South Africa’s finance minister, Tito Mboweni, ahead of his budget speech.
The South African government is hamstrung by the country's fiscal and economic situation. And short of ideas about how to get out of it.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his state of the nation address.
President Ramaphosa's state of the nation speech showed his preference for less contentious matters that attract praise, rather than catalytic decisions.
South African President Cyril Ramaphoa.
Ramaphosa is constrained by his tenuous control over South Africa's governing party, the ANC.
There are lots of burning issues raised by the business rescue that haven't yet been tested in South Africa. Many will no doubt land in the courts.
There are at least four ways in which directors can be responsible for reckless or fraudulent trading.
Distress is normally identified when a company is no longer profitable, when it's not a going concern anymore, when it has major problems.
SAA appears to be in a tail spin.
South Africa can't afford its national airline anymore -- nor can it afford to close it down. What's the next step?
South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has been forthright in recognising the crises facing the country.
South Africa's finance minister was honest about the problems facing the country. But he made no real suggestions that the government will start doing things differently.
South Africa needs to decide if it will continue to waste public money on its national carrier, or incur the costs of letting SAA go bankrupt.
There is no good case for bailing out South African Airways, it's simply a matter of avoiding a potentially catastrophic debt default.
A government of national unity has served South Africa well before. It should consider forming another after President Jacob Zuma leaves office.
South Africa needs to start thinking about life after President Jacob Zuma. Given the damage that he's done, serious thought should be given to forming a government of national unity.
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.