Ramaphosa's stimulus package: concerns about capacity, damaging legislation

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There is a danger that the proposed R400bn infrastructure fund could be used without the necessary capacity, cautions prof. Imran Valodia of Wits University.

Success of Ramaphosa’s agriculture stimulus plan depends on land reform outcome – economist

2018-09-21 20:54

Current land reform discussions and the direction the policy takes will be key determinants of the success of President Cyril Ramaphosa's proposed action points for stimulating the South African agricultural economy, says agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo.

Meet Ramaphosa's new 10-person land reform advisory panel

2018-09-21 14:15

The names of President Cyril Ramaphosa's 10-member advisory panel on land reform have been announced.

Ramaphosa’s ‘new deal’ plan will invest billions in agriculture, townships and infrastructure

2018-09-21 09:49

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a package of economic reforms and spending plans on Friday morning in an effort to boost South Africa's sluggish economy.

ANC sends, then retracts SARB monetary policy statement

2018-09-20 21:19

A retracted statement by the ANC ahead of the SARB interest rate decision, claimed the party believes monetary policy is a "critical legislative instrument".

Presidency said to play central role in economic stimulus package rollout

2018-09-20 17:45

Senior government sources say President Cyril Ramaphosa's stimulus package will be run out of the office of the Presidency, where the top team has been finalised.

Ramaphosa to unveil economic stimulus package on Friday

2018-09-20 10:47

SA is currently in its first technical recession since 2009 following two successive quarters of negative economic growth.

Up, down or stay: All eyes turn to SARB on rates

2018-09-20 08:06

Weaker than expected consumer inflation for August may have reduced pressure on the central bank to hike interest rates on Thursday afternoon.

In the grip of recession, SA may consider rate increase

2018-09-19 12:16

Policy makers may be about to consider whether to follow counterparts from Russia to Turkey and raise interest rates - even when the country is battling a recession.

How 5 economists would kickstart SA's economy

2018-09-18 06:30

From jobs to skills, here's what economists say should be top in SA's stimulus package.


Reserve Bank rates decision may just be short-term property breather

2018-09-22 08:15

Although the SA Reserve Bank has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged, a hike may well come sooner than anticipated, caution property experts.

Too early to panic about SA land - SA Reserve Bank deputy

2018-09-21 20:03

The ANC's plan to make it easier to take land without compensation could impact financial-sector stability, but it’s “too early to panic", says the deputy governor of SARB.

Ramaphosa's stimulus plan could push rand to R14/$

2018-09-21 09:58

The rand started Friday off on the front foot as traders await President Cyril Ramaphosa's stimulus package.

What Ramaphosa's stimulus package should look like

2018-09-21 09:25

In the quest to stimulate economic activity in South Africa, the government faces hard choices. There are no easy options, as the country already faces a fiscal cliff, writes Jannie Rossouw.

Next interest rate move in November: experts weigh in

2018-09-20 20:07

This time SARB decided to keep interest rates the same, but what could happen at the next MPC meeting in November?

Rand will be stronger if SA Reserve Bank resists the urge to hike rates

2018-09-20 14:37

Any attempt to shore-up the rand by hiking interest rates would probably backfire, leading instead to a weakening in the currency, says Overberg Asset Management.

Ferial Haffajee: Have our banks been lily-livered?

2018-09-20 08:09

With their knowledge of Gupta businesses and their unique ability and power to follow the money, have the big four banks done enough to tell the State Capture Inquiry where to find the money, asks Ferial Haffajee?

Year of 'scandals' spurs JSE to plan new rules

2018-09-19 15:27

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange says it’s proposing tighter listing rules after financial markets were 'shaken by a range of corporate scandals, rumours and innuendo' over the past year.

Land plan has some upside, big risks, says IRR

2018-09-18 17:37

The plan to expropriate land without compensation will benefit a small number of citizens if successfully implemented but will be disastrous for most people if it goes awry, the Institute of Race Relations warns.

Ramaphosa gives taste of plan to kickstart economy

2018-09-17 08:54

A proposed stimulus package will include a set of economic reforms covering mining, telecommunications, tourism and transport industries, the presidency has said.

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