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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni

Ratings agencies likely to view Mboweni as ‘credit positive’

The appointment of Tito Mboweni as the new Minister of Finance is likely to be viewed as a positive by credit ratings agencies and markets, placing South Africa in excellent stead for reigniting economic growth and investment, says Citadel Director and Chief Investment Officer George Herman. (more…)

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Agri SA questions validity of #farmlist – release is irresponsible

Agri SA says it’s questioning the status and content of the leaked list of farms said to be earmarked for expropriation without compensation (EWC). (more…)

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PSG Wealth’s political education campaign a moveable feast

Not every marketing campaign is aimed at promoting a new product or service.  And not every audience can be simply categorised as ‘internal’ or ‘external’, particularly in the case of PSG Wealth, its clients and their over 750 independent financial advisers. (more…)

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President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Ramaphosa: SA is creating an enabling environment for investment

  LONDON, United Kingdom, April 19, 2018/ — President Cyril Ramaphosa told investors and business leaders that South Africa is on the road to economic recovery as government is creating an enabling environment to boost investor confidence. (more…)

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Uncertainty about investor protection affects Foreign Direct Investment into SA

South Africa’s government is juggling a lot of balls as it tries to find solutions to speed up land reform, while at the same time searching for a considered approach to assure local and international investors that their investment rights are protected.  A Joint Constitutional Review Committee has been mandated to review the merits of […]

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Not necessary to amend Constitution to effect land reform: FMF

The Free Market Foundation (FMF) says it is “appalled and alarmed” that expropriation without compensation of property (EWC), probably South Africa’s most important constitutional debate since the 1996 formation of the Constitution, will have only 45 days for written submissions. (more…)

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Expropriation without Compensation puts investment envoys in impossible position

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan to dispatch a team of respected envoys to promote investment in South Africa is to be warmly welcomed, the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) says. (more…)

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Lies of the land – government’s deeply questionable Land Audit – IRR

Government’s Land Audit – widely quoted as a central reference point in the debate around land reform – is a deeply questionable source of information, says the Institute of Race Relations (IRR). “It leaves at least as many questions open as it answers. And the manner in which its information has been presented to the […]

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