ARTICLES RELATING TO SA ECONOMY

Cabinet reshuffle much bigger than Gordhan - economist

43 minutes ago

The market focuses too much on National Treasury. If a Cabinet reshuffle happens it will be messy, but the markets forget the bigger context, says an economist.

Rand tanks as Zuma's Gordhan move fuels reshuffle fears

2017-03-27 19:02

The rand fell through R12.80/$ after President Jacob Zuma ordered Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas to cancel the investor roadshow to the UK and the US and return to South Africa immediately.

FULL TREASURY STATEMENT: Gordhan heading back, Jonas going nowhere

2017-03-27 16:40

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will return to South Africa from the UK, while his deputy Mcebisi Jonas, who was set to jet off to the US, is staying put, according to Treasury.

How does SA Inc perform?

2017-03-27 16:07

If South Africa were a company with its own share price, how would it perform relative to its peers? Economist Jac Laubscher takes a look.

Zuma's 'radical' move against Gordhan to 'inflict pain' - analysts

2017-03-27 14:54

President Jacob Zuma's instruction to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to abort an overseas roadshow has been described as a radical step to inflict pain.

Gordhan's dramatic recall 'highly embarrasing' - analysts

2017-03-27 13:56

Economists and analysts say the decision of the Presidency to recall Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan from an international roadshow doesn't bode well for the rand and markets.

Davies: We pulled out all stops for R4bn titanium project

2017-03-26 17:30

Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies says his department has been hard at work for the upcoming launch of a R4bn titanium beneficiation project.

Turning Western Cape into African hub for service sector

2017-03-24 13:53

The Western Cape has a bold mission to make its service sector a dominant export item into Africa, says trade and ionvestment agency Wesgro.

Lower inflation signals possible rate cut

2017-03-23 05:02

As inflation eased to 6.3% in February 2017, analysts expect that it may signal a rate cut before year-end.

Fears of jobs bloodbath grow over SA chicken crisis

2017-03-22 19:01

Poultry producers, especially those in KwaZulu-Natal, are on the brink of closing shop, warns Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana.

 

Interest rates likely to remain at 7% - economist

2017-03-27 20:37

Despite the rand’s resilience in the face of the US Federal Reserve rate hike, South Africa’s interest rates are likely to remain at 7%, says an economist.

Put SA first, pleads BASA's Cas Coovadia

2017-03-27 18:14

The Banking Association SA expressed deep concern over President Jacob Zuma's decision to recall Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan from the international investor roadshow.

Zuma hell-bent on breaking SA - Fedusa

2017-03-27 16:31

Trade federation Fedusa has launched a blistering attack on the Presidency and the ANC after President Jacob Zuma abruptly halted an overseas roadshow led by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Sipho Pityana: Gordhan recall is 'economic sabotage'

2017-03-27 15:24

President Jacob Zuma is "acting with unbridled recklessness in instructing the minister of finance and his deputy to cut short their visits to the UK and US", says Save SA.

Treasury confirms: Gordhan flying back to SA tonight

2017-03-27 14:50

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will comply with President Jacob Zuma’s order and return to South Africa this evening.

Selling SA overseas: Gordhan leads the way

2017-03-26 19:25

The Federation of Unions of South Africa will join Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's delegation on an overseas trip to sell the country as an investment destination.

Gordhan stays mum on Oakbay banks case

2017-03-24 16:15

The Gordhan/Oakbay court battle will commence next week, but Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan would not weigh in on the matter.

The jobs raking in the highest average pay

2017-03-23 18:45

Engineers and developers seem to be coining it, according to research by job aggregator Adzuna.

Mashaba echoes Trump in targeting undocumented migrants

2017-03-22 20:27

Mayor Herman Mashaba, who has been likened to US President Donald Trump, says he’s on a mission to clean up Johannesburg - and the prime targets in his sights are undocumented immigrants.

Rand cheers narrow deficit, easing CPI

2017-03-22 16:49

The rand hit 20-month lows following a boost from a narrow current account deficit and lower consumer price inflation.

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