Monetary Policy Committee

Repo rate stays put amid concerns over growth

Governor Lesetja Kganyago warns of upward pressure on inflation and the challenging outlook for domestic growth

Interest rates likely unchanged until late 2019 – Nedbank

Nedbank Group's Economic Unit forecasted on Monday that interest rates in South Africa will remain unchanged into late 2019

Economists predict rate hike ahead of MPC meeting

A rate hike is on the cards, economists say, ahead of a monetary policy committee meeting this week.

Rand bonds revel as Marcus finesses policy

Bonds are rallying after the Reserve Bank's hiked rates in an effort to assure South Africans and investors that inflation will not run away.

‘Rising inflation and slowing growth’ pushes repo rate up

Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus announced an interest rate hike on Thursday, while highlighting strike action and excessive salaries and bonuses.

Mention of repo rate tightening drives price action in SA, say analysts

The Reserve Bank's acknowledgment that a rate hike had been discussed extensively has caused the rand to strengthen and bond yields to go up.

Reserve Bank keeps repo rate at 5%

Governor Gill Marcus says the South African Reserve Bank will maintain the current repo rate.

Cosatu: Current repo rate won’t help employment

Cosatu says the South African Reserve Bank has "missed yet another opportunity" to alleviate unemployment by keeping the repo rate unchanged.

Fragile rand remains a concern as Reserve Bank’s MPC meets

South Africa's monetary policy committee is due to discuss interest rates this week and the rand's weakness is most likely to dominate the agenda.

Rand steadies after four-year lows

The rand has held steady against the dollar in early trade but looked vulnerable after hitting a four-year low in the previous session.

Rand seen steady ahead of MPC meeting

The rand continued to drift upwards against the dollar after coming close to a 3-1/2 year low last week.

Fedusa urges repo rate cut

Fedusa says the South African Reserve Bank should cut the repo rate by at least 100 basis points to stimulate the economy and create jobs.


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