Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
The idea of the government reviewing inflation targeting in SA's low-growth environment and political threats against the independence of SARB is "a credibility hand grenade with the pin out", says an analyst.
Based on previous losses, it is likely that the loss to SA's GDP due to Eskom load shedding since last Sunday has been about R1bn per load shedding stage per day, says an analyst.
One could describe 2018 as a rollercoaster year, says analyst Peter Attard Montalto, head of Capital Markets Research at Intellidex.
While Wednesday's election will be highly contested, specialised market research company Intellidex sees it as less important for what comes next.
Having no policy white paper on Eskom makes for a huge credibility problem for Treasury to deal with in Budget 2019, says Peter Attard Montalto of Intellidex.
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