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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.



Vuwani protest driven by fear of not being heard, says study

Business Day - 4 weeks ago
A combination of fearing not being heard by the government and concerns about the economic viability of municipal demarcation fuelled the protests that resulted in 20 schools being razed to the...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Fashion gets faster and the CBD is in vogue

Financial Mail - 2 months ago
The heart of Johannesburg's central business district (CBD) is a fast-fashion haven and "on-trend" this year are ruffled shirts, perspex heels, berets and 1990s-style retro sunglasses....

TRENDING: Winning women count more than words

Financial Mail - 3 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...

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