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Unemployment, poor economic growth the result of SARB interest rate increases?

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) should move away from the utilisation of interest rates to keep inflation within its target range.

Hawks’ actions will bring positive growth figures to nought

The release of South Africa’s economic growth figures today must be seen against a background of a looming recession

Shocking SAA losses a call to reality

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s confirmation that SAA had made a shocking loss of R4.7bn in the 2014-’15 financial year, and the projected loss of R1,8bn for 2015-’16 is a call to face reality.

SARB made the correct decision in leaving interest rate unchanged

The South African Reserve Banks Monetary Policy Committee’s decision to leave the repo rate unchanged at 7% per annum is a positive step under the circumstances.