ARTICLES RELATING TO SA ECONOMY

Don't rule out another rate cut in 2020 - economists

2020-01-19 11:00

The Reserve Bank's quarterly projection model signals two repo rate cuts of 25 basis points in 2020. However, this is a broad policy guideline which could change.

Mboweni's economic plan for SA still not adopted by government - Treasury

2020-01-16 20:53

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's apprent view that a Treasury document on economic policy is already "a government document" seems to be at odds with the official view.

No loadshedding is anticipated for Wednesday

2020-01-14 20:53

There is still sufficient capacity available from its emergency reserves to meet Wednesday's forecasted demand, says Eskom.

Consumer confidence unchanged at 2-year low as last traces of Ramaphoria vanish - FNB

2020-01-14 10:53

Confidence gains in the wake of President Cyril Ramaphosa's election in early 2018 have now been "completely reversed," says FNB.

EXPLAINED: What happens to SA after Brexit?

2020-01-08 06:01

The UK is set to leave the European Union on January 31, 2020. We take a look at what that means for the SA economy.

5 hits, 5 misses in 2019: We were doing so well until we were doing so badly

2020-01-02 19:59

While government made progress in some areas this year, it was not without any blunders either. We take a look at how government tried to take two steps forward, but then one step back.

No load shedding planned over New Year's festivities

2019-12-31 10:48

The power utility says the system 'continues to be vulnerable and unpredictable'.

Leaked e-mails show lavish life of Gupta-linked Eric Wood

2019-12-22 13:40

The personal wealth of Trillian Capital Partners CEO Eric Wood increased dramatically a few years after he met the Guptas and their business associate Salim Essa, according to leaked e-mails obtained by the Sunday Times.

Cape Town International Convention Centre is bolstering the Western Cape economy - report

2019-12-19 10:55

The Convention Centre has generated more than 130 465 jobs since its inception in 2003, according to an economic impact report.

Treasury reacts to Fitch's latest negative outlook

2019-12-18 18:51

The SA government notes ratings agency Fitch's decision to affirm the country's long-term foreign and local currency debt ratings at 'BB+' and maintaining a negative outlook.

 

As SA retailers struggle, other African markets start to shine

2020-01-19 08:00

Seven of the top 30 economies whose retail sector showed considerable growth in 2019 were from Africa, however SA did not even get ranked among the 200 economies featured.

ANC warns Mboweni about SARB Twitter spat: Toe the party line

2020-01-15 17:07

The ANC has admonished Finance Minister Tito Mboweni for his utterances on Twitter when he, once again, expressed his frustrations relating to the role and independence of the SA Reserve Bank.

Tito slams plan to nationalise Reserve Bank, invites critics to 'burn him at the stake'

2020-01-14 20:08

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has again taken to Twitter to express his frustration, with his views on the role and independence of the SA Reserve Bank taking centre stage of a heated online debate.

ANALYSIS: 2020 vision to end generation capacity constraints and loadshedding in South Africa

2020-01-13 10:17

Eskom is not too big to fail – it has already failed. The issue now is how we deal with this.

SA jobs outlook weakest in 5 years – here's where you're most (and least) likely to get hired

2020-01-07 05:00

South Africa's hiring outlook for Q1 of 2020 is the weakest it has been in five years, according to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.

EFF, DA ready to tackle South Africa's 2020 challenges

2019-12-31 19:13

The leaders of the country's opposition parties - the DA and EFF - have wished South Africans a Happy New Year, reflecting on 2019 and the year ahead.

5 ways Mboweni tried to trim the fat in 2019

2019-12-30 06:23

While the finance minister announced plans to draw a hardline against bailouts for state-owned enterprises in his national budget speech in February – efforts to contain the state's growing debt came to naught by the time October arrived.

No loadshedding expected on Sunday, despite a constrained and vulnerable system

2019-12-22 10:40

There is no loadshedding expected on Sunday, according to Eskom.

Eskom to investigate fire at Majuba, but at ease with coal supply delivery

2019-12-18 20:55

A fire at the Majuba Power Station has been extinguished, Eskom said in a statement on Wednesday evening.

SA portfolio inflows jump on record Eurobond sale

2019-12-13 18:35

The economy also entered the 73rd month of a weakening cycle in December, extending its longest downward phase since 1945.

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