Black middle-class growing

New research by the UCT Liberty Institute of Strategic Marketing reveals that the black middle class now makes up 7% of South Africa’s black African population, excluding Indians, coloureds and black Africans from other countries. Further to this, News24 reports...

UK sets out ‘mini-budget’

The UK government is setting out a mini-budget of tax cuts and support for energy bills with new Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng having already confirmed he will reverse a recent rise in National Insurance contributions. The government says the package will boost growth but...

AfDB suggests how SA could ‘grow’ climate funds

The African Development Bank has proposed that South Africa use the $8.5 billion in climate financing pledged by some of the world’s richest nations to raise even more funds. How this could be done, AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina suggested was by parking the funds in...

Kavekotora questions inflated tenders

Rally for Democracy and Progress president Mike Kavekotora has submitted a motion to the National Assembly calling for in-depth investigations of government projects that involved suspicious tender dealings. Kavetora said poverty, cost of living, and unemployment have...

South Africans would increasingly accept dictatorship

A growing number of South Africans disillusioned by democratic processes and public institutions say they are open to being led by a benevolent dictator if the chosen leader fixes the problems facing the country. Not only that, News24 reports that the Institute for...