Core staple foods drive up food basket price

‘Most black South African workers can’t provide for the basic needs and well-being of their families,’ says Pacsa’s Julie Smith.

EOH needs to do more to comfort the market

Market indicators, US and Australian economies, mining shares, Shoprite, EOH and the MPC meeting – David Shapiro on Tuesday’s market moves.

The place for alternative investments in your portfolio

Hedge funds have just recently been regulated by the FSB.

RA vs buy-to-let investment

The choice depends on what an investor wants to achieve, says Siba Njoba of Masthead Financial Planning.

Mining Charter III: Parties must go back to the negotiating table

At this stage it’s not about negotiating, it’s about proceeding with the action – Tebello Chabana of the Chamber of Mines.

Massmart takes strain, Lonmin improves performance

Market indicators, the rand, China, Woolies, Masmmart and Lonmin – Chris Gilmour on Monday’s market moves.

Civil society takes action against state capture

The Future of South Africa conference will look at ways to ensure that good governance is restored, says Sipho Pityana of Save South Africa.

Can you afford your car?

Buying, balloon payments, warranties, maintenance plans and selling – Robert Thompsett (CarZar) & Simon Brown (JustOneLap).

Despite strong rand, resources continue to rally

Market indicators, US inflation data, JSE volumes, Mr Price, Woolworths, Anglo American, – Wayne McCurrie on Friday’s market moves.

Gigaba details inclusive growth action plan

Mineweb editor Warren Thompson expects most state-owned enterprise bailouts to come from selling non-core assets.

Wild fluctuations in gold and platinum prices

Market indicators, platinum, gold, Naspers, Foschini, Mr Price, Truworths, Woolworths, Richemont, – David Shapiro on Thursday’s market moves.

South Africans are not buying big ticket items

The decline in transaction value is ‘quite frightening,’ says Mike Schüssler of

How does a weakening rand affect you?

Currency volatility might briefly benefit a few, but most experience a reduction in purchasing power, says Old Mutual MM’s Dave Mohr.

Consumer confidence: South Africans are getting poorer

‘Inflation is still outstripping our disposable income growth,’ notes FNB’s Jason Muscat.

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