ARTICLES RELATING TO SA ECONOMY

System constrained, but no load shedding expected on Monday

2019-10-20 21:00

While the system remains constrained and vulnerable, no loadshedding is expected on Monday and the probability of loadshedding is low for the week, according to an update from Eskom.

82% of South Africans believe the country is going in the wrong direction – survey

2019-10-19 07:00

Research indicates that 82% of South Africans believe the country is going in the wrong direction, a 'trend spotter' tells delegates at a retail conference.

Load shedding could last for days

2019-10-16 18:13

A number of problems have hit Eskom's plants.

'There has never been a better time': Ramaphosa's 7-point sell to investors

2019-10-15 05:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa is on a mission to encourage more investment in SA as a means to boost economic growth.

Ramaphosa says state capture cost SA more than R500bn, overseas criminals will be brought to book

2019-10-14 12:04

"I am more confident that I have been in the past that the NPA will be going after those complicit in criminal activity. Whether in country or outside country."

Ramaphosa: We are prioritising immigration reform to attract skilled foreigners

2019-10-14 09:07

This has been an important part of finance minister Tito Mboweni's growth plan.

More SA super rich trying to secure international education for their children - migration firm

2019-10-09 21:08

There has been an increase in the number of local high net worth individuals asking a migration firm options to secure international education opportunities for their children.

Eskom's $4bn coal bill headache largely of its own making

2019-10-07 22:06

South Africa wants coal producers to help debt-stricken Eskom tackle its skyrocketing costs of fuel - a problem that's largely of its own making.

Poor economy, floods and drought hit Adcorp's earnings

2019-10-04 16:59

The workforce-management company says its SA clients have cut back on temporary hires and delayed the appointment of permanent employees.

Mboweni claps back: If you want services, pay up

2019-10-02 20:05

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has stood firm on the user-pays principle, saying it's time to develop a "culture of paying" if the economy is to recover.

 

PIC to mull options to ease Eskom debt - Times

2019-10-20 14:59

South Africa's Public Investment Corporation will meet in November to consider options on how to help Eskom deal with its debt, the Sunday Times reports.

Cabinet approves long-awaited energy plan

2019-10-17 12:19

Cabinet has approved the Integrated Resources Plan for 2019. It is to be gazetted soon.

UK chose Brexit to build ties with Africa - official

2019-10-16 15:57

The United Kingdom chose Brexit not because it does not like the Europeans, but because the UK believes the future of trade lies in a broader relationship with the fastest-growing regions in the world – Asia and Africa.

Govt in talks with strategic equity partners for SAA, Ramaphosa confirms

2019-10-14 16:32

Government is open to partnerships with the private sector when it comes to fixing state-owned enterprises and is currently in talks with parties interested in SAA.

'I think Moody's will be happy' - Ramaphosa says plan to deal with Eskom debt imminent

2019-10-14 11:28

President Cyril Ramaphosa said he is hopeful ratings agency Moody's will take note of the reforms that have been introduced to stabilise Eskom, ahead of its review in November.

Vaal sewage crisis left hanging due to lack of funds

2019-10-11 19:29

South African troops have suspended work to rehabilitate the water system that serves Gauteng because of a lack of funds.

Africa's 6 wealthiest cities - and where to find the continent's billionaires

2019-10-09 06:01

SA grabbed the two top spots and Cairo, Egypt only came in third, although it is home to more dollar billionaires than any other African city.

Ramaphosa to strengthen trade agreements with rest of Africa

2019-10-07 20:08

President Cyril Ramaphosa has talked of strengthening trade agreements with other African countries following a visit by Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari.

Unprecedented disruptions to global trade, freight conference hears

2019-10-04 09:32

According to the president of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations the premise of the World Trade Organisation is being challenged..

Kieswetter: Cross-border organised crime on the rise

2019-10-02 11:55

Cross-border organised crime is on the rise, SA Revenue Service commissioner Edward Kieswetter said on Wednesday, making particular reference to crimes involving illicit financial flows.

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