The Running Commentary

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No “Jump to the left”

What we do know is that under prudent financial management, sometimes you have to make unpopular decisions….

SAPS bosses enjoy the finer things

It seems that the SAPS leadership has moved away from the left – far away!

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Cashing in your future

I was reading the latest trend of people cashing in their pensions when they have been retrenched. This reminded me about some stories that I have been hearing: People appear to be going as far as resigning simply to access their funds. The reason simply to get out of debt! The sad truth about this…

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Another poor judgement call…

this amount of money could have bought 5 families and RDP house for life. Equally it could have fed 15 000 people a day for two months!

The couch economist speaks again……

Well today sees the start of the MPC meeting to determine among other things the cut in the Repo rate. (It does feel nice to say with certainty that it will be meeting to discuss a cut) The commentators are split with many suggesting that the cut will be “at least” 50 basis points, but…

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When the hype is gone!!

Well the Hollywood production is done and Obama and his family have taken up residence in the white house. I wonder if he is thinking to himself, “what the hell have I gotten myself into?” He faces probably the biggest task that has faced a president of the United States ever. He need to find…

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“Reset” has been pressed…

On my run this morning, I was taking in some of the recent months events, the global financial crises coupled with the issues that we are facing in South Africa (upcoming elections dodgy political decisions) and with our neighbour Zimbabwe. I was starting to get a little depressed thinking “what are we in for in the coming…

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Trevor Manuel agrees!

For the past 4 months I have posted a number of articles about the financial outlook for the country and in many of them urged readers to manage their finances carefully. I am very pleased therefore the see that Trevor Manuel agrees. Below is part of what the minister had to say yesterday.”There is something…

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Well I got this wrong!!

Well I got this one wrong! No interest rate hike! I must say though, in mitigation of my previous post, the fact that oil prices have come down to the levels that they have would not have been predicted by even the most optimistic financier.The effect that this will have on food inflation means that…

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The value of targeted campaigns

37000 the number since March 2007 of consumers that have added their names to the “do no contact me” listing via the Direct Marketing Association. The post follows from my post in April and an article I read on iMedia Connection about irritating promotions.  My view is that the consumer base out there actual does…

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