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South Africans plan mass global demonstration

The immense socio-economic impact under one of the world’s most extreme lockdown’s during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in South Africans uniting for their voices to be heard under a grassroots movement called Move One Million.

South African bond market will overcome the ratings downgrades

South African investors are still absorbing the twin blows of being downgraded by Moody’s into junk territory and, just four days later, the expected Fitch decision to take the South African sovereign debt rating down a further notch into junk territory.

SURVEY | South Africa records one of the lowest hiring intentions

According to the latest Employment Outlook Survey, South African employers report limited hiring intentions for the second quarter of 2020. While 8% of employers forecast an increase in payrolls, 5% anticipate a decrease and 85% expect to make no changes. Once the data is adjusted to allow for seasonal variation, the overall outlook for South Africa stands at +2%, unchanged from the previous quarter.

SA is full of opportunity – we just need to convert

We are an investment manager investing in South Africa. Our capital comes exclusively from American investors. Being based in New York and Johannesburg gives us a useful perspective on how SA is perceived by the international investment community.

More South Africans are Choosing U.S. EB-5 Immigrant Investment Visa (Green...

South Africans are surging towards the popular United States EB-5 Immigrant Investment Visa program ahead of possible price increases that will likely place the EB-5 program out of reach for many other than for the uber-rich.  NES Financial, the leading EB-5 financial brokerage in the U.S., has estimated a 600% increase in EB-5 petition filings from South Africans this fiscal year from three years ago. 

Reduce restrictions on foreign business

There is no denying that we live in the most technologically advanced era the Earth has ever seen and this is due to property rights and free trade. Removing restrictions on trade between individuals in a country is important, but removing restrictions on trade between individuals in different countries is arguably even more important given the enormous size of the global market compared to any single country’s domestic market.

Chavismo | The latest socialist failure

The tragedy unfolding in Venezuela serves to prove a point long-settled by the failures of communist China, the USSR, Cambodia, Zimbabwe etc.

South Africa’s Credit Rating History – 1994 to 2017

Victor Mphaphuli | Co-head | STANLIB Fixed Income | media@stanlib.com | www.stanlib.com | South Africa’s economic history since 1994 when the country first asked global...

Harmonising law crucial for economic growth

Deepa Vallabh | Head: Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions: Africa and Asia | Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr | deepa.vallabh@cdhlegal.com | www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com | Over more than decade, a...

Civil & Commercial Dispute Resolution in SA Lagging

John Brand | Consultant | Bowmans | john.brand@bowmanslaw.com | www.bowmanslaw.com | South Africa must bridge the dispute resolution gap or risk further investor disenchantment. It is...



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