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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...
Lender helps Denel pay full salaries

Lender helps Denel pay full salaries

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says after Denel announced that employees would only receive 85% of their salaries due to financial constraints, a lender...
Data fails to capture complexity of South Africa's unemployment crisis

Data fails to capture complexity of South Africa’s unemployment crisis

It’s been 25 years since democracy dawned in South Africa. But apartheid’s legacies still scar the country. Poverty remains high; inequality remains extreme –...
Rating agencies have been at the centre of major financial crises Shutterstock

Why credit rating agencies are still getting away with bad behaviour

International credit rating agencies have had their fair share of controversies over the years. They have been at the centre of the major financial...
People have skewed views on inflation. Why this matters

People have skewed views on inflation. Why this matters

Countries that use an inflation target to anchor monetary policy pay considerable attention to expectations of future inflation. South Africa is a case in point....
South Africa's creditworthiness and downgrading. Photo: Die Vryburger

South Africa’s creditworthiness and downgrading

South Africa's economists are probably learning a hard economic lesson. Once a rating company questions a country's creditworthiness and there is a downgrade, it's...
Legislation can guard against political interference and maladministration. Bakhtiar Zein/Shutterstock

Stronger laws can keep politicians from meddling in financial decisions

For governments to function optimally, there must be a good relationship between politicians and administrators. This “political-administrative interface” is a key theme of public...
South Africa has seen a steady rise in the number of protests Shutterstock

Ramaphosa’s critical choices to get South Africa back on track

South Africa’s economy is in dire straits. Unemployment has reached a 15-year high of 27.6%. And in the first quarter of this year GDP...
Italy must leave the Eurozone

Italy must leave the Eurozone

Italy must return to the lira because joining the euro has been disastrous and sticking with it would be suicidal. Italy joined the eurozone...
SAA asking for R4 billion bailout, economy heading for junk status? Photo: Die Vryburger

SAA asking for R4 billion bailout, economy heading for junk status?

South Africa's economy is plunging into the abyss, and a recession for the country is imminent. This is the opinion of an expert in...
Ramaphosa under pressure as South African economy continues to decline

Ramaphosa under pressure as South African economy continues to decline

It appears that South Africa's economy has set a new record with the worst GDP growth since 1945. Strikes in the mining industry and...
Economy is paying the price for ANC declaring war against South Africa

Economy is paying the price for ANC declaring war against South...

It is shocking to see how quickly South Africa's economy is going downhill and yet it should come as no surprise seeing as the...
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