Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Private sector healthcare is also vulnerable to corruption and capture, says Ferial Haffajee.
Businesses continue to operate in a tough economic environment, negatively impacting employment levels, according to the IHS Markit purchasing managers index.
The index rose from 48.8 in March to 50.3 in April, only the second improvement in business conditions in 10 months.
China’s biggest banks have dragged down the stock market as investors took a dim view of the government’s unprecedented move to tell firms exactly how much they must lend to the country’s struggling private sector.
Speaking in Cape Town, Silke said he had not seen much evidence of Ramaphosa trying to rope in the private sector for much-needed efforts to bridge the gap between rich and poor.
Private sector health saw an improvement in February as business conditions caused an uptick in the purchasing managers' index.
SA’s private sector finally seems more intent on transforming, although it does not agree with the policy of redistributing existing wealth as pushed by the radical wing of the ANC.
KPMG’s admission of wrongdoing is not the end of the road, and there are still corrective steps that need to be taken against the auditing firm, says economist Iraj Abedian.
South Africa's private sector is languishing in current weak economic conditions, according to the Standard Bank Purchasing Managers' Index.
Negative growth in the private sector is to blame for the country's technical recession, says ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.
The health of SA's private sector continued to decline in July, with businesses struggling to achieve growth at the start of the second half of the year.
Business activity deteriorated in May, according to the Purchasing Managers Index, released on Wednesday.
Business activity in the private sector deteriorated in March as businesses were affected by load shedding, SA firms said.
The private sector still confronts a plethora of damaging new regulations despite recent utterances by President Cyril Ramaphosa and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, writes Anthea Jeffery.
Chowan, who sued the Imperial Group's CEO for gender and race discrimination, says it is unfortunate that Imperial's internal governance process was 'compromised' and this has had such serious repercussions for its now former head Mark Lamberti.
The Steinhoff scandal would do South Africa a huge service if it made the point that corruption and mismanagement have nothing to do with race, says Steven Friedman.
Scholars have started to investigate what it really means to be middle class in Africa.
The major shakeup at KPMG following the Gupta leaks shows the private sector is taking corrective steps and government can take a leaf from their book, says an analyst.
Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan says the SMS he received to return immediately from an investor roadshow in London alienated key business leaders.
Government projects private sector investment of R956m in the near future which is expected to create 1 053 jobs, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.
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