Reserve Bank holds repo rate
/ 30 May 2024

Reserve Bank holds repo rate

Delivering the unanimous decision, central bank governor Lesetja Kganyago cited a still uncertain global outlook

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Property sales slow ahead of poll
/ 25 April 2024

Property sales slow ahead of poll

The uncertainty created by the possibility of a coalition government
is putting people off big-price buys

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Disinflation uncertainty could push interest rate cuts to 2025
/ 23 April 2024

Disinflation uncertainty could push interest rate cuts to 2025

The US Federal Reserve’s ‘higher for longer’ stance and local election jitters have weighed on the rand, adding to price pressures

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WeBuyCars listing: Cruise or crash?
/ 6 April 2024

WeBuyCars listing: Cruise or crash?

The unbundling of the company will help parent, Transaction Capital, pay some of its debts

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WeBuyCars CEO on JSE listing: Nothing will halt our growth
/ 5 April 2024

WeBuyCars CEO on JSE listing: Nothing will halt our growth

Faan van der Walt says the used-car seller has a winning formula and can withstand future economic challenges

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MPC holds repo rate at multi-year high
/ 27 March 2024

MPC holds repo rate at multi-year high

Inflation is now expected to return to the Reserve Bank’s midpoint target at the end of 2025, later than previously forecast

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Nedbank won’t be crushed by falling interest rates, says chief financial officer
/ 6 March 2024

Nedbank won’t be crushed by falling interest rates, says chief financial officer

Shored up by higher borrowing costs, South Africa’s banking sector seems to have to weather the 2023 economic storm

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Clouds part for global economy, but SA’s prospects remain gloomy
/ 31 January 2024

Clouds part for global economy, but SA’s prospects remain gloomy

The International Monetary Fund has slashed South Africa’s 2024 growth forecast as the country’s economy grapples with logistics constraints

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Inflation slows again, but interest rate cut is probably still off the table
/ 24 January 2024

Inflation slows again, but interest rate cut is probably still off the table

After the release of the December inflation data, Investec chief economist Annabel Bishop said the Reserve Bank is likely to remain hawkish amid upside risks

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Inflation’s defeat is an empty victory
/ 9 January 2024

Inflation’s defeat is an empty victory

This year will finally see interest rates fall. But whatever relief the Reserve Bank administers, it will have come too late for some

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2024 economy: Some relief after a rocky road
/ 2 January 2024

2024 economy: Some relief after a rocky road

Last year was dismal on a number of fronts. And although things probably won’t get exponentially better, there is some hope on the horizon

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Economy shrinks by 0.2% in third quarter
/ 5 December 2023

Economy shrinks by 0.2% in third quarter

The GDP decline comes despite an improvement in energy generation during the quarter, suggesting logistical constraints and interest rates are choking the economy

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Reserve Bank holds repo rate, looks through shock inflation data
/ 23 November 2023

Reserve Bank holds repo rate, looks through shock inflation data

Despite ongoing volatility, the monetary policy committee revised its 2023 headline inflation forecast down slightly

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Reserve Bank expected to hold off on hikes
/ 21 November 2023

Reserve Bank expected to hold off on hikes

However, inflation will probably remain elevated into next year

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EXPLAINER: Even as inflation falls, homebuyers hold off
/ 30 August 2023

EXPLAINER: Even as inflation falls, homebuyers hold off

Interest rates will probably remain much higher than their pre-pandemic average, as the Reserve Bank guards against ongoing inflation risks

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Another interest rate hike likely but should be the last for a while
/ 18 July 2023

Another interest rate hike likely but should be the last for a while

The Reserve Bank has already lifted rates 10 times since November 2021

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Spiralling food prices force households into poverty
/ 8 July 2023

Spiralling food prices force households into poverty

Price hikes mean fewer people are able to put nutritious food on the table, experts warn

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