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Published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:32:10 +0200

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Don’t ra-ra the rand just yet

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The currency’s moves have been driven by global factors, but more ratings shifts can reverse gains.

Wealth taxes mooted to zap inequality

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The Davis committee wants input on whether extra taxes would help to rebuild the economy.

‘Junk’ SA will hurt its neighbours

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The customs union nations have a lot to lose if SA’s economy stalls and inflation and prices rise.

Diamonds are not forever

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The notion of peak diamonds depends on supply and demand – and new discoveries.

Red tape puts brakes on fracking

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Exploring the Karoo for shale gas can only go ahead once several hurdles have been overcome.

Limping economy faces uphill

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200

South Africa’s short-term prospects are not good and its long-term prospects are even worse.

Mid-income SA scores on housing

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200

South Africans have it better than most, except for that whole exchange rate business

Bill will short-change land reform

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200

New legislation is likely to create a patchwork of land that will be impossible to farm sustainably

Junk status may scupper nuke plan

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200

It will ‘impossible’ to fund nuclear power after the downgrades by ratings agencies.

Treasury official: 'Ratings agencies were a bit unfair to us'

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:48:00 +0200

Technocrats can do a great deal to help South Africa's situation by presenting factual arguments to the politicians, says a treasury official.

Gigaba faces ghosts of SOE past

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The new finance minister must confront the risks posed by key public enterprises to state finances.

Nuclear turn-off tumbles giants

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Westinghouse and Areva’s troubles have been compounded by the anti-nuclear lobby, but developing world ambitions remain.

Pay off your debts and cut your costs

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200

You can’t do anything about the current crisis so focus on what you can do, analysts advise.

​Farmers are smiling – up to a point

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The prospect of a bumper crop has caused prices to plummet and debts still have to be paid back.

Gordhan's last anti-Gupta gasp

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 23:41:00 +0200

Court throws out bid to force treasury to rush process to approve a family-allied bank deal.

Spooked markets swift to punish SA

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 23:27:00 +0200

The rand took a new hit and the cost of borrowing rose by 0.6 basis points.

Growing pains are a family matter

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Maize is a tough sell ­­– but Lawrence Mtsweni and his daughters are keeping the dream alive.

Open up intracontinental borders or lose out on trade

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The Africa CEO Forum has, in six years, grown into an event that attracts more than 1 200 business leaders.

Women in Africa claim seat at table

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200

The game is still rigged against female business leaders, so they’re rewriting the rules themselves.

Expropriation 101: A debt headache

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Taking property away without compensation sparks questions over what to do about debt.