'Getting the dollar wrong is deadly': A rapid rise in the dollar could cause a domino effect across emerging markets

2018-08-16 10:45

A rallying dollar has been clobbered emerging market currencies this year, and analysts warn it could soon appreciate further and faster.

'Walking a tightrope': China's debt situation is drawing comparisons to the US mortgage crisis

2018-08-13 15:17

A trade war may not be China's biggest problem.

Eskom's return to international markets may come at a premium

2018-07-27 19:08

It won’t be a cheap welcome back into international debt markets for Eskom, says a prominent SA asset manager.

SA needs more than just China

2018-07-25 22:41

South Africa shouldn't get carried away by the immense power, deep pockets and ideologically compatible message from Beijing, says Daniel Silke.

Wiese: Forensic report will reveal what went wrong at Steinhoff

2018-07-20 19:50

Former Steinhoff board chairperson Christo Wiese said that the forensic investigation into the global retailer would ultimately reveal how accounting fraud took place.

South Africans are saving, but not for education and retirement – research

2018-07-11 15:00

South Africans are saving, but their savings aren’t catering for long term goals like education, retirement or even disability cover, research revealed.

Can you afford to create debt? What is unhealthy debt and how do you avoid it?

2018-07-02 00:00

Don't fall into a long-term trap for a temporary problem.

Little room for SA’s mortgage market to grow – Moody’s

2018-06-19 08:20

Emerging markets are expected to capitalise on their growing mortgage markets, but according to research by Moody’s, this is not necessarily true for South Africa.

Review debt structure between municipalities and Eskom, says Mkhize

2018-06-15 13:26

It is necessary to review the debt structure and payment plans between Eskom and defaulting municipalities, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Zweli Mkhize has told Parliament.

 

Debt hitting SA's single women harder

2018-08-13 19:23

SA's single women are struggling more with their debt than their single male counterparts, suggests data from DebtBusters.

Municipalities return millions to the fiscus, while drowning in Eskom debt

2018-07-31 07:08

Municipalities that owe Eskom millions of rands for electricity have had to send back municipal allocations for infrastructure and other purposes, much of which is not rolled over to the following financial year.

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The earnings of 41% of working South Africans living in metropolitan areas do not last until the end of the month, a study has found.

The earnings of 41% of working South Africans living in metropolitan areas do not last until the end of the month, a study has found.

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Parliament very worried about Eskom's R19.6bn irregular expenditure

2018-07-23 16:38

Parliament’s portfolio committee on public enterprises has expressed deep concern over the rate at which Eskom’s irregular expenditure had ballooned.

Free State municipalities avert Eskom power cuts with payment deals

2018-07-17 21:57

Eskom said it will not cut power at three Free State municipalities which have new payment agreements with the power utility.

Job cuts, debt extensions on the cards for Eskom

2018-07-03 21:41

The cash-strapped power utility is reportedly considering asking for extensions on some of its debt, with management discussing laying off around 15 000 workers.

How to save while paying off debt

2018-07-01 13:21

Debt expert Renee Marais offers tips that can help you take control of your finances.

Further energy woes as only one top defaulting council gets energy grant

2018-06-21 22:30

Only one out of the top ten defaulting municipalities which owe Eskom millions are recieving assistance from the Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management Grant.

Should I really be this terrified of getting a credit card?

2018-06-15 19:49

The idea of having that little shiny card in my wallet alone never mind the costs I could incur, burns a hole in my psyche, but are they valid concerns?

HOW DEBT CREATES ECONOMIC APARTHEID

2018-06-14 19:30

The voice of South African consumers has still not been heard with regards to the Draft National Credit Amendment Bill, according to Summit Financial Partners CEO Clark Gardner.

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