Analysis of SARB’s repo rate decision

Featured Story, Invest Africa

September 22, 2017

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by Tumisho Grater, economic strategist at Novare In a very narrow decision, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) weighed up the risks and ultimately decided to play it safe by leaving the repo rate unchanged at 6.75%. While the bank’s forecast for headline consumer price index (CPI) inflation was left unchanged – at an annual …

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Liquidation of SaXum granted

The Johannesburg High Court has placed SaXum Insurance under final liquidation following an urgent application by the Registrar of Short-term Insurance on 12 October. In launching the application the Registrar... Read more →

SA and Italy talk business

The third edition of the South Africa Italy Summit, hosted by The European House – Ambrosetti was held in Johannesburg on 18th and 19th October. The Summit brought together over... Read more →

North Africa

The success of engineering projects is shaped with risk resolution in mind

Managing risk and promoting safety is paramount in engineering practice. Alvin Dye, Regional Construction Head at Marsh Africa’s construction division explains how successful projects are not selected but shaped with…

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Gilbert Flepp Chubb appointed to the role of Head of Construction Powergen and Cyber Risk for Africa

Chubb  announced the appointment of Gilbert Flepp, formerly Cyber Risks Manager (First Party) for Continental Europe, to the role of Head of Construction, Powergen and Cyber Risk for Africa, as…

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Routes Africa forum aims to improve African air connectivity

An event dedicated to the development of the African aviation industry will take place next month in Tenerife (26-28 June) to encourage the launch of new air services to, from…

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Southern Africa

The contact centre of tomorrow

There is a reason why the evolving contact centre agent role will be vital in reshaping the industry, along with customer perception of businesses and brands, and millennial career options,…

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assistance

Revolutionising assistance

Europ Assistance South Africa has launched its fully digitised service provider network across all its business lines. The solution is set to drastically improve the speed and efficiency of assistance…

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NHI cost

Being certain of the uncertainties – NHI cost and funding

by Martin van Staden, legal researcher at Free Market Foundation After six years of discussion surrounding the National Health Insurance (NHI), there is still a lot of information to be…

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East Africa

Economic growth in East Africa remains strong despite drought

In ICAEW’s (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report, Economic Insight: Africa Q1 2017 , produced by partner and forecaster Oxford Economics, the accountancy and finance…

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Sanlam raises East African presence

The Sanlam Group, through its subsidiary Sanlam Emerging Markets (SEM), has reached an agreement with PineBridge Investments – a leading global multi-asset class asset manager – to acquire PineBridge’s majority…

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Ctrack partners with Malawi’s UGI

United General Insurance Company Limited (UGI), one of Malawi’s leading short-term insurance companies, has partnered with global vehicle tracking services company Ctrack, part of Inseego Corp., to provide insurance telematics…

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West Africa

The success of engineering projects is shaped with risk resolution in mind

Managing risk and promoting safety is paramount in engineering practice. Alvin Dye, Regional Construction Head at Marsh Africa’s construction division explains how successful projects are not selected but shaped with…

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Gilbert Flepp Chubb appointed to the role of Head of Construction Powergen and Cyber Risk for Africa

Chubb  announced the appointment of Gilbert Flepp, formerly Cyber Risks Manager (First Party) for Continental Europe, to the role of Head of Construction, Powergen and Cyber Risk for Africa, as…

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Routes Africa forum aims to improve African air connectivity

An event dedicated to the development of the African aviation industry will take place next month in Tenerife (26-28 June) to encourage the launch of new air services to, from…

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Business

Aon

‘Open architecture innovation’ will drive new growth – according to Aon

Aon has launched its annual Global Insurance Market Opportunities (GIMO) report, which examines key areas of potential growth for insurers. The study highlights that Insurtech could be an enabler rather than…

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PoPI

PoPI enables better information management

By Mike Rees, Territory Account Manager for South Africa at Commvault. The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act is a fast encroaching reality for South Africa and many organisations are…

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SafeDrive

Avis teams up with Discovery to launch driver-safety app

Fleet rental company, Avis in partnership with Discovery Insure announced on Monday their launch of Safe Drive. The app will be available to all Avis car rental customers on both IOS and…

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Lifestyle & Travel

Why you should be uncomfortable as a manager

By Mark Beets, GM: Business Development, Entelect I built an oscilloscope the other day. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it but the point is that I…

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Keep employees happy

2016 was, by all accounts, a difficult year and while the holiday season may have achieved some repair to the morale of staff around the country, it is essential that…

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9 out of 10 people will not have a car for a day

Can you imagine a day without a car? The reality is 9 out of 10 people run the risk of being vehicle-less because they don’t have a car rental option…

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