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South Africa wrestles with inflation as energy sector sputters

October 5, 2022

The continent's most industrialised economy continues to suffer from underinvestment and lingering corruption.

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FATF threat hangs over South Africa’s banking sector

September 30, 2022

The country’s lenders are in rude health, even as the threat of a greylisting by the FATF looms.

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South Africa committed to key reforms, says deputy finance minister

September 27, 2022

Deputy finance minister, David Masondo, discusses the overhaul of the country’s ailing energy sector and measures taken to reduce the risk of greylisting by FATF.

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South Africa AML greylist risk a concern for banks

September 23, 2022

The South African government is mounting a legislative response to avoid joining the FATF monitoring list, but time is running short. 

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The evolving fintech regulatory landscape in South Africa

September 15, 2022

Regulators are trying to keep pace with the fast-evolving fintech sector as the Rapid Payments Programme nears launch.

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New South Africa fintech hub boosts the continent’s fintech ecosystem

August 9, 2022

Africa’s forays into fintech continue apace as a new hub opens in South Africa, while sharing knowledge across the continent continues to be crucial for success.

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A just energy transition for Africa?

February 16, 2022

The continent’s transition away from fossil fuels is fraught with difficulty, not least if the overall aim is both a cleaner and fairer future. 

Investec outruns its rivals in South Africa

September 1, 2021

Investec topped the South Africa performance rankings and climbed up 63 places in the overall Top 1000 ranking. Its ‘Big Four’ peers fared less well.

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South Africa’s banks count costs of unrest

July 30, 2021

Looting and arson forced the closure of hundreds of branches and caused widespread damage to ATM infrastructure.

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South Africa’s banks squeezed by competition and pandemic

June 2, 2021

New challenges have forced leading commercial lenders to innovate to hold onto market share.

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