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Which African country is next in line to overtake South Africa?

Which African country is next in line to overtake South Africa?

The IMF’s latest update on the economic outlook of Africa shows that, while South Africa has lost its economic crown to Nigeria – and now second place to Egypt – the country should be a safe third on the continent for some time to come.

Finance - By Staff Writer | 30 May, 2016
Best and worst bank brands in South Africa 2016

Best and worst bank brands in South Africa 2016

The latest Brand Finance report on banking shows which South African banks have the most valuable brands in 2016.

Banking - By Staff Writer | 15 March, 2016
Countries where the South African rand is stronger

Countries where the South African rand is stronger

While the rand has taken a knock against major global currencies over the past few months, there are still destinations where South Africans command stronger buying power.

Finance, Wealth - By Staff Writer | 7 March, 2016
Grocery prices in South Africa vs the UK and the USA

Grocery prices in South Africa vs the UK and the USA

SA consumer website, Retail Price Watch has compared the prices of a number of grocery items in the USA, UK and South Africa.

Finance, Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 3 March, 2016
South Africa GDP grows above expectations

South Africa GDP grows above expectations

South Africa’s GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2015 was higher than expectations – but not by much.

Finance - By Staff Writer | 1 March, 2016
The best and worst countries in the world

The best and worst countries in the world

A new ranking shows which countries come out on top when measured on global performance on a variety of metrics.

Lifestyle - By Staff Writer | 22 February, 2016
South Africa’s military power vs the world in 2016

South Africa’s military power vs the world in 2016

Global Firepower (GFP) has compiled a list of the most powerful military forces in the world in 2016 – including South Africa.

General - By Staff Writer | 16 February, 2016
How much it will cost to make Pretoria the only capital city in South Africa

How much it will cost to make Pretoria the only capital city in South Africa

A report has detailed the costs of moving Parliament to Pretoria – and idea that’s been around since Mandela’s time as president.

Government - By Staff Writer | 14 February, 2016
How SA business plans to save the economy

How SA business plans to save the economy

Business leaders have offered an 8-point plan on how South Africa can avoid a rating cut to junk and further economic turmoil – and it involves taking on a lot of taxes.

Business - By Staff Writer | 10 February, 2016
When Starbucks will launch in South Africa

When Starbucks will launch in South Africa

A marketing team appointed to handle FairTrade South Africa, has revealed when Starbucks is going to launch in South Africa.

Business - By Staff Writer | 28 January, 2016
This graphic shows the shocking state of employment in South Africa

This graphic shows the shocking state of employment in South Africa

New data from the OECD shows how bad the levels of unemployment are in South Africa.

Business - By Staff Writer | 27 January, 2016
This map shows South Africa’s projected economic growth to 2024

This map shows South Africa’s projected economic growth to 2024

Cost-estimation site, HowMuch.net has drawn up map with countries scaled to show how each one’s predicted growth rate through 2024 compares to the rest of the world.

General - By Staff Writer | 20 January, 2016
South Africa is on a cliff’s edge – and it’s all happened before

South Africa is on a cliff’s edge – and it’s all happened before

Current developments in South Africa are reminiscent of events in 1985, when the country experienced high costs from currency depreciation and adverse political developments.

Government - By The Conversation | 15 January, 2016
South Africa on the edge of a recession

South Africa on the edge of a recession

With a struggling manufacturing sector and money leaving South African shores rapidly in the wake of a tanking rand, the country is at risk of hitting a recession, economists say.

Business - By Staff Writer | 13 January, 2016
South Africans should prepare for turbulent times ahead

South Africans should prepare for turbulent times ahead

South African President Jacob Zuma’s latest cabinet reshuffle in the Ministry of Finance is arguably the most controversial of all his executive decisions.

Government - By The Conversation | 20 December, 2015
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