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Budget 2019 must articulate practicalities of SONA intent

Dr Binganidzo Muchara of Unisa’s Graduate School of Business Leadership President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) had the theme, “Following up on our commitments. Making your Future Work Better.” In preparing to give the address, President Ramaphosa’s objectives would have been twofold: firstly, to appeal to business and the investment community which […]

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State of the Nation Address: A step in the right direction

By Mamello Matikinca, Chief Economist, FNB. As expected, last night in the State of the Nation Address (SONA) President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted the notable strides that have been made over the past year, which include a fairly successful investment summit that attracted around R300 billion in investment commitments. The president noted that projects to the value […]

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Expropriation has muddied the land reform field; don’t expect a win

By Professor Nhlanhla Cyril Mbatha, Unisa. As the land debate cautiously manoeuvres its way towards the end goal of articulating the grounds under which there can be land expropriation without compensation in section 25 of the South Africa’s Constitution, Professor Nhlanhla Cyril Mbatha, a professor within Unisa’s Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL), cautions that critical […]

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The Property Sector Charter Council lays the foundation for transformation

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s late night announcement on 31 July on the decision to amend Section 25 of the South African Constitution to clearly articulate land without compensation has driven the debate on land ownership into top gear.  A report recently released by the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) calls for an urgent land […]

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GDP numbers show that South Africans are paying a ‘terrible economic price’ for EWC push

The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) has said that the government’s push for expropriation without compensation (EWC) is making South Africans poorer. According to the IRR, the disastrous economic growth numbers released today by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), the country’s official statistical agency, reflect a number of factors including investor fears that the South […]

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Land reform panic unnecessary, Seeff welcomes shows of clarity and support

There is no doubt that there is great concern about land reforms amongst ordinary South Africans and especially property owners and buyers. At the same time, there is a huge amount of noise in the media and public discourse around this, often sending mixed messages. In light of this, the Seeff Property Group has welcomed […]

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Mergers & Acquisitions activity declines in SA in first half of 2018

Merger & Acquisition (M&A) transactions in South Africa declined in terms of both the volume and value of domestic and cross-border deals, according to analysis by Baker McKenzie of Thomson Reuters  M&A data for South Africa. Transactions fell by 44% and 52% in terms of volume and value, respectively, in the first half of 2018 […]

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Lies of the land – government’s deeply questionable Land Audit – IRR

Government’s Land Audit – widely quoted as a central reference point in the debate around land reform – is a deeply questionable source of information, says the Institute of Race Relations (IRR). “It leaves at least as many questions open as it answers. And the manner in which its information has been presented to the […]

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