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Here's why South Africa and its neighbours are anxious about EU and UK post-Brexit trade talks

As the deadline for the post-Brexit trade talks between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) looms, concerns have arisen as to whether the two parties will be able to conclude a deal...

By Mills Soko 21 Sep 2020

Repo rate remains unchanged

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) has kept the repurchase (repo) rate unchanged at 3.5% per annum...

18 Sep 2020

NCOP approves Covid-19 Tax Bills

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has passed the Disaster Management Tax Relief Administration Bill, the Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and the Prescription in Civil and Criminal Matters (Sexual Offences) Amendment Bill...

18 Sep 2020

How the social impact of remittances is aiding wellbeing in developing countries

As developing nations reel from the impact of the novel coronavirus and national lockdowns, communities and households are seeing their collective resilience and wellbeing put to a rigorous test...

By Andy Jury 18 Sep 2020

SA commits to global socio-economic development

Despite the debilitating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa remains committed to promoting the well-being, socio-economic development and upliftment of the country's people...

17 Sep 2020

Level 1 is here

It's been a long six months, but the data is finally showing that South Africa has traversed the Covid-19 peak, and the infection rate is holding steady enough for the country to move to level 1 restrictions...

17 Sep 2020

Slow uptake of Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme

Following the economic downturn and immense pressure placed on businesses as a result of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing global lockdown, National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank and the Banking Association of South Africa announced the launch of the Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme...

By Chantel van Zyl and Penjani Mseteka 16 Sep 2020

Africa is open for business

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, investment opportunities still abound in Africa. Global markets are shifting to South Asia and Africa...

15 Sep 2020

Has the Sarb run out of ammunition?

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) is expected to hold the repo rate next week, despite over a third (36%) of economists on Finder's repo rate panel calling for a rate cut.

10 Sep 2020

Latest GDP shocker the straw that will break the camel's back?

Latest GDP figures have laid bare the grim reality of Covid-19's economic effects, revealing an unprecedented 51% decline in economic activity in the second quarter of this year...

By Maarten Ackerman 9 Sep 2020

GDP contracts by 51% under lockdown

The South African economy contracted by a staggering 51% in Quarter 2 of 2020, as the country reeled from the consequences of the Covid-19 enforced lockdown...

8 Sep 2020

Time for SA to put proactive and ambitious relief measures in place

South Africans are paying a high price for the prolonged lockdown and consequent devastation of the local economy with levels of emotional distress nearly as high as at the start of the lockdown five months ago...

By Andrea Rademeyer, Issued by Ask Afrika 3 Sep 2020

Treasury to consider budget cuts, increase revenue collection

The South African government will implement departmental budget cuts and bolster revenue collection to stimulate economic growth...

27 Aug 2020

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