Month: Feb 2016


SARB wrong to increase interest rates

The January reserve bank announcement was as expected, the sagacious reserve bank governor Lesetja Kganyago, a lonely figure addressing a quiet room of curious media. The nation waited dreading the words ‘a 50 basis point increase’, which finally was uttered. In the moments that followed the announcement the shock and stunning impact of the message…


Center for Women Leadership hosts its first African Women Forum

In pursuance of its mandate to promote women leadership in Africa, the Centre for Women Leadership at Mancosa [GSB] in Durban initiated an African Women Forum comprising women from various African countries. The first meeting of this forum took place at the Mancosa [GSB] on Tuesday, 26th January and was attended by African women from…


SA’s economy on a knife-edge: A good balancing act

The start of 2016 has seen a nose-dive in global markets with equity indices in Europe and Japan falling 10% in the first two weeks of January. As China makes its transition to a slower-growing, consumer-oriented economy, its demand for everything from oil and base metals to industrial materials has slipped and caused the prices…