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July manufacturing output up 2.9%

By: Reuters     11th September 2018 South Africa's industrial output expanded in July as food and motor vehicle output rose, easing pressure on an economy that recently slipped into recession and is struggling for investment amidst policy uncertainty and possible credit downgrades. The statistics agency in Africa's most... 

Ramaphosa's plan to attract R1.2tr in investment marks potential new dawn 

By: News24Wire      18th April 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan to raise over R1-trillion in new foreign investment has been hailed by economists as the beginning of a “new dawn” for South Africa after years of low growth and policy uncertainty. On Monday, Ramaphosa announced that South Africa will later this year host a major... 

South African economy in for a long trek to recovery, ANC conference key

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th September 2017 South Africa’s economic outlook remains complicated by elevated political and policy uncertainty, with the stalled economy unlikely to recover in the short term and more likely to continue moving sideways, Nedbank senior economist Isaac Matshego said on Thursday. It will take some years before... 

Liquidity conditions favourable for Africa’s frontier markets – Nedbank

By: Natalie Greve     27th May 2015 Despite its challenges, Africa remains an attractive long-term global investment destination, with its younger and fast-urbanising populations and rising levels of income presenting opportunities to a significantly liquid global financial market, Nedbank economist Isaac Matshego told the... 

Electricity Crisis Constrains Growth In S.A., Economist Warns Mba North

17th February 2015 South Africa’s escalating electricity tariffs, energy insecurity and the “risk of widespread blackouts” are among the main factors restraining growth in the economy, Isaac Matshego, economist at Nedbank told members of Master Builders Association North at its recent annual general meeting. He... 


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