Thabi Leoka: The longer SA takes to implement reforms, the fewer the low-hanging fruit

2020-01-31 06:00

A downgrade by Moody's is inevitable unless quick action is taken, says Thabi Leoka.

Which policies create economic growth?

2019-10-31 14:55

South Africans would do well to take note that when it comes to stimulating economic growth, especially when trying to turn a bad situation around, there is simply no quick fix.

Last chance to catch up on ‘lost decade’?

2019-10-03 12:28

Finance minister Tito Mboweni’s economic reform proposals are exactly the type of decisive, unapologetic and overdue response needed to lift South Africa’s economy out of the doldrums, writes Andile Ntingi.

Nedlac failed to prevent R11m irregular expenditure - AG

2019-09-06 16:45

Irregular expenditure at National Economic Development and Labour Council went up from R1.4m in 2018 to R11.5m in 2019. The irregular expenditure reflected from 2018 is the subject of a disciplinary inquiry.

Business body throws its weight behind Mboweni's economic reform plan

2019-08-30 13:27

Business Leadership South Africa has voiced its supports National Treasury's new economic policy paper, saying it crystalises the way forward for an economy 'on the edge of a precipice'.

ANALYSIS: From spectrum to energy, Treasury's growth plan sees a bigger role for the private sector

2019-08-28 20:51

It also says banks should be made to ensure switching is not punitive and that big retailers should lose the right to exclusive leases, says Ferial Haffajee.

Mboweni's new plan to boost growth and create a million jobs

2019-08-28 07:00

In a new policy paper Treasury says that SA's current economic path is unsustainable, with the country facing a triple threat of stagnating economic growth, rising unemployment and high inequality.

Eskom could sell some coal-powered plants to raise R450bn

2019-08-27 20:52

South Africa could dispose of some of Eskom's coal-fired plants and allow households to sell electricity back into the grid as part of a restructuring of the state-owned power utility, according to Treasury's latest policy paper.

Solly Moeng: If SA were a business, we'd have axed those at the top

2019-08-21 05:00

If SA were a business, its leadership would have been axed, says Solly Moeng.

Bailouts carry major risk for debt to GDP ratio, warns Kganyago

2019-07-24 13:05

Bailouts for state-owned companies risk pushing the country’s debt-to-GDP ratio to among the highest in emerging markets, South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has warned.


Solly Moeng: The DA is at a crossroads - here's how it can move forward

2019-11-21 06:00

Now that the DA has elected a white man as its interim leader, it will find it harder to lead on some crucial, uncomfortable discussions we must have in a still racially polarised South Africa, says Solly Moeng.

Mboweni's revised economic blueprint almost ready

2019-10-17 13:11

The economic policy document released by the National Treasury in August is being finalised after receiving input from various sectors,

Prescribed assets: debate far from over

2019-10-03 11:16

Although there is a need to step up investment into South Africa’s poor infrastructure, fear that this will be achieved through the imposition of prescribed assets may be misplaced, writes finweek contributor Mariam Isa.

Daniel Silke: SA dodged a recession, but a swallow doesn't make a summer

2019-09-04 05:00

We should not let ourselves be distracted by a quarter-on-quarter economic revival, says Daniel Silke.

It was necessary to reconsider SA's economy, says ANC on Treasury report

2019-08-29 07:51

The Treasury report includes interventions and reforms aimed at reversing the country's downward trend of economic growth, boosting GDP growth and creating jobs .

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.

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.

Mboweni releases economic blueprint, promises stronger growth if reforms are implemented

2019-08-27 19:23

'This paper is a detailed examination of the structural reforms that can reverse the downward trend in South Africa’s growth potential and competitiveness,' says National Treasury.

SA's unemployment crisis - it's a policy problem first and foremost

2019-08-18 18:45

Workers should be allowed to offer their services cheaply if it means they can get jobs, say David Ansara and Hermann Pretorius.

If Ramaphosa wants major growth, he'll need to drive major reforms

2019-07-17 05:00

SA's low levels of growth and investment are the result of an inhibiting policy environment, and it is up to President Cyril Ramaphosa to drive the reforms necessary to remove obstacles to growth, says David Ansara.

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