[Opinion] Warning lights are flashing
Chris Hattingh
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06 Feb, 2023

The SARB’s 0.3% GDP growth estimate reinforces the fact that South African businesses and citizens need to prepare accordingly for yet more tough times ahead.

[Video] SA's Electricity Crisis | No energy for energy action plan
Chris Hattingh
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17 Jan, 2023

In July last year, the government outlined a ten-point power plan to address power cuts. Some of the details included buying power from independent producers, scrapping licensing requirements for private energy projects, and 'importing' electricity from Botswana and Zambia. South Africa then went on to have its worst year of blackouts to date, around 200 days. Right now, the situation doesn't look like it will get any better. Let's find out what went wrong with Senior Research at the Centre of Risk Analysis, Chris Hattingh.

[Opinion] SA outlook: citizens are resilient in the face of crisis
Chris Hattingh
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16 Jan, 2023

Although it’s a constitutional responsibility of the state to ensure that the country is secure, the paradoxical reality of South African citizens staying on while things fall apart is to make sure that they are “state secure”, says Chris Hattingh from the Centre for Risk Analysis (CRA).

[Opinion] Expanding’ SARB’s mandate won’t cure SA’s woes
Chris Hattingh
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12 Jan, 2023

But despite these utterances and desires, it is unclear how precisely expanding the central bank’s mandate – to, for example, dictate looser monetary policy and lower interest rates (in a higher inflation context) – will cure the myriad ideological and policy wounds the governing party has inflicted on the economy.

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