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Time to throw in the towel, or should we hold out for a hero?

Time to throw in the towel, or should we hold out...

Questions that are most probably top of mind for a multitude of foreign investors is ‘Why South Africa and why now?’, and one could...
Moody's rating group negative about Eskom bail out. Photo: Die Vryburger

Moody’s rating group negative about Eskom bail out

The Moody's rating group described the government's financial "help" to Eskom as negative as it puts a further burden on the country's budget. Medium term...
Appropriation Bill - ANC to blame for economic mess in which country finds itself

Appropriation Bill – ANC to blame for economic mess in which...

The government's budget is not aimed at development, but rather at subjugating those who are poor and keeping them dependent on the government as...
Reserve Bank cuts repo rate by 25 basis points

Reserve Bank cuts repo rate by 25 basis points

The Reserve Bank has reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5% in line with market expectation. “The MPC unanimously decided to...
Eskom and Iscor were formed to feed the railway network's need for cheap electricity and steel Shutterstock

South Africa’s state owned companies: a complex history that’s seldom told

The problems of South Africa’s state owned enterprises are in the headlines every day. Yet many have existed for over 80 years. Why were they...
Why the African Monetary Fund is a good idea and what can be done to get it going

Why the African Monetary Fund is a good idea and what...

African Union (AU) leaders will gather in Niger on 7 July for an Extraordinary Summit to discuss the African Continental Free Trade Area. They...
Finance Minister, SARB Governor hold routine meeting

Finance Minister, SARB Governor hold routine meeting

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and Governor of the Reserve Bank Lesetja Kganyago met on Thursday. “The Minister of Finance and the Governor of the South...
Children play in a cabbage patch near their home in Modderspruit, near Rustenburg, South Africa. EFE-EPA/Halden Krog

Smallholder crop farming is on the decline in South Africa. Why...

Over half a million households in South Africa’s former homelands disengaged from farming between 2011 and 2016, according to Statistics South Africa. This represents...
Tax dodgers in the firing line

Tax dodgers in the firing line

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has warned tax dodgers they will face prosecution and other dire consequences for not submitting returns or defrauding...
The US economy likely just entered its longest ever expansion – here's who benefited in 3 charts

The US economy likely just entered its longest ever expansion –...

The U.S. economy likely surpassed an important milestone last month: Americans are now experiencing the longest economic expansion in the nation’s history, assuming the...
Outside a coal burning power station in Witbank. Companies will now pay each time they emit a ton of greenhouse gases.

Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa’s poor

Climate change needs urgent action by all countries, and by all means. All countries agreed in the Paris Agreement to keep temperature “well below...
Policy uncertainty depreciated Rand in first quarter - SARB report

Policy uncertainty depreciated Rand in first quarter – SARB report

The Rand depreciated in the aftermath of the national elections due to policy uncertainty and the larger-than-expected contraction in the domestic economy in the...
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