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Debate about SA Reserve Bank’s mandate must be done in a more considered manner, informed by evidence. Shutterstock

Evolution of ANC economic policy sheds light on squabble over the central bank

The debate about the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank must be located within a clearly articulated political vision and social compact on the kind of society South Africans aspire to.
The price of bread has been one of the drivers of inflation in South Africa. Shutterstock

People have skewed views on inflation. Why this matters

Most South Africans think prices are rising much faster than is actually the case. This makes the central bank's job of managing inflation expectations much harder.
Kuben Naidoo, South African Reverse Bank deputy governor and CEO of the country’s Prudential Authority. Flickr/UNU-WIDER

Explainer: lessons from the collapse of a small South African bank

One of the main lessons from the VBS Bank collapse in South Africa is that audit reports need to be treated with a degree of circumspection. In some cases they will require independent verification.
South African Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, is expected to push the agenda of developing countries inside the IMF. Reuters/Mike Hutchings

Top job for South African gives African countries sway at the IMF

The governor of South Africa's Reserve Bank has been appointed to chair an important IMF committee. Countries in sub-Saharan Africa stand to benefit.

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