ARTICLES RELATING TO ECONOMIC GROWTH

IMF sees Namibia growing in 2020 after three-year contraction

2019-09-14 10:00

Namibia’s economy will return to growth in 2020 after contracting for three straight years, but a failure to implement structural reforms could keep the southwest African nation stuck in a low-growth trap, according to the International Monetary Fund.

China seen heading for sub-6% economic growth as tariffs soar

2019-09-03 19:07

Economists are downgrading their forecasts for economic growth in China again, to below a level seen as necessary for the Communist Party to meet its own goals in time for its centenary in 2021.

A new plan says government intervention can make data 25% cheaper within three years – here’s why that is quite optimistic

2019-08-29 09:13

Mobile operators have long blamed the lack of spectrum for high data prices.

Government just released a plan to create 1 million jobs and save the economy – here’s what you need to know

2019-08-27 21:28

The National Treasury on Tuesday released a document titled "Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness: towards an economic strategy for South Africa". Here are the highlights.

Tourism can help Africa tackle its jobs crisis, so why is it underutilised?

2019-08-06 05:00

The youth unemployment rate is expected to top 30% across Africa this year. Tourism can help solve the problem, says Kwakye Donkor.

Solly Moeng: To boost SA's growth, start with its systems

2019-07-31 20:00

We face a dangerous set of dynamics for a democracy that was never intended to be governed by one political formation forever, says Solly Moeng.

No country for young people

2019-06-16 07:00

Companies are the most sustainable projects for creating mass employment, and the only way to help them prosper is to foster a climate in which entrepreneurs are willing to take risks in anticipation of reasonable rewards, writes Ann Bernstein.

WATCH: How is money changing cricket?

2019-06-04 20:01

As the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 begins, here's a look at the changes that cricket has undergone. From test matches that lasted more than a week, we're now living in the times of T20 and T10 cricket. One of the key drivers behind this is money.

Ramaphosa's Cabinet: The good, the bad and the interesting for the economy

2019-05-31 08:59

You could almost see markets tick up when President Cyril Ramaphosa made his Cabinet announcement on Wednesday: as soon as he confirmed that Tito Mboweni would stay on as finance minister and Pravin Gordhan in public enterprises, the rand strengthened.

Sifiso Skenjana: Why Semenya is more than a hero – and the IAAF is messing with SA's economy

2019-05-13 12:11

Legends like Caster Semenya are important to the economy for several reasons, and the IAAF must be challenged on economic as well as moral grounds, says Sifiso Skenjana.

 

SA companies are investing in the economy for the first time since 2017 - but don’t get excited yet

2019-09-12 15:42

Investment has to grow for a couple of quarters to see it as a positive sign for the economy, one analyst said.

More SA companies expect a downturn in coming months - survey

2019-09-02 11:28

The Absa Purchasing Manager's Index declined from 52.1 in July to 45.7 index points in August.

Here’s what the Treasury says its new economic plan can do for South Africa – including R6 billion in new agricultural exports

2019-08-28 15:45

"Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness: towards an economic strategy for South Africa" suggests the tourism sector can see a quick 8% to 10% uptick in business if proposed reforms are implemented.

Mills Soko: What SA can learn from Japan, Singapore and China

2019-08-12 15:22

The ruling ANC can address gaps in skills, capacity and service delivery through a technocratic model of government, says Mills Soko.

Andile Sangqu: SA is on track to a grim economic future. Here's how we can change that

2019-08-01 05:00

The Indlulamithi SA Scenarios 2030 project shows a potentially disquieting outlook for the country, with South Africa on track to the worst-case scenario if it maintains the current status quo. But there's time to change this, says Andile Sangqu.

What SA can learn about business confidence from the global tech giants

2019-07-15 18:08

SA can learn something about building business confidence from the tech giants like Google and Amazon, says Grant Sieff.

South African homes keep losing value – and will keep getting cheaper in real terms for at least a couple of months

2019-06-05 15:59

Residential property prices declined by 1.2% in real terms the past year.

SA’s economy is shrinking at an alarming rate – and only oranges and interest rates are offering hope

2019-06-04 16:28

An interest rate cut on July 18th now seems inevitable.

The election is over – now for the tough choices

2019-05-14 05:00

The next five years could represent a tipping point – one that shifts South Africa back on course to the prospects of development and prosperity, or onto a winding pathway to dysfunction, writes Terence Corrigan.

These are the provinces with the best – and worst – economic growth rates over the past 10 years

2019-05-07 19:01

The North-West's economy grew by a dismal 0.53% over the past ten years.

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