eNCA: eNCA Now Friday, 20 July 2018 Interview about 2018 BRICS Summit and what South Africa can achieve from it as the host. The interview reviews the gains from BRICS for South Africa and its relations with other member states. Read More
SABC News: The Globe Tuesday, 10 July 2018 Interview about the political economy and diplomatic relations between South Africa and Nigeria ahead of President Ramaphosa’s visit to Nigeria. The interview discusses the current challenges and opportunities emanating from the economic Read More
Power98.7: Power Business Monday, 2 July 2018 Interview about the South African signing of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Agreement. The interview discussed the main reasons why South Africa only signed on now despite the CFTA being passed in Read More
SAfm: The Home Run Tuesday, 26 June 2018 Interview about the 1Q2018 employment growth numbers published by StatsSA. According to StatsSA non-agriculture formal employment increased by 56 000 quarter-on-quarter, from 9.78 million in December 2017 to 9.84 million in March Read More
SABC News: Prime Time Business Tuesday, 15 May 2018 Interview about the current challenges faced by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) after Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, delivered his pre-budget vote speech in parliament. The discussion reviewed the endemic problem of Read More
702: The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield Wednesday, 11 April 2018 Interview about the impact on South Africa after the United States (US) increased import tariffs for steel and aluminium import to 25% and 10%. The interview discusses the significance Read More
eNCA: Night News Tuesday, 10 April 2018 Interview about the World Bank’s South Africa Economic Update which projects 1.0% growth for South Africa in 2018. The discussion also analysis the causes of persistent inequality and unemployment in South Africa. The Read More
702: The Eusebius McKaiser Show Tuesday, 10 April 2018 Interview about the impact of South African VAT reforms on the poor. The discussion evaluates whether the VAT increase necessary and whether it is regressive or not. The discussion looks at Read More
Since 1994, the South African economy has gradually transformed with increasing numbers of black professionals and business owners in an economic climate which was once characterised by apartheid era pro-white economic policies. However, transformation has been slow in major income-generating sectors such as mining, farming and the manufacturing industry.
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is an Act from the United States (US) that was passed on 18 May 2000 as Public Law 106 of the 200th Congress and has been renewed to last until 2025. Its primary aim is to strengthen market access for sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries that qualify to be a part of this Act.