Malema tried to show that by inviting him to the SONA, the ANC had endorsed his views about apartheid, writes Adriaan Basson.
It’s unclear exactly what causes economies to take off, which makes it difficult to implement policies that create more prosperous societies.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has called on the public to make proposals on how to achieve equitable economic growth.
The World Bank said SA’s economy will grow by just 0.9% in 2020
With GDP for the third quarter contracting by 0.6% and private sector business performance continuing to deteriorate, Business Unity South Africa has called for government to keep its promises.
Mozambique's economy is on track for a "strong rebound" in 2020, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, as it urged the government to ensure an expected gas boom benefits all citizens.
The controversial plan is opposed by ANC alliance partners Cosatu and the SACP, but Ramaphosa told the The Economist he is right behind it.
In 2018, 1.4 billion people crossed an international border to take a holiday, and this number is set to rise. SA tourism must capitalise on the social megatrends influencing how and why people travel, and what they look for when they do.
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.
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.
Mobile operators have long blamed the lack of spectrum for high data prices.
The International Monetary Fund has revised down SA's growth outlook for 2020 by 0.3 of a percentage point to 0.8%.
The Reserve Bank's quarterly projection model signals two repo rate cuts of 25 basis points in 2020. However, this is a broad policy guideline which could change.
The economic outlook for 2020 is gloomy for us. And yet 64% of South Africans call themselves optimists, says Andrew Robinson.
The IMF wants government to create an environment that is conducive for investment and implement much-needed structural reforms to boost the ailing economy, the National Treasury said following a visit by the lender.
In an environment of weak economic growth, revisions to the fiscal deficit and GDP are anticipated, says Lara Hodes of Investec.
Zimbabwean hoteliers are counting the losses from business disruptions caused by demonstrations earlier this year, with African Sun - which operates hotels in Victoria Falls and Harare - saying foreign occupancy levels are down 19%.
The Finance Minister's ideas will get SA back on track, so why does he stand alone? asks Phumlani Majozi.
Investment has to grow for a couple of quarters to see it as a positive sign for the economy, one analyst said.
The Absa Purchasing Manager's Index declined from 52.1 in July to 45.7 index points in August.
"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.
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