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Herschel-Jawitz1

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

‘We must protect all institutions’ – Mcebisi Jonas

By Helmo Preuss Former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas told today’s AHI conference on “Creating jobs against all odds” that South Africans needed to protect all institutions as sustainable job creation cannot be dependent on the political incumbent of any particular institution. (more…)

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

Life in South Africa much better than in 1994 – Think tank report

The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) has released a report titled Life in South Africa: Reasons for Hope, that sets out the social and economic progress our country has made since 1994. (more…)

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pensionfile

‘Domestic economy kept alive by pension increases’

Pensions continue to drive the South African economy while the downward trend for salaries persists, this according to BankservAfrica’s latest Disposable Salary (BDSI) and Private Pension (BPPI) indices. (more…)

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