Maco Review

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.

Kicking the can down the road

In this edition of the Macro Review – ‘Kicking the can down the road’ we look at the 2020 Budget delivered by the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni on 26 February 2020.

Taxman at Your Door

This edition of the Macro Review looks at South Africa’s tax regime, incorporating data on government finances within the context of the country’s economy, the different forms of tax collection, as well as key sources of revenue.

South Africa in brief

This edition provides an overview of key statistical trends in South Africa drawn from the CRA’s upcoming Socio-Economic Survey of South Africa 2020.

South Africa’s Quality of Life

This edition of the Macro Review updates the Quality of Life Index (QOLI) first developed by the CRA in 2017. The Index is designed to enable users to gauge South Africa’s progress in improving the quality of life of its residents, and to draw comparisons between South Africa’s nine provinces and the four race groups.

The whole nine yards: profiling South Africa’s provinces

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

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