Sentiment remains cautious as a strong US jobs report signals a good chance the Fed will implement another 75 bps rate hike
The SA workforce should look like the people who live in the country, not an enclave of a sensitive minority
In 2020, SA exported $344.6m worth of steel and US$324m worth of aluminium to the US, according to the UN COMTRADE database on international trade
Opposition party says crime has shot up to a record high because little has been done to halt joblessness
The officials were found to have failed in their fiduciary duties due to actions including paying themselves to attend a golf day
Transnet, Telkom and Eskom estimate that thieves and vandals cost them a total of R7bn a year due to metal theft
Priorities include building democracy, promoting development, peace, security, trade and investment, as well as cleaner energy
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In response to a Twitter post by Princeton economics professor Atif Mian showing that injections of foreign money into the Afghanistan economy failed to translate into sustainable growth there, I extrapolated that — as in the Afghan example — increasing consumption via cash transfers in SA without equal attention to productivity enhancement would not raise sustainable GDP.
Mian made the point that raising spending power in Afghanistan without an associated increase in productivity led to a spending boom that vanished as soon as the aid money dried up. A tweep pushed back at my inference. He said comparing social transfers in SA to aid transfers in Afghanistan was like comparing apples to oranges. My reply? They are both fruit...
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