Economically mobile


Economically Mobile

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

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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