SPECIAL REPORT What would really happen to data costs without bundles?

2019-01-17 18:25

Why is data in South Africa so expensive? Why does it 'expire'? And is there anything that anyone can do about it? Fin24 unpacks the issues in the final instalment of this four-part series on the cost of data in SA.

Foreign holdings of SA debt lowest in nearly two years

2019-01-17 14:32

Foreign ownership of South African government debt is declining, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

All eyes on the Reserve Bank for first rate decision of 2019

2019-01-17 08:04

The Monetary Policy Committee of the SA Reserve Bank will make its first interest rate announcement of 2019 on Thursday.

Orion Minerals announces new zinc-copper find in Northern Cape

2019-01-16 20:48

Orion Minerals says it has discovered a large new zinc-copper resource near its Prieska Project in the Northern Cape.

Trade conditions moderate but strained - Sacci

2019-01-16 19:29

Trade improved slightly if adjusted for seasonal factors, yet six-month prospects remain muted, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Ramaphosa says independence of the Reserve Bank is 'sacrosanct'

2019-01-16 09:24

The president, addressing business leaders ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, has said there is no intention to interfere with the independence of the central bank.

Essential for SA economy to go green - UN representative

2019-01-15 21:07

Transitioning to a low carbon economy is essential for the South African economy, says a UN representative.

Gold production again falls in November as slump continues

2019-01-15 13:49

Gold's 14% production decrease contributed to a 5.6% year-on-year decrease in South African mining production overall, signalling that the struggling sector has not recovered from its long-running slump.

Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R13.77/$ as focus turns to rates announcement

2019-01-15 08:42

Bianca Botes, Corporate Treasury Manager at Peregrine Treasury Solutions said earlier that with the rand finally breaking below R13.80/$ towards the end of trading on Monday, it has ratcheted another leg stronger.

SPECIAL REPORT This is why data still costs you twice what it could

2019-01-14 18:38

Why is data in South Africa so expensive? Why does it 'expire'? And is there anything that anyone can do about it? Fin24 unpacks the issues in the first of this four-part series that will be published daily this week on the cost of data in SA.

 

Reserve Bank mandate is enshrined in the Constitution - Kganyago

2019-01-17 16:14

The central bank governor was speaking in the wake of calls to expand the bank's mandate by taking into account employment creation and economic growth in addition to protecting the value of the currency.

SA, Nigerian growth challenges could be unlocked post-elections - Deloitte

2019-01-17 13:48

Structural impediments to economic growth in South Africa and Nigeria could be unlocked after the two largest economies in Africa go to the polls in the first half of 2019, says Deloitte's Dr Martyn Davies.

Fossil fuel subsidies are the enemy of the green economy - minister

2019-01-16 22:45

Fossil fuel subsidies are the enemies of the green economy and of social development, delegates heard at a ministerial green economy gathering in Cape Town.

Western Cape watching Brexit implications on trade, investment and tourism

2019-01-16 19:29

Amid continued uncertainties related to Brexit, the Western Cape's tourism, trade and investment promotion agency is keeping a close watch on the implications for companies.

SPECIAL REPORT Are we being overcharged for data? How SA stacks up against 9 peer countries

2019-01-16 18:30

Why is data in South Africa so expensive? Why does it 'expire'? And is there anything that anyone can do about it? Fin24 unpacks the issues in the third report in this four-part series published daily on the cost of data in SA.

Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R13.70/$, while stocks struggle on Brexit developments

2019-01-16 08:36

The rand ended the day at R13.70/$, while British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face a no-confidence vote in UK Parliament.

SPECIAL REPORT Data costs are falling, say Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Telkom

2019-01-15 18:33

Why is data in South Africa so expensive? Why does it 'expire'? And is there anything that anyone can do about it? Fin24 unpacks the issues in the second report in this four-part series published daily on the cost of data in SA.

3 reasons why Reserve Bank unlikely to hike rates, say economists

2019-01-15 12:05

With the Monetary Policy Committee of the SA Reserve Bank due to make its first interest rate announcement for 2019 on Thursday, economists from PwC, Investec and Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking say rate hikes are unlikely.

MONEY CLINIC: When do you need debt consolidation or a debt review?

2019-01-15 06:00

Have a money problem that needs solving? Fin24 can help! This month our focus is on debt. Send your question to editor@fin24.com or find the Money Clinic box on the right of our homepage.

Markets WRAP: Rand closes at R13.83/$

2019-01-14 08:06

TreasuryONE's Andre Botha said earlier the jump in the rand could be attributed to a couple of things - one of which was the start of the political parties election manifesto.

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