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How to balance security with economic development

While governments seek to create and protect jobs for their citizens, as well as secure international borders, they are under constant pressure to produce econo... Read Story

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Concerns show over Chinese growth

Over the weekend, China’s second rate move in three months made clear how concerned leaders in Beijing are about sliding growth.

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Education plays huge role in bridging inequality gap

The growing national concern about economic inequality raises many questions. One has to do with demographic groups. Are some doing better than others? If so, e... Read Story

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Alternatives to drive SA’s energy mix
February 22 2015 at 01:28

We are driven by desperation to consider alternatives for sustainable energy sources rather than being proactive and acting strategically to optimise outcomes, writes Nkosinathi Solomon.

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The building blocks of Brand SA
February 22 2015 at 01:31

Sithembile Ntombela examines what the SONA means to South Africans, and the growth we can look forward to in the next few years

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Taxing times ahead for SA
February 21 2015 at 15:27

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene needs to wring R44bn from an economy which is stuttering, writes Craig Dodds.

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Fight’s against violence, not labour
February 20 2015 at 04:31

There is no debating the fact that labour relations in South Africa are currently in complete disarray, and it is costing our economy in more ways than one.

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Policymakers faced with conflicting considerations
February 20 2015 at 04:41

If you need further evidence of how tricky central bank policymaking has become, take a look at the minutes of last month’s US Federal Reserve meeting.

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Parliament, Zuma are not the state of our nation
February 19 2015 at 04:52

Last week’s State of the Nation Address was nothing of the sort. It was more like the state admitting dysfunction.

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Insurers must work for inclusion of the unbanked
February 19 2015 at 04:51

The World Bank estimates that 2.5 billion adults do not have formal bank accounts and the majority of the world’s unbanked citizens reside in emerging markets.

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There is no win with a divestment strategy
February 19 2015 at 04:41

The call for divestment from fossil fuel extractors could soon be over. Although short of their original goals, the demise of the campaign may create a better and more lasting outcome than any of the protesters could have ... Read Story
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Zuma bungles chance to show real leadership
February 18 2015 at 04:46

Of course I watched the State of the Nation Address with keen interest. And yes, even though I am a passionate South African and interested in what the president had to say, my interest levels were higher this time round.<... Read Story
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Let’s stop the finger-pointing and embrace accountability
February 18 2015 at 04:43

The 2015 State of the Nation Address will forever be a case study for many academics and political projects, including parliamentary democracy, political accountability, our electoral systems and whether our leaders are pr... Read Story
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