Ferial Haffajee: The private sector medical complex needs a wake-up call too

2019-08-23 16:15

Private sector healthcare is also vulnerable to corruption and capture, says Ferial Haffajee.

Business conditions remain in the doldrums in June

2019-07-03 17:06

Businesses continue to operate in a tough economic environment, negatively impacting employment levels, according to the IHS Markit purchasing managers index.

SA business activity improves slightly in April - index

2019-05-06 12:19

The index rose from 48.8 in March to 50.3 in April, only the second improvement in business conditions in 10 months.

China banks plunge on concern lending targets are a step too far

2018-11-09 12:15

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.

Ramaphosa disappointingly slow to embrace private sector - Daniel Silke

2018-08-24 21:51

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.

PMI rises as private sector conditions improve

2018-03-05 21:00

Private sector health saw an improvement in February as business conditions caused an uptick in the purchasing managers' index.

On the path to an inclusive SA Inc.

2017-11-08 09:53

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 must bear the full brunt of their actions - Iraj Abedian

2017-09-15 17:47

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.

PMI drops as private sector stagnates in weak economy

2017-09-05 11:28

South Africa's private sector is languishing in current weak economic conditions, according to the Standard Bank Purchasing Managers' Index.

Private sector to blame for recession - Mantashe

2017-06-07 13:52

Negative growth in the private sector is to blame for the country's technical recession, says ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe.


Business conditions worsen for third consecutive month - index

2019-08-05 17:01

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.

Private sector health deteriorates in May

2019-06-05 12:40

Business activity deteriorated in May, according to the Purchasing Managers Index, released on Wednesday.

Power cuts affect March business activity negatively, says PMI report

2019-04-03 09:49

Business activity in the private sector deteriorated in March as businesses were affected by load shedding, SA firms said.

Recognising the private sector's heroic role

2018-11-04 09:00

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.

Lamberti victim Adila Chowan speaks out

2018-04-18 12:16

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.

SA's race relations laid bare in Steinhoff corporate scandal

2017-12-14 07:20

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.

Why the private sector’s hype about the African middle class isn’t helpful

2017-11-03 09:25

Scholars have started to investigate what it really means to be middle class in Africa.

SA government should heed major shakeup at KPMG - analyst

2017-09-15 15:19

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.

Gordhan opens up on that fateful Heathrow SMS

2017-08-04 07:54

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan says the SMS he received to return immediately from an investor roadshow in London alienated key business leaders.

Big private sector, FDI boost for SA jobs

2017-03-16 19:19

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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