Professor Raymond Parsons, UWC School of Business and Governance
Unchanged interest rates is the right decision

The widely expected decision by the monetary policy committee (MPC) to again leave interest rates unchanged is the right one, given continued policy and economic uncertainty in SA. Although now a more benign inflation outlook and weaker growth prospects in 2017 might have justified a small rate cut at this stage, recent political developments make it inevitable that such a decision now needs to be postponed. It is striking the extent to which the MPC narrative was permeated by references to political uncertainty and its impact on SA's economic outlook.

By Professor Raymond Parsons 1 day ago

Universal healthcare is more than just funding
Universal healthcare is more than just funding

Questions remain about how universal healthcare coverage (UHC) should be funded in countries with limited resources, especially where issues such as the escalating burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), infrastructure challenges and the dire shortage of healthcare providers persist.

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Financial Mail announces top analysts for 2017

Standard Bank SBG Securities repeats its top ranking for research, with RMB Morgan Stanley, Peregrine Securities and ABSA Capital maintaining their top positions for equities dealing, derivatives dealing and fixed interest securities dealing respectively...

2 days ago

FNB Business Innovation Awards finalists
FNB Business Innovation Awards finalists

FNB Business and Endeavor South Africa have shortlisted the finalists for the FNB Business Innovation Awards 2017. The awards are aimed at businesses that are able to demonstrate real innovation that has the potential to change the way an industry operates both locally and internationally.

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Steadfast Arrowhead sets sights on double-digit dividend growth

Arrowhead Properties is likely to reach about double-digit dividend income growth in the next two years, as long as political and economic shocks do not persist in SA.

By Alistair Anderson 2 days ago

Spear REIT exceeds forecast in first set of financial results
Spear REIT exceeds forecast in first set of financial results

Since listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in November last year, Spear REIT Limited has declared a first dividend of 16.75% over its forecast in the company's first set of financial results.

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Judge Dennis Davis, head of the Davis Tax Committee
What the Davis Tax Committee has in mind for high-net earners

Various new taxes aimed specifically at the country's wealthiest are in the pipeline, according to indications from the Davis Tax Committee, which is reviewing the current tax situation in the country.

2 days ago

#WomensMonth is not important
#WomensMonth is not important

“Women's Month is not important if it means we only pay attention to women's issues for 31 days of the year." - Moyin Oloruntoba

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Gigaba promises policy certainty and stabilising SOCs

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says the two most important interventions the government can use to restore confidence and re-ignite growth are providing policy certainty and stabilising state-owned companies (SOCs).

By Linda Ensor 3 days ago

Wayne Lindeke
LNG's potential as an African power source

With six of the top 10 global oil and gas discoveries in 2013 made in Africa, it would seem logical that this energy source would be the answer to the continent's power problems.

By Wayne Lindecke 23 May 2017

Is tax resistance a legitimate expression of dissatisfaction?
Is tax resistance a legitimate expression of dissatisfaction?

At the 2016 Tax Indaba, Sars Commissioner Tom Moyane called for ‘tax morality'. However, today ‘tax morality' holds a different meaning, as more taxpayers are asking themselves if, in good conscience, they can pay taxes in the same manner, as they have done in the past.

By Patricia Williams 23 May 2017

Old Mutual: No rate cut on the cards just yet
Old Mutual: No rate cut on the cards just yet

The South African Reserve Bank is likely to leave the repo rate unchanged at the conclusion of its three-day monetary policy meeting ending 25 May 2017, as the uncertainty around the rand with Moody's rating review still pending would make the Monetary Policy Committee very cautious about changing any policy settings.

23 May 2017

Healthcare at the click of a button
Healthcare at the click of a button

With patients in Africa having to wait in long queues, travel vast distances or wait weeks for a visit from a healthcare provider, e-health innovations have the potential to change the lives of millions of people on the continent.

By Matthew Donen 23 May 2017