Economic performance not just down to policy - IMF researcher

2017-11-20 21:00

Although having the right policy is necessary in fixing economic problems, it is not the only factor that needs to be considered, says an IMF researcher.

'Irrationality and fiscal irresponsibility' could hasten downgrade to junk - Wierzycka

2017-11-20 17:05

Although ratings agencies are not supposed to make decisions about credit ratings based on politics, the most recent high-level resignations in National Treasury and rumours about fee-free education could be the last straw, says Sygnia's Magda Wierzycka.

Rand strength helps grow SA's wealthy - report

2017-11-19 12:41

In the past two years the rand has rebounded, with wealth per adult rising in dollar terms, according to a report.

Friends & Friction: Confidence is the best asset we can give our kids

2017-11-19 06:07

In business, as in sport, there are many young people who promise the world on their debuts, only to disappear like mist. They aren’t entirely forgettable, writes Muzi Kuzwayo.

Zuma vows govt will continue supporting embattled SAA

2017-11-18 17:58

President Jacob Zuma said the government will continue supporting South African Airways on its path towards renewal.

Cape Town International Convention Centre adds R3.7bn to GDP

2017-11-17 15:29

The Cape Town International Convention Centre has generated R216m in revenue during the financial year ended June 30 2017.

BLSA wants to meet with all ANC presidential candidates on SA's economic future

2017-11-16 18:03

Business Leadership SA wants to talk to all candidates for the ANC presidency ahead of the party's national conference.

SA trade conditions remain constrained - survey

2017-11-16 10:46

Tough trade conditions suggest a decline in the value added by the wholesale and retail trade, hotels and restaurants, says the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Businesses hold off on expansion plans amid uncertainty - report

2017-11-16 05:37

SA businesses are holding off on further investment and expansion plans as they await more certainty and economic stability, a report has revealed.

Eskom inquiry: Motion of confidence in Vanara

2017-11-15 12:54

Members of the Public Enterprises Committee has called for a motion of confidence in advocate Ntuthuzelo Vanara who is currently the evidence leader of the inquiry into state capture at Eskom.


Eskom: CPI related tariff hike will ruin us

2017-11-20 19:09

Eskom has not backed down from its original request for a 19.9% increase, despite a flood of opposition as Nersa concluded its hearing on whether the state utility should be granted a steep tariff hike.

Rand braces for punch as SA downgrade no longer 'if' but 'when'

2017-11-20 11:42

A local currency downgrade on Friday would push the dollar/rand exchange rate up by between 30c and 50c in a rapid spike, according to a currency economist.

Davis: It is not about Moyane

2017-11-19 06:07

The recommendation by the Davis Tax Committee (DTC) that the SA Revenue Service commissioner “urgently” receive more oversight has nothing to do with Tom Moyane, DTC head Judge Dennis Davis told City Press.

Culture shock

2017-11-19 06:07

Closing the gap between university and work and exposing pupils to the corporate world is close to Lindani Dhlamini’s heart.

Eskom tariff hike: Job losses loom large

2017-11-17 16:51

Huge job losses await South Africa if Eskom’s requested tariff hike is granted, energy regulator Nersa has heard at hearings.

SARB unlikely to change interest rate - Credit Suisse

2017-11-17 06:00

The SA Reserve Bank is likely to keep the repo interest rate unchanged at its next meeting and adopt a hawkish stance, says Carlos Teixeira of Credit Suisse.

Magda Wierzycka to South Africa: Don't despair, but stay vigilant

2017-11-16 14:25

Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka has a message for South Africa: This is no time to be complacent. Stay vigilant and don't lose hope.

Retail sales robust, but credit downgrade could slow down momentum

2017-11-16 08:23

Retail sales growth remained robust at 5.4% in September, but an analyst has warned that a credit downgrade could “derail” the momentum of the sector.

Brown, Eskom board to face state capture inquiry - source

2017-11-15 13:22

Next week has been set aside for those accused of state capture, a Parliamentary source speaking on condition of anonymity has told Fin24.

Jannie Mouton: SA still land of opportunities

2017-11-14 22:30

South Africa remains a country of opportunities, founder of the JSE-listed PSG Group Jannie Mouton tells Fin24.

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