Five Newsworthy Things in SA 27th February 2024:

News in South Africa 27th February: 1. Major new financial laws: The highly anticipated Conduct of Financial Institutions (COFI) Bill is set to have major ramifications across several industries. Although the Bill is unlikely to be tabled before Parliament rises ahead of the elections on May 29 2024, marketplaces are both excited and cautious. The Bill […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 29th January 2024:

News in South Africa 29th January: 1. SA risks losing out on new ‘gold rush’: The world’s need to decarbonise should benefit South Africa’s mining sector – but government inefficiencies are pushing the industry off the rails. Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busiswe Mavuso said the rapid deterioration of Transnet’s ability to move resources across […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd January 2024:

News in South Africa 22nd January: 1. High interest rates crushing households: Economist and independent analyst Dr Roelof Botha said the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) high interest rates have created a “self-inflicted pandemic” in the country as households struggle to get by. Botha’s comments were made in light of the Altron FinTech Household Resilience Index for […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 9th January 2024:

News in South Africa 9th January: 1. Challenging year ahead: Some economists are predicting a challenging economic environment for South Africa in 2024 as domestic and global headwinds persist. The early-year forecasts comes amid an unresolved energy crisis, bottlenecks in the logistics sector and the pending general elections. The deteriorating state of the country’s public […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 8th January 2024:

News In South Africa 8th January: 1. Elections pose major risk to economy: South Africa’s upcoming national elections pose a major risk to the local economy, with policy uncertainty remaining elevated and investors wary of investing in the country entering uncharted political waters.  This risk was highlighted by the North-West University (NWU) Business School in […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th December 2023:

News in South Africa 12th December: 1. NHI means more tax and less benefits: The National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill last week got the nod from the National Council of Provinces and has now been plonked in the lap of President Cyril Ramaphosa. Other than expropriation without compensation, few statutory artefacts have elicited such exasperation from those […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 11th December 2023:

News in South Africa 11th December: 1. South Africa’s 2023 in review: With 2023 coming to a close, Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busiswe Mavuso has looked at the progress South Africa has made during the year and the setbacks. The good Despite a record year of load shedding, there has been progress in the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 30th October 2023:

News in South Africa 30th October: 1. Midterm budget this week: As Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana prepares to deliver his mid-term budget speech this week, he said that if the country doesn’t cut expenditure and increase borrowing, it will be out of cash by the end of March 2024. He made the comments at […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th August 2023:

News in South Africa 15th August: 1. SA likely to keep AGOA status: South Africa will likely keep its preferential access to US markets because hundreds of American firms are also benefitting, according to the nation’s ambassador to BRICS. “I don’t think there is any serious threat of us losing preferential access to AGOA. AGOA […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 20th December 2022:

News in South Africa 20th December: 1. Reserve Bank was hacked: Finance minister Enoch Godongwana recently revealed that the South African Reserve Bank suffered an attempted hack. The revelation was very late, with the attempt taking place in August (four months ago), but the media and South Africans only found out in the past week. […]

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