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#BizTrends2021: 3 wide-ranging issues demanding legal attention this year

Three broad themes emerging in South Africa in 2021, which will require extensive input from the legal profession, are: changes to the economy and regulation prompted by Covid-19; moves by government and the private sector to stimulate economic recovery; and a greater focus on corporate responsibility and consumer protection...

By Jonathan Veeran, Nozipho Mngomezulu and Burton Phillips 19 Jan 2021

Ramaphosa promotes innovation to rebuild economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa advocates innovative interventions to rebuild the country's Covid-battered economy in his first weekly newsletter of 2021...

19 Jan 2021

Experts predict repo rate will hold

The majority of a 15-member panel expects the South Africa Reserve Bank (Sarb) to hold the repo rate this week but over a third (36%) think the bank should cut the rate...

18 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The 4 themes for the new year

The four themes we expect to find traction during 2021 are coronavirus and the vaccines deployed against it; reflation; a global move toward even tighter regulation; and crypto assets, as opposed to only cryptocurrencies...

By Andrew Duvenage, 14 Jan 2021

New dawn in African trade

The transition from 2020 into 2021 was marked by two significant landmarks in global trade...

5 Jan 2021

The SA economy in 2021 - Looking into the crystal ball

Most South Africans are now understandably keen to see the end of 2020 and are hoping for better times in 2021, after what has been a rollercoaster year for SA's political economy...

By Raymond Parsons 30 Dec 2020

Experian BDI improves sharply in Q3 2020 following heavily depressed Q2

Experian South Africa recently released its quarterly Business Default Index (BDI) for Q3 2020, reflecting a sharp improvement from its extremely depressed level of -3.728 in Q2, to -1.402 in Q3...

24 Dec 2020

Africa can finance its development but needs a paradigm shift

Africa faces its worst economic recession in 25 years, largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Matilda Moyo 22 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Finance & Insurance

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Finance & Insurance platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

14 Dec 2020

Get to know the formula to success

Discover fresh financial perspectives and leadership strategies for your financial success...

Issued by Momentum 9 Dec 2020

The good news ... and the bad news

South Africa's GDP numbers are much better than expected. In fact, the 66% quarter-on-quarter, seasonally adjusted, annualised figure is better than even the best industry expectation...

By Maarten Ackerman 9 Dec 2020

South African festive spending predicted to decrease by 15%

South Africans will each spend an average of R5,673 over this festive season, over and above their usual monthly expenses, according to research conducted by Wonga...

2 Dec 2020

Unpacking ways to promote and protect investments in Africa

For many years the African continent has been presented with countless opportunities from potential investors around the world, which have equally exposed Africa to potential risks. However, the increasing interest in the continent has required much needed mechanisms that will unpack the fundamentals of protecting investments in Africa going forward...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 2 Dec 2020

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