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South Africa: What’s the 2021+ baseline?

January 21, 2021

The weak status of the fiscus means that tax hikes were bound to happen anyway even if there was no need to fund a vaccine procurement programme, says Peter Attard Montalto, head of capital markets...

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South Africa’s state power monopoly seeks to raise prices to avoid collapse

December 22, 2020

 An offer to investors to swap their Eskom bonds for sovereign paper would be more effective than swapping for equity because Eskom debt is already widely seen as a de facto government obligation,...

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Eskom’s Bailout Emerging as Equity Swap by Biggest Bondholder

December 17, 2020

The sustainability of Eskom’s debt and the risks it poses to state finances are now arousing political interests who are increasingly interested in grasping a solution, says Peter Attard Montalto,...

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The year of the pandemic — 2020 according to economists

December 10, 2020

2020 has shown that the SA government has some capacity to move at speed in a crisis, but its overall economic policymaking is a serious mess that lacks leadership, says Peter Attard Montalto, head of...

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STUART THEOBALD: Public policy issue makes pensions political

November 30, 2020

The public policy position must be looked at with clear eyes. We need to understand what it is we want to achieve with pension systems before we try to engineer the outcomes.

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SA’s ratings slippery slope

November 26, 2020

SA’s deep problems are simply not being dealt with at the requisite speed, says Intellidex’s Peter Attard Montalto. Featured in Financial Mail. 

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Is BEE working? New Sanlam Gauge report aims to give definitive view

November 20, 2020

Is broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) working to transform SA's economy? A tough question to answer, but a new consolidated report, to be researched by Intellidex, could now point the...

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This is South Africa’s jobs outlook for the rest of the year

November 17, 2020

While there has been some recovery, the stress is still there – the unemployment rate is still about 1.85-million higher than in the first quarter, notes Intellidex’s Peter Attard Montalto....

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Magashule’s supporters target Ramaphosa: report

November 17, 2020

Following the ANC’s August NEC meeting, Intellidex’s Peter Attard Montalto said that it is unlikely that any calls to remove the president would fly until […]

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Hard decisions needed to tackle public sector pay, says Busa

November 10, 2020

Intellidex finds that there is no evidence that the rapid public sector wage increases have been accompanied by or driven by increases in productivity. Featured in Business Day. 

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5 important things happening in South Africa today

November 10, 2020

Business Unity SA says public service workers are paid too much for what they do. Research conducted by Intellidex shows that government workers are paid an average of R400,000 and have seen...

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This is what the average government worker gets paid in South Africa

November 10, 2020

Pay rises have been fastest for those on the lowest salary levels and has been progressively slower higher up the hierarchy, Intellidex notes in its public sector wage bill report produced for...

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JSE in support of capital flow reforms

November 5, 2020

The JSE, in partnership with Intellidex, put forward a position paper to policy makers that proposes exchange control reform. Featured on CNBC Africa. 

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