Rand gains after Sarb rates announcement

2015-05-22 09:56

The rand has strengthened against the dollar, supported by a hawkish policy by the SA Reserve Bank, which has signalled a rate hike in the coming months.

Public wages, CPI to impact Sarb rates call

2015-05-21 14:22

April inflation surprised to the downside and the public sector wage round settlement was below the "warning zone" of Sarb, says an expert.

Sarb in tight spot with interest rates

2015-05-18 21:04

One could say the SA Reserve bank is between a rock and a hard place regarding the upcoming MPC decision about interest rates, says an expert.

SARB won't raise rates over temporary inflation breach

2015-05-14 10:30

Inflation will need to rise above target range over a longer period before raising interest rates is considered, says Sarb Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Cross-border payment systems key in Africa - Kganyago

2015-05-05 18:25

The development of regional cross-border payment systems will lay a solid foundation for facilitating trade and investment in Africa, Sarb Governor Lesetja Kganyago says.

Zuma appoints new Sarb deputy governor

2015-03-27 12:31

President Jacob Zuma has appointed Kuben Naidoo as a deputy governor of the South African Reserve Bank with effect from April 1.

Major banks leave interest rates unchanged

2015-03-26 17:34

Major SA banks have indicated that they will leave their interest rates unchanged following the SA Reserve Bank's announcement that the repo rate will stay at 5.75%.

Experts react over interest rate decision - As it happened

2015-03-26 14:38

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago says the Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the interest rate the same at 5.75%.

Slower state spend offsets household growth

2015-03-17 10:47

Spending in South Africa has grown at an annualised 0.3%, with slowed government spending offsetting accelerated growth in household spending.

Weak rand begs for govt intervention - expert

2015-03-11 18:06

Tighter monetary policy is needed to avoid structural decline in the rand, but the Sarb and Treasury seem loath to take action, says an expert.


Public wages, CPI to impact Sarb rates call

2015-05-21 14:40

April inflation surprised to the downside and the public sector wage round settlement was below the "warning zone" of Sarb, says an expert.

Inflation surprise buys Sarb some time

2015-05-21 06:56

The latest SA inflation figures have come as a surprise and could actually be giving the SA Reserve Bank some breathing space before a next hike, experts say.

Experts differ on Sarb interest rate decision

2015-05-18 17:38

A number of experts have provided their views on what the SA Reserve Bank is likely to do about interest rates at its upcoming MPC meeting.

Net reserves rise to $41.934bn

2015-05-08 11:46

South Africa's net gold and foreign exchange reserves have risen to $41.934bn in April from $41.275bn in March, data from the South African Reserve Bank shows.

SA police overwhelmed with ID theft - expert

2015-03-30 11:03

Identity crime in order to commit fraud in SA overwhelms an already stretched police force, says an expert.

Big chance for May rate hike, warns economist

2015-03-27 06:31

Some statements at the SA Reserve Bank announcement on interest rates suggest there may be a much higher probability of a rate hike in May, warns an economist.

Sarb governor keeps interest rate the same

2015-03-26 15:47

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the country's repo rate will remain the same, but says he won't hesitate to change it if needs be.

SA economy expanded in 4th quarter - Sarb

2015-03-17 19:03

Economic activity has expanded at a significantly firmer pace in the fourth quarter of 2014, the SA Reserve Bank says.

Current account deficit narrows as exports pick up

2015-03-17 10:30

The shortfall on SA's current account deficit narrowed in the final quarter of 2014 as exports rose on reduced strike activity and improved conditions.

Shuttleworth charge was not a tax, court hears

2015-03-04 06:14

The exchange control charge imposed on Mark Shuttleworth formed part of a regulatory environment and was not a tax, the Constitutional Court has heard.

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