Risk Alert

Risk Alert | President faces Phala Phala music

Risk Alert | President faces Phala Phala music

5 December 2022 - In this week's exclusive client Risk Alert, we look at the problems facing President Cyril Ramaphosa, who finds himself in a spot of bother over the Phala Phala incident.
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Economic reforms come under the spotlight, as we highlight the unsuccessful attempt by Transnet to bring private participants into the freight rail sector.
 
We conclude with some good news on job creation in South Africa, and an assessment of what yield curve inversions in the United States and in global bond markets mean for economic growth worldwide.

Risk Alert | The President goes a-wooing

Risk Alert | The President goes a-wooing

28 November 2022 - In this week's exclusive client Risk Alert, we look at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent state visit to the United Kingdom in search of funding commitments, even as the South African government continues to pursue anti-investment policies.
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The latest crime statistics point to an uptick in serious and violent crimes, while increasing public frustration could signal renewed unrest on the horizon.

We conclude by looking at the latest inflation and interest rate data from South Africa, as well as the socio-economic impact of China’s zero-Covid policy.

Risk Alert | ANC goes BIG

Risk Alert | ANC goes BIG

21 November 2022 - In this week's exclusive client Risk Alert, we explore the potential risks emerging from last week’s meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC).
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We unpack the key policy resolutions from the NEC meeting, including the impending implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme.

We conclude with an analysis of South Africa’s crumbling infrastructure and the risk it poses to the domestic economy.

Risk Alert | Coalition rollercoaster

Risk Alert | Coalition rollercoaster

14 November 2022 - In this week's exclusive client Risk Alert, we explore what the surprise re-election of Tania Campbell as Mayor of Ekurhuleni says about the current state of South Africa’s coalition politics.
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A new report published by Eskom reveals that the power utility will struggle to meet demand for electricity for at least the next five years.

We conclude by looking at the United States, where the Republican party failed to achieve its much hoped-for ‘Red Wave’ in last week’s midterm elections, and where red-hot inflation appears to be cooling.