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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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IMF, Treasury, economy, GDP, unemployment, International Monetary Fund

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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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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IMF, Treasury, economy, GDP, unemployment, International Monetary Fund

South Africa Plan Unlikely to Deliver Major Growth Boost: Fitch Ratings

South Africa’s latest economic plan is unlikely to deliver a significant boost to economic growth, Fitch Ratings says. (more…)

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Maarten Ackerman

Downgrade risk returns as SA enters recession

Poor GDP figures released today revealed that South Africa has entered a technical recession following two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth, heightening the country’s risk of suffering yet another credit downgrade in the second half of the year, says Citadel Chief Economist and Advisory Partner Maarten Ackerman. Numbers show that the economy shrank by […]

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