Standard & Poors

Eskom: From fail to bail to auction block

A Greenpeace report outlines ways Eskom can adopt green technology and save itself financially

Moody’s stays mum on SA status

The ratings agency did not make a decision on South Africa’s rating leaving some analysts asking just when the axe will fall

Kganyago: SA banks can hold out against a downgrade

Should Moody’s downgrade the country, South Africa will fall out of important global government bond indices

Fees can reduce retirement savings

Small differences in fund management fees can be an investment killer in the long term

Ratings agencies are false prophets of doom

Their opaque methodology and the inconsistent results generated in recent years have rightly brought ratings agencies under sharper scrutiny.

Moving mountains for Moody’s

Whenever an international credit rating agency such as Moody’s or Standard & Poor’s comes to town, I like to tidy up a bit.

Russia’s falling stock market faces new sanctions

A day after a US ratings agency downgraded ?Russia to "junk" status, the country's index fell by 3%. Russia could also face new sanctions.

Moody’s downgrades SA and Fitch could follow suit

Moody's is the second ratings agency in 2014 to downgrade South Africa and Fitch, analysts warn, could very well do the same next month.

Growth risks mount even as SA dodges a recession

GDP data is expected to show SA rebounded from a contraction but there still remains little momentum to spur economic growth.

IMF likely to cut South Africa’s economic growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund is looking to cut its expectations of South Africa's GDP growth this year, a senior official has hinted.

Fed tapering could threaten Africa’s growth, says World Bank

Growth forecasts for the Sub-Saharan region have been revised downward as it will likely feel the impact of reduced monetary stimulus in the US.

AngloGold demands Standard & Poor promote it from junk status

The company chief exec says its bond rating should be upped on a ccount of good behaviour but the agency says nothing has happened to change its mind.

Latest

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.