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Essential For Economic Recovery

Against the backdrop of COVID-19, effective public-private partnerships have become more critical than ever before, writes Dale Hes.

Is B-bBEE Working?

A change in thinking is needed to make empowerment more than just a box-ticking exercise. Jermaine Craig reports.

The Even Greater Depression

With South Africa’s economy heading towards its worst depression in more than a century, the COVID-19 economic crisis has presented the opportunity for a new social compact, reports Duma Gqubule.

Demonstrating Ubuntu In A Crisis

In this time of uncertainty and hardship, it’s encouraging to know that many organisations and individuals are going above and beyond to help those in distress, writes Keith Bain.

A Local Response To COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the normal functioning of local municipalities in a drastic way, reports Dale Hes.

Business Day Local Government

Business Day Local Government

The Impact Of COVID-19 On Business

The current crisis is affecting all organisations irrespective of size, sector or country of operation.

Tackling Gender Inequality

What must government and civil society do to tackle the major imbalances women still face in the workplace? Thando Pato speaks to a few female executives about the issues and possible solutions.

The Sorry State Of The Country’s SOEs

How do South African state-owned enterprises stack up against those in other countries and what are the issues surrounding them? Caiphus Kgosana investigates.

Irregular Vs Fruitless And Wasteful Expenditure

The Auditor-General’s review of state-owned enterprises has provided a glimpse of the enormity of the challenge facing the Public Enterprises Ministry and financial services institutions in turning around the dire situation caused by a combination of corruption and ineptitude, reports Jermaine Craig.

The Road To 2030: Reshaping Local Governments To Meet The SDGs

Local government is the coalface of service delivery — but are cities fit for purpose to drive service delivery to meet the Sustainable Development Goals? Mpho Lukoto finds out.

Funding Empowerment

The slowdown in B-bBEE deals due to a poor economy and regulatory policies has led to empowerment fatigue and a paucity of funding, writes Duma Gqubule.

Resilience Needed To Fight The Effects Of Climate Change

The only way for modern cities to effectively handle climate change is through programmes to build resilience. Rodney Weidemann reports.

BMF Economy

Business confidence is flagging fast as the economy rapidly approaches crisis point, writes Duma Gqubule.

How Have Empowerment Policies Benefitted The Previously Disadvantaged?

Since the dawn of democracy, the government has implemented numerous empowerment policies in an effort to upscale previously disadvantaged communities. Tiisetso Tlelima reports on companies that have benefitted from the country’s transformation policies.

Municipalities To Benefit From New Project

A new project, funded jointly by the South African Local Government Association and the European Union, will help build capacity for several local municipalities.

Young Leaders In Action

SALGA celebrates the exceptional youth leaders in local government and commemorates the fallen youth of 1976. Lwando Njamela writes.

It’s Not How You Start…

Entrepreneurs may have the right idea and the will to succeed, but are often bogged down by lack of finance and critical business skills. Caiphus Kgosana investigates where entrepreneurs can find assistance. 

The Debate Rages On

Of all the issues that swayed voters during South Africa’s 2019 general elections, none was as polarising as the issue of land, writes Jermaine Craig.

South Africa’s Greatest Shame

The ever-increasing rate of unemployment in post-democratic South Africa is both alarming and discouraging. Is there a solution? Asks Caiphus Kgosana.