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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 2 hours ago

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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NHI will be rolled out at a pace affordable for SAArticle

The current macro-economic outlook and constrained fiscal environment means that Implementing National Health Insurance (NHI) is likely to take longer than originally planned...

29 Nov 2019

No rate cut, but still a good time to buy
No rate cut, but still a good time to buyArticle

After a challenging year for the property market, the decision by the Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee to retain the repo rate unchanged at 6.5% and the mortgage rate at 10% is disappointing...

Samuel Seeff 22 Nov 2019

MPC decision on repo rate anticipated but disappointing
MPC decision on repo rate anticipated but disappointingArticle

Against the backdrop of a persistently sluggish economy, subdued market confidence and lower-than-expected inflation, but with an eye on future inflationary impacts, global economic headwinds and the prospect of a Moody's downgrade, the Monetary Policy Committee's decision to hold the repo rate steady was anticipated...

Dr Andrew Golding 22 Nov 2019

Property outlook positive despite static interest rates
Property outlook positive despite static interest ratesArticle

The recent decision from the South African Reserve Bank to leave interest rates unchanged was met with disappointment from several sectors...

Tony Clarke 30 Sep 2019

SA's agribusiness confidence improves marginally in Q3
SA's agribusiness confidence improves marginally in Q3Article

After falling to 44 points in the second quarter of this year, the Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) marginally improved to 46 points in the third quarter...

18 Sep 2019

East African consumer confidence holds steady
East African consumer confidence holds steadyArticle

Kenyan Consumer Confidence for Quarter 2 2019 was stable at 101 the same level as the previous quarter reflecting steady sentiment amongst Kenyan consumers...

Issued by Nielsen 3 Sep 2019

Developing entrepreneurs for inclusive economic growth
Developing entrepreneurs for inclusive economic growthArticle

Africa is a continent of extraordinary prospects, from its wealth of natural resources to the untapped talents of its youthful population...

Jacques Vermeulen 2 Sep 2019

The proposed National Health Insurance has raised questions about the government’s ability to manage a complex health system Shutterstock
South African taxpayers will bear the brunt of NHIArticle

South Africa's government recently released the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, which aims to extend universal healthcare to all South Africans...

Lee-Ann Steenkamp 29 Aug 2019

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IATA: Airline industry demand in African markets soar by 11.7%Article

Demand is benefitting from a generally supportive economic backdrop, including improved economic stability in several countries, as well as increased air connectivity...

11 Aug 2019

Small and startup media agencies pay the cost for payment terms
Small and startup media agencies pay the cost for payment termsArticle

The media industry in many markets stares down a barrel of uncertainty. The eco-system of publishers, broadcasters and media agencies face cash-strapped crossroads and the South African context is no different...

Issued by Advertising Media Forum 2 Aug 2019

6 key non-financial factors driving SA's office leases today
6 key non-financial factors driving SA's office leases todayArticle

With South African businesses and the real estate sector operating in a low growth economic environment, the commercial office market is decidedly fragile...

Ruan Zellbren-Adlam, Issued by Excellerate Property Services 5 Jul 2019

Ghana has, since independence in 1957, regularly turned to the IMF for financial assistance Shutterstock
Why Ghana is likely to go on needing the IMF - however difficult the relationshipArticle

The relationship between Ghana and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is, to many Ghanaians, a difficult one. Most Ghanaians are of the view that the country should divorce itself from the international body...

Priscilla Twumasi-Baffour 1 Jul 2019

Africa's top 10 tech startups of the moment
Africa's top 10 tech startups of the momentArticle

As a continent, Africa is contributing its fair share of exciting businesses to the world of tech...

Joel Syder 24 Jun 2019

Property market: Flat prices, more stock and potential rate cut ahead
Property market: Flat prices, more stock and potential rate cut aheadArticle

The news that the economy contracted by 3.2% in the first quarter and that the GDP growth outlook for the year has been adjusted to 1% by the Reserve Bank and Moody's is not what we had wanted to hear right now...

Samuel Seeff 14 Jun 2019

Central Africa could be continent's rising star, thanks to AfCFTA
Central Africa could be continent's rising star, thanks to AfCFTAArticle

Central Africa's real income could increase by as much as 7% in one of the scenarios that researchers describe in the 2019 African Economic Outlook...

12 Jun 2019

Vetting and background screening is crucial to successful cross-border expansion
Vetting and background screening is crucial to successful cross-border expansionArticle

Global economic pressures and tougher market conditions are driving business interest in cross-border business expansion strategies - and Africa is rife with investment opportunity.

7 Jun 2019

How the MPC's decision impacts the commercial property sector
How the MPC's decision impacts the commercial property sectorArticle

The announcement this week by the Reserve Bank governor to keep the repo rate unchanged shows that there is some stability in the economy...

John Jack 24 May 2019

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Promising signs for an uptick in activity in SA's housing marketArticle

As anticipated, the MPC kept the repo rate steady, taking a conservative approach against the backdrop of rising fuel prices, and with a wary eye on CPI inflation...

Dr Andrew Golding 24 May 2019

Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategy
Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategyArticle

The demographic dividend, new production revolution, shifting wealth patterns, accelerated urban transition and climate change and the green economy are the megatrends that will influence this continent's future...

Dhesigen Naidoo 15 May 2019

What to expect from the post-election property market
What to expect from the post-election property marketArticle

As the excitement of the 2019 general elections begins to die down, the question on most citizens' lips is, "What happens now?" For the property market, at least, predictions are cautiously optimistic...

Tony Clarke 15 May 2019

Post elections: Getting back to basics - SA is open for business
Post elections: Getting back to basics - SA is open for businessArticle

There's been a dismaying dip in business confidence in the first quarter of 2019 that analysts will tell us is unsurprising ahead of any election...

Joff van Reenen 15 May 2019

Egypt's economic revival mapped out in 2019 publication
Egypt's economic revival mapped out in 2019 publicationArticle

Oxford Business Group launches a new country report on Egypt's macroeconomic outlook...

14 May 2019

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African countries need to manage the rising power of credit rating agenciesArticle

The rising gap between developmental needs and available financial resources - including poor revenue collection - has pushed sub-Saharan African governments to consider different options to support their budgets...

Dr Misheck Mutize 23 Apr 2019

No rate hike a welcome relief, but likely short lived
No rate hike a welcome relief, but likely short livedArticle

The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.75% (base home loan rate at 10.25%) is welcome news for the property market, but likely to be short-lived...

Samuel Seeff 29 Mar 2019

London to remain leading global wealth centre despite Brexit risks - new report
London to remain leading global wealth centre despite Brexit risks - new reportArticle

The 13th annual Knight Frank Wealth Report has been released...

8 Mar 2019

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Air Botswana to resume Cape Town-Gaborone flightsArticle

Cape Town Air Access (CTAA) has welcomed the announcement by Air Botswana's resumption of flights between Gaborone and Cape Town, effective 1 March 2019...

28 Feb 2019

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