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24 May 2017
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19 May 2017
Reform of South African public enterprises would help reassure investors – IMF
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says "structural reforms" in product, service and labour markets should be South Africa’s immediate policy priority for stimulating growth and job creation,...
19 Apr 2017
New Treasury DG will be in ‘proud tradition’ of Ramos, Kganyago and Fuzile
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba intends to appoint a new National Treasury director-general by the end of May, following the announcement of Lungisa Fuzile’s imminent departure from a post he has...
06 Apr 2017
Cybercrime and Cybersecurity Bill
According to the Global Fraud Report, an annual publication by Kroll that ranks regions according to their exposure to incidents of cyber fraud, sub-Saharan Africa has the third highest exposure to...
31 Mar 2017
Firing of South Africa's finance minister puts the public purse in Zuma's hands
South Africa has entered a new political chapter that promises catastrophic outcomes after President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his cabinet last night, firing the finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, and...
30 Mar 2017
SARB keeps interest rate steady
South African Reserve Bank (SARB) governor Lesetja Kganyago announced on Thursday that the bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to leave the interest rate unchanged at its second...
17 Jan 2017
Cosatu calls for nationalisation of the Reserve Bank
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Tuesday called for government to nationalise the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb). Cosatu was responding to a leaked preliminary report by...
16 Jan 2017
Madonsela conducted Absa probe mostly on her own
Former public protector Thuli Madonsela did most of the work on the Absa R2.25-billion bailout probe by herself because staff were against it and already overworked, she told the Cape Town Press...
09 Dec 2016
Plan, but no man
South African Reserve Bank (SARB) governor Lesetja Kganyago does little to hide his frustration about the lack of progress in pursuing the structural reforms required to improve South Africa’s...
12 Sep 2016
Business needs to change, and stop blaming others for South Africa’s ills
Business decision makers in South Africa may be surprised to learn that the economy will continue to exclude millions of people until they have a greater sense of crisis. Since news reports and...
08 Aug 2016
Annual Labour Law Conference this August
What's On
In case you missed it, the 29th Annual Labour Law Conference – co-hosted by the Universities of KZN, Cape Town and Wits – takes place from 24-25 August at Emperor’s Palace. Please find the latest...
26 Jul 2016
South Africa can expect zero growth. Its problems are largely homemade
South Africa’s Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has forecast zero percent growth for 2016, 1.5% in 2017 and 1.7% in 2018. This spells disaster for the country, particularly the unemployed....
21 Jul 2016
No change in rates amid uncertainty
In line with the consensus among economists, South African Reserve Bank (SARB) governor Lesetja Kganyago on Thursday announced that there would be no change in the interest rate. This means that...
08 Jun 2016
S African economy contracted by 1.2% in Q1 on big mining slump
The South African economy contracted by 1.2% quarter-on-quarter during the first quarter of 2016, dragged lower by the poor performance of mining and agriculture – the economy was also 0.2% weaker...
07 Jun 2016
Stats SA releases Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Q1 2016
What's On
The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, together with South Africa Reserve Bank Governor, Mr Lesetja Kganyago, will release the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) statistical release,...
01 Jun 2016
Kganyago says to tame inflation, rand gains
Maintaining low and stable inflation was the most effective way for the central bank to help the economy, the central bank governor said on Wednesday, pushing the rand firmer. The economy of...
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