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Sanral to implement projects to boost weak economy
Sanral to implement projects to boost weak economyArticle

The roads construction sector has continued to experience a lack of work resulting in weak trading conditions while still carrying some excess capacity which is required for the current volume of work on hand...

Yaa Agyare-Dwomoh 26 Apr 2021

Why CSI should go to organisations that measure their impact
Why CSI should go to organisations that measure their impactArticle

The main objective of CSI should be to implement meaningful programmes that have a positive, sustainable and measurable impact on communities...

21 Apr 2021

Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 survey
Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 surveyArticle

Over 40% of brokers surveyed see office-bound companies revising their office space needs and in many cases downscaling. The planned downscaling is not only due to greater levels of work-from-home, however...

John Loos 25 Mar 2021

Agribusinesses remain optimistic in Q1 of 2021
Agribusinesses remain optimistic in Q1 of 2021Article

The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) improved from 61 points in the fourth quarter of 2020 to 64 in the first quarter of 2021. This is the highest level of the Agbiz/IDC ACI since the second quarter of 2014...

17 Mar 2021

Non-residential contractors pessimistic as building confidence slips in 1Q2021
Non-residential contractors pessimistic as building confidence slips in 1Q2021Article

According to the latest FNB/BER Building Confidence Index, more than 70% of respondents are dissatisfied with prevailing business conditions...

15 Mar 2021

Local business confidence set to improve
Local business confidence set to improveArticle

Local business confidence is expected to reach an index high of 94.7 in March due to lowering of lockdown restrictions to level one and increasing success of the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out...

10 Mar 2021

February vehicle sales prove better than expected - NADA
February vehicle sales prove better than expected - NADAArticle

Dealers performed well in the retail space with an 84.3% share of the total market, with rental taking 10%, government 3.4% and sales to corporate fleets 2.3%...

2 Mar 2021

South Africa finally on board the corporate rates reduction train
South Africa finally on board the corporate rates reduction trainArticle

For over a decade, the South African corporate tax rate has remained unchanged at 28%. This was so even in the face of a global trend which saw many countries reduce corporate tax rates...

26 Feb 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: SME sector is looking for signs of improved business confidence
#BudgetSpeech2021: SME sector is looking for signs of improved business confidenceArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the pace of deterioration of South Africa's government finances because revenue collection has fallen, the cost of borrowing has increased and it has pushed our economy into its longest recession in over two decades...

22 Feb 2021

5 areas of growth SMMEs should focus on in 2021
5 areas of growth SMMEs should focus on in 2021Article

Business owners remain confident that the economy will slowly start to stabilise in 2021 despite the series of blows it took last year...

Trevor Gosling 20 Jan 2021

Geoff Nölting, FNB economist
Mining production plummeted in NovemberArticle

Renewed lockdown regulations in key trading partner countries resulted in domestic mining production taking a nosedive in November as it dropped by an astounding 11.6% y/y...

Geoff Nölting 20 Jan 2021

New car sales for Dec 2020 reflect glimmers of hope, but industry remains depressed
New car sales for Dec 2020 reflect glimmers of hope, but industry remains depressedArticle

The South African new-vehicle market continued to recover somewhat in December 2020, but the industry remains depressed as a result of the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, both locally and abroad...

Gero Lilleike 8 Jan 2021

The SA economy in 2021 - Looking into the crystal ball
The SA economy in 2021 - Looking into the crystal ballArticle

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...

Raymond Parsons 30 Dec 2020

Challenges, opportunities for manufacturing CFOs now and in the future
Challenges, opportunities for manufacturing CFOs now and in the futureArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought on massive changes to the manufacturing industry, which has had to adapt to new operating models, an evolving consumer market, and disruptions in supply chain processes, all while keeping the workforce safe and healthy...

Mark Wilson 17 Dec 2020

Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan
Eskom still faces resistance to transitionArticle

Eskom is still facing significant resistance from former managers and from some still in its employ in its transition from the grips of state capture, which has led to financial and operational difficulties...

9 Dec 2020

Agribusiness confidence rises to its highest level in 6 years
Agribusiness confidence rises to its highest level in 6 yearsArticle

Following a notable recovery to 51 points in quarter three of 2020, the Agbiz/IDC #Agribusiness Confidence Index rose to 61 points in quarter four, which is its highest level since quarter three of 2014...

1 Dec 2020

Africa poised to benefit from strong European backing in its recovery
Africa poised to benefit from strong European backing in its recoveryArticle

The seventh edition of the Southern Africa Europe CEO Dialogue was held, this year, in a hybrid physical and digital format in Johannesburg...

Issued by Optimize Agency 30 Nov 2020

The business case for investing properly in professional communication skills development
The business case for investing properly in professional communication skills developmentArticle

"So sorry, but there is no quick fix for developing professional communication skills." This statement is not music to any organisation or entrepreneur's ears...

Issued by Wits Plus 25 Nov 2020

#MTBPS2020: All about creating confidence, positive sentiment in our economy
#MTBPS2020: All about creating confidence, positive sentiment in our economyArticle

The minister of finance Tito Mboweni hit the nail on the head during the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) when he said that it is not only investors who need confidence, but also the average South African...

Dr Andrew Golding 29 Oct 2020

Botswana retained its rating because of its strong case about fiscal strategy, institutional strength, and prudent policymaking. Shutterstock
African countries need reliable and accessible economic data: recent ratings show whyArticle

A number of African countries have recently been decisions by credit rating agencies. Some have raised objections that the rating agencies lack understanding of their economic environment...

Misheck Mutize 20 Oct 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Mixed reactions to Ramaphosa's recovery planArticle

Although President Cyril Ramaphosa's Reconstruction and Recovery Plan addressed all the talking points in steering the country back to desirable growth levels in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, it fell short on tangible frameworks and deadlines....

16 Oct 2020

Pressure remains on commercial property market post-lockdown
Pressure remains on commercial property market post-lockdownArticle

As previously expected, the Covid-19 lockdown, and resultant deep recession, has been taking its toll on the commercial property market, dragging capital growth deeper into negative territory in the first half of the year...

John Loos 16 Oct 2020

Government urged to support R&D in South Africa
Government urged to support R&D in South AfricaArticle

The government has been urged to boost its support for research and development (R&D) in South Africa, to help the economy to weather the economic storms of the Covid-19 pandemic...

5 Oct 2020

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Why excellent customer service is an internal journeyArticle

Leonie Stanley, customer service executive, Telviva shares insight into why excellent customer service is an internal journey...

Leonie Stanley 23 Sep 2020

Low rates continue to spur confidence in agriculture
Low rates continue to spur confidence in agricultureArticle

The Sarb considered risks to both growth and inflation as balanced, and signalled no intention to make further cuts for the remainder of 2020. However, in the second half of 2021 we may see the first round of hikes...

Paul Makube 18 Sep 2020

Potential recovery scenarios as repo rate remains stable
Potential recovery scenarios as repo rate remains stableArticle

The Monetary Policy Committee's decision to keep the repo rate stable was not entirely surprising, as the 300bps rate cuts for the year to date are still taking effect...

Dr Andrew Golding 18 Sep 2020

Agribusiness confidence rebounds in Q3
Agribusiness confidence rebounds in Q3Article

After deteriorating from the 50-point mark to 39 in the second quarter, the Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) rebounded to 51 in the third quarter of 2020...

14 Sep 2020

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Are you really getting the most value for your PR retainer?Article

Liesl Simpson, MD at Evolution PR discusses how an organisation can get the most out of their PR retainer...

Liesl Simpson 1 Sep 2020

Central bank (in the background) can no longer perform its function of being the lender of last resort. Shutterstock
Zimbabwe wants to raise money through a sovereign bond. Why this is ill-advisedArticle

The Zimbabwean government recently signed an agreement to pay 4,500 white farmers $3.5bn for infrastructure improvements on the land expropriated by the government during the chaotic land reform programme of 1997/8...

Misheck Mutize 11 Aug 2020

Bonitas preserves financial stability and reserves in a weak economy
Bonitas preserves financial stability and reserves in a weak economyArticle

Bonitas Medical Fund reported its financial results for 2019, announcing bolstered reserves of R4.3bn during extremely difficult trading conditions...

Issued by Bonitas 7 Aug 2020

While retail sales plunge, SA's agriculture industry shows promise
While retail sales plunge, SA's agriculture industry shows promiseArticle

The agricultural sector is showing itself to be an anomaly, and it grew almost 30% during the financially turbulent first quarter of 2020...

29 Jul 2020

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SA agriculture sector 1Q20 recovery - where to from here?Article

Despite four consecutive quarters of contraction and ongoing challenges due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa's agriculture sector rebounded by 27.8% quarter-on-quarter...

Casey Delport 28 Jul 2020

Home buyers responding to interest rate cuts
Home buyers responding to interest rate cutsArticle

The further reduction of the repo rate by 25 basis points to an all-time low of 3.5% takes the prime interest rate down to 7%...

Dr Andrew Golding 24 Jul 2020

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Recovery plan proposed for mining and energyArticle

The economic backlash of Covid-19 has prompted the government to come up with a recovery plan intended to restore business confidence, stimulating investments as well as safeguarding and creating jobs in the mining and energy sector.

22 Jul 2020

M&A in Africa: Bleak skies overhead, but the future looks brighter - Part 1
M&A in Africa: Bleak skies overhead, but the future looks brighter - Part 1Article

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have decreased across Africa in the first half of 2020 in terms of both volume and value, with some exceptions. Going forward, dark clouds remain over the M&A market in Africa in the short-term, but recent developments brighten the continent's prospects for medium-term recovery...

17 Jul 2020

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Agribusiness confidence falls to its lowest level since 2009Article

The ongoing Covid-19 crisis is primarily a health shock, but its impact on the economy has been severe and these sentiment results are a reflection of that...

18 Jun 2020

African businesses must predict cashflow during crisis
African businesses must predict cashflow during crisisArticle

The modern world is facing a unique and unprecedented time. Lockdown and social distancing measures have been introduced across the globe, with South Africa implementing some of the strictest regulations.

Lucy Desai 29 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 crisis has shown resilience of property industry
#LockdownLessons: Covid-19 crisis has shown resilience of property industryArticle

The team at PayProp share their experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how their organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 27 May 2020

Investing during Covid-19
Investing during Covid-19Article

At Saica's Leadership in a time of crisis webinar series, Investec's Chief Investment Strategist, Chris Holdsworth, shared insight on how the pandemic is shaping investment strategies...

Issued by SAICA 18 May 2020

How to mitigate risks from Covid-19 disruption
How to mitigate risks from Covid-19 disruptionArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has created immense risks to public and private sector organisations as they grapple with new business models...

Isabel Papadakis 18 May 2020

Corona crisis exerts additional pressure on already-correcting property market
Corona crisis exerts additional pressure on already-correcting property marketArticle

A slowing capital growth trend, into negative territory by 2019, has been in play in recent years. The coronavirus crisis is likely to add momentum to this correcting trend in 2020...

John Loos 4 May 2020

How Covid-19 will affect the industrial property market
How Covid-19 will affect the industrial property marketArticle

The Covid-19 hurricane has engulfed the world and all businesses are entwined in a whirlwind of uncertainty...

Tony Bales 6 Apr 2020

Ian Matthews, head: business development, Bravura
Could the IMF steady South Africa's trembling boots?Article

These are strange and unpredictable times. For the first time ever and as a result of the economic stranglehold that the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has on markets, the United States has been downgraded...

Ian Matthews 30 Mar 2020

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SA's agribusiness confidence improves in Q2 2020Article

The survey of the first-quarter data was conducted between the final week of February and the first week of March 2020, which is a period before the spread of COVID-19 intensified across several geographies...

16 Mar 2020

Loot, AYO and Volt.Africa announce new SMME-focused online marketplace
Loot, AYO and Volt.Africa announce new SMME-focused online marketplaceArticle

A new online marketplace to help SMMEs access the growing digital retail sector in Africa will launch by the end of March...

4 Mar 2020

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Parmalat SA is now Lactalis South AfricaArticle

Lactalis South Africa is the new name for dairy company Parmalat SA...

21 Feb 2020

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Airline passenger market: Africa leads all regions with a 5.0% demand increaseArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its global passenger traffic results, which shows that passenger demand rose by 4.2% compared to 2018...

7 Feb 2020

20 most sought-after cars in SA in December 2019
20 most sought-after cars in SA in December 2019Article

The Beat The Price New Car Demand Index for December 2019 reflects the nervousness in the local car market...

21 Jan 2020

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