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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

How did SA's major banks fare in an unprecedented crisis?
How did SA's major banks fare in an unprecedented crisis?Article

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant economic stresses and strained operating environment reflect in the major banks' results ending June 2020.

11 Sep 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

A culture of non-compliance presents red flag for consumers
A culture of non-compliance presents red flag for consumersArticle

A growing culture of regulatory non-compliance in the motor vehicle repair industry is not only creating an uneven playing field for many accredited workshop owners in the sector, but also placing consumers at risk...

13 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

Gender mainstreaming is more important than ever
Gender mainstreaming is more important than everArticle

The compounded economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic are felt especially by women and girls who are generally earning less, saving less, holding insecure jobs, or living close to poverty...

6 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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Covid-19 impact on consumption patterns in Africa's key marketsArticle

Prior to the pandemic, Africa was identified as one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world, with household consumption growing even faster than GDP...

23 Jul 2020

Mandela's legacy is innovation - engaging instruments of recovery, redress
Mandela's legacy is innovation - engaging instruments of recovery, redressArticle

The 18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture by UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres was sobering...

Dhesigen Naidoo 22 Jul 2020

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State of the agricultural sector in South Africa' economyArticle

The sector increased by 27.8% quarter-on-quarter due to higher production of animal products, horticulture and field crops amid favourable weather conditions...

Paul Makube 21 Jul 2020

Why offices will continue to be essential for doing business in future
Why offices will continue to be essential for doing business in futureArticle

A critical component to employee productivity and corporate culture, as well as an effective talent retention and attraction strategy, Naeem Tilly, head of research at Sesfikile Capital, believes offices will continue...

16 Jul 2020

The Nigerian Naira has been under a lot pressure lately
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Nigeria's post-Covid-19 recovery plan has some merit. But it misses the markArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic will have economic consequences for many countries. In Nigeria, the country's lockdowns froze economic activities, causing job losses and supply chain disruptions.

Tolu Olarewaju 22 Jun 2020

Waterberg Development Project
Implats won't increase its stake in Waterberg projectArticle

The board of Implats has elected not to exercise the current option arrangement to acquire up to 50.1% from the joint venture (JV) partners in the Waterberg Development Project. It will, however, retain its 15% ownership in the project...

17 Jun 2020

CEO Luc-Olivier Marquet on Unilever's response to Covid-19
CEO Luc-Olivier Marquet on Unilever's response to Covid-19Article

Many Unilever brands form part of South Africans' everyday defence against the coronavirus...

Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: Create your own strategy in times of crisis
#LockdownLessons: Create your own strategy in times of crisisArticle

Daniel Petrov, managing director of Peikko South Africa, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 10 Jun 2020

Consumer markets under pressure in 2020
Consumer markets under pressure in 2020Article

As Covid-19 shifts the global economic outlook into deep recession, reflecting the impact of social distancing measures on economic activity, no industry remains untouched...

Camilla Butler 5 Jun 2020

Real estate, home loan industry performs better than expected
Real estate, home loan industry performs better than expectedArticle

Currently under Level 3 lockdown, every sector of the South African economy has felt the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Shaun Rademeyer 1 Jun 2020

Commercial property: a long recovery, but opportunities for some
Commercial property: a long recovery, but opportunities for someArticle

Having worked in the commercial property sector for many years, let me state a truth universally acknowledged, but often overlooked...

Rick de Sousa 29 May 2020

Satisfying demand during the Covid-19 crisis - guidelines for SA's e-tailers
Satisfying demand during the Covid-19 crisis - guidelines for SA's e-tailersArticle

The new e-commerce regulation is expected to lead to a drastic increase in online shopping amongst South Africans...

Dr Nicole Cunningham 18 May 2020

Another repo rate cut predicted, but economists disagree on how much
Another repo rate cut predicted, but economists disagree on how muchArticle

Eighty percent of the economists on Finder's Repo Rate Forecast Report panel agree the rate will go down next week, but there's no consensus on how many bps the rate will move.

14 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Phenomenal collaboration happening in the property sector
#LockdownLessons: Phenomenal collaboration happening in the property sectorArticle

Seabelo (Herbert) Theledi, founder and MD of Nthwese Developments, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 13 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

Reza Hendrickse. portfolio manager, PPS Investments
Navigating uncertainty: Lockdowns and downgradesArticle

Investors have recently witnessed a sudden and dramatic shift in the investment landscape, with the unfolding Covid-19 crisis globally, and locally, South Africa's recent credit rating downgrade to junk, weighing on investor's minds...

Reza Hendrickse 22 Apr 2020

Professor Raymond Parsons
R500bn economic support package to prop up ailing economyArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa's R500bn economic support package to address the fallout on the economy from Covid-19 represents a highly substantial raft of measures designed to assisted distressed businesses, households and individuals, adding up to about 10% of South Africa's GDP...

Raymond Parsons 22 Apr 2020

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Even if you can't sell during the lockdown, you can fill your funnelArticle

The number of hours that people are spending on digital platforms has climbed through the roof in most countries under lockdown, including South Africa...

Grant Lapping 21 Apr 2020

11-point plan to rebuild economy, property sector post Covid-19
11-point plan to rebuild economy, property sector post Covid-19Article

Many emerging landlords, small business owners, contractors and commission-based earners who operate in the property sector are facing an uncertain and bleak future...

Vuyiswa Mutshekwane 17 Apr 2020

Mametja Moshe
Mining funding in a new economic reality - post Covid-19Article

Both commodity prices and investment in South African mining will no doubt be impacted by measures taken to curb the spread of Covid-19 and the anticipated economic fallout...

Mametja Moshe 7 Apr 2020

The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?
The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?Article

With the novel coronavirus Covid-19 having reached the African continent, countries are getting ready to manage the spread of the virus and ensure that their fragile health systems can cope...

Dorothy Tembo 1 Apr 2020

Moody's downgrade: Room for further interest rate cuts
Moody's downgrade: Room for further interest rate cutsArticle

While anticipated, South Africa's downgrade to junk status by Moody's rating agency will be a further blow to the already weakened economy...

Dr Andrew Golding 31 Mar 2020

Covid-19: How the lockdown will affect SA real estate, economy
Covid-19: How the lockdown will affect SA real estate, economyArticle

Welcoming President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to place South Africa in full lockdown in order to contain the spread of Covid-19, Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, has also recognised the strain...

24 Mar 2020

Lesetja Kganyago, Sarb governor
Central bank cuts repo rate by 100 basis pointsArticle

The Reserve Bank has cut the repo rate by 100 basis points to 5.25% per annum, in line with market expectation...

20 Mar 2020

Why you should consider an investment property in Scotland
Why you should consider an investment property in ScotlandArticle

There is more to Scotland than the Highlands, Scottish whiskey and the legend of King Arthur...

12 Mar 2020

Consumer sentiments about South Africa's economic outlook
Consumer sentiments about South Africa's economic outlookArticle

In order to understand the sentiments of South African consumers, professionals and business decision-makers about the economic scenario, Borderless Access recently conducted a study...

Issued by Borderless Access 2 Mar 2020

#Budget2020: Adjustment in transfer duty threshold a welcome move
#Budget2020: Adjustment in transfer duty threshold a welcome moveArticle

Apart from the tax reprieve announced by finance minister Tito Mboweni in the National Budget, good news for the property market is the adjustment of the threshold for transfer duty...

Dr Andrew Golding 27 Feb 2020

#Sona20: 5 positives for property
#Sona20: 5 positives for propertyArticle

In the lead-up to Sona 2020, property experts were united in their hopes for the president's address...

Tony Clarke 17 Feb 2020

How can businesses leverage off technology to save on costs and create business efficiencies?
How can businesses leverage off technology to save on costs and create business efficiencies?Article

How can businesses leverage off technology to save on costs and create business efficiencies? Jameel Khan, SAICA Project Manager Practice, takes a look...

Jameel Khan, Issued by SAICA 10 Feb 2020

'Nobody eats GDP' says AfDB president during economic report launch
'Nobody eats GDP' says AfDB president during economic report launchArticle

While Africa's economies are growing strongly, growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent's poorest citizens...

6 Feb 2020

Greater focus needed on human capital development in Africa
Greater focus needed on human capital development in AfricaArticle

If Africa is to beat the challenges of the next decade and meet global development targets, its governments must foster innovation...

3 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: Is a rental rebound on the cards?
#BizTrends2020: Is a rental rebound on the cards?Article

For most of 2017 and 2018, the rental growth rate trended downward - in other words, rents still increased, but at a slower pace...

Johette Smuts 3 Jan 2020

5 pillars for better economic prospects in SA
5 pillars for better economic prospects in SAArticle

The combination of economic and political developments over the past 12 months in SA has generated particular interest in the outlook for the economy in 2020...

Prof Raymond Parsons 31 Dec 2019

2020 investments - here's what to expect
2020 investments - here's what to expectArticle

Looking abroad, massive events have been dominating the global investment landscape for the last few years. These events are going to substantially change the way investors approach investment...

Daniel Kibel 31 Dec 2019

2020: SA consumers in for rough ride following silly season splurge
2020: SA consumers in for rough ride following silly season splurgeArticle

The fact that millions of debt-stressed consumers saw fit to splurge millions on Black Friday and Cyber Monday shows clearly that the message that the South African economy is in crisis has not yet sunk in, says economist Dawie Roodt, chief economist of the Efficient Group...

30 Dec 2019

Fitch maintains SA BB+ rating
Fitch maintains SA BB+ ratingArticle

Rating agency Fitch announced its decision this week to affirm South Africa's long-term foreign and local currency debt ratings at 'BB+' and maintain the negative outlook...

19 Dec 2019

French sporting goods retailer Decathlon opens fourth store in SA
French sporting goods retailer Decathlon opens fourth store in SAArticle

The Decathlon Group has opened its fourth store in South Africa at the East Point Shopping Centre in Boksburg, Gauteng...

17 Dec 2019

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Agribusiness Confidence Index declines in Q4 of 2019Article

The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index fell slightly from 46 points in the third quarter to 44 in the last quarter of 2019. A level below the neutral 50-point mark implies that agribusinesses are still downbeat about business conditions in South Africa...

Wandile Sihlobo 5 Dec 2019

DISCOP Johannesburg
DISCOP Joburg announces changes for 2020 editionArticle

The eighth edition of DISCOP Johannesburg wrapped up last week with a lower attendance in comparison to last year - leading to some key changes in the 2020 edition...

2 Dec 2019

South Africans travelling to France is on the up
South Africans travelling to France is on the upArticle

More South Africans are diversifying their holidays and are choosing to visit the French Alps during European summer and winter, enjoying the very best of sun and snow holidays, according to the 2019 Club Med Southern Africa French Mountain Holiday Report...

Issued by Urban Espresso 2 Dec 2019

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#BizTrends2020: A weak economic outlook for South Africa won't stifle business travel demandArticle

The economic growth forecast for South Africa remains uncertain with weak investor sentiment and lingering policy uncertainty...

Oz Desai 2 Dec 2019

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