Minister Mboweni Delivers the Mini Budget Speech: Case of a Blinking Hatchet Man

Azwimpheleli Langalanga, Anna Ngarachu and Heinrich Krogman Finance Minister Tito Mboweni presented his mini-budget speech on the 30th of October 2019. The mini-budget is essentially a report that reviews the economic situation from a fiscal and monetary policy perspective, done...

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Understanding Constitutional underpinnings of the NHI

During the last two years, a debate has raged in South Africa around the proposed National Health Insurance Fund. This debate has taken place in various fora, but mostly on social media with ‘thought leaders’ airing their views on electronic...

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Developmental State inspired Cabinet

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet announcement had a lukewarm reception. This was mostly because President Ramaphosa while introducing new faces to his team, also maintained a lot of old hands. The South African cabinet is organised into clusters that talk...

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Cyclone Idai leaves a trail of destruction in Mozambique as the country’s economy grapples with the mission billions of dollars

Mozambique has just been hit by cyclone Idai and more than a thousand people reportedly having lost their lives. President Filipe Nyusi recently indicated that the damage of Cyclone Idai is still to be quantified. These tragic events revealed...

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Will Tito Mboweni’s tap dance around Eskom and the public wage bill save us from junk status?

Azwimpheleli Langalanga and Lesley Wentworth Setting up the Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's "Eskom Reconfiguration" narrative in yesterday's Budget Speech 2019, President Ramaphosa during his State of the Nation Address, announced a “clear and executable plan for electricity”. This effectively implied...

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South Africa’s Political and Economic Outlook in 2019: Elections, Lawfare, and Economic Policy Choices

Azwimpheleli Langalanga and Heinrich Krogman Turbulence in SA Politics South Africa will go for its 6th general election during the first two weeks of May 2019. These elections come at a time when South Africa is facing economic headwinds, allegations of...

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