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Economic indicators for 26 October 2017 (07:00)

Economic indicators for 21 April 2017 (07:00)

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Below are the economic indicators for 21 April 2017 as at 07:00 (Values in parentheses indicates previous closing values.) Rand / US dollar R13.16 (R13.28) Rand /...
Economic indicators for 26 October 2017 (07:00)

Economic indicators for 19 April 2017 (07:00)

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Below are the economic indicators for 19 April 2017 as at 07:00 (Values in parentheses indicates previous closing values.) Rand / US dollar R13.31 (R13.34) Rand /...

More downgrades of institutions in South Africa

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The Fitch rating agency downgraded Absa, Nedbank, FirstRand, Standard Bank, Investec, Eskom, Transnet and MTN to BB + i.e., junk status. Standard & Poor's Santam,...

Farmers expertise ‘used’ for radical economic transformation

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The government has used the farmers' expertise to help promote their radical economic transformation, while ultimately leading to the ANC's stated goal of socialism...
Economic indicators for 26 October 2017 (07:00)

Economic indicators for 12 April 2017 (07:00)

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Below are the economic indicators for 12 April 2017 as at 07:00 Rand / US dollar R13.81 (R13.93) Rand / euro R14.64 (R14.75) Rand / Pound Sterling...
SARB keeps repo rate unchanged

SARB keeps repo rate unchanged

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The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has kept the repurchase (repo) rate unchanged at 3.5% per annum. SARB Governor Lesetja Kganyago made the announcement on...

Another downgrade to Junk for South Africa

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The Fitch rating agency has also downgraded South Africa to junk status. Fitch is the second rating agency to downgrade SA to junk status,...
Economic indicators for 26 October 2017 (07:00)

Economic indicators for 10 April 2017 (07:00)

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Below are the economic indicators for 10 April 2017 as at 07:00 Rand / US dollar R13.81 (R13.78) Rand / euro R14.62 (R14.67) Rand / Pound Sterling...
There needs to be a more systematic approach to classifying rainfall seasonality in South Africa. Shutterstock

Scientists split on South Africa’s winter and summer rainfall zones

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South Africa is among a handful of countries that experience winter rainfall in some areas and summer rainfall in others. The southwestern tip of...

Can Ramaphosa Tackle the SSA’s Rampant Corruption?

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has a long fight ahead of him. Sworn in last February, after the resignation of President Jacob Zuma, he...
Buffalo in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Shutterstock

Counting the contribution of hunting to South Africa’s economy

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The hunting of wild animals is an emotive issue, drawing fire from anti-hunting organisations, environmentalists as well as many ordinary citizens. But it also...

Private Equity in action

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RMB Corvest promises private equity in action, not words. RMB Corvest invests in well managed, well performing medium sized business in South Africa and abroad. Mike...
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