Chris Hart

Standard Bank’s Chris Hart resigns

The prominent economist came under flak earlier this year after posting a tweet that many on social media deemed racist.

When life’s a pitch, just turn to cricket

Temba Bavuma's century made more sense than anything that happened off-ground in the interim between holiday end and work start.

Wits responds to queries about Chris Hart’s qualifications

After an outcry over suspended Standard Bank economist and strategist Chris Hart's qualifications on Twitter, Wits has listed his qualifications.

Don’t expect change on interest rates, say economists

The South African Reserve Bank will leave interest rates unchanged for the foreseeable future should economic conditions persist, economists predict.

Pushing up VAT ‘the least damaging way to fund NHI’

An increase in the rate of Value Added Tax would be the most effective way of funding the National Health Insurance, economists say.

Turning risk on its head

With the US at risk of default, bonds and cash are a bigger risk than you realise.

Inflation targeting likely to be reviewed

Inflation targeting is likely to be reviewed, because if South Africa's policymakers only use interest rates as the tool to fight inflation, the country is in for a nasty generational learning experience as the policy will not be removing the cause of inflation, said Chris Hart, chief economist from Investment Solutions.

SA growth to slow to 4% in 2008, says economist

Chief economist of Citigroup in South Africa Jean Mercier says he expects a South African growth rate of 4% in 2008, but adds that it should start stabilising towards the second half of the year and then have a bit of a pick-up in 2009. He foresees growth of 4,5% in 2009, with it picking up towards the soccer World Cup in 2010.

Rate hike still looms despite retail sales dip

Despite a significant dip in real retail sales in South Africa, analysts feel that risks remain for another rate hike on January 31. However, the central bank may also have to ponder that real retail sales could head into negative territory in the months ahead and lead consumers into a recession.

CPIX data ‘much higher than expected’

The increase in South Africa's CPIX (consumer inflation less mortgage costs) for metro and other areas, which is used by the South African Reserve Bank for its inflation target, was up 6,7% year-on-year (y/y) in September from 6,3% y/y in August, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Wednesday.


Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders