Climate-related consequences are raising food prices, joblessness, crime, and instability.
Mandi Smallhorne looks beyond the weather as the cause for rising food costs.
Allan Greenblo looks at the leadership concerns around the 'Twin Peaks' regulatory model.
It is encouraging that cost-saving efforts are bearing fruit, although treasury has dipped into its contingency reserve, says an economist.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has called for reduced inequality and more jobs in his mini budget speech.
The medium-term budget, while "balanced and realistic" should have had a stronger economic message, says Business Unity SA.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's medium-term budget policy statement has been met with cautious approval by business commentators.
Political parties have broadly welcomed the mini budget, although some questioned the treasury's influence on the government to implement the policy.
South Africa was still resilient in a tough world, says Metropolitan Health CEO Blum Khan in response to the 2012/13 budget adjustments.
The markets hardly reacted to the medium-term budget policy statement in afternoon trade.
There is concern that additional budget allocations do not result in commensurate service delivery improvements, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has warned that job creation could be hampered by slower growth and rising wage demands.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says surplus state employees will be weeded out so that the government can save on its ever-increasing salary bill.
Government will spend R250bn over the next three years on infrastructure projects that are "shovel ready", says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Matthew Lester debates whether or not we should invest in a local retirement annuity or go offsho...
Simon Brown looks at what investors should take into account before selling a stock.
While undoubtedly serious, a downgrade threat to sub-investment grade must be in context, says Na...
After three weeks of battling with Telkom I think I am losing my mind, says Susan Erasmus.
Tamra Veley says should not see business as a threat, but an asset to the economy.
The reserve bank is worried as it expects repo rate to be higher than 7.5% by the end of 2016.
The GetSmarter CEO shares how e-learning is improving lives through education.
How SA businesspeople can emulate e-commerce giant Alibaba's recipe for success.
Amid the finance minister's warnings of a "constrained fiscal environment", treasury has allocated nearly R500m for next year's Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
Slowing population growth will lighten the load on the state's purse in the long term, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Globalisation is giving cyber criminals an opportunity to launch attacks in vulnerable African countries as a springboard to international targets, says a security company.
Necessary to protect local networks
Bad, as it will stifle competition
I don’t care, I don’t think it affects me
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