South Africa's finance minister Malusi Gigaba failed to impress when presenting the eagerly awaited 2017 medium term budget.
South Africa's 2017 medium term budget reveals a growing gap between revenue and expenditure which places the country in a highly vulnerable financial state.
South Africa waits with bated breath for the 2017 medium term budget policy statement from new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, as it might reveal key signals of where economic policy is headed.
Privatisation talk in South Africa shows how state owned enterprises are being used as tools for enrichment by the connected and less as key elements of development.
There is no good case for bailing out South African Airways, it's simply a matter of avoiding a potentially catastrophic debt default.
South Africa's 14 point plan to achieve economic recovery lacks detail and vision of how the country is going to get itself out the prevailing economic crisis.
The International Monetary Fund's view of how to fix South Africa's economy deserves to be seriously considered.
The political cost of corruption is reaching unacceptable levels in South Africa. Reversing the effects of state decay on the poor will take short and long term interventions.
Reforming South Africa’s state owned enterprises should start with greater accountability and financial responsibility.
The scandals surrounding South Africa's power utility, Eskom, was caused by the neglect of corporate governance rules by the board, the executive authority and the public enterprises minister.
The drama caused by the return of Brain Molefe into South Africa's power utility, Eskom, signals a failure of accountability and corporate governance within the public sector.
The debate about white monopoly capital in post-apartheid South Africa is good for the country's politics but it tends to come with bad sociology.
What has been lost in stating the case for South Africa's credit rating is a tangible plan for strengthening governance and regulation of its state owned enterprises.
The rising talk about 'white monopoly capital' as an obstacle to economic inclusion in South Africa is a red herring.
The leadership crisis experienced at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa reveals deep seated corporate governance failures in the management of the country's state owned enterprises.
Airports Company of South Africa, a majority state owned enterprise, is set to be hit by a regulatory own-goal that puts further pressure on the country's credit rating.
With stalled economic growth and threats of credit rating downgrade, South Africa's 2017/18 budget will need to dig deep to foster recovery.
It is common to reduce the politics of the ANC to a battle between personalities. A closer look suggest that this is a fight between two factions, both of them products of trends in the economy.
Defects in political governance, especially President Jacob Zuma’s failure to provide leadership, have induced a crisis of confidence in South Africa's economy.
The argument put forward by Eskom that it can handle South Africa's controversial nuclear build programme is fundamentally flawed.