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Updated: 35 min 16 sec ago
The state's insistence on dominating the economy and crowding out the private sector has led to SA's continued decline in economic freedom, says an analyst.
The US Federal Reserve takes centre stage this week, eclipsing industry data from China, another grim inflation reading from the eurozone and rate decisions.
Veteran businessman Joe Hlongwane has resigned as president of his “faction” of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nafcoc).
Seattle public schools have remained closed for a third day due to a teachers' strike that has idled 53 000 students.
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has admitted that leaders in government could have done more to shore up business confidence, which has been pegged at its lowest level in 16 years.
Mining minister called out on his ownership of shares in Atlatsa Resources, a BEE partner of Anglo American Platinum
Russia's Agriculture Ministry will raise purchase prices for its grain intervention fund and has drawn up proposals to ease the burden of wheat export duty.
Growth in China's investment and factory output missed forecasts in August, pointing to a further cooling in the world's second-largest economy.
Zimbabwean farmers in the driest regions of the country are growing alternate grains as harsh weather conditions have made maize a risky crop.
Eskom has kept the country's lights on for five weeks, but it has cautioned that the power system will be tight in the coming days owing to maintenance work.
Corruption, waste and incompetence have contributed to the disastrous load shedding, says former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.