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Economically Mobile

Our regular columns and sections are all contributions from leading industry figures.

May 9, 2019

An eye on the elections 

How will the outcome of the May general elections affect the transport industry? It certainly feels as though the South African economy has stumbled...

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April 4, 2019

Running out of power

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

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March 14, 2019

Travelling with efficiency

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...

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February 14, 2019

What will 2019 hold?

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

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February 14, 2019

On spatial planning and integrated transport solutions

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...

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December 12, 2018

When forces collide

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

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November 14, 2018

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

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

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October 12, 2018

Here we go again

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

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September 12, 2018

A new future, brick by BRIC(s)

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...

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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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