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[Opinion] Budget bottom line: SA is living on borrowed time
Bheki Mahlobo and David Ansara
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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.

[Audio] Differences in quality of life between rural and urban provinces
Gerbrandt
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18 Feb, 2021

How do differences in the quality of life between urban and rural provinces affect migration, elections and independent movements in South Africa? Gerbrandt Van Heerden, research analyst at the Centre For Risk Analysis (CRA), speaks with Sara Gon on Chai FM’s IRR podcast series about the quality of life in South Africa and the implications of major inequalities between urban and rural provinces.

[Video] South Africa Economic Outlook 2021
Bheki Mahlobo
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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.

[Opinion] Unrealistic approach to investment conference
Business Day
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19 Nov, 2020

Expectations abound within the government (and apparently among observers too) that this week’s investment conference will help to attract the flow of capital without which SA’s future cannot be assured. Is this realistic?

[Opinion] New Expropriation Bill a sign that the ANC’s days are numbered
Nicholas Babaya
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22 Oct, 2020

With the government budget deficit expected to pass 40% this year, the African National Congress’s (ANC) options to source the coal needed to fuel its gravy train are dwindling. There should be little doubt that the new expropriation law is intended to make up for this insufficiency.