Economy / Finance
Small business tax Tax compliancy for SMME’s in South Africa
Tax season is upon us and it is vital for businesses, big and small, to make sure that they are compliant and up to date with their tax submissions to the South African Revenue
09 May 2016
LEADERSHIP CEO of PPC takes pay cut
PPC’s Chief Executive Ketso Gordhan took an R1 million pay cut and his top 60 managers’ remuneration was frozen in order to hike the wages of the cement manufacturer’s 1200 lowest earners.
25 Feb 2014
AFRICA Measuring our economic growth
Has Sub-Saharan Africa’s record of economic growth made a material difference in the lives of ordinary Africans – and which countries or regions are benefiting most (and least) from growth?
26 Jan 2014
Tourism On the cusp of a major boom
South Africa is on the cusp of a major tourism boom, but it will only materialise if local tourism businesses can resist the temptation to put up their prices as the number of tourists continues to climb.
16 Sep 2013
Global economic crisis Causes and devastating consequences
International economic analysts recently came to the conclusion that humanity is at the crossroads of the most serious economic and social crisis in modern history.
29 Jul 2013
Dramatic political change could come suddenly Plight of South African youth could suck into cataclysmic global change
Globally, young people have been at the centre of political and social upheaval in the midst of the lingering economic crisis that has hit them particularly hard.
01 Jul 2013 - P. C.
Cyprus starts new financial phase Response to crisis moved from a bail-out to a bail-in
Last week, Canada strongly indicated that the confiscation of deposits in Cyprus has already had global ramifications.
09 Apr 2013 - P. C.
Cyprus financial crisis Huge implications of bailout not merely financial
The financial bailout deal enforced last week on Cyprus is truly a case where size does not matter. It not only sets a dangerous precedent, but its implications are far more than merely financial.
02 Apr 2013 - P. C.
Economic battleground Showdown around National Development Plan looming
Despite having been endorsed by the African National Congress’s national conference in December, one trade union within the governing alliance has now called for an “alliance summit” on the National Development
26 Mar 2013 - S. T.
Economic growth Growth alone will not solve unemployment problems
Although South Africa, like most of the rest of the world, has for some years been experiencing ‘jobless’ economic growth, the pursuit of higher economic growth is the single most agreed-upon policy strategy.
19 Mar 2013 - P. C.
Failing model Is macro-economic practice and theory reaching the end of the road?
The world after the current global economic crisis “will neither look nor feel as it did in the lifetimes of those of us who grew up in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s”, says an internationally reputable economist.
19 Mar 2013 - P. C.
South African inequalities Unfulfilled hopes of the majority are fuelling frustration
Since the end of apartheid, South Africa has made progress toward establishing a more equitable society, but there have also been failings.
11 Mar 2013 - P. C.
World Economic Forum report ahead of Davos 2013 Wealth gap, government debt and climate change a dangerous mix
The globe is under increasing risk from the confluence of a growing worldwide income gap between rich and poor, persistent government deficits, climate change, water shortages and aging populations.
22 Jan 2013 - P. C.
Crisis in European Union deepens Britain bids for more say in solving the debt crisis
While the failure of the 27-member European Union (EU) to adopt a budget for the period 2014 to 2020 does not pose an immediate threat to the organisation
04 Dec 2012 - P. C.
Social spending Economic crisis puts state resources under pressure
The global economic crisis has had a big impact on the share of economic resources, pushing up public social spending to GDP ratios of economic powerhouses between 2009 and 2011.
03 Dec 2012 - P. C.
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