Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. Here's what should be in it

2018-12-11 10:09

South Africa needs a policy that drives growth and positions if for the 21st Century.

5 things you need to know in SA business today and all 7 iPhones you can currently buy, ranked

2018-12-07 07:15

Eskom promises the lights on for Christmas, the NHI Bill gets batted back, and which Apple iPhone is really worth getting.

SA is set on fixing its economy. But will poor people benefit?

2018-11-30 05:45

Initiatives to boost South Africa’s economy could reinforce structural weaknesses without addressing the high levels of inequality.

Brexit draft withdrawal agreement – experts react

2018-11-17 09:00

Academic experts explain the key details of the draft Brexit deal agreed by UK and EU negotiators.

Bitcoin’s high energy consumption is a concern – but it may be a price worth paying

2018-11-09 21:55

Bitcoin may have a large carbon footprint, but cleaner digital currencies aren't going to prevent an environmental disaster, says Steven Huckle.

My first impressions of the new iPad Pro: I can’t believe how much money I spent on this thing

2018-11-08 21:22

Apple’s redesigned iPad Pro is really nice. It’s also really expensive.

SARS: Zuma's man Tom Moyane leaves behind a broken tax man

2018-11-01 22:54

SARS started sailing too close to the wind when it started clamping down on various associates of former president Jacob Zuma, writes Pieter du Toit in this analysis of what led up to President Cyril Ramaphosa axing Tom Moyane.

African cities can raise more money - Lessons from SA and Kenya

2018-10-29 06:00

South Africa and Kenya have some valuable lessons for other African countries on how to finance urban infrastructure development.

SA’s jobs summit failed to tackle the hard issues

2018-10-28 10:04

South Africa's job summit ignored the great chasms that exist on how to create jobs, says Owen Skae.

Android phones everywhere are adopting the iPhone X design — and it's caused them to miss a golden opportunity

2018-10-14 07:32

Last year, Apple unveiled a smartphone that looked completely unique. Thirteen months later, that design is everywhere — for better or for worse.

 

Small businesses in Africa will be on the frontline of climate change

2018-12-08 12:00

Water and power cuts prompted by reduced rainfall and drought in Southern Africa have caused major problems for business.

Why undervaluing families is a problem for SA's economy

2018-12-04 06:30

Human capital is a key contributor to a country's economy. Here's how families and the state can nurture this asset.

I spent a week wearing Bose's R8,500 noise-cancelling headphones nonstop — and they're 100% worth their high price tag

2018-11-24 19:10

For city dwellers, noise canceling headphones like Bose's QuietComfort 35s are a no-brainer.

SA’s commissions of inquiry: what good can they do?

2018-11-10 08:00

Unrealistic expectations about what commissions can achieve comes from the fact that they're often confused with courts of law, says Cathleen Powell.

How we arrived at a $1bn annual price tag to save Africa’s lions

2018-11-09 05:45

A billion dollars a year would secure Africa's lions, its landscapes and the livelihoods of millions of people nearby.

Explainer: Lessons from the collapse of a small South African bank

2018-11-06 06:01

One of the main lessons from the VBS Bank collapse in South Africa is that audit reports need to be treated with a degree of circumspection. In some cases they will require independent verification.

Why SA can’t make a massive shift to renewables - yet

2018-10-28 11:09

South Africa's sunshine and coastlines are ideal for renewable energy generation but the country is struggling to take advantage of this.

Cyril’s choice: Treasury gives the president clear direction…will he take it?

2018-10-26 06:25

Near the back entrance to National Treasury’s headquarters on Church Square in Pretoria, there has been a succession of changes to the portraits hanging on the wall.

Why global markets are collapsing right now, and who you should blame for it

2018-10-12 05:45

A major correction in the asset markets has been building for a while.

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