economic growth

Economists expect Budget Speech to focus on economic growth

Finance Minister, Enoch Godogwana will be faced with the challenging task of allocating limited resources towards multiple competing priorities when he delivers his Budget address this week. Economic analysts say they expect the focus of the budget to be on economic growth and revenue revisions. This as expenditure pressures rise[…]

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ANC alliance partners to draft economic growth strategy

African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa says the party’s National Executive Committee will meet with the South African Communist Party (SACP), Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) this weekend to draft a strategy that will assist in growing the economy. He[…]

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B-BBEE: your questions and criticisms answered

By Anees Teladia Unemployment has become one of South Africa’s most pressing socio-economic challenges, impacting every facet of our society. It’s fitting to say that we have been forced to grow accustomed to this job crisis. However, what might come as a surprise to many – particularly in the Western[…]

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Stay in SA – Ramaphosa urges young white people

If President Cyril Ramaphosa had his way, he would tie young white South Africans to trees. This was his tongue-in-cheek comment as he urged young white South Africans to not leave the country. The president’s campaign trail stopped in the Beyerskloof wine estate outside Stellenbosch on Tuesday afternoon. Several of[…]

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Parliament to decide on expropriation without compensation

On Tuesday, the National Assembly will decide whether to proceed with a process to amend the Constitution to make expropriation of land without compensation possible, as the EFF’s motion in this regard is expected to be debated. The draft resolution, brought by Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, states that[…]

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China’s economic growth slumps to 25-year low

China’s economy grew 6.9 percent in 2015, GDP figures released on Tuesday showed, the lowest level of growth in 25 years. Chinese leaders are trying to reduce reliance on trade and investment by nurturing slower, more self-sustaining growth based on domestic consumption and services. But the unexpectedly sharp decline over[…]

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