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Reserve Bank leaves repo rate unchanged, warns of risks to the rand

The MPC decided unanimously to leave the benchmark repurchase rate at 7%.

More pain in store for SA with US Fed rate hike

South Africa is among the developing nations who will be worse affected by the US tightening - the first rate hike in seven years.

Mario Draghi unleashes fresh wave of monetary stimulus

Fed chair Janet Yellen's raising of US interest rates has prompted the European banker to loosen monetary policy to stimulate consumer prices.

US Fed walks tightrope on rate hike

The Great Depression is on people's minds as the US weighs the risk of premature policy tightening.

Yellen’s over, now the work begins

Reversing QE has begun and the challenge now is for the Fed's new chairperson to keep it in check.

Dollar strengthens as emerging market selloff deepens

Further tapering of monetary stimulus, announced by the US Federal Reserve, has seen the dollar climb while other currencies feel the pressure.

Ben Bernanke could still cause an economic crash

Part of the US Federal Reserve chair's legacy is a country in recovery, but it's not yet back to banking business as usual as Bernanke steps down.

Economic week ahead: SA Reserve Bank, US Fed to set rates

South African Reserve Bank and US Federal Reserve policy meetings is foreseen to dominate the week, although neither is expected to change rates.

Gold heads for best week since October on Asian demand outlook

Strong demand from the East is expected to boost the precious metal, following a 28% slump in prices in 2013.

Gold rebounds after worst annual retreat since 1981

The metal had experienced a 28% slump in 2013, but the Fed's decision to taper is offering some temporary support at the start of the new year.

Fed reduces bond buying amid growing economy

The dollar has gained after US Federal Reserve chairperson Ben Bernanke announced plans to taper monthly bond purchases.

Reserve Bank: Fed tapering will bring short-term challenges

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus believes that while adjustments to tapering will be trying, it is ultimately good news.

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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

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

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