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.

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.


Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs