Views from local and international experts.
The positive change in South Africa’s mood following President Cyril Ramaphosa replacing Jacob Zuma has not yet influenced our economy.
A recent report sought to find out why low-income consumers opt to borrow from illegal lenders, rather than accessing formal credit lines.
This populism on steroids cares little for the actual health of the industry or the country.
Essential reading for the ANC as it prepares for its policy conference later this month.
The reality and facts are awful, and we must face them.

Analysis & Profiles There is no financial tsunami on the horizon

President Jacob Zuma’s actions have caused the country and economy great harm and their ramifications will probably continue for many years to come.

Analysis & Profiles A blueprint for financial survival

A financial tsunami heading our way… what to do?

Analysis & Profiles SA needs to do more to plug its deficit than target the rich

In his 2017/18 budget speech, Pravin Gordhan opted to focus on taxing high income earners to find desperately needed money.

Analysis & Profiles The odd meaning of ‘radical economic transformation’ in SA

In his state of the nation address, Zuma spoke emphatically of ‘radical economic transformation’, causing nationwide debate. What does it mean?

Analysis & Profiles Irony-free Cyril willing to invest further billions in ‘predictable’ SA

In a column penned by the deputy president, Ramaphosa says SA is governed in a ‘stable and predictable way’. Really now?

Analysis & Profiles Zama-zamas here to stay, top mining lawyer says

Widespread poverty will continue feeding the desperation that keeps zama-zamas going underground, top lawyer says.

Analysis & Profiles Black South Africans earn the least – survey

Black workers earn on average R4 723 a month, coloureds R6 294, Indians R12 265 and whites R17 123.

Analysis & Profiles State to close provident fund tax loophole

Provident fund members have best of both worlds – saving for retirement in a tax shelter then being able to take 100% of savings as a cash lump sum on retirement.

Analysis & Profiles Time running out for SA economy

Credit rating agencies, the IMF and SA citizens want economic growth to be boosted – and quickly, but how realistic are our prospects?

Analysis & Profiles Business blood bath not far away

Average businesses are facing significant headwinds… and are losing the battle.

Analysis & Profiles Foreigners snapping up SA stocks

Foreigners have been net buyers of SA equities for 36 consecutive days.

Analysis & Profiles Local government poll: how lekker is Gauteng?

More than 30 000 voters have their say on what matters to them



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