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Cyril Ramaphosa (pic: Russell Roberts)

Ramaphosa launches new investment drive

In the State of the Nation Address in February, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that a central priority for government this year is to encourage significant new investment in the economy. Today, the president launched an ambitious new investment drive. (more…)

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Brian Kantor

‘We need to simplify, privatise and let the invisible hand do its work’

In South Africa, service delivery in the private sector is deemed efficient, in that local businesses generally do deliver goods and services to their valued customers because they have reputations to protect. These reputations are the source of highly valuable repeat business and are subject to competition for the budgets of households. (more…)

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SA’s major banks post solid financial results amid economic uncertainty

SA’s major banks produced a solid set of financial results for the reporting period ended 31 December 2017, despite an operating environment marked by intense levels of policy and economic uncertainty. (more…)

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What lies ahead for residential property?

The gradual slowdown in the rate of growth in property prices across the country has left homeowners, buyers and investors wondering what could be in store for residential property for the rest of this year. (more…)

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Prof Raymond Parsons

Getting fiscal ‘mix’ right in Feb 2018 Budget a major determinant of investment status

Credibility and confidence in economic policy will be key factors in evaluating the latest fiscal response to recent credit rating agency decisions.  That’s the word from NWU School of Business and Governance Economist, Professor Raymond Parsons. “The decision by President Jacob Zuma to instruct the Presidential Fiscal Committee to actively tackle four key areas of […]

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SARB expected to remain in rate-cutting cycle

Weak economic growth, heightened political uncertainty and a potential fiscal fallout will make for a very cautious South African Reserve Bank (SARB) monetary policy decision on Thursday. (more…)

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Minister Malusi Gigaba

Malusi Gigaba – Man with a Plan

Today MoneyMarketing attended the media briefing at which our Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, introduced government’s inclusive economic growth action plan. (more…)

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Frank Knight

Business failures set to blow as economy tanks

By Frank Knight, chief executive of Debtsource Few people realise that the largest source of business funding in South Africa is provided by private companies themselves. Businesses extend credit to their customers and obtain credit from their suppliers, usually in the form of short-term funding which lasts for 30 to 60 days per transaction. (more…)

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