A change in the ownership of the South African Reserve Bank from private shareholders to government shouldn't impact the constitutional mandate of the central bank in any way.
ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa celebrates the party’s 106th anniversary with its deputy general secretary Jesse Duarte and president of South Africa Jacob Zuma.
Cyril Ramaphosa seems to be on the way to uniting a fractious ANC. But he's got a rough road to travel before he can claim any victories.
Delegates attending the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress in South Africa.
A closer look at the resolution of South Africa's ruling party, the ANC, show that it won't undertake a radical economic transformation agenda as suggested by media reports.
South African Reserve Bank deputy governor and registrar of banks, Kuben Naidoo, has the tough task of curbing money laundering.
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South Africa's Reserve Bank is facing a growing challenge of illicit financial flows and money laundering from gangs and errant businesses hell-bent on tricking regulators.
South Africa has been rocked by a legal battle between the country’s Public Protector and Reserve Bank.
South Africa's Public Protector, has been exposed as incompetent after trying to meddle with the constitutional mandate of the country's central bank.
President Jacob Zuma was slammed as being irrational for the recent cabinet reshuffle.
Democracy and good governance require politicians to engage in reasoned debate, informed decision making and measured judgements. This presupposes rationality. Is this always true?
Stable food prices are a central issue for South Africa’s Reserve Bank. But should it be doing more to protect the poor?
There's a raging debate in South Africa about the role of its central bank. This is inevitable given that so much is changing in the world of central banking and in economic life.
The prevailing mandate of the South African Reserve Bank is informed by sound economics and the need to protect the institution from the whims of politicians.
Busisiwe Mkhwebane, the public protector of South Africa.
The public protector's proposal to change the mandate of South Africa's Reserve Bank goes well beyond changing individual rules to overturning their very foundation, anchored in the Constitution.
Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago. The role of South Africa’s central bank is at the centre of a heated debate.
A financial system that is sure to collapse if the central bank cares about people’s well-being goes against democratic principle.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has lit a grass fire in South Africa’s financial circles.
South Africa's Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane has touched on two highly contentious issues: the unresolved bailout for a local bank three decades ago. And the role of the country's Reserve Bank.
South Africa’s Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.
The South African Reserve Bank has come under spotlight due to the critical role it must play in enabling the country to navigate rough waters. Governor Lesetja Kganyago shares his views.
Many South African business leaders blame economic exclusion on the government and unionists.
A change of attitude which comes with some deep introspection by South African business leaders can help address some of the country's key socioeconomic challenges.
The world changed dramatically after the 2008 financial crisis and central banks are adjusting.
The 2008 financial crisis exposed major gaps in central banks' operations. New features like quantitative easing have since emerged.
A radical tightening of exchange controls against corporations and wealthy individuals offers a short-term solution to South Africa's balance of payments crisis.
The South African rand is the 18th most traded currency in the world.
How is it possible that an African country whose currency is one of the top 20 most traded in the world only has the 33rd biggest economy?
The fight for lower or no university fees should be taken beyond campuses to places where South Africa’s financial elite rule.
The next step in South African students' fight against high university fees could be taken beyond campuses. The final battle will be fought at the country's National Treasury and Reserve Bank.
Women wait in line to fill buckets from a communal clean tap in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa. The country has extremely high levels of inequality.
Thomas Piketty's visit reminds us of the need to reconsider South African inequality-fibbery. His inequality critique is vital, but only if it can withstand the neoliberal embrace.