ARTICLES RELATING TO SA ECONOMY

Unpacking the nuclear court ruling

2017-04-30 12:58

Amanda Scribante and Kieran Whyte break down the legal details and implications of the Western Cape High Court ruling to set aside government's nuclear cooperation agreements.

Economist calls for debate on SA's entire energy plan

2017-04-28 20:24

South Africa’s entire energy programme, including renewables – not only the procurement of nuclear power – needs to be reconsidered and publicly debated, says an economist.

Zuma to lead SA delegation to WEF Africa in Durban

2017-04-28 19:01

President Jacob Zuma will lead the South African delegation, which will represent the country, at the World Economic Forum in Durban.

Kemm: Court ruling didn't kill off SA’s nuclear plan

2017-04-28 17:30

The high court judgment on South Africa's nuclear build programme may be a set back, but certainly is not a derailment, says Necsa chairperson Dr Kelvin Kemm.

Cabinet praises Gigaba's investor talks, FDI status

2017-04-28 14:07

Cabinet has lauded the successful engagement Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba had with investors and the global finance community.

Sinking rand causes petrol price pain

2017-04-27 11:46

Petrol prices will go up next Wednesday as the average international prices of petrol, diesel and illuminating paraffin increased and the rand lost ground against the dollar.

SABC seeks Treasury guarantee as cash crunch bites

2017-04-26 19:00

The SABC is in talks with the Treasury to secure a guarantee to help it claw its way out of a financial crisis after it failed to pay some of its content suppliers in March.

'Justice is served', say applicants in nuclear court bid

2017-04-26 17:56

A court ruling declaring unlawful government’s actions to secure a nuclear build plan occurred on the very same day a nuclear disaster happened in Chernobyl in Russia.

Inflation is effectively a tax, says SARB's Kganyago

2017-04-26 14:15

Inflation is essentially a regressive tax impoverishing those in society who should be helped, says SA Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Court sets aside nuclear deals with Russia, other countries

2017-04-26 10:11

Judge Lee Bozalek has set aside with costs government's nuclear agreements signed with vendor countries and declared them unlawful and unconstitutional.

 

Mboweni: No conspiracy against SA over junk status

2017-04-28 21:30

There is no conspiracy against South Africa over the junk status ratings, says former SA Reserve Bank governor and ex-minister Tito Mboweni.

JSE holds steady ahead of long weekend

2017-04-28 19:25

The JSE closed firmer and the rand held steady for most of the day, strengthening to R13.24/$ before losing ground to the dollar.

Trade surplus of R11.44bn shows resilience - analyst

2017-04-28 18:24

SARS trade data reports a trade surplus of R11.44bn in March 2017.

Gold strengthens on the back of Cabinet changes - report

2017-04-28 16:08

The gold price in rand has risen by 7.8% in the last 12 days of the first quarter, following weakness in the currency as a result of the Cabinet reshuffle at the end of March 2017.

SA's minimum wage could hurt small firms and rural workers

2017-04-28 09:20

With its raging unemployment and many low-paying jobs, South Africa faces a dilemma as it introduces a national minimum wage.

Zuma's nuclear ambitions dealt blow by court ruling

2017-04-27 07:00

The ruling setting aside government's nuclear deals signed with vendor countries is a major blow for President Jacob Zuma and his allies, says political analyst Somadoda Fikeni.

Doubtful if nuclear ruling will derail Moody's ratings cut - economist

2017-04-26 18:33

It is doubtful whether the nuclear high court decision would derail a ratings cut from Moody’s, according to emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto.

Nuclear battle not over yet, warns OUTA

2017-04-26 14:48

Organisations have welcomed a high court ruling that nuclear agreements between South Africa and vendor countries are illegal. However, OUTA says the battle is not over.

FULL JUDGMENT: Nuclear process declared unlawful

2017-04-26 12:04

Judge Lee Bozalek has set aside with costs government's nuclear agreements signed with vendor countries and declared them unlawful and unconstitutional.

Cash-strapped homeowners turn to loans to pay bonds

2017-04-26 07:46

Hard-pressed South Africans are so fearful of losing their homes that they are turning to unsecured debt at increasing costs to service home loan repayments.

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