Sarah Smit

‘Deal with the snake’ – Reserve Bank governor on SA being bitten by imported inflation

Lesetja Kganyago defended the bank’s inflation-targeting regime amid criticism that it will do little to cushion consumers against external shocks

Numsa’s Irvin Jim claims media takedown campaign

The metalworkers union leader has alleged that NGOs want to capture the union, using media outlets

Numsa’s R39-million congress in peril, as court interdict stands

The labour court’s Judge Graham Moshoana noted the ‘disturbing revelation’ that the union went ahead with the interdicted congress

‘Tunisia Days’ ahead as inflation exerts political pressure

With high prices continuing to bear down on consumers the world over, leaders who fail to bring inflation to heel could face a reckoning

Reserve Bank greenlights sharpest repo rate hike in almost two decades

In a split decision, the bank’s monetary policy committee increased the repo rate, which affects the cost of borrowing, by 75 basis points

Irvin Jim accuses suspended Numsa leaders of ‘lawfare’

The general secretary says the court should be slow to interfere with internal union disputes

Numsa suspensions are ‘a tool to frustrate the democratic process’, says suspended second deputy president in her affidavit

A court bid that could result in Numsa’s congress being interdicted comes amid a battle for the heart of the country’s single-largest union

South African inflation hits the highest mark since 2009 joining global economy struggles against rising food and fuel prices

Consumer inflation surged again, after piercing the South African Reserve Bank’s ceiling for the first time in five years

No easy fix to SA media money crisis

The closure of the New Frame, which sought to chase quality over clicks, is a cautionary tale of the pitfalls of donor funding

Money stress: More women than men are feeling the pinch

Most respondents to a DebtBusters survey are anxious or uneasy about the state of their finances

Reserve Bank may have helped South Africa avoid a more severe crunch

This is according to some economists, who say the Reserve Bank got ahead of the curve before inflation became entrenched

Eskom compact: The plan to end the energy crisis has ‘dragged on’

After 14 years of blackouts, the president has promised to expedite load-shedding’s finale

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