Chris Hattingh

Senior Policy Analyst

Chris Hattingh is Senior Policy Analyst at the Centre For Risk Analysis (CRA). Chris has a special interest in trade and economic policy and is a member of the advisory council of the Initiative for African Trade and Prosperity, as well as a Senior Fellow at African Liberty. He holds an MPhil degree from Stellenbosch University.

[Letter] State capture a feature of ANC ideology
Chris Hattingh
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24 Jun, 2022

There may be overtures to accountability and structural reforms, but for as long as the ANC adheres to the requirements and edicts of the NDR the incentives and pressures for corruption will persist.

[Opinion] Lower growth on the horizon
Chris Hattingh
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24 Jun, 2022

Within the context of a tightening global business environment, foreign investment in countries such as South Africa may decline, or head towards more friendly climates. Higher interest rates also mean tighter credit, and so businesses that want to expand may be faced with higher risk and credit costs.

[Letter] Incrementally or not, NHI is misguided
Chris Hattingh
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16 Jun, 2022

Monopolising the management of healthcare — even if it is done only incrementally over a long period — will add yet more layers of bureaucracy and control over doctors and nurses, and concentrate resources in the hands of the state. In so doing it will add incentives for cronyism and corruption.

[News] Transnet falls short as opportunity knocks
Chris Hattingh
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14 Jun, 2022

Considering the consistently below-average performance of the country’s ports, it comes as no surprise that the Port of Maputo is emerging as an alternative to its nearest South African competitors, a point confirmed by Chris Hattingh, senior policy analyst at the Centre for Risk Analysis.

[Opinion] Policy barriers hobble SA’s trade potential
Chris Hattingh
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06 Jun, 2022

The latest Macro Review – Siege Economy: SA Trade – published by the Centre For Risk Analysis, looks at the latest trends regarding South Africa’s trade with the world. Also featured is an analysis of key policy risks facing businesses and the consequences of such risks, which are most likely to be felt by low- to middle-income consumers.

[Opinion] SA ports rank low on 2021 CPPI
Chris Hattingh
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06 Jun, 2022

South Africa’s port facilities have been ranked near the bottom of the 2021 Container Port Performance Index (CPPI), released by the World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence.

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