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Sunita Menon
Sunita Menon

Sunita Menon is an economics writer with Business Day and also writes for Financial Mail at Tiso Blackstar Group formerly known as Times Media. This is a link to some of her stories.

 

 

The root of the school placement problem

Financial Mail - 3 months ago
As schoolchildren around the country dusted off their school shoes, packed their school bags and tucked in their crisp new shirts, there were many who were left in limbo, without having a school to...

Unicef SA reports a third of children under eight get child-support grants

Business Day - 5 months ago
A third of children under the age of eight receive a child-support grant but there needs to be a focus on family-strengthening interventions, according to the Family Contexts, Child-Support Grants...

Why there's no end in sight to taxing textbook costs

Business Day - 2 months ago
Why there's no end in sight to taxing textbook costs. Pricey textbooks are part of the larger crisis in tertiary funding, writes Sunita Menon. BL PREMIUM. 12 February 2018 - 06:13 Sunita Menon....

Fitch expects slight rise in GDP growth, but warns it may not be enough

Business Day - 2 months ago
Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings expects SA's growth to improve slightly on the back of favourable investor and business sentiment but warned that it was still too low. Fitch senior director of...

Industry body wary of manufacturing sector's surprise growth

Business Day - 6 months ago
A rebound for the manufacturing sector may be on the cards after surprise growth in August. After four successive months of contraction, manufacturing increased 1.5% year on year in August. Despite...

Black Friday boosts November retails sales to 8.2% — surprising economists

Business Day - 3 months ago
Retail sales posted their biggest jump since 2012, bolstered by Black Friday sales as cash-strapped consumers deferred purchases to November. Retail trade sales increased by a higher than expected...

S&P in meeting with political pundits, snubs ANC

Business Day - 6 months ago
An S&P Global Ratings delegation slipped into the country this week and has been quietly meeting political analysts but snubbed Luthuli House in what observers described as an unusual move....

ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Economists will keep eye on consumer price inflation data

Business Day - 8 months ago
The consumer price index (CPI) is the one to watch in a week in which the state of the consumer will come into focus. Economists will look out for whether inflation will continue to ease and dip...

VBS Mutual Bank: how did we get here?

Financial Mail - 1 month ago
As VBS Mutual Bank makes headlines after the Reserve Bank placed it under curatorship on Sunday, here is what you need to know. 1. What happened on Sunday night? Reserve Bank governor Lesetja...

EDUCATION: Finding the funds for fees

Financial Mail - 2 months ago
Free higher education can best be described as something of a scramble for SA's government. Some had expected that free education would be a dream deferred, but President Cyril Ramaphosa, at his...

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