Category Archives: Investment


Moodys upgrades Mercantile Bank two notches up

Moody’s upgrades Mercantile Bank two notches up despite tough economic conditions in South Africa This month, Moody’s Investors Service raised Mercantile Bank’s long- and short-term national scale ratings to from The ratings agency gave Mercantile Bank a “stable outlook in view of its robust financial performance, which supports its ability to withstand the potential pressures stemming from the current economic slowdown in South Africa”. This rating reflects Mercantile Bank’s small but growing franchise – 0.2% in terms of total assets – in South…

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Budget 2016: A Shareholders Report to South Africa Inc.

The President of the Republic is akin to being the Chairperson of South Africa Incorporated, with ministers appointed to sit on a board; they serve 5 years tenure with the people of South Africa as shareholders. Accounting for every fiscal cent spent should be clearly articulated and transparent so that the shareholders are cognisant of the performance of their investments. Remember every cent spent by government is at the courtesy of the tax paying shareholder. Every year the shareholders of South Africa are presented with…

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Business to showcase SA in Thailand

Bankok – A South African business delegation has arrived in Thailand for the Outward Selling and Investment Mission (OSIM), where they will profile the country as an investment destination of choice. The delegation, which is supported by Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), will participate in various business-to-business meetings, site visits and trade and investment seminars, until Wednesday. The Director of Golden Touch Manufacturing Jewellers, Mbulelo Singapi, from Uitenhage, in Port Elizabeth, who is part of the delegation, said his company was looking forward…

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