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Political Economy Review: SACU and SADC in 2019

Interview reflecting on the regional impact of slow growth in South Africa and how it affects neighbouring countries in SADC and SACU. The interview examines the main economic trends in South Africa and reviews the specific conditions in a few...

Unpacking the eTolls Saga

Interview reflecting on challenges surrounding the South African electronic tolling (e-Toll) system. The interview examines the main contentions, the recent spat between the Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni and the Gauteng Premier David Makhura, and...

Unpacking the SONA Commitments on Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship

Interview reflecting on commitments made by the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa during the State of the Nation Address on 20 June 2019. The interview looks at the possible impact that economic policies and commitments made by the South...

Unpacking the South African State of the Nation Address

Interview reflecting on the State of the Nation Address presented by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on 20 June 2019. The interview looks at the economic policies and commitments that the South African government is pursuing to resuscitate...

Political Economy Review: Angolan Public Debt

Interview reflecting on public debt sustainability in Angola and how the government can encourage economic diversification whilst maintaining sustainable public debt. The interview looks at the economic policies that the Angolan government has...

Political Economy Review: South African Job Creation

Interview reflecting on the labour market challenges in South Africa and how the government can encourage job creation. The interview looks at the economic policies that the South African government has pursued and whether they have achieved...

Political Economy Review: Botswana’s Economic Diversification

Interview about the recent discovery of the second-largest diamond which was discovered in Botswana and measured at 1,758-carats. The interview reviews why Botswana has not been able diversify its economy outside of diamonds and what the government...

Unpacking the South African Airways Saga

Interview about financial and business challenges affecting South African Airways (SAA) amidst the abrupt resignation of its former Chief Executive Officer Mr Vuyani Jarana at the end of May. The interview reviews why SAA repeatedly needs to be...

Unpacking the South African GDP Growth Slump

Interview about the most recent GDP data release, the drivers for the -3.2% quater-on-quarter contraction in GDP, and reflects on the slow growth slump affecting South Africa. The interview looks at whether the data reflects the reality of most...

Political Economy Review: Zimbabwean Recovery

Interview about the current context of land reform and monetary policy in Zimbabwe. The interview looks at the process that led to economic sanctions against Zimbabwe and the slow process of recovery. The discussion also unpacks the current monetary...

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