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Straight talking will do the nation a big favour, Mr Nene

When Nhlanhla Nene, the finance minister, takes to the podium this Wednesday to present his first medium-term budget policy statement before Parliament, he ough... Read Story

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Relief likely to feed in as prices disenflate

While South Africa is still battling inflation above the Reserve Bank’s 3 percent to 6 percent target rate – 6.4 percent in August – many coun... Read Story

Business-Opinion

Compassion and the minimum wage

Your columnist Pierre Heistein is to be complimented on his compassionate defence of minimum wages for low-skilled workers.

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Financial sector in need of radical overhaul to improve the economy
October 16 2014 at 04:45

The SACP’s 2014 Red October Campaign focuses attention on the financial sector. One of its main aims is to break the investment strike that capital has embarked on. South Africa’s primary challenge is indisputa... Read Story
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Slower growth, not recession – Nene
October 16 2014 at 04:33

South Africa was likely to cut its 2014 growth forecast next week but the government did not expect the economy to slip into recession, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said yesterday.

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Public, private sectors must uplift economy
October 15 2014 at 04:43

The recent downward revision of our economic growth to 1.4 percent by International Monetary Fund (IMF) should be a cause for concern.

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It’s not a minimum wage that cuts jobs
October 15 2014 at 04:38

The debate around Cyril Ramaphosa’s proposal for a national minimum wage shows an unfortunate perspective that South Africans have on the role of business in society. Minimum wage does not cut jobs – making low... Read Story
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Environmental and economic critiques are based on envy
October 15 2014 at 04:37

All that the fashionable alarm about globalisation, warming the planet, changing climate, protecting wild nature, have in common is an attack on an economic system based on the profit motive.

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Modi’s political balancing act limits big bang reforms
October 14 2014 at 04:38

Amid the giddy euphoria that greeted the historic victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India’s May election, hopes have been raised that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his administration will usher in the... Read Story
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When it comes to cars, Tesla has a few old lessons to learn
October 14 2014 at 04:34

THE AUTO industry has developed certain unwritten rules over the last 100 years or so. Got new technologies or features? Save them for the new model year. Have a new product announcement? Make it at a car show. Want a new ... Read Story
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China debt threat ‘not the same as subprime’
October 14 2014 at 04:33

Will China be the source of the next global financial disaster? The evidence increasingly offers reason for concern, though the nature of any calamity could be very different from what the world endured in 2008.

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Let’s abide by pledges of forum
October 13 2014 at 04:48

Mining companies are often criticised for not doing enough for the workers and communities they mine in.

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No gloating for China’s top global PPP status
October 13 2014 at 04:46

Governments are not usually slow to make the most of favourable publicity. China’s official government newspaper, the People’s Daily, struck a refreshing note last week when it attacked flattering estimates of ... Read Story
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