On paper, Anglogold's had the worst year among listed gold companies, but a ruthless handle on costs and a mine-by-mine review should start to pay off
Chinese companies are the big winners in brand values ranking
It’s ‘highly unusual’ for such farms to have $4m cash on hand
An FM survey shows that even the prices of basic foods has rocketed more than 20% in a year, putting SA’s already-tenuous social stability at risk. But hiking grants, while a temporary relief, won’t ...
A new book asks why certain cities became the epicentre of the world at a specific point — and speculates which ones might lead in the future
SA high schools lag significantly behind those in other developing countries in terms of their access to computers. In addition, only a quarter of public schools offer computer applications technology (CAT) as a subject, and these are mostly the wealthier schools.
Almost 70% of quintile 5 schools — those in the wealthiest communities — offer CAT, against just 6% of the poorest (quintile 1) schools. The upshot is that only about 7% of matric candidates (about 35,000 learners) pass CAT each year. This mirrors the severe inequalities in access to technical subjects in general. In SA, half of white males study these subjects, against just 5% of black males.
So, broadening access to technical subjects and digital learning would appear to be an important step towards creating a more equitable education system.
However, according to numerous education experts and academic studies, rolling out President Cyril Ramaphosa’s policy of one device per child would likely be a colossal waste ...
A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.
Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.
Questions or problems? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now
Would you like to comment on this article? Register (it's quick and free) or sign in now.
Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.