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 Load shedding threatens jobs, economic recovery, says consumer body

Load shedding threatens jobs, economic recovery, says consumer body

22/03/2019 - 13:31
Load shedding, which has been escalated to Stage 4, is posing a significant risk to economic recovery, the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa said in a statement, as rotational blackouts continued to grip the country. read more
Food crisis is much bigger than simply tinkering with zero-rating VAT

Food crisis is much bigger than simply tinkering with zero-rating VAT

13/08/2018 - 13:54
The government should stop tinkering with zero-rating of the VAT system and rather focus its efforts on regulating food prices and increasing wages and social grants, according to Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity Group founder Julie Smith.  read more
SA economy: It's not all doom and gloom

SA economy: It's not all doom and gloom

21/07/2016 - 12:30
While 2016 might turn out to be the most difficult year for South African consumers in two decades, next year may bring “moderate improvement” to the economy – although nowhere near the elusive 6% growth target. read more
Private companies cashing in on government failure in SA

Private companies cashing in on government failure in SA

17/11/2015 - 10:13
South Africa’s economy has stagnated, hampered by sluggish growth and a worrying trade deficit. read more
Business hits back at ANC’s blacklisting idea

Business hits back at ANC’s blacklisting idea

06/07/2015 - 09:26
Instead of calling for the blacklisting of businesses to prevent corruption and the dangers of the “corporate capture” of political leaders, the ANC-led tripartite alliance must enact regulations to control political party funding, or stop accepting millions in funding from businesspeople. read more
OK Zimbabwe lifts earnings

OK Zimbabwe lifts earnings

23/11/2012 - 15:05
Harare - Retail group OK Zimbabwe posted a 21% rise in first-half earnings on Thursday, driven by continued sales growth in an economy recovering from a decade of contraction. read more
Walmart fight has cost the state

Walmart fight has cost the state

11/04/2012 - 15:53
Government has so far spent about R4.1 million in challenging the Walmart-Massmart merger, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said on Tuesday. read more
Grain SA wants to address government

Grain SA wants to address government

12/03/2012 - 07:36
Bothaville - South Africa’s grain farmers can certainly produce sufficient food for the country. On the other hand, political rhetoric and generalisations about the agricultural sector must end. read more
US keeps close eye on Walmart appeal

US keeps close eye on Walmart appeal

17/02/2012 - 13:50
Johannesburg - Whether Walmart ultimately succeeds in buying a controlling share of major South African chain Massmart Holdings [JSE:MSM] could affect whether other Americans come to do business on the continent, a US Chamber of Commerce official said Thursday.  read more
Experts' confidence in economy dismal

Experts' confidence in economy dismal

17/11/2011 - 08:38
Johannesburg - Seventy percent of international experts have a pessimistic outlook on the global economy, according to a new survey conducted by the World Economic Forum (WEF). In addition, 60% expressed little confidence in government leaders to deal with global risks. read more
Motlanthe: SA happy about Walmart deal

Motlanthe: SA happy about Walmart deal

03/11/2011 - 16:36
Cape Town - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Wednesday the government is happy that US retail giant Walmart has chosen SA as an investment destination, and that it has made a comprehensive investment.  read more