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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni (Image: russellrobertsphotography.com)

Minister Mboweni convenes second colloquium on the economy

The Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni convened the second colloquium on the South African economy on Saturday (19 January 2019) to discuss ways to achieve higher and more inclusive growth. Participants at the colloquium included the Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank Lesetja Kganyago and Deputy Governor […]

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More students confident about SA and want to rebuild economy

PPS’s Student Confidence Index Report (SCI) 2018 reveals that students are optimistic about their future in South Africa with more believing they have a role to play in rebuilding the economy. (more…)

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Advaita Naidoo

Companies under pressure ‘must manage increase and bonus expectations’

Despite challenging markets and the tough economic environment, more than 50% of employees at mid-and-senior management levels in South Africa’s top companies expect to receive above-inflation increases this year, a survey has revealed. (more…)

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Prof Raymond Parsons

MTBPS: SA’s growth outlook remains weak and vulnerable

“The latest Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) shows that SA’s fiscal arithmetic and growth outlook remain weak and vulnerable.  This is according to NWU Business School Economist, Prof Raymond Parsons. He adds that the economic and fiscal strategies outlined today by new Finance Minister Tito Mboweni are likely to have a mixed impact on […]

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Adriaan Pask, CIO at PSG Wealth

‘Green shoots appearing in SA economy’ 

It has been a cold winter for the South African economy, but there are many green shoots appearing, says PSG Wealth CIO, Adriaan Pask. “I dare say, we are feeling excited about what may transpire in the months ahead,” says Pask. (more…)

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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

IRR says Government’s stimulus plan is ‘vacuous, contradictory, and out of touch’

The following statement was issued by the Institute of Race Relations today. The stimulus package announced by the government today does not address the deeper reasons for South Africa’s economic malaise and will fail in positioning the country as a competitive emerging market. The IRR has shown that emerging markets are set to achieve rates […]

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Gielie de Swardt

US economy ‘performs well in July’

By Gielie de Swardt, Head of Retail Distribution at Sanlam Investments. (more…)

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