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Surviving a crisis depends on how quickly you adapt

Most businesses have been on one end or the other of the scale during this global crisis. On the one hand, some have been fortunate enough to be producing a service or product that has been in lockdown demand while others fall on the dismal end of the scale, suspended and wading their way through the muddy waters...

Issued by Adverb 2 hours ago

Managing finances during Covid-19

The phased stages of lockdown and the surge in infections that we are seeing are bringing us closer to realising that things will not return to normal any time soon. As we begin to look for ways to rebuild our economy and try to find ways to repair our finances, planning for the unknown future that awaits us has become pivotal...

Issued by MiWayLife 3 days ago

Everyone needs to plan for the next disaster

The Covid-19 pandemic might be easing around the world, and with any luck, will be in our rear-view mirror before too long. However, there are lessons to be learned for the future. One lesson, is that even households need to do scenario planning...

3 days ago

Business needs to step up - urgently

Addressing South Africa's socio-economic failings - inadequate growth, unemployment, poverty and so on - has been the central preoccupation of government since 1994...

By Terence Corrigan 10 Jul 2020

GDP numbers "better-than-expected", but a depression may be looming

The market expected the economy to shrink by 3.8% over the first quarter so the -2.0% print for Q1 2020 GDP might be slightly better than anticipated, but it almost means nothing...

By Maarten Ackerman 1 Jul 2020

The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementation

The Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was brokered by the African Union (AU) and adopted by 44 of its 55 member states on 21 March 2018. By February 2019, all AU countries, save for Eritrea, had become signatories to the AfCFTA, which came into force on 30 May 2019...

By Robyn Berger, Theunis Claassen and Catherine Robson 30 Jun 2020

Nurturing the CA(SA) pipeline during a pandemic

As the South African economy flails under Covid-19 and a downgrade to junk status, The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) talks to chartered accountants [CA(SA)] Ignatius Sehoole about the importance of ensuring we continue to bring top-quality CAs(SA) into the system...

By Roberta Coci, Issued by SAICA 30 Jun 2020

SA's record e-commerce performance offers hope for battered economy

E-commerce is providing a ray of hope for the local economy with transactions hitting a record high in May and June...

30 Jun 2020

South Africa's new budget cushions the coronavirus blow - but only briefly

The adjustment budget tabled by South Africa's finance minister, Tito Mboweni, this week is less an adjustment than a new budget...

By Seán Mfundza Muller 26 Jun 2020

South Africa's budget to deal with Covid-19 fails to pave way for more equal society

The Covid-19 pandemic has not only generated a far-reaching social and economic crisis in South Africa, but is also exposing two major fault lines in the society...

By David Francis & Imraan Valodia 26 Jun 2020

Buhari's Covid-19 economic plan: old wine in new wineskins

Covid-19 is increasingly wreaking havoc on the health of Nigerians, but its economic impact may well be more devastating...

By Stephen Onyeiwu 25 Jun 2020

Escaping the hippo's jaws: Mboweni's broad strokes emergency budget

Amid analogies about his trademark aloe ferox and a hippo's gaping jaws, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered a bleak supplementary budget that was a little light on detail...

25 Jun 2020

R100bn set aside to respond to Covid-19 jobs challenge

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says the National Treasury has set aside R100-billion to support government's response to job creation...

25 Jun 2020

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