The Best of Breakfast with Bongani Bingwa
Episodes in this series
New deputy governor of the Sarb on Reserve Bank repo rate cut19 July 2019 | 10 Minute Listen
Bongani Bingwa speaks to Rashad Cassim Deputy Governor of the South African Reserve Bank Good news for consumers, in a unanimous decision, the Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank has cut the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5% from 6.75%, and the prime lending rate dropped to 10%, for the first time in over a year. The central bank now expects SA's economy to grow by 0.6% in 2019. Newly appointed Deputy Governors were appointed in the midst of pressure to nationalize the Reserve Bank and expanding the mandate of the Reserve Bank.
Former SARS employee, Yolisa Pikie cautions about Jacob Zuma’s spy claims18 July 2019 | 7 Minute Listen
Bongani Bingwa speaks to Yolisa Pikie : Former Adviser to Sars Deputy Commissioner Ivan Pillay Jacob Zuma astounded many when he suggested that former cabinet minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi and General Siphiwe Nyanda worked for apartheid security branch as spies. What damaging ramifications could this have on the stability of our country? Former advisor of Ivan Pillay wrote a piece on his facebook timeline about the possible effects Zuma’s rumour mongering could have on those he has implicated.
Minister Sisulu wants 7-day shifts for officials in bid to clean up Water Dept17 July 2019 | 12 Minute Listen
Bongani Bingwa speaks to Lindiwe Sisulu, Department of Human Settlements, Water & Sanitation. PLOT: Presenting her R16 billion budget vote for Water & Sanitation, Minister Lindiwe Sisulu vowed to clean up the mess inherited by the department and subject stuff to vetting process. So big a problem faced by the department, that it had spent its R16bn budget, but had met only 28% of its targets, R6.7bn in irregular and wasteful spending was recorded in the year 2017. How does the Minister intend on fixing challenges in the water and sanitation sector.