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17 January 2017
                       
 
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12 Jan 2017
 
 
Gordhan to act against municipalities which owe Eskom money
STATE COMPANY
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said National Treasury will act against municipalities which have failed to settle their debt to Eskom, Fin24’s sister publication Netwerk24 reported. In a letter to...
 
 
19 Oct 2016
 
Is BRICS inhabiting a parallel universe?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
South African finance minister Pravin Gordhan was conspicuous by his absence from this year’s BRICS summit in Goa, India, this week. He was too busy at home fighting for his political survival –...
 
 
18 Aug 2016
 
South Africa must free itself from the burden of owning a national airline
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa needs to accept the reality that the time when national airlines flew as carriers of national pride is a thing of the past. Some national carriers – South African Airways (SAA) as a...
 
 
02 Jun 2016
 
 
 
Please don't downgrade us – Maimane
POLITICS
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has pleaded with ratings agency Standard and Poor (S&P) not to downgrade South Africa to junk status, ahead of the agency's decision on Friday. "I want...
 
 
28 Jan 2016
 
DR: Dismal outlook for consumers in 2016
STATEMENT
The announcement by the Reserve Bank that it was increasing the repo interest rate by .5% coming on top of proposed 8% increases in electricity rates is going to have a devastating impact on...
 
 
15 Jun 2015
 
Govt commits to tackling S&P's concerns after affirmed rating
ECONOMY
The South African government on Monday committed to redoubling efforts to deal with the challenges identified by ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P’s) after the nation’s credit rating was held...
 
 
10 Mar 2015
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – March 10, 2015
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Making headlines: Police Minister Nathi Nhleko asks law firm Werksmans to probe Ipid's findings on the Hawks. The IMF expects Zimbabwe's economy to weaken further this year. And, ratings agency...
 
 
11 Jul 2014
 
 
 
 
 
SA on brink of economic crisis despite assurances
POLITICAL INSIGHT
Is the South African economy on the brink of disaster? Or, to put it differently, is South Africa itself on the brink of disaster? Last month, ratings agency Standard and Poor's downgraded the...
 
 
17 Jun 2014
 
Seifsa urges Zuma to use SoNA to reassure markets, investors
ECONOMY
President Jacob Zuma should use the opportunity provided by his looming State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on Tuesday to “send a strong message” to the local and international markets that his...
 
 
S&P downgrades SA
ECONOMY
Ratings agency Standard and Poor's (S&P) on Friday lowered South Africa's long-term foreign currency credit rating one notch, to BBB- from BBB. "The downgrade reflects our expectation of lacklustre...
 
 
20 Dec 2013
 
S&P's keeps SA credit rating unchanged
ECONOMY
Ratings agency Standard and Poor's (S&P) has affirmed South Africa's long-term credit rating at BBB and local currency credit rating at A-, the National Treasury said on Friday. "S&P said the...
 
 
05 Feb 2013
 
RRI: Statement by the Right and Resources Initiative, global coalition to advance forest tenure, policy and market reforms, on new research catalogs and the investment risk in the global land grab (05/01/2013)
STATEMENT
Land conflicts continue to wreak havoc on economic development and human rights around the globe, threatening both the financial health of investors as well as the livelihoods of those who live on...
 
 
 
                       
 
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