What’s happened a year on?
It was going pretty well until 2017 began.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has lit a grass fire in South Africa’s financial circles.
South Africa's Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane has touched on two highly contentious issues: the unresolved bailout for a local bank three decades ago. And the role of the country's Reserve Bank.
Part-time employment will likely still be concentrated in industries such as accommodation and food services in the future.
Even though the shift towards part-time employment has actually been happening for many years, it now appears to be slowing.
Children marching on the
anniversary of the Soweto uprising.
It's time South Africa stopped stereotyping its young people as being disinterested and morally bankrupt and started engaging them.
To the taxpayer, each long-term early school leaver costs $335,000.
Achievement is largely locked in by the age of 25, so those who do not have a Year 12 qualification by then are unlikely ever to have one.
‘Man at the crossroads’
A new study of how frequently certain words were used between 1800 and 2000 shows that political power as a guiding principle is more important than money and religious belief.
Unemployment is compounded by the prospect of automation replacing humans in production chains.
Rethinking work is crucial for industrialised and emerging economies, where job losses are being felt even in the presence of substantial, although diminishing, economic growth.
The southern African region can benefit from beneficiating produce like sugar.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) roadmap towards greater regional trade integration and development is a good start but lacks detail.
Pittsburgh, between its industrial past and a clean, green tech-driven future.
Pittsburgh's post-industrial economic resurgence is promising, a historian of the region writes, but there's a reason President Trump highlighted the area in his speech exiting the Paris climate deal.
The bad news keeps piling up for South Africa’s economy.
South Africa has recorded two consecutive GDP contractions. What does it mean?
GDP as a measure of growth fails to account for damages caused to the environment by industrial activity.
Our approach to economic growth has done more harm than good and must be be replaced with more appropriate goals.
Workers harvesting from a commercial farm in Ethiopia.
Many African countries are still searching for inclusive commercial farming models that can bring in private investment without dispossessing local people.
South Africa’s Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.
The South African Reserve Bank has come under spotlight due to the critical role it must play in enabling the country to navigate rough waters. Governor Lesetja Kganyago shares his views.
By 2030, the Blue Economy will be worth $3 trillion. And the UK is well placed to capture a slice of this lucrative market, if it meets the challenges involved with innovation and ambition.
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One of Trump’s selling points was that he would 'make America great again': this meant bringing back the American dream.
Africa needs to improve governance, build infrastructure, and reduce trade barriers to achieve inclusive growth.
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The need to connect African markets to aid development will once again be discussed at the World Economic Forum. The debate needs to move beyond the usual rhetoric.
Why is work making us miserable?
There’s been quite a bit of speculation over whether Australia has a property market bubble - where house prices are over-inflated compared to a benchmark - and when it might burst. According to housing…
Protests by farm workers in the Western Cape added to pressure for a minimum wage.
As South Africa prepares to introduce a national minimum wage, a new study shows that it will have a varied impact. Some parts of the economy are likely to be negatively affected.
Time for a little more make do and mend.