Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd February 2024:

News in South Africa 22nd February: 1. 2024 Budget speech in a nutshell: Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana delivered the 2024 National Budget Speech on Wednesday, 21 February. The budget touched on many points and topics, including the country’s current economic standing, growth estimates, the massive debt servicing costs, heightened sin tax proposals and the extension […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 24th November 2023:

News in South Africa 24th November: 1. SARB keeps rates on hold: For its final decision of the year, the Monetary Policy Committee left SA’s key interest rate unchanged at 8.25% for a third consecutive meeting, in line with economists’ expectations.  This comes after annual consumer price inflation leapt to 5.9% in October from 5.4% […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th September 2023:

News in South Africa 19th September: 1. Load shedding suspended: Eskom will suspend load-shedding for an additional seven hours on Tuesday, 19 September 2023, due to improved generation capacity and reduced breakdowns. In a statement on Tuesday morning, the utility said that 13,577MW of generation capacity was unavailable due to breakdowns. Therefore, it would suspend load-shedding […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 31st August 2023:

News in South Africa 31st August: 1. Rand falls after record budget deficit: The rand dropped, underperforming most emerging-market peers, and yields on South African local-currency bonds rose after data showed the government ran a record budget deficit in July. The rand weakened as much as 0.8% against the dollar after National Treasury figures showed […]

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