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    Agbiz response to Minister Gigaba’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement

Agbiz response to Minister Gigaba’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement

by Dr John Purchase, Agbiz CEO on Oct 26th, 2017|

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This year’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement comes against the backdrop of low business confidence and low economic growth, with GDP being revised down to 0.7% for 2017 from 1.3% in the previous statement. […]

A 2% increase in diesel price on the cards in November 2017

by Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist on Oct 24th, 2017|

South African fuel prices have been on an upward trend since August 2017, mainly driven by an increase in Brent crude oil prices, as well as a relatively weaker domestic currency. Next month, a […]

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    Land expropriation without compensation will impact the ordinary citizen

Land expropriation without compensation will impact the ordinary citizen

by Theo Boshoff, Agbiz Head: Legal Intelligence on Oct 19th, 2017|

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As we move closer and closer to the elective conference of the ruling party in December, South Africa’s focus is firmly set on who will emerge as the new leader of the ruling […]

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    Next month fuel prices could reach the highest level in three years

Next month fuel prices could reach the highest level in three years

by Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist on Sep 21st, 2017|

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On 4 October 2017, fuel prices could increase for a third consecutive month and reach the highest level in three years. The prices of diesel and petrol could each increase by 3% […]

SA food inflation falls to the lowest level in 21 months

by Wandile Sihlobo, Agbiz economist on Sep 21st, 2017|

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Food inflation decelerated to 5.7% y/y in August 2017, from 6.8% y/y in the previous month. This is the lowest levels since November 2015 – thanks to good summer rain, which led to […]