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14 Feb 2020
Fitch Ratings: SONA highlights challenges to credit outlook

The scale of the challenges outlined in the South African president's state of the nation address highlights factors behind Fitch…

Fitch Ratings: SONA highlights challenges to credit outlook

The scale of the challenges outlined in the South African president's state of the nation address highlights factors behind Fitch Ratings' Negative Outlook on the South Africa sovereign rating of 'BB+, the agency said in a statement today.

14 Feb 2020
SACCI welcomes President’s SONA remarks

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry notes and welcomes the President’s remarks in his 2020 State of the…

SACCI welcomes President’s SONA remarks

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry notes and welcomes the President’s remarks in his 2020 State of the Nation address.

14 Feb 2020
SONA recognises grave socio-economic challenges

The positive impact of the policy framework outlined in the SONA will depend on successful implementation and close collaboration with…

SONA recognises grave socio-economic challenges

The positive impact of the policy framework outlined in the SONA will depend on successful implementation and close collaboration with the private sector. The wide-ranging SONA delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa to Parliament last night recognized the grave socio-economic challenges currently faced by SA, especially its low growth and high…

13 Feb 2020
The decade that was – where to now?

By: Alwyn van der Merwe, Director of Investments at Sanlam Private Wealth The third decade of the third millennium has…

The decade that was – where to now?

By: Alwyn van der Merwe, Director of Investments at Sanlam Private Wealth The third decade of the third millennium has not started quietly. We’re just six weeks in, and we’re already on the edge of our seats with a global health emergency resulting from the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, Brexit Day…

12 Feb 2020
‘Oppose pension capture!’

Trade union Solidarity has started a legal process to stop what it calls "the capture" of public servants’ pensions. In…

‘Oppose pension capture!’

Trade union Solidarity has started a legal process to stop what it calls "the capture" of public servants’ pensions. In a letter to the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) as well as the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), Solidarity’s legal team has demanded that the Trustees and the Board of these…

12 Feb 2020
‘Less promises and more delivery for SONA 2020’

While past SONA speeches have proposed good plans to take South Africa forward, OUTA trusts that this week President Ramaphosa…

‘Less promises and more delivery for SONA 2020’

While past SONA speeches have proposed good plans to take South Africa forward, OUTA trusts that this week President Ramaphosa will deliver a plan that is realistic and provides clarity on implementation.

11 Feb 2020
Does Cosatu’s plan for Eskom make sense?

On February 3rd, the Congress of SA Trade Unions (COSATU) - which forms a tripartite alliance with the ANC and…

Does Cosatu’s plan for Eskom make sense?

On February 3rd, the Congress of SA Trade Unions (COSATU) - which forms a tripartite alliance with the ANC and the SA Communist Party - announced a plan to fix Eskom's balance sheet issues, recommending that R254bn of Eskom's total debt of R464bn be transferred to an SPV (special purpose…

05 Feb 2020
Political and environmental risks are the main threats facing businesses in 2020

As Coface launches the 2020 edition of its Country & Sector Risks Handbook, Chief Economist Julien Marcilly presents the main…

Political and environmental risks are the main threats facing businesses in 2020

As Coface launches the 2020 edition of its Country & Sector Risks Handbook, Chief Economist Julien Marcilly presents the main threats for the global economy in 2020 at the Coface Country Risk Conference in Paris.

04 Feb 2020
Where do insurance companies stand on EWC? – IRR

The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) today launches an open-letter campaign to put to insurance companies two cardinal questions relating…

Where do insurance companies stand on EWC? – IRR

The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) today launches an open-letter campaign to put to insurance companies two cardinal questions relating to the government’s plans to enable expropriation without compensation (EWC).

31 Jan 2020
Today’s implementation of Brexit and implications for SA

Although the implementation of Brexit tonight obviously marks an historic fork in the road in the economic relations between the…

Today’s implementation of Brexit and implications for SA

Although the implementation of Brexit tonight obviously marks an historic fork in the road in the economic relations between the UK and the EU, not much will change in the immediate future.

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