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Nazmeera Moola, co-Head of Fixed Income, Investec Asset Management

Budget preview: three issues that need to be addressed

By Nazmeera Moola, Deputy MD, Investec Asset Management The Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) last year, much like the MTBPS in 2017, reflected the government’s inability to make difficult decisions in the wake of deteriorating economic conditions. The expectation thereafter was that with a new Minister of Finance in Tito Mboweni we would finally see […]

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Budget 2019 must articulate practicalities of SONA intent

Dr Binganidzo Muchara of Unisa’s Graduate School of Business Leadership President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) had the theme, “Following up on our commitments. Making your Future Work Better.” In preparing to give the address, President Ramaphosa’s objectives would have been twofold: firstly, to appeal to business and the investment community which […]

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Ipsos Poll: ANC at 61%

“With the next national election planned for May this year, voters are making up their minds about which party to support,” says a study by research services provider, Ipsos.  (more…)

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Draft of new Expropriation Bill published

Public works minister Thulas Nxesi today published a draft of the new Expropriation Bill, with a 60-day comment period. Following this, agricultural association, AgriSA, acknowledged that the new Bill provided more clarity on expropriation without compensation (EWC), but it stated that the reach and definitions must urgently be clarified. “The Expropriation Act is not entirely separate […]

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OUTA welcomes Public Protector’s reports

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has welcomed the Public Protector’s reports which implicates the Treasury director-general, Dondo Mogajane as well as former ministers Malusi Gigaba and Fikile Mbalula. (more…)

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US-China rivalry in Africa set to sharpen in 2019

Early signs suggest that the US-China rivalry will find its way to the African continent in 2019. While the US is multiplying warnings about the perils of Chinese debt-fuelled spending for economic stability, China will continue to broaden its engagement across the continent, with particular focus on East Africa. This is one of the key […]

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IRR snap poll: ANC up to 56%, DA and EFF down

In line with the IRR’s objective to become an authority on political market research, the Institute has undertaken a snap poll, focusing exclusively on party political support, to supplement the IRR’s first full survey on the electoral landscape, carried out in September 2018. (more…)

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SA’s senior executives eyeing international opportunities

Over the past three years, there has been a consistent year-on-year increase in the number of professionals who would consider leaving the country. This year, an unprecedented 86% of top South African executives polled for a leading annual survey indicated that they would take seriously an offer to move abroad. (more…)

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