• Courage to do right

    A number of factors will impede Zuma’s opportunity to have a ‘Lula moment’, says Prof Dirk Kotze.

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    Possible steps that can be taken in the National Budget to avert a junk status.

  • No ordinary SONA

    A weak president presiding over a racially polarised nation faces a serious task.

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Industrial

ArcelorMittal bets on steel protection as loss balloons

Feb 12 2016 09:16

ArcelorMittalSA expects SA to adopt tariffs as a safeguard against cheap imports as the steelmaker posted an annual loss that ballooned 23 times from a year earlier.

BizNews

SONA: Lekota poses key question – is ConCourt dead?

Feb 12 2016 09:10

The key contribution during President Jacob Zuma's SONA came from Mosiuoa Lekota who exposed the real challenge to this young democracy, says Alec Hogg.

Economy

Zuma fails to appease investors, rating agencies - economist

Feb 12 2016 07:44

President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation speech was filled with old ideas, says Nomura emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto.

Economy

SONA 2016: Optimists see growth spurt, pessimists see junk

Feb 12 2016 07:22

President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address was seen as an important moment for him to change some policies and strategies to reverse SA's rapid decline.

Economy

Ministers upbeat after Zuma’s economy SONA

Feb 12 2016 07:15

Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas says President Jacob Zuma delivered a “good speech” that focused on ways to grow the economy.

Economy

SOEs no longer relevant will be phased out, says Zuma

Feb 11 2016 21:54

Economist Kevin Lings says President Jacob Zuma's announcements on the phasing out of state-owned firms is one of the most important of his address.

Economy

Zuma performs balancing act on minimum wage

Feb 11 2016 22:24

A national minimum wage will go a long way to improve labour relations in South Africa, but it must not undermine job creation, President Jacob Zuma has said.

Opinion

Inside Labour: A Valentine's Day lesson for labour

Feb 12 2016 07:34

The history of Valentine Day cards provides a glimpse of how technology resulted in job cuts, but in days when there were still other jobs to go to, says Terry Bell.

 

In other news

Yen adds to gains as investors run for cover

Feb 12 2016 07:47

The Japanese yen has surged again as traders spooked by turbulence in financial markets continued to plow into the safe haven.

Wall St. traders dump Boeing, bank stocks

Feb 12 2016 07:44

Wall Street traders have dumped stocks of major banks and airplane manufacturer Boeing as the global markets selloff persisted.

Oil prices rally after plumbing new depths

Feb 12 2016 07:42

Oil has surged more than 5%, a day after tanking towards 13-year lows and following a suggestion that OPEC could possible cut output to stabilise volatile crude markets.

Protea Hotels expands with new development in Centurion

Feb 11 2016 18:38

Protea Hotels has identified a growing demand for accommodation and conference and meeting facilities in the expanding Centurion area.

SA REIT launches best practice recommendations

Feb 11 2016 17:18

The Real Estate Investment Trust sector has published its Best Practice Recommendations that will make financial reporting clearer and more comparable.

Pharma industry has key role in economic crises - CEO

Feb 11 2016 16:16

The leading pharmaceutical companies have a key role to play in the seemingly turbulent year ahead for SA, says the CEO of Cipla Medpro.

Stock rout deepens, bonds surge

Feb 11 2016 16:07

Financial markets are signaling that investors have lost faith in central banks’ ability to support the global economy.

Boost for SA, Benin maritime project

Feb 11 2016 15:41

Transnet Port Terminals is extending its footprint beyond the borders of SA with a team that has taken occupation at the Port of Cotonou in Benin, West Africa.

Analysis & Opinion

Opinion

Inside Labour: A Valentine's Day lesson for labour

The history of Valentine Day cards provides a glimpse of how technology...

Opinion

SONA 2016 defers power to Gordhan

SONA 2016 has set it all up for Pravin Gordhan – and now shows just how...

Opinion

Does President Zuma have the courage to do the right thing?

A number of factors will impede Zuma’s opportunity to have a ‘Lula moment’...

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