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SA Reserve Bank
Repo rate remains unchangedArticle

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

2 days ago

Rate decision welcomed as first-property buyer's market booms
Rate decision welcomed as first-property buyer's market boomsArticle

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%) is welcome news...

Samuel Seeff 2 days ago

No boom predicted for industrial equipment sector, but no gloom either
No boom predicted for industrial equipment sector, but no gloom eitherArticle

The material handling and industrial equipment sector has had to adjust to a quickly shifting landscape as predictions for the industry were quickly turned on their heads, according to EIE Group CEO Gary Neubert...

16 Sep 2020

Urban planning needs to look back first: three cities in Ghana show why
Urban planning needs to look back first: three cities in Ghana show whyArticle

Months into the global Covid-19 pandemic, policymakers have begun discussing what the "new normal" might look like in metropolitan environments...

Nate Plageman, Jennifer Anne Hart, Tony Yeboah 16 Sep 2020

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Locals must lead the way to African scientific capacity and solutionsArticle

Africa bears a disproportionately high burden of globally significant diseases. But the continent has lagged in knowledge production to address its health challenges...

Victoria Kasprowicz & Denis Chopera 16 Sep 2020

Africa is open for business
Africa is open for businessArticle

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

15 Sep 2020

Sell fast - there's another real estate slowdown on the way
Sell fast - there's another real estate slowdown on the wayArticle

If you're a home seller, you should absolutely not withdraw your property from the market now in the hopes of selling it at a higher price next year...

Berry Everitt 15 Sep 2020

GDP statistics: Agriculture is the economy's backbone
GDP statistics: Agriculture is the economy's backboneArticle

The gross domestic product statistics released by Stats SA has indicated a decline of 51% in the second quarter of 2020. This is the fourth consecutive quarter decline since the second quarter of 2019 catapulted South Africa's economy into a recession...

15 Sep 2020

Pre-Accelerator program launched for Black women tech founders
Pre-Accelerator program launched for Black women tech foundersArticle

The I'M IN Accelerator is calling on all South African Black women with early-stage technology business ideas or concepts to apply for the new pre-accelerator program...

11 Sep 2020

South African Reserve Bank
Has the Sarb run out of ammunition?Article

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

TBCSA appeals to government to reopen international boarders safely
TBCSA appeals to government to reopen international boarders safelyArticle

As a top export earner and high employment creator for low to semi-skilled workers, tourism has the best potential to reignite South Africa's economy quickly. International tourism can reopen safely, but it requires an enabling environment, which includes the reopening of international borders, an improved visa regime, air access and better safety for tourists...

9 Sep 2020

AutoTrader searches jump 76% year-on-year
AutoTrader searches jump 76% year-on-yearArticle

AutoTrader has recorded exponential growth in car searches year-on-year. Activity on South Africa's largest digital automotive marketplace rose from 32,4 million in April, to 39,9 million in May, to a high of 43,3 million in June, marking a full 76% increase when compared to June 2019...

Issued by AutoTrader 9 Sep 2020

Maarten Ackerman, chief economist and advisory partner, Citadel
Latest GDP shocker the straw that will break the camel's back?Article

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...

Maarten Ackerman 9 Sep 2020

SA agriculture posts strong growth in Q2 of 2020
SA agriculture posts strong growth in Q2 of 2020Article

Following a good start to 2020 with first quarter agriculture GDP rebounding strongly by 28.6% quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted annualised, the sector posted another impressive growth of 15% in the second quarter of 2020 which made it the only positive contributor with a 0.3 of a percentage point...

Paul Makube 8 Sep 2020

Risenga Maluleke, statistician-general
GDP contracts by 51% under lockdownArticle

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

How we should be fighting Eskom's massive debt
How we should be fighting Eskom's massive debtArticle

The effective end of South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown has been compounded by the resumption of rolling blackouts, or load shedding to use the government's double speak...

7 Sep 2020

CT-based Signapps awarded Britain NHS contract
CT-based Signapps awarded Britain NHS contractArticle

Cape Town-based health technology company Signapps has been awarded a contract with Britain's National Health Services (NHS) to provide its software as a service communication platform for the management of clinical communication to NHS Trusts...

7 Sep 2020

Property investment: Exploring opportunity in adversity
Property investment: Exploring opportunity in adversityArticle

Paul Stevens, CEO of Just Property, weighs in on the property investment opportunities available in the current climate of low interest rates and recession...

7 Sep 2020

#VMLYRTheEdge: How to get your brand noticed in Africa
#VMLYRTheEdge: How to get your brand noticed in AfricaArticle

VMLY&R SA's Live from The Edge presented both local and global thought leaders talking to the theme 'From Cultural Clich├ęs to Brand Authenticity', addressing cultural relevance in the African context. Here, HeyHuman's Neil Davidson and Unilever's Lethepu Matshaba's thoughts on the subject...

Jessica Tennant 4 Sep 2020

Government should pay people to dig holes and then fill them
Government should pay people to dig holes and then fill themArticle

It was not until high levels of unemployment ensued in the 1930s that policymakers in the UK and US started to pay attention to Keynes' powerful argument for active demand management...

Dr Sitsabo Dlamini 4 Sep 2020

JLL Q2 report notes positive outlook for SA industrial, warehousing sector
JLL Q2 report notes positive outlook for SA industrial, warehousing sectorArticle

According to JLL's latest South Africa Q2 Real Estate report, while the country is witnessing the easing of restrictions, the impact of Covid-19, coupled with economic pressures, continues to create challenges for most corporate real estate sectors...

3 Sep 2020

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Brands need to relook the value of researchArticle

Percy Shangase, managing owner of Mashuku Marketing Solutions, writes that stronger marketing tactics backed by effective, and relevant research will inform the direction brands ought to take during these uncertain times...

Percy Shangase 2 Sep 2020

Applications open for Beyond Tourism in Africa innovation challenge
Applications open for Beyond Tourism in Africa innovation challengeArticle

Beyond Tourism in Africa is a global innovation challenge seeking new revenue models that enable communities in Africa to derive income from wildlife conservation beyond the tourism sector...

1 Sep 2020

It's prime time to start a business
It's prime time to start a businessArticle

Whether you are looking to replace lost income due to Covid-19 or simply aiming to plug a gap in the market, now is the opportune time for you to start a business...

31 Aug 2020

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs programme open for application
Academy for Women Entrepreneurs programme open for applicationArticle

The US Embassy in South Africa has partnered with the AWIEF to implement the 2020-2021 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) South Africa programme...

28 Aug 2020

Amasa presents She Leads. She Empowers. The Unique Qualities of Women Leadership - 31 August 4.30pm
Amasa presents She Leads. She Empowers. The Unique Qualities of Women Leadership - 31 August 4.30pmArticle

Having more female representation in a company has been proven to benefit the business, not just from an equality aspect only...

Issued by Amasa 28 Aug 2020

Could the increase in demand for data in Africa be a solution?
Could the increase in demand for data in Africa be a solution?Article

As Africa's population continues to grow and demand for mobile data in the continent increases, this could lead to economic growth and job creation...

Anthony Okenwa 28 Aug 2020

Religious tourism has been hit hard in the pandemic as sites close and pilgrimages are put on hold
Religious tourism has been hit hard in the pandemic as sites close and pilgrimages are put on holdArticle

As religious sites put pilgrimages on hold, a whole industry in travel, transport and accommodation takes a hit...

Faizan Ali and Cihan Cobanoglu 28 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Karen Nadasen provides insights to how PayU South Africa is empowering women
#WomensMonth: Karen Nadasen provides insights to how PayU South Africa is empowering womenArticle

Karen Nadasen, CEO at PayU South Africa, is fulfilling her promise of a seismic shift towards women in technology, and women in her community...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Aug 2020

The imperative to create shared value for Africa through investment in agriculture
The imperative to create shared value for Africa through investment in agricultureArticle

While other industries and sectors may have come to hold greater economic prominence in much of the developed world, in Africa, agriculture remains the most significant economic driver...

Axel Smeulders 27 Aug 2020

Dr David Masondo, deputy finance minister
Treasury to consider budget cuts, increase revenue collectionArticle

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

27 Aug 2020

GGDA's plans to reignite Gauteng's economy
GGDA's plans to reignite Gauteng's economyArticle

The Gauteng Growth Development Agency (GGDA) continues to accelerate its strategic intent to grow the province's economy...

25 Aug 2020

Are SMEs strong enough to stimulate economic growth in a post-Covid world?
Are SMEs strong enough to stimulate economic growth in a post-Covid world?Article

How do we plough back into the SME sector to reignite growth? Is the sector strong enough to revive economic growth in a post Covid world as we head towards a sovereign debt crisis?

Evan-Lee Courie 24 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: V&A Waterfront's Tinyiko Mageza sees opportunity everywhere
#WomensMonth: V&A Waterfront's Tinyiko Mageza sees opportunity everywhereArticle

Tinyiko Mageza talks us through her serendipitous career journey, the women who have shaped her growth, and how the V&A aims to drive meaningful impact while adapting to the pandemic...

Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Aug 2020

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5 ways hoteliers can fight back in this time of Covid-19Article

When it comes to inter-provincial leisure travel under the recent national lockdown regulations, how quickly will the hospitality industry be able to bounce back?

24 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Paula Sartini talks disruptive innovations post Covid-19
#WomensMonth: Paula Sartini talks disruptive innovations post Covid-19Article

Passionate about design thinking in the technology space, Paula Sartini is an analytical thinker that strives to solve business problems with innovative solutions...

Evan-Lee Courie 24 Aug 2020

Adriaan Pask, CIO, PSG Wealth
Is the tide turning for emerging markets?Article

Headwinds caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have made investors reconsider the traditional risk-return dynamic of asset classes...

Adriaan Pask 24 Aug 2020

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Slow new household formation likely to dampen residential rental marketArticle

The pace of new household formation is likely to slow during and shortly after the current recessionary period, constrained by a lack of new employment creation and widespread household financial pressure...

John Loos 21 Aug 2020

Influence marketing - Ogilvy SA enters the fray
Influence marketing - Ogilvy SA enters the frayArticle

Ogilvy South Africa has launched its own influence marketing division, entitled InfluenceO, with Dylan Joubert at the helm...

Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 20 Aug 2020

Professor Raymond Parsons
Level 2: A golden opportunity to rebuild SA's economyArticle

The widely expected and welcome decision announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa to move SA's lockdown exit strategy to Level 2 is good news for the country...

Raymond Parsons 18 Aug 2020

Professor Cyril Nhlanhla Mbatha, director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University
Digital small-scale models could help SA's pandemic-stricken farmersArticle

The re-opening of restaurants and hospitality is good news indeed for small-scale farmers who have seen lockdown measures decimate demand while Covid-19 continues to compound the challenges they face...

Professor Cyril Nhlanhla Mbatha 17 Aug 2020

New project explores impact of biodiversity loss on well-being in Africa
New project explores impact of biodiversity loss on well-being in AfricaArticle

Lack of access to global data on biodiversity loss and its impact on people is a major barrier to tackling the issue in Africa...

17 Aug 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on African aviation is worsening
The impact of Covid-19 on African aviation is worseningArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new data indicating that the impact of Covid-19 on Africa's aviation industry and economies has worsened...

14 Aug 2020

Factor 5G: The real value of mobile connectivity
Factor 5G: The real value of mobile connectivityArticle

It's not just about self-driving cars. It's people, access and change that define the true value of 5G...

Issued by Publishared 12 Aug 2020

A bleak outlook for packaging in 2020, new BMi Research report shows
A bleak outlook for packaging in 2020, new BMi Research report showsArticle

South Africa's packaging industry could decline by more than 9% in 2020 as a result of severely impaired disposable income following the national lockdown enforced as a response to the coronavirus...

Issued by BMi Research 11 Aug 2020

South Africa prepares for the ultimate re-opening of tourism
South Africa prepares for the ultimate re-opening of tourismArticle

Inbound international travel might still be a way off for South African tourism, but at last there's light at the end of the tunnel...

Issued by SA Airlines 6 Aug 2020

Look to the cloud for payroll and HR compliance across borders
Look to the cloud for payroll and HR compliance across bordersArticle

Heinrich Swanepoel, Head of Sales, at PaySpace shares insight as to why businesses looking to expand into Africa should consider cloud solutions to maintain security and compliance...

3 Aug 2020

#Newsmaker: Newly appointed Loeries chairperson, Fran Luckin
#Newsmaker: Newly appointed Loeries chairperson, Fran LuckinArticle

Fran Luckin, CCO at Grey Africa, was recently elected as the new chairperson of the Loeries Board. Here, she tells us more about what the role means to her and as it's Women's Month, what it means from a female point of view, and what she hopes to achieve during her tenureship...

Jessica Tennant 3 Aug 2020

How the Grand Renaissance Dam might spark basin-wide water cooperation
How the Grand Renaissance Dam might spark basin-wide water cooperationArticle

Ethiopia's on-going construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River has attracted speculation that it could lead to a 'water war'...

Ashok Swain 3 Aug 2020

Why the African free trade area could be the game-changer for the continent's economies
Why the African free trade area could be the game-changer for the continent's economiesArticle

Most economists see structural transformation as one of the main routes to Africa's sustainable development...

Muazu Ibrahim 3 Aug 2020

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