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Extreme inequality in South Africa is constraining growth and investment

Extreme inequality in South Africa is constraining growth and investment

By: Terence Creamer     10th April 2018 New analysis by the World Bank has confirmed that South Africa’s is not only the world’s most unequal country, but that extreme inequality has... 

World Bank ups SA growth forecast but says slow growth hobbles economy

World Bank ups SA growth forecast but says slow growth hobbles economy

By: African News Agency      10th April 2018 The World Bank has increased its projected growth for South Africa's gross domestic product, but said on Tuesday that the economy needs to break... 

Social safety net programmes make substantial impact in global fight against poverty – World Bank

Social safety net programmes make substantial impact in global fight against poverty – World Bank

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th April 2018 An estimated 36% of the world’s very poor – about 50-million people – escaped extreme poverty because of social safety nets, providing clear... 

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Lowering SoE risk to fiscus requires governance and business-model reform - S&P

Lowering SoE risk to fiscus requires governance and business-model reform - S&P

By: Terence Creamer     27th March 2018 The risk posed to government’s fiscal position as a result of contingent liabilities linked to South Africa’s State-owned enterprises (SoEs) will... 

The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018: Building a Sustainable Future

The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018: Building a Sustainable Future

20th March 2018 Countries regularly track gross domestic product (GDP) as an indicator of their economic progress, but not wealth—the assets such as... 

Energy-intensive firms say carbon tax wrong tool for reducing power emissions

Energy-intensive firms say carbon tax wrong tool for reducing power emissions

By: Terence Creamer     14th March 2018 The Industry Task Team on Climate Change (ITTCC), which includes many of South Africa’s largest mining and industrial companies, says the proposed... 

South Africa commits to new continental trade agreement

South Africa commits to new continental trade agreement

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     12th March 2018 The African Ministers of Trade (Amot) last week considered and approved – for submission to the extraordinary summit of the African Union (AU)... 

Brics' New Development Bank could fast-track Africa infrastructure projects

Brics' New Development Bank could fast-track Africa infrastructure projects

By: Anine Kilian     8th March 2018 Africa lacks adequate infrastructure, which stymies regional trade and the provision of basic services such as health and education, New... 

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