Consumer Watch

Wendy Knowler fights for your rights...

br chicken
INDEPENDENT MEDIA

A case of SA biting the hand that feeds it?

The debate around the African Growth and Opportunity Act, prescribing regulations and duties for meat imports and exports, is no hollow hullabaloo.

Read Story

br research1

Obama seeks to boost science budget to compete

Endless Frontier, the 1945 civilian-science manifesto by US wartime research chief Vannevar Bush, cites the information technology, life-science and consumer-pr... Read Story

br research1

Beijing puts focus on meaningless goalpost

China’s decision to lower its annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth target to “around 7 percent” – the lowest level in 15 years ... Read Story

Browse Opinion

Items 21 - 30 of 340

Minister faces a litany of problems in his maiden Budget
February 25 2015 at 04:41

Today is all about the Budget. Top of mind for most analysts will be whether the Finance Ministry, that does not have much fiscal room to work with, can craft a sustainable and believable Budget.

Read Story
0 comments

Road to SA’s radical economic transformation is far and elusive
February 25 2015 at 04:40

At the outset, let me hasten to point out that the journey I am about to undertake through this opinion piece is aimed at outlining the rationale for radical economic transformation.

Read Story
0 comments

Tax changes ahead as Nene looks for revenue
February 23 2015 at 04:42

Tax changes, guided by the recommendations of the Davis Tax Committee, will probably take centre stage when Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene reads the Budget on Wednesday.

Read Story
0 comments

Puzzling report on poverty and budget austerity
February 24 2015 at 04:39

In November, the World Bank report “Fiscal Policy and Redistribution in an Unequal Society” was launched at a big Treasury seminar in Pretoria.

Read Story
0 comments

Following in others’ footsteps or forging a new path?
February 24 2015 at 04:37

This is Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s first Budget, and we need to see if he will continue in the direction forged by his predecessor Pravin Gordhan or if he will chart a new course.

Read Story
0 comments

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.

Read Story
0 comments

A government ‘unable, unwilling’ to control itself
February 23 2015 at 04:43

Business Report editor Ellis Mnyandu’s heartfelt plea (February 16) for responsible political leadership, following the February 12 chaos in Parliament, is undoubtedly shared by many.

Read Story
0 comments

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

Read Story
0 comments

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.

Read Story
0 comments

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.

Read Story
0 comments

Items 21 - 30 of 340