ARTICLES RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Chaotic cities getting you down? Enter sustainable precincts – SA's answer to the urban jungle

2019-04-21 08:43

In Dunkeld, Johannesburg, a mixed-use precinct development is rising. The goal: 14 000 employment opportunities and accommodation for 2 500 residents in a single environment where people can live, work and play.

Panel looking into ways to improve effectiveness of competition authorities – Patel

2018-10-31 21:50

Even strong institutions like the Competition Commission face challenges which are being addressed, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has said.

Lameez Omarjee: A millennial's guide to apartheid heritage

2018-09-30 08:17

Lameez Omarjee considers some of the legacies of apartheid South African millennials are trying to navigate, while working towards reducing inequality in the country.

Wild Coast special economic zone could create thousands of jobs

2018-09-09 06:21

Major project is expected to improve infrastructure and make Mthatha and its surrounds a tourism mecca.

Women creating spaces for economic growth

2017-09-03 06:00

Gender diversity is key to driving the IDC’s broader mandate. The corporation celebrates its commitment to economic inclusivity by empowering women, writes Chimwemwe Mwanza.

‘Government not serious about economy’

2017-07-23 07:13

Government is not serious about addressing the country’s economic crisis and its actions clearly demonstrate this.

Coega bucks the trend

2017-06-18 06:08

Coega has reported a double-digit growth in new investment in the year under review, resulting in it being lauded as the “best investment destination in Africa”.

Liquified petroleum gas price could be deregulated

2017-05-07 06:10

The price of liquified petroleum gas should be deregulated once South Africa has the facilities to import large quantities of the gas, the Competition Commission has recommended.

Patel: State capture could wreck radical economic transformation

2017-04-24 16:06

Corruption, maladministration of public institutions and state capture will undermine radical economic transformation efforts, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

How a withdrawal from the ICC will hurt SA and the economy

2017-02-07 15:27

With the majority of the world’s countries being members of the ICC what impact could SA's decision to leave the court have on the country’s already fragile economy?

 
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'Our people shouldn't have to travel for hours and hours to work' - Ramaphosa launches Atlantis economic hub

"Our people shouldn't have to travel for hours and hours to work." That was the message from President Cyril Ramaphosa at the launch of the Atlantis Special Economic Zone in Cape Town on Thursday.

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Projects to boost KZN

2018-10-15 15:50

KwaZulu-Natal is expected to benefit from a more than R200 billion investment over five years thanks to a portfolio of investment opportunities unwrapped by the provincial authorities.

Competition amendments close loopholes and support small business - Ebrahim Patel

2018-09-11 21:38

Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel has told Parliament that definitions for various anti-competitive behaviour were replaced with guidelines to close loopholes and allow court discretion in a dispute.

Competition Commission to get R282m to 'open SA economy for all' - Patel

2018-05-10 20:00

The Competition Commission, which is facing resource challenges, will be allocated R282m of the Economic Development Department’s R1.1bn budget this year, says the department's minister Ebrahim Patel.

Leading the Free State growth path

2017-09-03 06:00

As the newly appointed regional manager of the IDC in the Free State, Nina Yose is well versed in the challenges facing the province.

Where are the suburban schools?

2017-06-28 15:29

Read what the Growth Institute has to say on the noticeable absence of suburban schools at the annual free Career Expo in Gauteng. Do you agree?

Driving towards prosperity

2017-05-07 06:10

Lubabalo Ngcukana chats to Kingsley Dell-Robertson, the Industrial Development Corporation’s regional manager in the Eastern Cape, about the role it plays in stimulating economic expansion in the province.

Gigaba: Govt must be decisive on economic transformation

2017-05-03 12:48

The SA government must show decisive leadership with regards to inclusive growth and economic transformation, says Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba.

What we should learn about fiscal sovereignty from Mozambique

2017-03-03 10:21

If Treasury heeds calls from some political circles to borrow more to fund projects like nuclear, we could kiss goodbye fiscal sovereignty. The Kremlin will be too happy to give us orders, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Tailwinds have become headwinds for retailers

2017-02-02 12:17

Most South African retailers have announced dismal earnings for 2016. The bad news is that they should prepare themselves for more of the same in the year ahead.

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