Fin24 columnists

SA is near junk status from all 3 rating agencies. What could follow?

Aug 23 2019 18:00

A lack of significant reforms led to the country being downgraded to junk status by both Standard & Poor’s and Fitch in April 2017. Only Moody’s has kept South Africa one notch above junk status. But for how long? asks Misheck Mutize.


Debt relief: 'Poorest of the poor will pay a heavy price for SA's debt forgiveness legislation'

Aug 18 2019 15:04

Writing off loans belonging to banks and other financial institutions albeit under strict conditions, is sending out entirely the wrong message, writes Neil Roets for Fin24.


IAN MANN REVIEWS: How to grab attention in the age of information overload

Aug 20 2019 05:00

Whether you are a mature company, a start-up or an independent service provider, if you are not using digital marketing (or not getting results,) you need to read this book, says Ian Mann.


Why the debt relief bill will see loan sharks circling consumers

Aug 18 2019 11:51

Although the debt relief bill aims to throw a lifeline to indebted consumers, it could see 'mashonisas' or loan sharks - who typically charge between 30-50% interest on loans - thrive in the lending environment.


Fuel price hikes - no end in sight for weary consumers

Aug 17 2019 08:30

High oil prices have seen rising petrol prices globally, and for already cash-strapped South African motorists, there appears to be no end in sight.


Why some UK firms are fine with a no-deal Brexit

Aug 19 2019 04:45

With the looming threat of the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal deal and a slim but rising risk of the pound plunging to parity with the dollar, more chief executives are telling investors they can handle any eventuality – however messy, says Lionel Laurent.



Ferial Haffajee: How NHI will send your taxes rocketing

Aug 15 2019 14:08

The drafters assume enough fiscal space to tax an additional 3% of GDP and this tax is likely to fall on working South Africans' shoulders, says Ferial Haffajee.

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