ARTICLES RELATING TO POLICY

China could restrict its export of rare-earth metals as a trade-war tactic. Here's what they are and why they're so crucial.

2019-06-05 08:41

China controls a lion's share of the planet's rare-earth elements, which are hard to mine and used in everything from missile tech to smartphones.

Apple's profit will drop by almost 30% if China bans its products, Goldman Sachs estimates

2019-05-23 11:13

An all-out ban on Apple products in China could strip the iPhone giant of $15 billion in profits this year, Goldman Sachs analysts estimate.

Adopt renewables with caution, says IPP head

2018-12-12 21:28

Head of the Department of Energy’s Independent Power Producers Office Karen Breytenbach said the department was working on a transition to renewables that would best benefit the country.

FirstRand urges Ramaphosa to shun populism

2018-10-05 05:15

The government has adopted certain populist policies that the country cannot afford, according to FirstRand chairperson Roger Jardine.

Reserve Bank Governor warns against populist policies

2018-09-09 13:44

SA must avoid populist economic policies, said SA Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Ramaphosa: SA to attend G7 summit after seven-year absence

2018-05-31 21:32

President Cyril Ramaphosa says SA has been invited to attend the upcoming G7 summit in Canada, after a seven-year absence in the economic forum of some of the most powerful nations in the world.

Dlamini-Zuma: SA needs credible stats for better life for all

2018-05-10 05:59

Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has told Parliament how Statistics South Africa intends to use its R2.2bn budget for 2018/19.

Why the ANC is not bent on radical policies

2018-01-10 07:32

Professor Steven Friedman unpacks why the ANC is not a more "radical" party following its 54th national conference.

Economic performance not just down to policy - IMF researcher

2017-11-20 21:00

Although having the right policy is necessary in fixing economic problems, it is not the only factor that needs to be considered, says an IMF researcher.

Get it into the open

2017-07-30 05:52

For true democracy and the rule of law to thrive, openness – instead of transparency – is what SA needs, writes Thuli Madonsela.

 

Huawei is planning to drop Google's operating system as soon as next month after being barred from working with US companies

2019-05-29 08:47

In the wake of Huawei's blacklisting by the US government, the world's second-largest smartphone maker is signalling plans to drop Google's Android.

Plastic bags will be banned at some of SA's biggest malls, including Sandton City

2019-05-13 14:33

Liberty Two Degrees, the landlord which owns some of South Africa’s most high-end shopping malls, says it will implement a "no plastic shopping bag" policy by 1 January 2020.

SA investment conferences about public relations, not reality - Chris Hart

2018-11-29 06:45

Policy in SA is increasingly becoming a choice between "awful or dreadful" - something that is not particularly useful in relation to luring investments, says Chris Hart.

Lameez Omarjee: A millennial's guide to apartheid heritage

2018-09-30 08:17

Lameez Omarjee considers some of the legacies of apartheid South African millennials are trying to navigate, while working towards reducing inequality in the country.

SA needs clear policy reforms first, then investment will follow - Old Mutual

2018-08-04 08:45

SA needs policy clarity on key issues like mining, land reform and corruption before much-needed investment flows into the country, say experts at Old Mutual Investment Group.

China is thinking about scrapping birth limits — but that probably won't have the impact it's hoping for

2018-05-23 17:57

As China to lift birth limits in efforts to shift its ageing workforce, analysts remain sceptical.

Madonsela: Has Ramaphosa provided policy resonance?

2018-02-19 17:43

In his State of the Nation Address President Cyril Ramaphosa has provided policy certainty, but has he provided policy resonance, asks former public protector Thuli Madonsela.

Rand hits R14/$ as markets await ratings decisions

2017-11-24 12:58

The rand’s movements will be dominated by ratings agencies' assessments scheduled to come out on Friday, as well as a possible spill-over from #BlackFriday, says an analyst.

Beyond state capture shenanigans, policy counts

2017-09-20 07:00

SA occupies the worst position in two worlds, with both cronyism and corruption and policy paralysis adding to the toxic mess the country finds itself in, writes Daniel Silke.

Slow SA growth increases vulnerabilities, warns economist

2017-07-12 14:53

Policy direction and certainty are key to restoring confidence in the SA economy, says an analyst.

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