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At its zenith, the Mount Carmel farm in northern Zimbabwe boasted 500 livestock and shipped its mangoes and lemons to Europe, a continent away.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The South African Reserve Bank says it will step in regarding proposed amendments to the SARB Act at the appropriate time.
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 finance minister and Reserve Bank governor have issued a joint statement confirming their respective roles.
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.
Former president Thabo Mbeki, during the ANC's campaign for the national elections, has allayed fears concerning the nationalisation of the Reserve Bank.
The ANC might 'talk left' but it does not necessarily 'walk left', Gardner Rusike, a sovereign analyst at S&P Global Ratings, has said.
South Africa’s bad economic performance is unlikely to give more sway to populist voices, says Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.
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.
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.
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.
Government policy which interferes with the Reserve Bank’s constitutional mandate will not be implemented, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has told Parliament.
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.
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