Unveiling the BRICS Summit Agenda: Key Discussions and Strategic Objectives
Global Events

Unveiling the BRICS Summit Agenda: Key Discussions and Strategic Objectives

This article will focus on the upcoming BRICS summit in August 2023 as well as the developments surrounding the trade...
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Impact of Prolonged High Interest Rates on South Africa’s Economy
CPI Inflation

Impact of Prolonged High Interest Rates on South Africa’s Economy

Over the past years, South Africa has implemented a series of interest rate hikes to combat persistent inflation. The South...
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Maximizing Your Personal Income Tax Filing in South Africa
Tax Return

Maximizing Your Personal Income Tax Filing in South Africa

When it comes to filing your personal income tax in South Africa, it's essential to understand the process and take...
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Factors that May Exacerbate Systemic Risk Within the South African Financial Sector
Global Risk Regulation

Factors that May Exacerbate Systemic Risk Within the South African Financial Sector

South Africa boasts one of the world's most advanced financial systems, and the country's stock exchange market stands among the...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 03 JULY 2023

The markets will be off to a slow start this week with the celebration of the US Independence Day, the...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 26 JUNE 2023

Pepped up dollar after Powell testimony plus big Bitcoin gains. The dollar finished last week on the front following Fed...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 19 JUNE 2023

Hop, skip and jump…The major stock indices hopped higher, the Federal Reserve (Fed) skipped a rate hike, and the rand...
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Trade Policies

South Africa’s Trade Partners: Navigating the BRICS Alliance and US Relations

South Africa's international relations with its allies in the BRICS alliance and the United States play a pivotal role in...
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Public Policy

Understanding South Africa’s National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill

In recent years, South Africa has taken significant strides towards achieving universal healthcare through the implementation of the National Health...
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Global Risk Regulation

Escaping the Grey Zone: Strategies for South Africa to Exit the FATF Grey-listing.

During their plenary meeting in France on 24 February 2023, the Financial Action Task Force, an intergovernmental organization that aims...
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Market Outlook

WEEKLY MARKET OUTLOOK: 12 JUNE 2023

The economic calendar is stacked with events this week, and markets anxiously await the latest interest rate decision from the...
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Market Outlook

Weekly Market Outlook: 05 June 2023

Welcome to the first installment of Markets-a-look-ahead as we kick off the second half of the year (2H2023). Before we...
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Currency Exchange Rate

The Dollar Milkshake Theory: The Rand’s Date At Milky Lane

The Milky Lane first date was part of every young South African teen’s playbook back in the day and I...
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Economic Growth

Eskom’s Struggles Impacting South Africa’s Economy: A Closer Look

The story of Eskom being a direct cancerous disease slowly deteriorating the health of South Africa’s economy and its prospects....
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South Africa’s Sticky Inflation: More Rate Hikes Looming?
CPI Inflation

South Africa’s Sticky Inflation: More Rate Hikes Looming?

Inflation affects South Africa like any other country in many ways. The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) uses interest rates...
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BRICS Reserve Currency: Potential Impact to the Global Economy.
Global Events Trade Policies

BRICS Reserve Currency: Potential Impact to the Global Economy.

Why should nations base their trade on reserve currencies such as the US dollar? Those were the words of Russian...
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Currency Spotlight: Rand (ZAR) Hedging
Currency Exchange Rate

Currency Spotlight: Rand (ZAR) Hedging

This past weekend my nephew overheard some of the adults participating in the all too familiar South African groan-and-moan session....
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