Maco Review

Out Of A Job: SA's Great Crisis

05 Oct 2022 - This edition of the Macro Review from the Centre For Risk Analysis (CRA) looks at South Africa’s unabating unemployment crisis.

South Africa's Crime Epidemic

12 Sept - This edition of the Macro Review from the Centre For Risk Analysis (CRA) looks at South Africa’s national crime trends, the cost of violence, and anti-crime strategies.

Municipal Malaise

15 Aug - This edition of the Macro Review from the Centre For Risk Analysis (CRA) reviews the state of municipalities in South Africa, focusing on the political and socio-economic implications of persistent local government failures.

Dark days for South Africa

13 July - This edition of the Macro Review from the Centre For Risk Analysis (CRA) looks at South Africa’s electricity generation capacity and how disruptions impact the country’s economic performance.

Siege Economy: SA Trade

1 June 2022 - This edition of the Macro Review from the Centre For Risk Analysis (CRA) utilises South African trade indicators to lift the lid on the country’s current trade landscape and analyse the risks that could impact the country’s future exports and imports.

SA’s Investment conundrum

10 May 2022 - This edition of the Macro Review tracks foreign investment in South Africa and South African investment offshore over the short, medium, and long term.

SA's Education and Skills Mismatch

01 April 2022 - This edition of the Macro Review unpacks the quality of South Africa's education system and the skills deficit in the country.

South Africa’s Quality of Life

27 January 2022 - This edition of the Macro Review tracks South Africa’s progress in improving the quality of life of its residents, and draws comparisons between the country’s nine provinces as well as the different race groups.

The State of South Africa

13 December 2021 - The latest edition of the Macro Review from the Centre For Risk Analysis provides an overview of South Africa today.

A new era in South African politics

12 November 2021 - The latest edition of the Macro Review from the Centre For Risk Analysis looks at South Africa’s new political alignment in the aftermath of the 2021 municipal elections.

ANC on a knife-edge

1 October 2021 – The latest edition of the Macro Review from the Centre For Risk Analysis provides new polling data on voter preferences ahead of South Africa's local government elections.

All Politics is Local

2 September 2021 - The latest edition of the Macro Review from the Centre For Risk Analysis examines the state of local government in South Africa.

Business Unusual

30 June 2021 - The June edition of the Macro Review from the Centre For Risk Analysis explores South Africa's hostile business environment.

Profiling South Africa’s provinces

This edition of the Macro Review from the Centre For Risk Analysis provides comparative data on South Africa’s nine provinces across key areas: demographics, the economy, education, health, social security, living conditions, as well as crime and security.

The long Lockdown and the South African consumer

This edition of the Macro Review from the Centre For Risk Analysis (CRA), entitled The long Lockdown and the South African consumer, revisits the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on consumer behaviour, first explored in July 2020.

The Education Illusion

The latest report from the Centre For Risk Analysis (CRA), entitled The Education Illusion​ looks at South Africa’s broader education system and provides an assessment of quality and output over time.

The 2021 Budget: Living on borrowed time

The latest report from the Centre For Risk Analysis (CRA), entitled ​Living On Borrowed Time assesses the macroeconomic trends and key policy risks emerging from the National Budget.

South Africa’s Quality of Life

The latest report from the Centre For Risk Analysis (CRA), entitled South Africa’s Quality of Life assesses living standards across SA's nine provinces as well as its four main racial 'groups'.

South Africa: Economic Outlook

The latest report from the Centre For Risk Analysis (CRA), entitled South Africa: Economic Outlook, looks at the domestic and global trends that will define South Africa's economic performance in 2021 and beyond.

Locked Out: South Africa's Unemployment Crisis

The latest report from the Centre For Risk Analysis (CRA), entitled Locked Out: South Africa’s Unemployment Crisis, reveals that the country's structural unemployment problem is steadily worsening.

A State of Corruption

This month’s edition entitled A State of Corruption, explores South Africa's endemic corruption problem. The report draws on data sets from all spheres of government to reveal the prevalence of patronage and rent-seeking that exists within the state. Will President Ramaphosa be able to root out corruption given the widespread allegations of graft within the senior ranks of the ANC and his insistence on preserving unity within the party?

The South African Consumer Under Lockdown

This month’s edition, entitled The South African Consumer Under Lockdown, presents data on the effect of the extended national lockdown on consumer trends in the economy. The report reveals that rising unemployment and slow economic activity have taken their toll, resulting in increased indebtedness and reduced discretionary spending.

South Africa Unlocked

This month’s edition, entitled South Africa Unlocked, highlights the devastating impact of the lockdown on the South African economy and the urgent need for re-opening.

Fallout: Covid-19 and the economy

This month’s edition of the Macro Review explores the economic consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic in South Africa and the world.

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