28°C / 8°C
  • Sun
  • 28°C
  • 8°C
  • Mon
  • 30°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 23°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 6°C
  • Thu
  • 22°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 26°C
  • 3°C
  • Sun
  • 24°C
  • 11°C
  • Mon
  • 17°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 14°C
  • 11°C
  • Wed
  • 16°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 17°C
  • 10°C
  • Fri
  • 18°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 17°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 18°C
  • Tue
  • 23°C
  • 18°C
  • Wed
  • 19°C
  • 16°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 15°C
  • Fri
  • 23°C
  • 16°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 23°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 17°C
  • 10°C
  • Wed
  • 17°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 16°C
  • 10°C
  • Fri
  • 16°C
  • 9°C
  • Sun
  • 28°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 25°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 26°C
  • 12°C
  • Thu
  • 26°C
  • 10°C
  • Fri
  • 25°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 14°C
  • Mon
  • 23°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 31°C
  • 11°C
  • Wed
  • 27°C
  • 15°C
  • Thu
  • 18°C
  • 13°C
  • Fri
  • 20°C
  • 13°C
  • Sun
  • 26°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 16°C
  • 11°C
  • Tue
  • 12°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 14°C
  • 6°C
  • Thu
  • 17°C
  • 7°C
  • Fri
  • 20°C
  • 7°C
  • Sun
  • 17°C
  • 14°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 17°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 16°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 16°C
  • 12°C
  • Fri
  • 16°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 30°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 28°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 27°C
  • 13°C
  • Wed
  • 29°C
  • 14°C
  • Thu
  • 28°C
  • 13°C
  • Fri
  • 27°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 31°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 30°C
  • 15°C
  • Tue
  • 28°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 31°C
  • 15°C
  • Thu
  • 30°C
  • 13°C
  • Fri
  • 30°C
  • 14°C
  • Sun
  • 23°C
  • 11°C
  • Mon
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Tue
  • 13°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 14°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 15°C
  • 9°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 10°C
  • Sun
  • 30°C
  • 9°C
  • Mon
  • 29°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 25°C
  • 14°C
  • Wed
  • 26°C
  • 11°C
  • Thu
  • 26°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 28°C
  • 10°C

Reports: Standard Bank's Chris Hart has resigned

Earlier this year, Standard Bank suspended the economist pending an inquiry into a racist Tweet.

Standard Bank economist, Chris Hart. Picture: Screengrab.
racism,Standard Bank,Chris Hart,Standard Bank South Africa
Local Business

JOHANNESBURG - Local media is reporting that Standard Bank economist, Chris Hart, has resigned.

Earlier this year, Standard Bank suspended Hart pending an inquiry into a racist Tweet.

Hart tweeted that ‘More than 25 years after Apartheid ended, the victims are increasing along with a sense of entitlement and hatred towards minorities…’

The bank had also distanced itself from the comments made by the economist.

Standard Bank's Chief Executive Officer, Sim Tshabalala, weighed in in a note to staff, which was published in the 'Rand Daily Mail' following Hart’s suspension.

“Black South Africans are in fact fully entitled to a decent quality of life and to redress for apartheid. To suggest that this means that they are ‘entitled’ in the negative sense is simply wrong and often amounts to racism.” 

*Editor's note: Standard Bank has since confirmed Hart has “left the employ of the bank”.

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN reserves the right to close comments on selected content pages.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.