In the absence of a credible opposition party to challenge the ANC, perhaps the IMF is best placed to help the party, writes Ayabulela Dlakavu.
Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago is suing outspoken ANC Nelson Mandela Bay councillor Andile Lungisa for R500 000 for defamation after two tweets which characterised Kganyago as a "lackey of racist people".
Mkhwebane's questionable legal competency aside, Ramaphosa is making mistakes that, cumulatively, have the potential to destroy him politically. He should lead by example in his own rhetoric, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
The Constitutional Court has upheld the personal costs order against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, saying her entire Absa/Bankorp investigation was flawed.
ANC secretary general Ace Magashule on Thursday condemned "gatekeepers", whom he said censured him for his remarks about the ownership and mandate of the South African Reserve Bank.
The central bank's monetary policy committee has cut the benchmark repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5% from 6.75%.
There is no coming back from Gordhan's accusations of Mkhwebane. He believes – and tells the court as much – that she is hell-bent on removing him from office and that the only beneficiaries of this will be those accused of corruption.
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'.
Nehawu president Mzwandile Makwayiba has called for the SA Reserve Bank to be nationalised, adding that trade union federation Cosatu must take a strong stand on the issue.
Ramaphosa was speaking two weeks after ANC secretary general Ace Magashule said the party's NEC had agreed that the central bank's mandate should be expanded.
Should the SA Reserve Bank be nationalised? Can the government print money? What does ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule mean with quantitative easing? Malan Rietveld lays out the battle for the soul of the central bank.
The ANC wants the Reserve Bank to be in the hands of the people of SA, says the ruling party's deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte.
The art on a commemorative series of R2 coins pays homage to South Africa's freedom, complete with an image of a minibus taxi.
The apex court is set to rule on whether Public Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane should be held personally liable for a portion of the legal costs the SA Reserve Bank incurred to overturn the findings of her Absa/Bankorp report.
As expected, the Reserve Bank cut interest rates by 25 basis points on Thursday.
It’s been a tough year for South African retail stocks, battered by gloomy economic news. But hope is on the way.
There are no signs the Constitutional Court is preparing to deliver judgment in the case between Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and the South African Reserve Bank in the Absa-Bankorp lifeboat matter.
In a message to staff, Governor Lesetja Kganyago said Mminele had left an 'indelible mark on this fine institution'.
SARB is anticipated to cut the repo rate at the next meeting of its MPC, says Nicky Weimar, senior economist at Nedbank.
South Africa’s annual inflation quickened in May, with the rate reaching the midpoint of the central bank’s target range as higher food and beverage prices contributed to the increase.
Barely three years after SA managed to get its highest-ever investment-grade ratings from two of the three main credit-rating companies, the global financial crisis was threatening to reverse that progress. The country was one of multiple emerging markets in the companies’ cross-hairs.
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