South Africa Should Secure its own “Brexit deal”

Anna Ngarachu and Heinrich Krogman Teressa May’s deadline to get a Brexit deal past the UK parliament is now less than eight weeks away and it is looking unlikely that a workable package will get approval from either side of...

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Why Zimbabwe’s trade deficit matters

Being landlocked, Zimbabwe is almost entirely reliant on neighbouring states for the movement of goods into or out of the country. Strategically it would make sense then to maintain good commercial (if not also diplomatic) ties with its five...

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No quick-fix solutions to Zimbabwe’s woes

This week has seen South African political parties heading north to engage with various actors in Zimbabwe. It would be easy to simply discount this as extended campaigning in the run-up to the South African elections, but there is a more...

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ZIMBABWE: UNDERSTANDING THE FUEL CRISIS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR INTRA-REGIONAL TRADE

Elisha Tshuma- Customs and Trade Facilitation Consultant. Zimbabwe is currently facing a mirage of both economic and political challenges. According to economist Tony Hawkins, the country is sliding into stagflation where there is slow economic growth and relatively high unemployment accompanied...

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Strengthening Economic Ties with a Growing Giant: South Africa in India

Catherine Grant Makokera Director At the end of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davis, President Cyril Ramaphosa will be undertaking a state visit to India where he will be accompanied by high-level ministers and a hefty business delegation. Economic...

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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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