Ferial Haffajee | Will the SARB cut rates to stimulate growth in 2020? Monetary policy in the cross-hairs

2020-01-03 05:00

In 2020, the SARB is likely to face pressure to cut interest rates to stimulate a stagnant economy. Thus far, the bank’s monetary policy committee has resisted, arguing instead that the key to growth lies in other policy measures.

Ferial Haffajee: Why Pravin Gordhan’s patriotism call to fly SAA flopped

2019-12-05 14:54

It seems the one thing government has become better at, is taking our money, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: Joburg’s economy deserves a great mayor. It’s never had one.

2019-12-01 08:34

Whoever is going to be elected mayor of Johannesburg next week is going to be a bit of a no-name brand mayor, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: Is the business investment strike finally over?

2019-11-10 10:54

South Africans are a cynical lot. It’s one of our better traits, but it can also mean we don't spot the country's green shoots.

The Stimulus Plan Tracker - 13 months in, it is failing

2019-10-15 13:56

While there has been some progress, on the whole, implementation is weak and slow, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: From a policyholder perspective, Moyo’s R250m damages ask is outrageous

2019-10-11 06:00

Peter Moyo has been treated badly, but he is still overplaying his hand, says Ferial Haffajee.

ANALYSIS: Ramaphosa puts worker ownership of companies on the table

2019-09-26 20:20

President Cyril Ramaphosa upped the game when he put worker ownership of companies on the table at the congress of the SA Clothing and Textile Workers Union last week.

Ferial Haffajee: How NHI will send your taxes rocketing

2019-08-15 14:08

The drafters assume enough fiscal space to tax an additional 3% of GDP and this tax is likely to fall on working South Africans' shoulders, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: Sticking it to Peter Moyo won’t make the questions go away

2019-07-18 05:00

Old Mutual has presented Moyo as cocky and self-important, but experience says he's not, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: Newly-minted PIC board and billions in investment! Hello economic reform

2019-07-11 15:51

It has been a good week for economic reform in South Africa after a period of bleak news, writes Ferial Haffajee.


Ferial Haffajee: Public Protector will fly six more sorties over the SA Reserve Bank in 2020

2019-12-27 09:54

In 2020, Busisiwe Mkhwebane is expected to keep up her pressure on the central bank with six more investigations in the pipeline.

Ferial Haffajee: Three reports signal global loss of trust in Ramaphosa’s reform drive. Eish!

2019-12-03 06:00

The buoyancy of the aftermath of the Bok rugby world cup win and the approach of the holiday season has masked the impact of three reports which together are a downer for the economy, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: Why should SAA employees pay for the sins of Dudu Myeni and Jacob Zuma?

2019-11-14 06:01

If the government has decided that our national self-esteem means having a national airline, why are workers the only ones paying a price?

Ferial Haffajee: It's Greta vs. Gwede as SA announces new energy plan

2019-10-20 15:59

The 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg has set a new global standard in how environmental policy is measured. With energy being an essential part of shaping sustainability, how does Energy and Mineral Resources minister Gwede Mantashe’s blueprint released on Friday measure up?

#Ramatracker: The Ramaphosa report card - Hard work, but little to show for it

2019-10-15 07:00

Ramaphosa’s mid-term economic report: short-term progress is good. The long-term impact is uncertain, writes Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: Make black tax deductible

2019-09-29 09:33

There's a credit that we don't often enough pat ourselves on the back for as South Africans, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: Shoprite, Joburg today. Shoprite, Nigeria tomorrow

2019-09-06 05:00

Viral looting and destruction of small businesses poses a serious challenge to South African big business, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: The new normal – SA’s economy is becoming 3rd world

2019-08-08 20:11

We are falling out of the pack of emerging markets faster than Caster Semenya out of the starting blocks, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: 5 lessons for business from Zuma's Zondo testimony

2019-07-17 15:27

Former President Jacob Zuma’s testimony before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture offers several important lessons for business - including that political contacts may no longer have the same clout they once did, says Ferial Haffajee.

Ferial Haffajee: Stop taxing us! Spend our money honestly instead

2019-07-11 05:00

South Africans are way over-taxed, says Ferial Haffajee. Shouldn't the taxes we do pay be put to better use?

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