Innovation could save SA’s economy – World Bank

2017-09-20 14:56

SA will need to boost productivity and attract more investment into research and development if it is to increase its economic output.

Fragile uptick for two of Africa’s giants

2017-09-10 06:00

Africa’s two largest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, this week managed to climb out of recession. However, their recovery is seen as fragile.

Kganyago: Political uncertainty weighs on economy

2017-08-01 20:02

SARB governor Lesetja Kganyago has admitted to Parliament that the political uncertainty in South Africa weighs heavily on investor confidence.

No quick fix for Gauteng as SA economy falters

2017-06-23 10:27

SA's economic hub Gauteng faces a tough environment as it struggles with huge unemployment, rapid urbanisation and a national recession. A worried MEC says there are no quick fixes.

Putin claims 'new phase' of growth in Russian economy

2017-06-03 11:39

President Vladimir Putin has insisted Russia's economy was entering a "new phase of expansion" as he sought to push a fragile recovery at the Kremlin's annual showcase forum.

Tourism is SA’s new gold rush

2017-05-14 06:43

Precious metals are finite resources, but, writes Margie Whitehouse, scenic beauty and a winning climate are natural resources that we have in abundance.

SA’s low growth self-inflicted - analyst

2017-05-02 06:50

South Africa is the laggard among emerging market economies, and its low growth situation is mostly self-inflicted, says an analyst.

Self-employed tax options

2017-04-23 13:43

As a freelancer, should you form a company or remain a sole proprietor? Maya Fisher-French looks at the pros and cons.

Cyril, Manyi cross swords over act

2017-04-23 06:00

Deputy President Ramaphosa encourages black business on controversial law, but makes no clear commitments.

Gordhan axing will drag down economic growth - research

2017-04-21 07:44

The removal of Pravin Gordhan as finance minister has prompted fears of cronyism and corruption among business and is expected to drag down economic growth further.


Policy uncertainty is killing investment in what matters

2017-09-14 09:30

South Africa’s government must implement policies that attract private sector investment into research and development in order to grow the economy.

Rent-seeking and populist rhetoric won’t kill poverty

2017-08-29 08:43

No society has ever successfully fought poverty, inequality or unemployment while their economies were stagnant or in recession, writes Max du Preez.

How to get SA growing

2017-07-25 09:32

South Africans would benefit greatly if the country’s state-owned enterprises were to be privatised.

SA enters recession as GDP contracts for a consecutive quarter

2017-06-06 11:30

South Africa has entered a recession, following a consecutive contraction of GDP from the previous quarter.

Education and training needed in agri-sector - experts

2017-05-28 12:54

Education and training in the agriculture sector is necessary for small farmers to successfully incorporate mechanisation in their operations, says an expert.

IMF sees Dubai GDP growth accelerating on local spending, trade

2017-05-02 10:22

Dubai’s gross domestic product will likely accelerate this year at a faster pace than most Arab economies, bolstered by local spending and a pick-up in global trade.

Manufacturing to drive inclusive growth - analyst

2017-05-01 17:13

Developing the country’s manufacturing sector will result in inclusive growth outcomes, says an expert.

Africa is Pick n Pay’s second engine of growth

2017-04-23 06:00

Pick n Pay planned to open its first stores in Nigeria and Ghana within the next two years, the company said this week.

Zuma unlikely to be ousted - research

2017-04-21 08:20

President Jacob Zuma is unlikely to be ousted by the National Assembly, but a negotiated exit is most likely to happen, according to research.

Cabinet reshuffle threatens fiscal consolidation - research

2017-04-20 18:44

Malusi Gigaba’s appointment as finance minister may undo efforts towards fiscal consolidation and long-term improvements to SOEs, according to research.

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