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The AfCFTA must be used in Africa's development agenda

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) must be seen as a pillar of the broader development integration agenda, said deputy minister of trade, industry and competition Fikile Majola...

9 Apr 2021

Where a global carbon tax meets a just energy transition

More than half of African companies are delaying their energy transition targets, leaving them in danger of missing the Paris Agreement target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050...

1 Apr 2021

LNG production in Mozambique and the political risk of Islamic militancy

The Cabo Delgado province in the northernmost part of the long Mozambican seaboard is now home to Africa's three largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects...

By Theo Neethling 30 Mar 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: Converting hope to opportunity

It was, therefore, unfortunate that the minister of finance, Tito Mboweni, would premise his recent Budget Speech 2021 with 'hope' and, days later, South Africa was hit with a spate of power failures...

By Dr Rudi Kimmie and Achmat Kazie, Issued by TSIBA 30 Mar 2021

Why India is banking on health diplomacy to grow African footprint

India has stepped up its global ambitions and foreign policy re-engagement with African countries in recent years. Its bilateral trade increased from $ in 2001 to $63bn in 2017/18...

By Dan Banik & Renu Modik 26 Mar 2021

Repo rate remains unchanged

The South African Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has unanimously decided to leave the repo rate unchanged at 3.5%...

26 Mar 2021

Could a rate hike be around the corner? Finder panel shares predictions

Results from a vote by 25 economists on Finder's repo rate forecast report were unanimous - the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will hold the repo rate...

12 Mar 2021

Another recession unlikely for now, but we still need to take our medicine to achieve sustainable growth

The GDP print for the fourth quarter of 2020 has come in better than expected, seeing markets respond positively in terms of rand strength and bond yields...

By Maarten Ackerman 11 Mar 2021

"Power to the people" means economic freedom, not state paternalism

Writing in the 7 March 2021 edition of the Sunday Times, public enterprises minister, Pravin Gordhan indicated that he believes well-run state-owned enterprises (SOEs) are important...

By Chris Hattingh 10 Mar 2021

Changes to Regulation 28, a step in the right direction

The proposed amendment to Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act, which will allow investment in infrastructure within the various asset categories, is a step in the right direction...

3 Mar 2021

The newest addition to the Gordon Institute of Business Science, plans on making a big difference across Africa

With the eruption of the pandemic, the fault lines in our economic system have become all too apparent. A new collaborative model would need to be fostered between the public, private and civic sectors across Africa to deploy capital directly towards primary markets, thereby re-establishing the primary function of linking capital to means of production, labour and technology...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 1 Mar 2021

The basis of South Africa's annual budgets needs an overhaul. Here's why, and how

Governments in most developing countries use medium-term expenditure frameworks as fiscal policy instruments to match the imperatives of policy, planning and budgeting over the medium-term horizon...

By Matthew Kofi Ocran 23 Feb 2021

#SONA2021: Ramaphosa outlines 4 key priorities

President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2021 State of the Nation Address (Sona) laid out the top four priorities for the future of the country...

12 Feb 2021

It's time to eat. ANC's feasting will lead to its downfall

Irrespective of potential economic risks to the country, the ANC's primary voter base - the approximately 25.6-million rural voters, many dependent on social grants - is the government's focus...

10 Feb 2021

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