Category Archives: Business + Economy

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LISTEN: Dudu Myeni’s reappointment at SAA is “wholly irrational”

The Democractic Alliance (DA) says it will challenge, in court, the reappointment of South African Airways (SAA) Board Chairperson Dudu Myeni to the new SAA board. Spokesperson to DA Leader Mmusi Maimane, Mabine Seabe describes cabinet’s decision as “wholly irrational and irresponsible” in an interview

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Election result will compound South Africa’s economic problems

Election result will compound South Africa’s economic woes South Africa’s 2016 municipal elections were held against the backdrop of challenging economic conditions in the country. This has amplified the interconnections between politics and economic fortunes. The latest forecast from the South African Reserve Bank has

Civil Servants are the Country’s New Labour Elite

South Africa’s civil servants are the country’s new labour elite Foundation essay: Our foundation essays are longer than usual and take a wider look at a key issue affecting society. The rise of public sector employment in South Africa has a much greater potential import

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South Africa VS Nigeria: Expected GDP Growth – 2010 to 2020

Nigeria is Africa’s best performing country in terms of GDP, but how does South Africa compare? The graphical statistics below show the GDP in South Africa and Nigeria from 2010 to 2014, with a projection up until 2020. Gross domestic product (GDP) denotes the aggregate

It’s Time To Rally Behind Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

Why it’s appropriate that South Africans rally behind their finance minister Advocate Shaun Abrahams, South Africa’s National Director of Public Prosecutions, has stepped into some torrid waters. At a recent media briefing he dealt with two issues: the first was his announcement that the National

‘Please Call Me’ inventor wins case against Vodacom

The Constitutional Court has ruled that South Africa’s leading Cellular network Vodacom must compensate Nkosana Makate, the inventor of ‘Please Call Me’. The con-court ruled that Vodacom was bound by an agreement with Nkosana Makate who invented the concept.