Cape Town home owners: Here's the sweet spot for property rates

2019-04-30 12:43

If your property's new municipal value increased by less than 22%, your property rates bill could go down.

Reserve Bank expected to hold off on hiking interest rates - for now

2019-03-28 06:01

Economists expect the SA Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee to keep the repo rates unchanged at 6.75% on Thursday.

Markets tread cautiously ahead of US Fed rate decision

2019-03-20 18:39

The JSE retreated on Wednesday as it tracked other global markets lower ahead of the US Fed’s rate decision.

Producer price inflation eases to 4.1% in January

2019-02-28 13:16

Inflation for manufacturers decreased 0.8% from December 2018 to 4.1% in January 2019.

The City of Johannesburg missed its target for pothole repairs by a large margin – and its track record for rates certificates is shaky

2019-02-01 06:02

The Joburg city council definitely fell well short of its targets on repairing potholes and issuing rates certificates – but the Auditor-General can't judge by how much because of the state of its books.

Inflation falls to 4.5% for December

2019-01-23 10:06

Inflation for December moderated to 4.5%, in line with market expectations.

Analysts divided ahead of Thursday's Reserve Bank rate decision

2018-11-21 12:32

Analysts haven’t been this divided on a South African rate decision since March 2016 - and then the central bank responded with a hike.

Kganyago: We will all be losers in trade wars

2018-07-19 19:01

Small open economies like South Africa are likely to suffer from global trade wars, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has said.

3 reasons the gold slump may be over

2018-05-18 12:08

Some think gold prices may have hit a floor for this year.

December fuel hike expected to lift inflation - analyst

2018-01-21 18:30

StatsSA will release inflation data for December or this week, an analyst expects the fuel hike during the festive season to drive up figures from the previous month.


Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.75% in unanimous decision

2019-03-28 15:15

The announcement was made by the central bank's governor Lesetja Kganyago at a media briefing in Pretoria on Thursday afternoon.

Rand makes gains on Fed's dovish comments

2019-03-21 10:15

The rand gained 1.9% against the US dollar on Wednesday, following the US Federal Reserve Bank's announcement to keep rates on hold.

The City of Johannesburg has a debt problem – and its own councillors owe it more than R1 million

2019-02-02 07:27

The City of Johannesburg now has more than R16 billion owing from residents that it does not expect to recover. Meanwhile, its own councillors owed it more than R1 million on their own consumer accounts at the end of its financial year.

Ferial Haffajee: Dear Premier Zille, how about a rates revolt in my DA-run ward?

2019-01-31 06:55

Ferial Haffajee was looking forward to seeing what the DA was going to do with Johannesburg. What followed, she says, was disappointment and dirt.

Brexit, 'stagflation' and the US-China trade war: Your global economic outlook in 2019

2018-12-21 08:52

The world economy continues to expand but there are signs that growth has peaked, according to global investment manager Schroders.

Storm clouds gathering for SA consumers, economists warn

2018-09-07 11:34

The storm clouds are gathering and are about to burst for consumers, economists warned after poor GDP data confirmed that South Africa was in a technical recession.

Analysts expect SA Reserve Bank to keep repo rate unchanged

2018-07-19 06:45

SARB Governor Lesetja Kganyago will announce on Thursday afternoon whether interest rates will be adjusted.

Water crisis: The 'inherent problem' of municipal financing

2018-04-21 13:07

Using an old tariff structure in a "new normal" puts the burden on poorer households and people who are consciously cutting water consumption, say environmentalists.

Stronger rand signals room for rate cut - economists

2018-01-03 15:03

The rand’s recent rally in the last weeks of December has provided relief for petrol users, and could possibly signal interest rate cuts, according to economists.

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