Even supposedly "green" technologies such as renewable energy require materials, land and solar exposure and cannot grow indefinitely on this planet.
South African President, Jacob Zuma, wasted lots of time and space in cheap politicking instead of galvanising South Africans to work together for a better future.
The world needs an alternative system, measuring economic value in face of the dissatisfaction that brought Donald Trump to the White House.
While South Africa's youth unemployment is a structural matter, the country must find ways to alleviate the challenges in the short-term.
The federal government is still trying to convince senate crossbenchers to pass a company tax cut but tax experts and economists dispute all of its supposed benefits.
Africa needs to learn from the experiences of others who have negotiated free trade pacts. In particular it needs to ensure its process is inclusive and does not pander to a few special interests.
South Africa needs take a radically different path if it is going to make its economy more inclusive. It must start from the premise that markets are intrinsically skewed to historic privilege.
We have got stuck in a rut. Every month we explain away changes in retail spending with a lazy look to the skies.
Massive expansion of the education system has created new problems, and left old ones unresolved.
South Africa's finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, had to battle poor growth and falling revenue in preparing the 2016 medium term budget. How did he do?
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen said Australian wages growth is at record lows. Is that true?
Luxury holidays aren't just a dent in your bank balance – they're also doing untold harm to the environment. But you can have a good, green holiday.
A change of attitude which comes with some deep introspection by South African business leaders can help address some of the country's key socioeconomic challenges.
Of all the university departments, business schools could be the worst affected by Brexit. But it doesn't have to be all bad.
India stands to economically benefit from the introduction of a Goods and Services Tax. Australia could also cash in.
Economists are divided on whether the latest interest rate cut to 1.5% was needed, as the RBA tries to boost inflation and growth.
Establishing a national minimum wage in South Africa will benefit the country by addressing working poverty and high levels of inequality.
The South African Reserve Bank has forecast zero percent growth for 2016. Some urgent steps are needed to get the country out of this hole.
Work, consume, die. The relentless drive for improvements in our workplaces brings unexpected costs.
The adverse impact of the resources bust is still there, but the figures suggest the economy tracking at or above its potential.