January 17, 2019


Mgcinazwe Zwane


South Africa is officially in a technical recession after it registered a second consecutive negative quarterly growth this year. According to the Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), economic growth decreased by 0.7 percent during the first quarter of this year following a 0.3 percent contraction in the fourth quarter of last year. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni asked Central University of Technology (CUT) senior economics lecturer Mgcinazwe Zwane what this meant to the economy and what could have caused this negative growth. Makoni also asked Zwane how this economic slump could affect both businesses and consumers and what should be done…

Let’s all rally behind Baxter and Bafana


Baxter’s competence as a coach is certainly unquestionable. Despite being recycled, the man is there to prove a point.  Coach Stuart Baxter’s second tenure as Bafana Bafana eventually starts in earnest when he ventures out to lead the national team against Nigeria’s Super Eagles this weekend. Let’s be objective. The Super Eagles are a completely different cup of coffee and Baxter better get his ducks in a row. Bafana’s crucial match against one of Africa’s powerhouses will no doubt dominate newspaper headlines come Sunday and Monday. South African football fans will be hoping for a victory against a team that…

Junior Boks romp into world champs semis

The Junior Springboks produced their best performance in years‚ thrashing Argentina by a record margin while scoring 11 tries to book their place in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship semi-finals. It was an emphatic display in Tbilisi by the ever-improving Junior Springboks. It started from rock solid scrums and lineouts‚ and continued with an attacking tactical kicking master-class and brilliant interplay from the backs. Last year SA lost twice to Argentina in Manchester‚ including the bronze medal match‚ so there was an element of atonement for the Junior Boks. However‚ it only becomes more difficult from here on in despite…