Robert Brand

Bond buyers deterred by Fed rate outlook

Foreign investors offloaded more rand-denominated debt than what they bought last year, as demand for emerging market bonds declined.

SA bonds vulnerable to ‘outsized’ selloff

Experts say falling liquidity raises the risk that it will be more difficult to sell the bonds in the event of any deterioration in sentiment.

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.

SA credit rating downgrade looms

Ratings agency Fitch has downgraded its South African outlook to negative, and analysts expect Standard & Poor's to downgrade too.

Rand rebounds as best emerging-market currency

The rand has bounced back from a five-year low on expectations that the Reserve Bank will raise the repo rate as inflation grows.

Rand weakens to 5-year low and bonds drop on Fed tapering

US unemployment data may show enough recovery for the Federal Reserve to begin reducing monetary stimulus.

Rand gains after hitting five-year low

The rand has gained following a drop which appeared to have been overdone.

Rand fluctuates after Fed decision to cut stimulus

The rand has moved up and down by news of both Fed tapering and Fitch's affirmation of the country's credit rating.

Rand weakens for the second day before Federal Reserve stimulus decision

Speculation over whether the US Fed will begin tapering sees the rand drop ahead of a decision.

Rand slumps to 10-week low on longest bond selloff since May

The rand has slumped to the weakest level in two and a half months against the dollar as a bond sell off reached the longest streak since May.

Rand falls in run-up to manufacturing output data

As the rand weakened for the first time in three days against the dollar, economists expect a report will show manufacturing growth slowed in August.

SA bonds decline as data signals rate hold

There is concern that poor results like that of manufacturing will limit the Reserve Bank's ability to reduce inflation eroding value bonds.


South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

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

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

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

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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.