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Join the PESA Team as a Junior Regional Analyst. Only online applications will be considered for the role. The closing date for applications is 3pm (SAST) on Friday, 3 May 2019.

Namibia Remains in the Common Monetary Area

Interview analysing the government of Namibia's decision to remain within the Common Monetary Area and retain the exchange rate peg between the NAD and ZAR. The discussion reviews the reasons for the decision and its impact on Namibian monetary...

An Overview of Public Debt in SADC

The April 2019 issue focuses on providing an overview of public debt in SADC and what needs to be done to retain debt sustainability in the future - Why do SADC countries raise public debt? What is the balance of revenue versus expenditure? What are...

Rising Public Debt in South Africa

Interview about South Africa's rising public debt and what has been driving the increased debt. The discussion reviews the impact of the rising public debt and what the debt has been used to finance. The interview also reviews alternative sources of...

Political Economy Review: Impact of Cyclone Idai in SADC

Interview about the regional impact of Cyclone Idai on the SADC region and the response. The discussion reviews the state of disaster risk-management in the SADC and what is needed to adequately respond to the devastating impact of the hurricane...

Political Economy Review: Rwanda-Uganda Relations and DRC Conflict

Interview analysing the rising tensions after Rwanda prohibited Ugandan trucks from entering its territory and its citizens from cross the Katuna border which is the busiest port between the countries. The discussion evaluates the source of the...

Political Economy Review: Social and Labour Inclusion in South African Mining

Interview analysing the problems of inclusion in the South African mining industry and the inability of the state to implement the Mining Charter. The discussion evaluates the source of the lack of inclusiveness in the South African mining industry...

Political Economy Review: China Impact on Ghanaian Food Security

Interview analysing the impact of Chinese owned boats trawling the Ghanaian coast following a report by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) detailed how Chinese involvement in industrial trawling is depleting Africa's fish stocks. The...

Political Economy Review: Labour Disputes and Strikes at JKIA

Interview analysing the impact and cause of strikes over labour disputes at Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The discussion evaluates the impact and causes of the strike, as well as the possible solutions to the labour disputes. The...

Unpacking Solutions for the South African 2019 Budget Speech

Interview about the South African 2019 Budget Speech and what the Minister of Finance should focus on during his speech. The discussion reviews what the government of South Africa should do to revive state-owned enterprises, recover costs lost due...

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