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President Cyril Ramaphosa

State of the Nation Address: A step in the right direction

By Mamello Matikinca, Chief Economist, FNB. As expected, last night in the State of the Nation Address (SONA) President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted the notable strides that have been made over the past year, which include a fairly successful investment summit that attracted around R300 billion in investment commitments. The president noted that projects to the value […]

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President Cyril Ramaphosa

What SA can expect from the SONA

The State of the Nation Address (SONA), scheduled for Thursday 7th February, will be delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa against a backdrop of economic underperformance, high unemployment, depressed business confidence and rising government debt levels. (more…)

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Morne-van-der-Merwe

M&A deal value down in 2018 but improvement expected in 2019

The South African economy’s dismal performance in 2018 – and the risk-off sentiment towards emerging markets in general –  resulted in poor M&A deal values in 2018, but 2019 looks set to offer an improvement in M&A activity in the country. According to the Global Transactions Forecast (Forecast) issued by global law firm Baker McKenzie […]

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Ian Matthews, Head of Business Development at Bravura

How the private sector can step up to Ramaphosa’s challenge for public private partnerships

Over the last few weeks, President Cyril Ramaphosa said repeatedly that the private sector is invited to enter into meaningful partnerships with government in establishing an Infrastructure Fund, notes Ian Matthews, head of business development at Bravura. (more…)

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Treasury

Update on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill

The National Treasury today issued the following statement: The development of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill has involved wide consultation with broad sections of society since its publication for public comment. (more…)

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President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa calls for leadership in new dawn

President Cyril Ramaphosa has proclaimed the end of what he characterised as a nine-year impasse between the government and private sector, and praised Discovery Chief Executive Adrian Gore for his visionary leadership and good corporate citizenship. He was speaking yesterday at the Discovery Leadership Summit held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. (more…)

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What the Investment Summit needs to do – IRR

Rather than more deliberation, South Africa needs a reorientation of its policy trajectory if it hopes to attract the investment that will secure South Africa’s economic future. That’s the word from the Institute of Race Relations (IRR). (more…)

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Former Minister of Finance, Mr Nhlanhla Nene

On Ethics and Activism: South Africa’s Nene Moment

Revelations by former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on his meetings with the controversial Gupta family sparked outrage among South Africans and was met with calls for his axing. In his testimony to the Zondo Commission on State Capture, the former Minister was faced with the stark outcome of his ethical decisions. His resignation and replacement […]

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