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Economy / 08-05-24 / Chris Smit

New Honorary Consul appointed to strengthen trade links between UK and SA

“The UK has always been a steadfast ally as we transformed to a true democracy and we hope the strong trade, educational and cultural links that bind us together, become even stronger with Mr Haidar’s new appointment,” says South African High…

Economy / 17-04-24 / Shelly Nxumalo

A view on today’s inflation release and the impact on the next interest rate decision

"While we continue to pencil in four interest rate cuts, in the cycle, of 25 basis points each between this year and next, there are still notable risks to a later and even shallower interest rate cutting cycle," says Sanisha Packirisamy, economist…

Economy / 17-04-24 / Sanisha Packrisamy

Sanisha Packirisamy | SA's political shifts and economic challenges in 2024

"The opposition party landscape is experiencing a surge, with over 350 parties registering for the elections. Many are led by former political figures who have defected from established parties, aiming to capitalise on voter dissatisfaction,"…

Economy / 03-04-24 / Shelly Nxumalo

Insights from the 2023 Q4 Credit Stress Report

"Budgeting is not a one-size-fits-all approach," Barkhuizen emphasises. "It should be tailored to each household's specific circumstances and continuously reassessed to adapt to evolving needs.," says Jennifer Barkhuizen, Head of Marketing at…

Economy / 27-03-24 / Harion Camargo

Harion Camargo | An institutional overview of the Brazilian market - what to expect in 2024

"Advances such as more effective inflation control, the implementation of tax reform, and the appreciation of the real have boosted the productive sector, and this trend is projected to continue throughout 2024, including in the capital markets,"…

Economy / 27-03-24 / Duty Editor

Impact-driven investments the key to building resilient communities

A focus piece looking at how impact-driven investments are the key to building resilient communities in times of macroeconomic turbulence emerging from some of the key conversations that emerged during this year's SAVCA Private Equity (PE) Conference.

Economy / 06-03-24 / Shelly Nxumalo

Better managed PPPs can help SA avoid prescribed assets

“It makes sense for the private sector to answer this call, and from a balance sheet perspective, it makes sense for us to collaborate, whether it’s towards solving our transport issue or our need for energy generation. There is also no reason…

Economy / 21-02-24 / Kwanele Sibanda

Navigating Economic Headwinds: Awaiting the Fed's cue for SA's economic trajectory

"As developed market interest rates decline, global financial conditions are expected to improve, offering support to selected emerging market currencies and interest rates. The SARB may find room to act on interest rates shortly after the Fed,…

Economy / 21-02-24 / Duty Editor

Pre-budget appeal to Fin Minister - Boost telecom resilienece and fight infrastructure crime

As the country waits today's budget speech, the Communication Risk Information Centre and the Association of Comms and Technology are both urging the Finance Minister, honourable Enoch Godongwana, to prioritise two critical areas of concern…

Economy / 05-12-23 / Duty Editor

SA's GDP decreases by 0,2% in the third quarter of 2023

"South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 0,2% in the third quarter of 2023. The agriculture, forestry and fishing industry decreased by 9,6% in the third quarter of 2023, contributing -0,3 of a percentage point to the negative…

Economy / 23-11-23 / Shelly Nxumalo

Cape Town CBD to take back the power amid electricity crunch

Rob Kane, chairperson of the CCID Board and CEO of Boxwood Property Fund, says by taking responsibility and ownership of their own power-saving initiatives, stakeholders can ensure that Cape Town's world-famous CBD continues to thrive.

Economy / 15-11-23 / Tommy Jackson

Coega successes the foundation for Gqeberha's revival: Alan Moore

“When Coega was launched we were told that it would change the city’s landscape and industry. For a long time, however, we just considered it to be something that was happening along the coast that didn’t really have any ‘wow’ factor,” says…

Economy / 15-11-23 / Shelly Nxumalo

Southern Africa Europe CEO Dialogue celebrates 10th year as bilateral trade reaches record levels

“Any single market is successful if it is incremental. It is impossible to start altogether in a broad, complete way. We started with 12 countries in the EU, now we are 28 and in the next decade we will be at 36 countries as part of the European…

Economy / 13-10-23 / Chris Smit

Meeting SA's 2050 Net Zero emission requirements before it becomes costly and arduous

"Consequently, rural communities will be the first to bear the brunt, as quality of life, livestock and the overall surrounding environment will deteriorate, making it difficult to survive. Remedying the situation will require tremendous effort…