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.
Grand plans designed to reduce reliance on oil will struggle to create an economy which helps all the Kingdom's subjects.
Moves to measure country progress in other ways to GDP are on the rise. Here's how happiness researchers are changing the game.
The world economy needs China, but Beijing has needs of its own. No wonder the leadership is putting so much effort into a year of negotiation.
We have all the tools to achieve economic growth and environmental sustainability - we just have to choose to use them.
A new Tory government, but true-blue business owners might be feeling short-changed.