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".
Lesetja Kganyago has said that South Africa can avoid reaching out to the International Monetary Fund for funding if hard decisions are made.
The central bank's monetary policy committee has cut the benchmark repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5% from 6.75%.
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.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has re-appointed Lesetja Kganyago as governor of the SA Reserve Bank, with Fundi Tshazibana and Rashad Cassim as deputies, the Ministry of Finance has said in a statement.
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'.
In a message to staff, Governor Lesetja Kganyago said Mminele had left an 'indelible mark on this fine institution'.
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.
With crisis levels of unemployment and a GDP first quarter decline of 3,2%, we clearly don't have a balanced, sustainable economy. So, are the SARB's policies adequate to assisting its constitutional mandate, asks Jeremy Cronin.
Adoption of the approach suggested by Ace Magashule will take SA back to the 1980s, when the SARB was subservient to the governing National Party, writes Jannie Rossouw.
This week on POLOTIKI, we look at the legal battle between the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) and EFF. Listen.
Attempting to move debt from state-owned enterprises like Eskom to the SA Reserve Bank would in no way make the obligations disappear, and would only change to whom the interest is paid, governor Lesetja Kganyago said on Friday.
It’s been a tough year for South African retail stocks, battered by gloomy economic news. But hope is on the way.
The reappointment of Lesetja Kganyago as Reserve Bank governor will ensure the bank maintains its independence.
"I'll serve, if asked," says SARB governor Kganyago. But what if the IMF asks first?
The finance minister and Reserve Bank governor have issued a joint statement confirming their respective roles.
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 South African Reserve Bank’s forecasting model shows there might be room for interest rate cuts in the next year or two, given how weak the economy is, Governor Lesetja Kganyago has said.
The Reserve Bank's independence has been thrust into the spotlight once more. Fin24 looks at all the times the Reserve Bank's independence was under the spotlight, and how Governor Lesetja Kganyago handled it.
The Reserve Bank fracas has once again shown a ruling party with its back against the wall, says Khulekani Magubane.
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