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SA economy

Despite positive moves, South Africa’s fiscal position is still very vulnerable

Cyril Ramaphosa’s ANC needs to save South Africa from economic déjà vu

“When the world is running down, you make the best of what’s still around.” – Musician and actor, Gordon Sumner (aka Sting)

“If you owe your bank a hundred pounds, you have a problem. But if you owe a million, it has.” – Economist John Maynard Keynes

Life in the time of coronavirus

When it rains on your parade

South African government bonds remain attractive despite global shocks

In the cold light of day

Feeling in the dark? Shining a light on uncertainty

But South African bonds still offer a bulwark against global policy normalisation

It was always going to get messy

The price is right (or at least it feels that way)

Offshore acquisitions by domestic companies

We can’t afford not doing better

Vulnerabilities increase the risk of longer-term damage

Good intentions and a renewed commitment to growth are not enough to make government's financial position sustainable

The economic cost of rent seeking

Transformative policy paper needs strong implementation

Government’s management of the power crisis will be telling of its broader capacity for reform

“The trouble is, you think you have time.” – Gautama Buddha

But depressed growth and further Eskom support weigh heavily on government

Highlights from ‘Talking Investments with Coronation’

Passing breeze or real winds of change?

Mounting risk to the fiscal health of indebted emerging markets will require careful navigation.

Restoring confidence is key to growth recovery

Restoring confidence is key to growth recovery