Bheki Mahlobo

Senior Analyst

Bheki Mahlobo is an analyst and economic researcher at the Centre For Risk Analysis (CRA). Bheki is a regular speaker and media commentator, providing analysis of the political and economic trends in South Africa and global markets.

Bheki is the co-author of  the CRA’s client Risk Alert (together with Dr Frans Cronje), a weekly bulletin that identifies the key risks in South Africa and the world. He also contributes research to the Socio-Economic Survey of South Africa , the CRA’s flagship reference guide.

[News] #SAShutdown triggered by #ZumaArrest but not the reason
Bheki Mahlobo
15 Jul, 2021

The #ShutdownSA protests sparked by the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma are ongoing. Minister of police, Bheki Cele assured South Africans the protest action will be contained. President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed the South African Defence Force (SADF)’s deployment to hot spots in Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng. The Daily Vox spoke to analysts who weighed in on questions around the current protests.

[Opinion] Budget bottom line: SA is living on borrowed time
Bheki Mahlobo and David Ansara
02 Mar, 2021

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and the government he serves are increasingly living on borrowed time. In the absence of growth-enhancing policy reforms and fiscal prudence, South Africa remains vulnerable to an external shock.

[Video] South Africa Economic Outlook 2021
Bheki Mahlobo
25 Nov, 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, what are the prospects for economic recovery in the year ahead? Frans Cronje and Bheki Mahlobo discuss the domestic and global trends that will define South Africa's economic performance in 2021 and beyond.

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