Benchmark contracts head for weekly gains as recession fears ease
The fun and games in this innovative and rapidly changing sector will be well worth watching
Upgrade of outdated tobacco law on the way at last
The premier announced her cabinet after a meeting with the ANC’s deployment committee and its alliance partners
In a brief statement the telecom group says it has noted the interest by peer Rain in a tie-up, but no formal offer has been made
Credit bureau sees more defaults ahead as central bank increases interest rates
The improved sentiment is a result of increased merchandise export and import volumes and more new vehicles sold, Sacci report says
The monetary policy committee increases the key policy rate to 6% from 5%
Top swimmers have a rivalry that could develop into one of SA sport’s greatestt
Former world boxing champion furious over unauthorised production
Since the beginning of the lockdown phase of the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa has repeatedly stated that SA needs to build a new, inclusive economy after the crisis. On April 21, for example, he said: “We are resolved not merely to return our economy to where it was before the coronavirus but to forge a new economy ... our economic strategy going forward will require a new social compact among all role players — business, labour, community and government — to restructure the economy”.
These are bold words, but it is not clear what they mean in practice. Is Ramaphosa suggesting the wholesale reorganisation and reimagining of the economy and society as suggested by advocates of so-called “wellbeing economies” or “doughnut economies”, or is he talking about merely shuffling the chairs a little and diffidently regulating the rapaciousness of the “market” with a little more timid welfarism?..
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