The President took charge of the crisis, showed the authoritarians in Cabinet that he's still the boss, writes Adriaan Basson.
Showers early. More sun than clouds. Cool.
SA's reputation is being pulled in different directions ahead of rating reviews and amid labour, government and civil society narratives, says economist Cees Bruggemans.
SA's ‘Rainbow’ era has been replaced by the ‘Age of Decay’, where weaknesses intrude and the nation is no longer served, says Cees Bruggemans.
It’s doom and gloom at the moment as a weakening rand, easing GDP growth and rising inflation continue to put pressure on South African pockets.
Cees Bruggemans says the recent Chinese commodity supercycle is being replaced by an impending US dollar supercycle.
Cees Bruggemans takes a look at the mixed SA data that’s come out in September, which is sure to have economic emotions running both hot and cold
Cees Bruggemans presents his take on the situation around SA's embattled currency, and looks at the question of whether the rand has yet to reach rock bottom.
Cees Bruggemans says given the poor the poor economic data, murmurings of a recession are bound to be making its way into conversations.
Cees Bruggemans references SA’s journey to that of a sailboat - presently the economy is headed up wind, facing the oncoming challenges, a howling hurricane.
Restitution and compensation should be in a secondary supporting role rather than the sole primary one as has been the case for too many years, says Cees Bruggemans.
Cees Bruggemans and Willie Esterhuyse talk about fear as a tax and how it is potentially undermining the country's efficiency.
Cees Bruggemans refers to both the local and international picture as a tornado in progress and says there’s no way to predict where it's heading.
Cees Bruggemans looks at the global ‘what ifs’, clarifying that these aren’t forecasts or predictions, just questions – with uncertainty the big winner.
Cees Bruggemans questions the US recovery since 2008, China’s potential for a bigger than expected fall and why fracking can come to South Africa’s rescue.
Cees Bruggemans unpacks SARB's second quarterly bulletin and plays it up against second-quarter GDP data, which showed a 1.3% quarterly decline.
Cees Bruggemans sums up a session in parliament in the most simple terms, yet cuts to the heart of the discussion, reflecting on a recent decision by Nhlanhla Nene.
A global slowdown points to a weaker rand, which means we may have seen the last of petrol price relief, says Cees Bruggemans.
Cees Bruggemans talks about the restlessness bubbling under the masses and about the 66% of the population outside the affluent middle class, searching for jobs.
In response to social media feedback on his previous article, Cees Bruggemans says the ANC government is not listening no matter the colour of the complainant.
Cees Bruggemans ponders the 'trust deficit' between mining bosses and government, and how far things can go before the next round of failures, closures and shrinkage.
Zuma’s hold over the levers of power is such that his critics are simply biding their time until his second term expires. But what if he won't go, asks Cees Bruggemans.
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