ECONOMY

Who is responsible for government’s failure to deliver?

Food and social grant commitments have fallen woefully short

By Jeremy Seekings - 3 July 2020

Budget breaks President Ramaphosa’s promise, say economists

Economists ask Parliament to reject Budget

Signatories of open letter to Parliament's finance committee - 1 July 2020

Immigrant tradesmen accuse police of harassment

Johannesburg Metro police say they are enforcing Covid-19 regulations

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 25 June 2020

Edcon business rescuers ask for 157% increase

Union objects and will approach Ministry of Trade and Industry

By Tania Broughton - 23 June 2020

Young carpenter turns dumped wood into curios

Ulundi Mpulu, 21, founded House of Pallets, a curio shop and African kitchen

By Joseph Chirume - 11 June 2020

“We are not doing any business” says street vendor

Report finds 70% of households in poor neighbourhoods source food from informal sector

By Zoë Postman - 9 June 2020

Shack dwellers’ vegetable co-operative funds new toilets, masks and sanitisers

Vegetable gardens have changed life in Durban informal settlement

By Nokulunga Majola - 4 June 2020

18,000 jobs lost in wine industry – Vinpro

Union says its inundated as “unscrupulous farmers” terminate workers’ contracts.

By Sadé Allcock - 29 May 2020

Alcohol ban creates flourishing black market for Ghanaian whisky

“Selling whisky sachets and cigarettes is the only option l have at the moment”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 29 May 2020

“My business will never be the same again” says Duduza spaza shop owner

Ward councillor urges all business owners in need of help to apply for assistance

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 27 May 2020

Covid-19: Informal traders quietly defy ban on door-to-door selling

“I can’t sit at home while my family is starving”

By Joseph Chirume - 27 May 2020

Homemade alcoholic brew finds a market as prices soar

“People are bored of sitting at home doing nothing”

By Mpumi Kiva - 19 May 2020

Planting veggies for the hard times ahead

Candy Mayfair of Oudtshoorn has started growing vegetables for the first time in her life

By Mpumi Kiva - 15 May 2020

R140 for a packet of cigarettes in Soweto

Spaza shop owner says ban on alcohol and tobacco has cost him R25,000

By Mosa Damane - 15 May 2020
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Covid-19 relief can be aligned to BEE, court rules

Afriforum and Solidarity will appeal to the Constitutional Court

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 11 May 2020
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Covid-19: Ramaphosa’s plan is good, but the budget is insufficient

An in-depth analysis of the social grants component of the relief package

By Jeremy Seekings - 23 April 2020