest pace in a year, in a reminder of the fragility of the euro area’s recovery in a time of rising uncertainty.

SA has made progress, but deprivation still bears apartheid scars

2016-11-01 07:20

South Africa has made remarkable progress in redressing its historically and mainly race based deprivations but a lot still needs to be done, explains Professor Ronelle Burger.

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