In the absence of a credible opposition party to challenge the ANC, perhaps the IMF is best placed to help the party, writes Ayabulela Dlakavu.
Gross domestic product or GDP is a measure of the size and health of a country’s economy over a period of time. It is also used to compare the size of different economies at a different point in time.
If there is no load shedding in the next few quarters, the economy will likely continue to grow, says the BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index Report, released on Wednesday.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is back on Twitter, saying there "should be no issues" regarding the Reserve Bank's mandate.
Against a backdrop of SA's economic growth grinding to a standstill, and economic policy being one of the battlegrounds for the ANC's infighting, opposition party the DA announced its spokespersons and focus for the Sixth Parliament on Wednesday.
It isn’t difficult to find the main culprit behind South Africa’s biggest economic contraction in a decade: Eskom.
An interest rate cut on July 18th now seems inevitable.
Since early May economists have been predicting that SA's economy would contract in the first quarter of 2019, caused by a combination of depressed expenditure and investment, weak demand and the impact of load shedding.
Friday's GDP report is just another piece of good economic news that President Donald Trump can use to solidify his argument for reelection in 2020.
The US economy accelerated in the first three months of the year, fueled by a rebound in local and state government spending, as well as temporary factories tied to trade.
If the skills required for industry are evolving, then education models and methods should evolve as well, says Sifiso Skenjana.
GDP fell by 0.2% between April and June, the worst performance for seven years.
Officials from the South African Reserve Bank have called the debate surrounding nationalising the Reserve Bank or changing its mandate "simplistic" and said shifting it to complete state ownership would be a costly endeavour with little benefit.
President Cyril Ramaphosa faces a perfect storm of factors requiring him to make some tough decisions, says Terence Corrigan.
If the SA economy were a film, the 2019 release - much like 2018 - would be in the horror genre, says Maarten Ackerman.
South Africa’s economy, which contracted the most in a decade in the first quarter as the nation suffered the deepest power outages since 2008, may avert a recession if the electricity utility is able to keep the lights on through winter.
The decline is the biggest quarterly fall in SA's economic activity since the start of 2009, when the economy tumbled under strain from the global financial crisis, says Stats SA.
Schüssler says that on a seasonally adjusted and annualised basis he expects first quarter data could show a 'massive decline' in SA's GDP growth rate.
News that US economic growth had smashed expectations in the first quarter of 2019 failed to galvanise markets on Friday, with analysts warning of an economic divergence between the United States and the rest of the world.
If Boeing is forced to stop producing the plane that's crashed twice, it could knock a huge chunk of the US' economic output, JPMorgan is warning.
Marijuana added 64,389 to the US job market in 2018, trouncing every other part of the economy. Counting indirect jobs, legal cannabis now employs nearly 300,000 people in America.
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