Category:Economically mobile

August 15, 2018

The Madness of King Trump

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

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July 9, 2018

A (Beit)bridge too far

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

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June 18, 2018

A note on the strikes

The bus drivers’ strike in may will have far-reaching economic implications. As an economist, I am often asked to delve into unfamiliar topics to...

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May 8, 2018

Infrastructure spend and the need to regain competitiveness

There are various regional examples of how spending on infrastructure – such as roads and rail – can boost a country’s competitive advantage. In...

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April 10, 2018

Kicking the can further down the road

Investigating a decline in infrastructure spend (part one). February came and went with the passing of the budget by the then Finance Minister Malusi...

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March 14, 2018

Another side to the coin 

We all want the rand to be stronger, but there is a downside. A few columns ago I discussed how an exchange rate impacts...

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February 28, 2018

As luck would have it

December certainly proved eventful across much of the economic spectrum. Sitting in Colesberg on the first leg of my holiday, I eagerly watched the...

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February 1, 2018

When does a stagnant economy help?

When you are a bus operator… While the South African economy navigates the doldrums that have characterised 2017, the global economy continues on the...

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