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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.



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

Business Day - 4 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...

The root of the school placement problem

Financial Mail - 2 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...

Industry body wary of manufacturing sector's surprise growth

Business Day - 5 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...

S&P in meeting with political pundits, snubs ANC

Business Day - 5 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....

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

Business Day - 2 months ago
Black Friday boosts November retails sales to 8.2% — surprising economists. Some economists expected the figure to be 4.1%, but still anticipate the festive period overall to not have been...

IMF cuts SA's growth forecast as politics shake confidence

Business Day - 5 months ago
The IMF has slashed its 2017 growth forecast for SA, bringing it in line with Reserve Bank and World Bank estimates. The revision comes ahead of the mid-term budget policy statement on October 25,...

TRENDING: Winning women count more than words

Financial Mail - 2 months ago
11 January 2018 - 05:31 Sunita Menon. Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/MICHAEL KOVAC. In the whir of black dresses, golden statuettes and acceptance speeches, the...

Economists optimistic SA's underlying trends point to economic growth

Business Day - 1 years ago
SA's economy shrank in the fourth quarter, making 2016 the worst year since the 2009 recession, but economists are optimistic that the worst is behind us. Economic growth was 0.3% for 2016, lower...

Day Zero: a dry time — for some

Financial Mail - 1 month ago
09 February 2018 - 08:16 Sunita Menon. People queue to collect water from a spring in Newlands, Cape Town, February 6 2018. Picture: REUTERS. In rural SA, people often walk for kilometres to queue in...

The rise of 'influencers' and fall of traditional advertising

Financial Mail - 2 months ago
Just as video killed the radio star, Instagram has a sniper gun fixed on traditional advertising. "Influencers" — ordinary people with thousands of followers on the social media platform...

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