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‘Eskom can’t fix systemic problems by hiking tariffs’

  The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) says it has submitted objections to Eskom’s requested price increases to the National Energy Regulator (NERSA). (more…)

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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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Fuel price pushes inflation to 5.1%

By Mamello Matikinca, FNB Chief Economist. Consumer price inflation rose 5.1% y/y in October from 4.9% in September; this was marginally lower than our expectation of a 5.2% y/y rise. The main driver behind the acceleration was the 99c/l rise in fuel prices, which translated into a 10.5% y/y rise in transport inflation – this […]

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Why tourism is the quick fix SA needs

The tourism industry has been hamstrung for a number of years by unfriendly visa requirements, introduced under ex-Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba’s leadership. These requirements negatively impacted the number of tourists entering the country. In particular, the controversial requirement that visitors travelling with children under the age of 18 years provide their unabridged birth certificates […]

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Ian Matthews, Head of Business Development at Bravura

Weighing up the risks in South Africa’s historical moment in the land debate

Hot on the heels of President Ramaphosa telling the European Parliament yesterday that South African land reforms will be enacted in adherence to the country’s Constitution, the joint constitutional review committee has formally recommended today that section 25 of the Constitution be amended to allow for expropriation of land without compensation. (more…)

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How politics is driving the value of the rand

By Bianca Botes, Corporate Treasury Manager at Peregrine Treasury Solutions. In recent years the financial market landscape has changed dramatically, and the way we analyse countries and their risk has followed suit. Over the past few years, investors have proved that regardless of the economic soundness of a particular nation, political stability is now a […]

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Global growth is out of sync – what’s in store for SA

By Reza Hendrickse, Portfolio Manager at PPS Investments. Global economic expansion fell out of sync this year unlike the previous two years as global growth appeared to have plateaued. This is evident in Q3 where the performance has been less than spectacular. (more…)

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MTBPS: Fiscal arithmetic concerning

While the political environment has improved from last year, the fiscal arithmetic remains concerning, with Treasury’s figures again showing a marked deterioration in the country’s finances. This is according to Nedbank CIB. Nedbank CIB also made the following points: The key problem remains disappointing growth. The estimate for economic growth in 2018 has been revised […]

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