When herd behaviour is used for selfishness, all you’re left with is a smug sense of entitlement, writes Charlene Naidoo.
Mostly sunny. Cool.
In 2020, the SARB is likely to face pressure to cut interest rates to stimulate a stagnant economy. Thus far, the bank’s monetary policy committee has resisted, arguing instead that the key to growth lies in other policy measures.
It seems the one thing government has become better at, is taking our money, says Ferial Haffajee.
Whoever is going to be elected mayor of Johannesburg next week is going to be a bit of a no-name brand mayor, says Ferial Haffajee.
South Africans are a cynical lot. It’s one of our better traits, but it can also mean we don't spot the country's green shoots.
While there has been some progress, on the whole, implementation is weak and slow, says Ferial Haffajee.
Peter Moyo has been treated badly, but he is still overplaying his hand, says Ferial Haffajee.
President Cyril Ramaphosa upped the game when he put worker ownership of companies on the table at the congress of the SA Clothing and Textile Workers Union last week.
The drafters assume enough fiscal space to tax an additional 3% of GDP and this tax is likely to fall on working South Africans' shoulders, says Ferial Haffajee.
Old Mutual has presented Moyo as cocky and self-important, but experience says he's not, says Ferial Haffajee.
It has been a good week for economic reform in South Africa after a period of bleak news, writes Ferial Haffajee.
In 2020, Busisiwe Mkhwebane is expected to keep up her pressure on the central bank with six more investigations in the pipeline.
The buoyancy of the aftermath of the Bok rugby world cup win and the approach of the holiday season has masked the impact of three reports which together are a downer for the economy, says Ferial Haffajee.
If the government has decided that our national self-esteem means having a national airline, why are workers the only ones paying a price?
The 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg has set a new global standard in how environmental policy is measured. With energy being an essential part of shaping sustainability, how does Energy and Mineral Resources minister Gwede Mantashe’s blueprint released on Friday measure up?
Ramaphosa’s mid-term economic report: short-term progress is good. The long-term impact is uncertain, writes Ferial Haffajee.
There's a credit that we don't often enough pat ourselves on the back for as South Africans, says Ferial Haffajee.
Viral looting and destruction of small businesses poses a serious challenge to South African big business, says Ferial Haffajee.
We are falling out of the pack of emerging markets faster than Caster Semenya out of the starting blocks, says Ferial Haffajee.
Former President Jacob Zuma’s testimony before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture offers several important lessons for business - including that political contacts may no longer have the same clout they once did, says Ferial Haffajee.
South Africans are way over-taxed, says Ferial Haffajee. Shouldn't the taxes we do pay be put to better use?
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