The public broadcaster’s deputy chairperson Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi has slammed the process, saying it has already had a ‘serious impact on staff morale’.
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“The ability of government to digs in its heels to curb expenditure growth will determine how successful it is in stabilising the debt ratio in the next five to ten years.”

Business Insight Show us the money, Tito

“I am glad I am not him. Our economic situation is getting exceptionally bad and he has to say where the money will come from for the president’s plan.”

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The Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement is expected to be a stark and difficult statement of SA’s financial outlook.

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Sustainable finance may not yet be as mainstream locally as it is globally, but it is gathering momentum.

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Economists are positive over Ramaphosa’s plan to save the country’s economy, but question where the money will come from to reach his ambitious targets.

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“We already have too many plans, what we need is more implementation. More plans will not help and the president did refer in a recent speech to the need for implementation.” – Prof. Jannie Rossouw, interim head of the Wits Business School

Business Insight ‘New normal’ for domestic workers: joblessness and debt

Despite increased financial responsibility, domestic workers’ earnings dropped from 63% earning more than R2500 before the pandemic hit, to 74% earning less than R2500 currently.

Business Insight US futures sink with Asia, Europe stocks after Trump tests positive for Covid-19

The White House cancelled a planned campaign rally in the crucial swing state of Florida on Friday, and 32 days before the November 3 vote against Democrat Joe Biden, it also looked certain Trump would have to cancel a slew of other trips scheduled for this weekend and next.

Business How much house can you buy on an average salary?

Gerhard Kotzé says couples who are buying a home together can use their total household disposable income to gauge how much house to buy.

Business Insight Competition Commission worried about food price hikes during lockdown

There is likely little concern for any lasting effects from the pandemic’s initial impact on the market, at least for the products considered by the Competition Commission in its second quarterly report on Essential Food Pricing.

Business Insight Eskom COO report: ‘Underperformers’ are ‘styling’ themselves as whistleblowers

In the report, it states that underperformers try to style themselves as whistle-blowers when called to account. 

Business Insight This is how lenders prey on social grant recipients – report

Though it is illegal, children’s grants and temporary grants are widely used as collateral for debt, the Black Sash and the London School of Economics and Political Science found.

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There is no reason for optimism about the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the country’s economy.




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