ARTICLES RELATING TO RESERVE BANK

How new Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Fundi Tshazibana found economics by chance

2019-08-11 13:08

Tshazibana, an accomplished economist, says at university she never thought she would find herself at the central bank, as she picked up economics as a 'by the way' major.

Bank of Baroda SA fined R400 000 by Reserve Bank regulator

2019-08-06 18:34

Bank of Baroda SA has paid R400 000 in administrative penalties into the Criminal Assets Recovery Account within the National Revenue Fund, after being fined by the SA Reserve Bank's Prudential Authority.

Reserve Bank ownership debate has become 'zombie discussion' - Kganyago

2019-07-05 11:38

Addressing a breakfast briefing in Johannesburg, the bank's governor said the discussion around the ownership and mandate of the central bank appears 'impervious to facts'.

POLITICS PODCAST: Are we seeing a realignment of factions in the ANC?

2019-06-07 11:25

This week on POLOTIKI we look at the "surprise" appointment of Good party leader Patricia de Lille to Cabinet and how the ANC sees the mandate of the SA Reserve Bank changing.

Reserve Bank debate: Who said what?

2019-06-06 10:51

Earlier in the week ANC secretary general Ace Magashule said the party's NEC agreed to expand the Reserve Bank’s mandate, promoting stringent denials from Finance Minister Tito Mboweni.

SA steel sector pleads for 'bold action' as GDP growth plunges

2019-06-04 15:30

South Africa's steel and metal sector has pleaded with President Cyril Ramaphosa to show bold leadership in place of "soothing words" after Stats SA reported a shock 3.2% fall in the country's quarterly GDP on Tuesday morning.

Stats SA expected to announce fall in first quarter GDP

2019-06-04 05:00

Since early May economists have been predicting that SA's economy would contract in the first quarter of 2019, caused by a combination of depressed expenditure and investment, weak demand and the impact of load shedding.

Reserve Bank expected to keep repo rate unchanged

2019-05-19 13:45

Economists expect the Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate on hold at 6.75% at the upcoming monetary policy committee meeting this week.

Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.75% in unanimous decision

2019-03-28 15:15

The announcement was made by the central bank's governor Lesetja Kganyago at a media briefing in Pretoria on Thursday afternoon.

Is Maria Ramos heading to SARS?

2019-01-29 13:26

Business Insider SA understands the new CEO of Absa will be coming from outside the group.

 

'We are not there yet': Reserve Bank governor on talk of IMF bailout

2019-08-08 14:59

Lesetja Kganyago has said that South Africa can avoid reaching out to the International Monetary Fund for funding if hard decisions are made.

SA interest rates may fall, and not due to politics

2019-07-17 07:51

Should Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago announce a cut in South African interest rates this week, as expected, it won’t be because politicians want him to.

Lion's share of govt guarantees go to Eskom, IPPs - Reserve Bank

2019-06-28 09:35

State-owned entities led by Eskom are the main beneficiaries of government guarantees, followed by Independent Power Producers.

Rand slumps in early trade

2019-06-07 08:56

The local currency is at its weakest level in eight months, as a debate about the mandate of the SA Reserve Bank, predictions of a recessions and the global trade war take their toll.

Battle over South African Reserve Bank's role spooks rand

2019-06-05 13:01

A fight is brewing over South Africa’s Reserve Bank and Governor Lesetja Kganyago is ready for it, flanked by his finance minister and the head of the ruling party’s economic policy.

SA GDP falls by 3.2%, biggest drop in 10 years

2019-06-04 11:37

The decline is the biggest quarterly fall in SA's economic activity since the start of 2009, when the economy tumbled under strain from the global financial crisis, says Stats SA.

Eskom bailout risks Moody's rating, Reserve Bank says

2019-05-30 06:01

Bailouts for South Africa’s state-owned companies such as Eskom Holdings will weaken the nation’s fiscal position and put its last investment-grade credit rating at risk, the Reserve Bank said.

Reserve Bank: Damage wreaked by state capture even worse than we thought

2019-04-17 18:22

The damage done by state capture is worse than previously understood, and its effects, coupled with load shedding, are bound to hit economic growth hard.

Reserve Bank expected to hold off on hiking interest rates - for now

2019-03-28 06:01

Economists expect the SA Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee to keep the repo rates unchanged at 6.75% on Thursday.

Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.75%

2019-01-17 15:14

Governor of the SA Reserve bank Lesetja Kganyago announced the benchmark rate at a media briefing in Pretoria.

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