One thing we know: when it is all over, those of us who survive will find some form of meaning in it, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
A rates cut might provide the stimulus needed to bolster the SA economy, but other reforms are still necessary, says an economist.
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.
Europe’s finance ministers have just approved a package of reforms to strengthen the monetary union. Their plan falls far short of what’s needed, writes the Bloomberg View editorial board.
The finance minister says that South Africans should end “regular attacks on the mandate and independence of the South African Reserve Bank” saying this was a distraction to the bank’s governor Lesetja Kganyago.
Weaker than expected consumer inflation for August may have reduced pressure on the central bank to hike interest rates on Thursday afternoon.
Dovish members of the monetary policy committee may vote for a rate cut of 25 basis points at their next meeting, argues an emerging markets economist.
The South African Reserve Bank has handed over 41 cases to the police over the past five years, which only resulted in one successful prosecution.
Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has told Parliament the SARB is a “creature” of the Constitution and is mandated to protect financial stability in the country.
An analyst shares four reasons why the SA Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee should consider a rate cut.
South Africa’s monetary and fiscal policy has little room to boost the economy, which is projected to grow by 1% for 2017, the IMF said.
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'.
The ANC, DA, and EFF are all campaigning on the future of the Reserve Bank. Meanwhile
Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago has stressed the importance of central bank independence – and the dangers of too broad a mandate – again.
Falling oil prices are fast becoming a catalyst for emerging markets.
A retracted statement by the ANC ahead of the SARB interest rate decision, claimed the party believes monetary policy is a "critical legislative instrument".
Politics is complicating efforts by the SA Reserve Bank to set monetary policy and keep inflation under control, according to its Governor Lesetja Kganyago.
Mario Draghi says central banks must be open-minded on policy innovations as they prepare for future economic developments - even if that concept is not clear to everyone.
SARB's counsel says the Public Protector was in serious error when she made the remedial action to have the bank’s Constitutional mandate changed, and that she misunderstood SARB's role.
The Bank of Japan’s determination to press on with its unprecedented monetary stimulus leaves it out of step with developed world peers.
As Europe’s central banks forge a path out of extreme monetary policies, all roads go via Frankfurt.
Investors are nervous about the South African economy after the ruling ANC proposed that the Reserve Bank be fully state-owned.
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