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Making economic policy in South Africa in hard times

17 Sep 2021 /  Sandra Liebenberg   9
Policymakers can no longer ignore the country’s obligations in terms of international, regional and national human rights law.

Post-lockdown surge may be starting to fade

14 Sep 2021 /  William Horobin, Bloomberg   
Economic growth is moderating.

Godongwana recoils from R73.5bn ANC spree

14 Sep 2021 /  Bloomberg News    20
Calls for significant economic reforms.

South Africa has rebased its GDP …

12 Sep 2021 /  Manoel Bittencourt   20
The how and the why.

SA’s record current-account surplus misses estimates

9 Sep 2021 /  Prinesha Naidoo, Bloomberg   4
Even as it widened to a record amid improving economic activity and growing exports following the easing of restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19.

SA central bank governor urges lower inflation target

9 Sep 2021 /  Prinesha Naidoo, Bloomberg   9
'I take the view that 3% would be a good point target,' Kganyago said. 

To get the economy moving, rely on retirement funds – not on government

9 Sep 2021 /  Allan Greenblo   22
Forget the concept of partnership with an incoherent administration.

Sarb governor makes case for inflation ‘point target’

8 Sep 2021 /  Alexander Winning, Reuters   3
Of around 3% or 4% with a margin of error either side, as opposed to a 3% to 6% target range used currently.

SA’s infrastructure drive ‘is gaining momentum’

8 Sep 2021 /  Roy Cokayne   5
Government to take the second round of projects to market for funding.

Grateful for the little bit of growth

UPDATE
7 Sep 2021 /  Adriaan Kruger   6
But the economy has grown far less than SA needs it to – it's back at 2017 levels.

Economy grows 1.2% in Q2

UPDATE
7 Sep 2021 /  Alexander Winning, Reuters   18
Beats forecasts.

BOE’s policy maker says global inflation today is different from 1970s

6 Sep 2021 /  Michael Heath, Bloomberg   5
'US Fed remains well placed to respond to evolving price pressures'.

SA consumer confidence improves in third quarter

6 Sep 2021 /  Yadarisa Shabong, Bloomberg   1
After vaccine rollouts.

SA executives bemoan economic uncertainty for sixth year

4 Sep 2021 /  Prinesha Naidoo, Bloomberg   3
Even before the pandemic, SA was stuck in its longest downward cycle since World War II.

Rand pauses, with focus on US jobs report

3 Sep 2021 /  Alexander Winning, Reuters  
The rand traded at R14.48 against the dollar.
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