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Running out of power

Apr 04, 2019No Comments

As an economist trying to understand and forecast in South Africa, it has proven difficult to remain optimistic in recent times. In fact, many a

Travelling with efficiency

Mar 14, 2019No Comments

With inefficiently designed cities a reality in South Africa, creating an all-encompassing transport system is easier said than done. In last month’s issue of FOCUS,

What will 2019 hold?

Feb 14, 2019No Comments

As 2018 came speeding to a close, there were a number of surprises to throw off the economic market expectations, and  the impact these will

On spatial planning and integrated transpor...

Feb 14, 2019No Comments

Our numbers man, SAM ROLLAND, discusses the potential to design an efficient, integrated transport system for South Africa in this two-part series. One of the

When forces collide

Dec 12, 2018No Comments

Is the government compromising its own objectives – and that of this industry? Like many economists in the country, I tuned in attentively on October

Of GDP and the stimulus package. Oh, and th...

Nov 14, 2018No Comments

The picture is looking pretty bleak Despite Christmas being around the corner, I am sure that October crept up suddenly for many a consumer. Economists

Here we go again

Oct 12, 2018No Comments

To the surprise of many economists, South Africa has once again entered a technical recession Data revisions down the line may yet save us (although

A new future, brick by BRIC(s)

Sep 12, 2018No Comments

Last month at the BRICS summit I was fortunate enough to attend a Russia-South Africa breakfast on future investment opportunities for both countries The Brics

The Madness of King Trump

Aug 15, 20181 Comment

The global effects of the US import tariff hikes have already been felt in South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa must have thought he had it (relatively)

A (Beit)bridge too far

Jul 09, 2018No Comments

A Border Management Authority (BMA) makes a lot of sense, but this could undo much of the progress made to date. Hidden among other news