• Conflict over water, coal

    SA's leaders have upped their support of the water-intensive coal industry, says Keith Schneider.

  • Cost of doing business

    The world can't afford the $4.7trn a year in environmental costs of business, says Mandi Smallhorne.

  • Voter paralysis

    With so much tilting voters against change, democratic reason is the loser, says Solly Moeng.

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BizNews

SA’s future? The million Zimbabweans that marched against themselves.

May 30 2016 21:30

Cathy Buckle wonders who it is that supports a leadership which has led Zimbabwe to unemployment and cash and food shortages - as should every South African.

Economy

US no longer world’s most competitive economy

May 30 2016 20:02

The US has surrendered its status as the world’s most competitive economy to two other more business-friendly countries, the World Competitive Rankings show.

Economy

Africa won't fall back into 1990s-style debt trap - AfDB

May 30 2016 19:29

Africa is unlikely to fall into the type of unsustainable debt trap seen in the 1990s despite a spike in borrowing and widening budget deficits, says the AfDB.

Economy

Reports on Chinamasa's son smuggling $7m to SA 'a naked lie'

May 30 2016 18:35

Social media reports that the Zimbabwean finance minister’s son was arrested at Beitbridge for allegedly smuggling $7m in cash out of the country have fizzled out.

Economy

Zim to introduce local bank notes in October

May 30 2016 18:21

Zimbabwe's central bank will start circulating local bank notes in October but the country will continue to use the dollar and other foreign currencies.

BizNews

Losing SA R900 per capita – social engineering a costly business

May 30 2016 16:58

Sport is best left to athletes, and governance to people who understand that idealistic slogans are no match for the morale booster of a winning national team.

Economy

INFOGRAPHIC: SA's petrol price rollercoaster

May 30 2016 16:11

The petrol price has gone up by up to 152c a litre since March as the rand continues to weaken alongside an increasing oil price.

 

In other news

Mozambique may make loan payment in 'days'

May 30 2016 20:04

Mozambique and VTB Bank PJSC of Russia are close to agreeing on a restructuring of a loan to a state-owned firm and the $178m interest payment that was due in May.

SA drought persists despite May rainfall

May 30 2016 18:21

South Africa's is still suffering the effects of a drought despite increased rainfall in May, leaving dam water levels low and crop supplies scant.

April budget deficit narrower versus a year ago

May 30 2016 16:12

South Africa has recorded a budget deficit of more than R29bn in April, the first month of the 2016/17 financial year, compared with a R41bn gap last year.

Emerging currencies bruised by US rates prospect

May 30 2016 14:01

Emerging-market currencies have fallen, extending their worst monthly decline since August, on mounting signs the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in June.

Sasol says Mozambique gas project not affected by debt crisis

May 30 2016 12:45

Mozambique's debt crisis will not impact Sasol's $1.4bn gas project because costs will be covered by the firm and recouped through gas revenues.

AirAsia gets $1bn offer to acquire leasing company

May 30 2016 12:11

AirAsia Bhd has received an offer valued at about $1bn for its aircraft-leasing business, prompting the shares to reach a new 14-month high in Kuala Lumpur trading.

Eurozone economic confidence improves on ECB stimulus

May 30 2016 11:39

Eurozone economic confidence has risen for a second month in May as the European Central Bank prepares to present updated economic projections.

Europe stocks little changed, investors mull US rate hike

May 30 2016 10:19

European stocks have been little changed, after posting their best weekly gain since February, as investors considered the implications of a possible US rate hike.

Analysis & Opinion

Opinion

The sky high cost of doing business

The estimated $4.7trn a year in environmental costs of business are just...

Opinion

State capture debate hits nuclear build plan

In light of recent events in the country, pressure is being put on the...

Opinion

Harvesting low-hanging electoral fruits

With so much skewed to tilt voters against change, it's no wonder everything...

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