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.
South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has a tough job of rekindling a weak economy.
With stalled economic growth and threats of credit rating downgrade, South Africa's 2017/18 budget will need to dig deep to foster recovery.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is part of a faction which embraces patronage politics.
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.
President Jacob Zuma is the common denominator in South Africa’s governance problems.
Defects in political governance, especially President Jacob Zuma’s failure to provide leadership, have induced a crisis of confidence in South Africa's economy.
Koeberg power station, in Cape Town, is the only nuclear power station on the African continent. South Africa is considering a proposal to build more such power stations.
The argument put forward by Eskom that it can handle South Africa's controversial nuclear build programme is fundamentally flawed.
South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan before delivering his 2016 budget address to parliament in February. Will he deliver another?
What lies behind the decision to criminally charge South Africa's finance minister?
South Africa's parastatals are in a dire state. Instead of being the mandated sites of development and profitability, they are costing the public purse billions and have been abused.
Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk played a critical role in the making of the 1994 political transition in South Africa.
The morality challenges faced by South Africa's governing party are largely a function of fundamental factors established in 1994.
South Africa’s finance minister Pravin Gordhan.
The pursual of South Africa's finance minister by the country's elite police unit could have dire consequences for the economy. Yet President Jacob Zuma appears not to care.
South African Airways is undoubtedly in crisis.
The costs to South Africa of maintaining the ownership of a national airline are proving to be unbearably expensive. It's time to let the struggling carrier go.
China must boost its productivity to compete with TPP members.
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To create a resilient domestic economy, certain features of the “old” economy may still be required in China.
The reaction of listed Chinese companies to corruption revelations is often strangely muted.
Corruption charges may shake the share prices of western companies, but in China the situation is more complex.
Chinalco is one of a number of state-owned enterprises the Communist Party is hoping to overhaul.
China has signalled a plan to slim down its state-owned enterprises, but there's no sign yet it's willing to give up any real control.
Jack Ma is one of China’s millions of businessmen and women.
After decades of the fastest economic growth in the world, China’s economy has started to slow down. This is perhaps inevitable, given an average annual growth rate of around 10% was sustained for almost…
Smoke gets in your eyes.
When officials in the northern Chinese province of Hubei recently declared their dedication to cleaning up air pollution by giving up smoking, few were impressed by their grasp of the problem. But China…
China’s economic miracle will see it become the world’s greatest financial power; but it critical for the country’s new leaders to ensure its workers aren’t left behind.
China’s Communist Party has overseen an economic miracle over the past 20 years, but they are now facing the consequences of becoming the fastest growing economy on the planet. With China’s GDP now standing…
China’s new leaders must decide whether to reform the country’s state-owned enterprises, or remain dependent on export markets.
With the dust settling on Barack Obama’s second term in the White House and as Washington nervously approaches the precarious precipice of its looming fiscal cliff, all eyes are on the grey matter of the…
Tony Abbott has taken aim at Chinese investment that comes with government connections, arguing that such investment is not in Australia’s national interest.
Opposition leader Tony Abbott made headlines recently when during a visit to China, he declared that “it would rarely be in Australia’s national interest to allow a foreign government or its agencies to…
A study by the University of Sydney and KPMG has found Chinese investment in Australia is poorly understood and generally…
State guidance of the economy is not just a tool for emerging markets, but also for developing economies that wish to maintain their technological advantage.
As governments rushed in to prop up collapsing economies in response to the 2008 financial meltdown, the myth of free-market capitalism was suddenly put to the test and found wanting. But it has been the…