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After 365 days of Covid SA’s economy is sicker than ever

The South African economy was already in recession when the first case of Covid-19 was diagnosed in the country exactly one year ago, reports...

If Cyril doesn’t whip out his pruning shears, SA will shrivel...

The DA’s seven point recession recovery plan may have some merit, but it fails to address the real elephants in the room: the massively...

Tighten your belt; the recession may affect you badly

Mpho Ramapala, Manager Education and Communication at the National Credit Regulator (NCR), says the announcement by Statistics South Africa that the country is in...

South Africa closer to a recession?

South Africa is probably closer to a recession than expected after the -1.2% gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate in the first quarter of 2016 announced this week....

Government is strangling economic freedom by interfering in the economy –...

THANDI XABA   The Economic Freedom of the World report indicates that South Africa has dropped by 54 places since the year 2000 in economic freedom. The...

Pressure on consumers may drive SA into recession – IRR

Consumer spending plays a fundamental role in the economy with household consumption expenditure being equivalent to over 60% of GDP. According to the Institute of...

Economic activity between business cycles plays vital role in country’s economy

THANDI XABA A business cycle lasts between 5 to 10 years, and it is in-between these years that a country can experience a recession. According to...

Current economic status unusual – economist

THANDI XABA     The global economy plays a major role in the state of the country’s economy, which has resulted in the scare of a looming...