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25 June 2017
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23 Jun 2017
 
 
 
 
Damage control mode
REAL ECONOMY: ECONOMY
There is now absolutely no question that the country’s toxic politics is dragging the economy down and that most, if not all, the pain is self-inflected. There is also no doubt that, because the...
 
 
16 Jun 2017
 
Out of the ‘shadow State’
REAL ECONOMY: STATE CAPTURE
The stomach-churning #GuptaLeaks revelations have demonstrated in dismaying detail just how far President Jacob Zuma and his allies have veered off the path laid so painstakingly by struggle icons...
 
 
09 Jun 2017
 
Shift in Emphasis
REAL ECONOMY: COMPETITION LEGISLATION
A significant shift in emphasis from behaviour to structure appears to be at the heart of proposed changes to South Africa's Competition Act. Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has...
 
 
02 Jun 2017
 
‘Hard Brexit’ fallout?
REAL ECONOMY: TRADE RELATIONS
The narrative in South Africa about the possible implications of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) has focused mainly on the possible additional market-access opportunities, particularly for...
 
 
26 May 2017
 
 
 
Contested terrain
REAL ECONOMY: ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION
So what precisely is radical economic transformation? The answer, in an era of factional African National Congress (ANC) politics, depends very much on the speaker and the audience. Indeed, the...
 
 
19 May 2017
 
One to watch
REAL ECONOMY: BUDGET MANAGEMENT
Government processes for setting the yearly Budget are well established and are held in high regard both domestically and internationally. On one measure – transparency – South Africa consistently...
 
 
12 May 2017
 
Toxic combination
REAL ECONOMY: STATE OF THE NATION
Two core attributes of South Africa during apartheid were State illegitimacy and political and social and intolerance. To recall just how illegitimate the apartheid government was, it is worth...
 
 
05 May 2017
 
Downgrade dichotomy
REAL ECONOMY: RATINGS DOWNGRADE
The dichotomy between the negative political and economic narrative in South Africa – precipitated by the March 30 Cabinet reshuffle and the subsequent ratings downgrades by S&P Global Ratings and...
 
 
 
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