ARTICLES RELATING TO SA ECONOMY

Malikane's attendance at US trip raises flags - DA

22 minutes ago

Professor Chris Malikane’s attendance at the IMF/World Bank Spring Meeting, alongside Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba may send the wrong message to investors, says the DA.

Radically unorthodox

2017-04-23 06:00

Chris Malikane, Gigaba’s ­controversial new adviser, tells Hanlie Retief that he is not Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s battering ram that knocks down orthodox ­economists in Treasury.

JSE closes off a disappointing week

2017-04-21 18:07

Trading on the local bourse has softened, closing off a disappointing week, as a firmer rand pushed down resource stocks and rand hedges.

Sugar, milk, meat price hikes could stay high

2017-04-21 12:00

Sugar, milk and meat inflation could remain at relatively higher levels, according to agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo.

Gordhan axing will drag down economic growth - research

2017-04-21 07:44

The removal of Pravin Gordhan as finance minister has prompted fears of cronyism and corruption among business and is expected to drag down economic growth further.

Going with Gigaba would have been futile - Fedusa

2017-04-20 19:33

Joining newly-appointed Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on his investor roadshow to the US would have been an exercise in futility, says trade union federation Fedusa.

JSE closes weaker as strong rand drags down mining stocks

2017-04-20 18:32

Trading on the local bourse remained weak as the stronger rand stifled the rand-hedge stocks, whilst supporting interest-rate sensitive banks and retailers.

Long, hard road ahead for car owners, report warns

2017-04-20 14:26

Consumers will be holding onto their vehicles for longer, given the recent downgrade to junk status, says an industry expert.

Cape Town scores R16bn of investments for central city

2017-04-20 05:00

About R16.232bn of investment has, conservatively, been committed to the Cape Town Central City since 2012 and up to 2019, according to a new report.

'Radical economic transformation needs a blueprint'

2017-04-19 19:56

Radical economic transformation, as advocated by President Jacob Zuma and the ANC, needs to be properly clarified, say speakers at a discussion held at UCT.

 

A province exploding with potential

2017-04-23 06:30

It might be the second-smallest province in SA, but Mpumalanga is punching way above its weight when it comes to contributing to the country’s economy and potential economic development. The Industrial Development Corporation’s regional manager for the province, Mashweu Matsiela, explains.

Inflation and current account numbers keep rand resilient - economist

2017-04-21 19:39

An improved inflationary outlook and the narrowing of the current account deficit helped the rand and markets to remain resilient despite turbulent events, says an economist.

Give Gigaba time, says SARB Governor Kganyago

2017-04-21 16:59

New Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba should be given time to settle into the job before being judged on his performance, says SA Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Zuma unlikely to be ousted - research

2017-04-21 08:20

President Jacob Zuma is unlikely to be ousted by the National Assembly, but a negotiated exit is most likely to happen, according to research.

WATCH: Gigaba's message to concerned South Africa

2017-04-20 19:54

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has assured worried South Africans that government will continue to work with business, labour and civil society to restore confidence in the economy.

Cabinet reshuffle threatens fiscal consolidation - research

2017-04-20 18:44

Malusi Gigaba’s appointment as finance minister may undo efforts towards fiscal consolidation and long-term improvements to SOEs, according to research.

Economic Codesa needed for radical economic transformation - BMF

2017-04-20 17:52

South Africa’s Codesa negotiations neglected radical economic transformation and the country therefore needs to revisit the matter, says the Black Management Forum's Mncane Mthunzi.

How Eskom could unlock billions to fast-track nuclear deal

2017-04-20 09:29

While Eskom is set on having a nuclear power station operational by 2025, the issue of financing a major infrastructure project has been top of mind.

Transformation of SA economy non-negotiable - Ramaphosa

2017-04-19 22:33

The transformation of South Africa's economy is inevitable, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has told delegates at a Black Business Council dinner.

Rating South Africa’s creditworthiness: Nothing but the facts?

2017-04-19 19:21

The track record of major rating agencies may warrant a healthy level of scepticism but their job is not an easy one, says Dr Stephen Labson.

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