ARTICLES RELATING TO SA ECONOMY

SA risks rand downgrade over Gordhan saga

2016-08-28 12:32

If Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is fired, the probability of a foreign currency ratings downgrade would be significantly increased, warns a research company.

Gordhan probe poses significant downgrade risk - economists

2016-08-26 15:53

South Africa's credit rating is set to be cut to junk status this year, according to a Reuters poll taken just days after police summoned Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

A Gordhan exit will have ripple effect on all in SA

2016-08-26 14:43

An asset manager unpacks the full cost for South Africans should Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan get the boot.

Why SA needs to improve job prospects for youth

2016-08-25 18:46

South Africa won’t realise its demographic benefit if the job prospects for younger working-age people don’t improve, says statistician general Pali Lehohla.

Zuma tempting tax revolt – has his ANC learnt nothing from etolls?

2016-08-25 11:14

Tax revolts are not always grandstanding affairs like a Boston Tea Party and boycotts by the self-righteous are much more effective, says Alec Hogg.

Gordhan saga a proxy for tough choices - Silke

2016-08-25 07:38

However the dice falls, the tough road ahead will be felt in differing degrees or difficulty, writes political economist Daniel Silke.

How sugar tax will create future taxpayers

2016-08-24 21:30

A sugar tax should be seen as part of the serious intervention needed to ensure the taxpayer of today is around to boost SA's economy of tomorrow, says an accounting body.

Don't be too hopeful of pay hikes, bonuses - economist

2016-08-24 15:25

Strained economic conditions have reduced the probability of bonus payments and lowered hopes of salary increases, says Mike Schüssler.

Govt sheds light on Zuma's role as head of SOCs

2016-08-24 07:35

The government has clarified President Jacob Zuma’s role in the leadership of state owned firms, amid allegations that the Guptas use their friendship to win contracts.

Sugar tax could slash GDP by R14bn - BevSA

2016-08-23 17:07

The proposed tax on sugar sweetened beverages could reduce the industry’s contribution to SA’s GDP by R14bn, claims BevSA.

 

Is SA's tax incentive for young job-seekers working?

2016-08-28 11:30

The Employment Tax Incentive, which has already paid out R6bn, is being carefully assessed to decide whether it should be continued, refined or allowed to lapse.

A week that proved SA possesses democracy’s vital ingredient – courage

2016-08-26 14:47

Events of the past week reflect a nation which possesses the vital ingredient of courage in spades, led by the brave example of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Economist fears 5 years of doom for SA

2016-08-25 21:30

South Africa’s economy is in a “in a bad place” and this trend is likely to continue over the next five years, according to FNB chief economist Sizwe Nxedlana.

SA population balloons to 55.91m

2016-08-25 15:45

South Africa’s population is estimated to be 55.91 million of which 51% are female, according to Statistics South Africa’s mid-year calculations.

Minimum wage debate: some salaries higher than you think

2016-08-25 07:38

The raging minimum wage debate must consider sectors already paying workers well above the minimum wage and how they rank, says economist Mike Schüssler.

Gordhan plot all about power, SOEs and tenderpreneurs - economist

2016-08-25 06:49

The market reaction will be profound should President Jacob Zuma decide to push the reshuffle button which could see the exit of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, says an economist.

Malema: No reason to panic, Gordhan not guilty

2016-08-24 20:46

There is no reason to panic over the Hawks taking on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan because he has done nothing wrong, says EFF leader Julius Malema.

Gordhan may have to throw in the towel – analyst

2016-08-24 12:32

A political economy analyst says Pravin Gordhan may have to give up in his fight against the Hawks, saying the embattled minister can only push against his own party for so long.

Sustained break below R/$13.20 is unlikely - OAM

2016-08-23 17:40

The rand must break above R/$13.60 to indicate that the bottom has been reached, says Overberg Asset Management.

Department hits out at mining CEO claims

2016-08-23 15:14

Allegations relating to work stoppages over mine safety against the minister of mineral resources and officials by some mining companies are appalling, says the department.

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