November 18, 2019
A note on the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement

A note on the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement

Nov, 14, 2019 Opinion

CARILEE OSBORNE, the Senior Researcher at the Institute for African Alternatives (IFFA) and Assistant Editor of its flagship journal, New Agenda, warns that austerity measures cannot deliver a country from an economic slump, especially in South Africa where there is severe unemployment, that results in poverty and inequality. The only way to effectively address inequality is through large-scale government interventions, preferably those that generate jobs.

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Open Letter to Members of Parliament

Open Letter to Members of Parliament

Nov, 14, 2019 Opinion

The medium-term budget statement by Minister Tito Mboweni seems to have brought little clarity on what government is going to do to fix our economy. True, he rang the alarm...

From the desk of the President

From the desk of the President

Nov, 14, 2019 News

Dear Fellow South African, In April last year, I announced our ambition to raise $100 billion – equivalent toR1.2 trillion – in new investment over five years. This was aimed at...

Who will guard the guards?

Who will guard the guards?

Oct, 25, 2019 Opinion

The long-overdue vote on the outcome of the protracted disciplinary hearing of suspended Secretary to Parliament, Gengezi Mgidlana, was in the end uneventful. However, what was unusual about this plenary...

Why first black leader of SA’s opposition party quit?

Why first black leader of SA’s opposition party…

Oct, 25, 2019 Opinion

Mmusi Maimane's resignation highlights one of the core problems of democratic South Africa ‑ the assumption that the only way to do anything is the way white men did it...

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