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Pension funds in ANC crosshairs
Pension funds in ANC crosshairs
The ANC has again set its sights on pensioners’ retirement money as a potential source of funding for state development.
SAA flies rings around weary fiscus
SAA flies rings around weary fiscus
The latest bailout to SAA has again highlighted the risk that financially strained state-owned entities pose to the national fiscus.
High cost of get-rich-quick scams
High cost of get-rich-quick scams
In August 2015, Angel Mkhize* had resigned from her job and withdrawn her R750 000 pension fund. She was looking for somewhere to invest her...
Downgrades will hit farmers hard
Downgrades will hit farmers hard
Ratings agency Moody’s recently downgraded South Africa’s top five commercial banks, along with the Industrial Development Corporation of South...
ANC weighs up land expropriation policies
ANC weighs up land expropriation policies
Expropriation without compensation and nationalising the Reserve Bank are among the contentious policy options that have been put on the table at...
Implement the NDP now, say leaders
Implement the NDP now, say leaders
Investec chief executive Stephen Koseff warns that populist phrases such as “white monopoly capital” are a ruse for looting, but says he’ll...
'Something has got to give' with development finance
'Something has got to give' with development finance
The role of development finance to assist in the aims of radical economic transformation has come into sharp focus on the sidelines of the ANC...
‘Reserve Bank at risk of being a scapegoat for low growth’
‘Reserve Bank at risk of being a scapegoat for low growth’
Both the finance minister and the ANC have told delegates at the ruling party’s policy conference they believe the public protector has overreached in seeking to change the Reserve Bank’s mandate....
Poor must benefit from ANC economic policies
Poor must benefit from ANC economic policies
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said he does not believe the public protector has the power to order Parliament to change the Reserve Bank’s...
Red tape stalls employers’ job seeker tax incentive
Red tape stalls employers’ job seeker tax incentive
It may be necessary for the South African Revenue Service (Sars) to review some of the binding conditions related to the Employment Tax Incentive...
JSE: Howzit my China!
JSE: Howzit my China!
The fortunes of the JSE are significantly more dependent on the number of youngsters playing video games in China than on the value of mineral...
Fill ’er up with manganese
Fill ’er up with manganese
Motorists, be warned: the “unleaded” fuel you are putting in your vehicle could soon contain metal. Regulations to the Petroleum Act released...
High noon at ANC conference
High noon at ANC conference
A carefully crafted discussion document is intended to guide the debate on economic transformation at the ANC’s policy conference, but it does...

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