ARTICLES RELATING TO NATIONALISATION

Nothing to see here, folks: Mboweni and Kganyago hold 'routine' meeting

2019-07-04 18:37

The finance minister and Reserve Bank governor have issued a joint statement confirming their respective roles.

Sunday Read: TIMELINE - When the Reserve Bank has come under fire, and what Kganyago did about it

2019-06-09 09:30

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.

Mbeki: There's nothing to gain from nationalising the Reserve Bank

2019-04-23 19:40

Former president Thabo Mbeki, during the ANC's campaign for the national elections, has allayed fears concerning the nationalisation of the Reserve Bank.

S&P Global sees ANC taking moderate approach to land reform

2019-04-11 12:36

The ANC might 'talk left' but it does not necessarily 'walk left', Gardner Rusike, a sovereign analyst at S&P Global Ratings, has said.

SA's weak GDP won't spur populists - Kganyago

2018-11-02 10:03

South Africa’s bad economic performance is unlikely to give more sway to populist voices, says Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Land reform at the heart of Zim's economic woes, says economist

2018-10-02 16:44

Most of Zimbabwe's economic challenges, including its budget deficit, trade deficit and crippling foreign currency shortages, can be traced back to how the country handled land reform, a leading economist has said.

Kganyago open to second term as Reserve Bank Governor

2018-08-24 08:30

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago said he’d be available to serve another five years at the helm of the central bank when his first term runs out in November next year – if he is asked to.

DA to EFF: 'We will fight hostile takeover of SA Reserve Bank'

2018-08-19 17:27

The EFF's proposed nationalising of the South African Reserve Bank ultimately seeks to hold to ransom the country's entire banking system, charges the DA's Gwen Ngwenya.

SA Reserve Bank says it won't implement policy which interferes with its mandate

2018-08-16 22:17

Government policy which interferes with the Reserve Bank’s constitutional mandate will not be implemented, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has told Parliament.

Julius Malema just put his draft law to nationalise the Reserve Bank before Parliament – by just writing private shareholders out

2018-08-16 21:14

The South African Reserve Bank Amendment Bill introduced by the EFF leader does not deal with how the SARB is to be nationalised, it simply repeals references to those shareholders, or replaces them with the Minister of Finance.

 

Respect Reserve Bank's independence, urges professional body

2019-06-11 06:00

The SARB should be "insulated from short-term political agendas from policymakers outside of Parliament", the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals said, after a week of conflicting messages from the governing ANC regarding the party’s intentions for the central bank.

ANC Lekgotla reaffirms commitment to changing SARB mandate

2019-06-04 20:00

This muddies the waters on the Reserve Bank’s fate, even as SA Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has been vocal about not tinkering with the central bank's mandate.

As politicians battle it out over SARB, Kganyago tells global leaders that central banks should have a narrow mandate

2019-04-15 10:55

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.

Former president Jacob Zuma opens up about land reform

2019-01-02 15:56

Former South African President Jacob Zuma said he supports nationalising land as the ANC takes steps to change the Constitution to make it easier to take it without compensation.

SA spends too much time on populism and not building economy, says Kganyago

2018-10-29 21:01

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago says South Africa spends too much time debating populist issues such as the proposed nationalisation of the SARB, instead of focusing on steps to boost the economy.

A $50 billion fight about who owns the SA Reserve Bank

2018-09-02 15:56

Should nationalisation take place, the bank's governor Lesetja Kganyago says he won’t give up the nation’s assets or allow tinkering with the mandate.

SA can still bank on SARB's independence, says Mokonyane in post-Cabinet briefing

2018-08-23 20:00

Cabinet has reiterated its commitment to maintaining the SA Reserve Bank's independence, as it is one of the key strengths in SA's economy, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has said.

SARB: EFF amendment bill does not challenge mandate, independence

2018-08-17 18:29

The South African Reserve Bank says it will step in regarding proposed amendments to the SARB Act at the appropriate time.

EFF tables draft bill to nationalise SARB

2018-08-16 22:01

The EFF has put forward an amendment to the law governing the central bank that would make the institution state-owned and see its directors appointed by the finance minister rather than shareholders.

The Reserve Bank plans to woo the public and Parliament – as it defends against ‘attempts to undermine and capture’

2018-06-26 11:04

The SA Reserve Bank is "not immune to attempts to undermine and capture state institutions," says its governor,

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