Analysis

9 hours ago | November 12, 2019

South Africa is one step closer to processed titanium alloys

Michael Oluwatosin Bodunrin William Gregor, an amateur mineralogist and chemist, first discovered ilmenite – some black ...

1 day ago | November 11, 2019

The transition from fossils to renewables and its impact on ...

Roula Inglesi-Lotz & George Alex Thopil  The transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energies is a global pursuit. ...

5 days ago | November 7, 2019

South Africa’s real water crisis: not understanding what’s needed

Mike Muller  A serious multi-year drought in parts of South Africa’s Northern and Eastern Cape provinces has seen a ...

7 days ago | November 6, 2019

African countries can’t industrialise? Yes, they can

Wim Naudé  Narratives are essential. Humans are, after all, “helpless story junkies”. Business and economic success ...

1 week ago | November 4, 2019

How failing power utility is fuelling South Africa’s economic crisis

Mark Swilling  South Africa’s state power utility Eskom is the biggest challenge facing the country. Mess up Eskom, and ...

2 weeks ago | October 29, 2019

Tough times – and bad advice – are holding back South Africa’s economy

Seán Mfundza Muller Over the past decade South Africa’s public finances have come under more and more strain. The days ...

3 weeks ago | October 24, 2019

South Africa’s main opposition party shows signs of serious strain

Keith Gottschalk South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, elected a new chairperson of its federal ...

3 weeks ago | October 23, 2019

Explainer: why South Africa’s energy generator is in so much trouble

Rod Crompton  Eskom is by far the largest of South Africa’s many state owned companies. This near monopoly power utility ...

3 weeks ago | October 21, 2019

To transform Africa’s economies, African companies matter too

Zainab Usman  A consistent feature of global analyses of Africa’s economic prospects is their fickleness. In the years ...

4 weeks ago | October 18, 2019

Blockchain can be the future of Zimbabwe insurance

Tawanda Musarurwa Blockchain technology – typically associated with the controversial cryptocurrencies – is arguably one ...

May the economist keep talking

Recently, South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma delivered a public lecture on the legacy of former late president ...

Lost by life in transit: Shocking truth

This is a first instalment of  “Lost by life in transit: The shocking truth”

Dealing with mental health issues

Joseline Sithole The Breaking News on a comedy channel that day was quite outrageous! The young comedian, with a ...

4 weeks ago | October 17, 2019

How giving young people basic financial skills helps them find jobs

Leila Patel, Lauren Graham & Zoheb Khan The picture in South Africa is a bleak one for the average 15 – 24 year old. ...

4 weeks ago | October 16, 2019

It’s wrong to cut and paste Global North policies onto Africa’s ...

Benjamin Morgan Music streaming services have generated years of consistent revenue growth for rights holders in ...

1 month ago | October 11, 2019

We almost touched the stars

To an article I wrote some three months ago, a social media acquaintance commented “American history is amazing to ...

BAT appoints Naidoo as MD

Qualified Chartered Accountant with South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Mr Kimesh Naidoo has been ...

Customer service is of critical importance

October 7, marked the start of yet another engaging week as we celebrate Customer Service week in and around Zimbabwe ...

Rome was not built in a day

Succession and estate planning is a long and complicated road littered with highs and lows. In my first article, we ...

Of hard nuts, grease and oil

I first heard of workmanship when the elders in my home area referred to the durability of German made products in the ...