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.

Business leaders offer president tips to grow economy post elections

2019-05-06 12:34

To reinvigorate the economy, SA's president needs to prosecute those accused of plundering the government, fix state-owned companies and cut debt, among others, according to business leaders.

Most startups fail in 5 years - but we can change that

2019-04-27 08:00

Most new companies fail within five years. Innovation is crucial to survival, but it carries its own risks and is too often avoided or mismanaged, says LJ Grobler.

Mabuza: Electricity shortage is a sign of growth

2019-02-27 17:01

Deputy President David Mabuza told the National Assembly electricity shortages were a challenge that came along with growth.

The president's plan for jobs

2019-02-08 08:04

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the Presidential Jobs Summit last year was a success and social partners have committed to create 275 000 direct jobs, every year.

Mboweni invites Harvard economists to pick apart his plans to boost growth

2018-12-20 19:05

Harvard University economists Professors Ricardo Hausmann and Robert Lawrence will on Friday meet with Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni and other government officials in Pretoria to stress test proposals to boost SA’s economic growth.

SA out of recession with 2.2% GDP growth

2018-12-04 11:30

SA has officially exited the recession after reporting 2.2% GDP growth for the third quarter of the year.

Treasury pledges reforms as S&P maintains non-investment grade rating

2018-11-24 11:45

In the statement National Treasury said the S&P decision gave South Africa an opportunity to "demonstrate further concrete implementation of measures that are aimed at turning around the growth trajectory".

Ekurhuleni is the 'engine of economic growth' - Ramaphosa at launch of train plant

2018-10-25 19:01

South Africa's number one has described Ekurhuleni, where the official launch of a multibillion-rand train manufacturing plant was held, as the engine of economic growth in the country.


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.

Sifiso Skenjana: An economist's take on the three biggest parties' plans for growth

2019-05-07 06:00

Sifiso Skenjana unpacks how the manifestos of the DA, EFF and the ANC stack up for economic growth.

Why Africa has to industrialise

2019-04-27 09:00

The World Bank believes by 2030, nearly everyone living in extreme poverty will be in sub-Saharan Africa. Here's how to change that, says Noah Smith.

Treasury: No economic forecast is perfect, but ours is better than others

2019-03-01 13:35

Treasury has responded to criticisms that it is too optimistic in its economic growth forecasts.

Nine alarming things we learned about the state of SA this week

2019-02-22 14:15

The good times are truly long gone.

The president's plan for jobs

2019-02-07 20:42

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the Presidential Jobs Summit last year was a success and social partners have committed to create 275 000 direct jobs, every year.

Rand 'could reach R12/$ in 2019'

2018-12-04 20:09

The local currency could reach R12 against the US dollar in 2019 and see increased stability over the next few years if economic growth improves to 3% and beyond, according to analyists at Old Mutual.

Economists upbeat data will show SA has exited recession

2018-12-03 06:45

Analysts say there is a good chance that SA will officially exit its recession when Stats SA releases third quarter GDP figures this week.

Paternity leave isn't just a plus for children's growth

2018-10-29 09:42

When fathers take an active and supportive role in the first 1 000 days of their child’s life, the long-term economic benefits are significant, says Beth Amato.

Analysts say tax collections may again undershoot target

2018-10-23 20:03

Low economic growth may have a negative effect on the amount of tax revenue that can be collected, analysts have warned.

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