ANC regime is the reason why South African citizens live in poverty

Two equal evils, poverty and inequality lie at the root of South Africa’s economic problems. Both should be treated equally. If the focus is only on inequality, it will create an economy where everyone is equally poor, except the elite which holds power, said adv. Anton Alberts, chairman of the FF Plus. Adv. Alberts said […]
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Junk status looms after mid-term budget fails to inspire confidence – It is not looking good for SA

Economists have warned that South Africa could be in line for a credit downgrade to junk status – possibly before the end of the year. Their fears come in light of Malusi Gigaba’s mid-term budget speech, delivered to parliament on Wednesday. “It is not in the public interest, nor is it in the interests of […]
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The true financial cost of Hurricane Jacob

Over 1 month, six months, one year, three years and even five years. In rand as well as US dollars. Against the developed world and now also against the emerging market world. Take your pick; it doesn’t matter. These are the current facts of the returns of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange relative to the major […]
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Reason behind SA’s junk status credit rating – full S&P statement

In our opinion, the executive changes initiated by President Zuma have put at risk fiscal and growth outcomes. We assess that contingent liabilities to the state are rising. We are therefore lowering our long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating on the Republic of South Africa to ‘BB+’ from ‘BBB-‘ and the long-term local currency rating […]
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