Populism on the rise: What to do?

This is the third part of Tutwa’s mini-series, Populism on the rise, which is dedicated to the reaction to populist movements and politics in order to maintain a liberal world economic order (Pax Americana), which I regard as the...

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Caught between the WHO and the lure of a cash crop

Over the last couple of decades, great effort was made to reduce tobacco consumption rates the world over. These efforts come as a result of concern over the harmful impact of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke. This...

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Do we have the vision, courage and passion to recognise the potential of SADC?

South Africa takes over the chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) later this year in August. This will be a chance for the government to push an agenda that reinvigorates regional economic integration. There is always much...

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South Africa’s Credit Downgrade: Creating a Roadmap for Recovery

South Africa has entered into new territory with the recent sovereign risk downgrades by S&P and Fitch. In a sense, the credit downgrades should not come as a surprise. In evaluating South Africa, S&P took into account the country’s...

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Best of three scenarios for world trade

International trade is in trouble after the global financial crisis and, with the new Trump administration, the world faces a protectionist onslaught. As a result, there are three ways that international trade can go from here — one considerably...

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Towards the next frontier: Industry 4.0 and e-commerce

Conversations about the fourth industrial revolution often revolve around the negative impacts thereof and how woefully unprepared we are. This debate was brought into sharper focus after Donald Trumps’ victory as the media and academics scrambled to find out...

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